BOGUE BANKS — As the coronavirus pandemic continues with no signs of letting up any time soon, municipal officials throughout Carteret County have learned to adjust to virtual meetings and other changes designed to limit in-person contact with the public.
CARTERET COUNTY — 2021 is upon us, but last year the News-Times covered challenges ranging from major redevelopment, to a feral cat trapping program, to a ban on ocean recreation, to rough weather and everything in between, all while covering a pandemic that transformed nearly everything.
PINE KNOLL SHORES/INDIAN BEACH — With a new year arrived, two towns in Carteret County have resolved to continue measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus a priority into 2021.
INDIAN BEACH — Local emergency responders may need new radios in order to keep in touch with Carteret County emergency dispatch.
BOGUE BANKS — Bogue Banks towns are still exempt from state oceanfront development setback rules, and proposed rules are in the works to encourage other coastal communities to follow their example.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, to reflect information about board terms.
CORRECTION: This article was corrected at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. It mistakenly reported static line exception allowed municipal governments to set their own oceanfront property development setback lines.
EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission voted unanimously Monday to recommend the county “stay the course” and not opt into a federal nourishment program for Bogue Banks.
The Indian Beach Board of Commissioners meeting has been rescheduled from 5 p.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. This meeting has been rescheduled due to the potential for severe weather.
EMERALD ISLE — Although the Carteret County Beach Commission was set to meet Monday, Oct. 26 to make a big decision on whether to opt into a federal beach nourishment program for Bogue Banks, the meeting has been postponed until sometime in mid-November because of ongoing novel coronavirus p…
INDIAN BEACH — The Indian Beach Board of Commissioners canceled its Wednesday meeting.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — Bogue Banks’ economically crucial beaches are in good shape, thanks to millions of dollars spent on ongoing beach nourishment efforts, according to a report presented Monday to the Carteret County Beach Commission.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle police Friday afternoon announced the arrest of a Cedar Point woman in connection to numerous thefts that occurred in that town, Indian Beach and Atlantic Beach.
EMERALD ISLE — Some Emerald Isle residents have complained about water bills that have doubled or tripled recently; meanwhile the executive director of Bogue Banks Water Corp. said usage and availability have necessitated rate changes.
EMERALD ISLE — Purple flags flew on Emerald Isle beaches last week, warning oceangoers of the presence in the water of sea butterflies, an organism related to snails, but capable of inflicting painful though generally harmless “stings” from their sharp bodies.
INDIAN BEACH — Town officials in Indian Beach are opposed to having a third bridge to Bogue Banks from the mainland connect anywhere in the town limits.
CARTERET COUNTY — With another round of federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act on the way, the county’s municipalities are planning how they will spend their share of the relief money.
INDIAN BEACH — Town commissioners Wednesday night agreed to pay $1.15 million for a new 2019 firetruck, and it should be in service by early September.
CARTERET COUNTY — After two years of serious, devastating hurricanes, those who hunkered down in Carteret County Monday night ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias were largely spared another blow.
EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County will have to wait until Monday, Aug. 10 to open bids and perhaps award a contract for the next Bogue Banks beach nourishment project.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — The planting of vegetation to help stabilize new dunes created in the Bogue Banks beach nourishment project completed this spring is finished.
INDIAN BEACH — Town officials are going to request a crosswalk across Salter Path Road from the N.C. Department of Transportation in front of The Ocean Club.
EMERALD ISLE — Sea turtle nesting season has reportedly rebounded to a good level after a slow start this year in the westernmost town on Bogue Banks.
INDIAN BEACH — The end of the fiscal year is approaching and Indian Beach officials are ready, with an adopted budget for 2020-21.
BEAUFORT — With approval from the state in hand, the Carteret County Board of Elections has permanently combined a handful of precincts, affecting roughly 590 voters who will now have new polling places.