Editor's note: This article was updated at 4:55 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020, to add information.
CARTERET COUNTY — It’s been nearly a month since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in North Carolina, and in Carteret County, residents and municipal staff are weathering the outbreak.
INDIAN BEACH — What is believed to be the last town on the North Carolina coast not to adopt an official position on the offshore oil and gas exploration issue has chosen to stand with other municipalities against it.
NEWPORT — The search for a new full-time town manager is over, and the Newport Town Council has hired former Indian Beach Town Manager Bryan Chadwick.
BOGUE BANKS — In the beachside towns of Carteret County, there’s a demographic that’s helped shape the way the towns have grown, despite only living on the coast part of the year.
INDIAN BEACH — The town’s board of commissioners is going forward from its regular council meeting Wednesday with a new commissioner, Michael Luther.
INDIAN BEACH — A new commissioner will be appointed and sworn in Wednesday to complete the term of former Commissioner Allen Smith.
BEAUFORT — Discussing shellfish leases, development lines and beach fill projects are all on the agenda for the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s meeting Wednesday and Thursday.
EMERALD ISLE — As expected, the contractor for the county’s $28.2 million Bogue Banks beach nourishment project began delivering and assembling pipes and equipment last week.
CAPE CARTERET — County school officials are concerned about the impact of residential growth in the western part of the county on schools, especially White Oak Elementary.
BOGUE BANKS — On Jan. 17, four days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it had approved $281 million for beach nourishment work on Bogue Banks and in North Topsail and Surf City in Onslow and Pender counties, Raleigh’s The News & Observer ran an opinion piece.
INDIAN BEACH — The town board of commissioners has an unexpected task ahead of them — selecting a new commissioner.
INDIAN BEACH — It’s only been three days since A.J. Sutzko officially retired as police chief, and town officials have already announced his successor: Lt. William Pollock.
BEAUFORT — A discretionary recount Thursday by the County Board of Elections showed Will Baker still holds a razor-thin lead in the tight race for mayor of Cape Carteret, and it appears he’s the victor.
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BOGUE BANKS — Hurricane Dorian is passing by Myrtle Beach, S.C., and will soon arrive along the North Carolina coast, though its effects have already been seen in Carteret County.
INDIAN BEACH — The town fire department led efforts Saturday afternoon to contain and clean up 30-50 gallons of gas in the waters of a marina at Sea Isle Plantation.
EMERALD ISLE — Town resident Danny Shell kicked off his “Know Before You Go” ocean safety education and hazard awareness campaign Wednesday, handing out cards with safety information and talking to 20 beachgoers on an oceanfront deck at the Holiday Trav-L Park.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — Cooperation between the beach towns of Bogue Banks is vital to keeping beachgoers and swimmers safe, according to Mayor Ken Jones.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — Mayor Ken Jones wants to continue to inform and educate the public about the beach warning flag system in order to prevent future drownings.
BOGUE BANKS, BEAUFORT — The summer tourism season is almost here, and several towns in Carteret County are preparing their paid parking programs.
BOGUE BANKS — The summer tourism season is fast approaching, and first responders in the towns on Bogue Banks have advice on how visitors to the beaches can stay safe.
BOGUE BANKS — The $20.1 million beach nourishment stalled a bit late last week because of bad weather and sea conditions, but it’s still on track for completion well ahead of schedule.
INDIAN BEACH — Town residents have lost one of the area’s biggest pubic safety advocates and public servants. Robert “Bob” William Ivey died Monday at Carteret Health Care. He was 94 years old.