MOREHEAD CITY — State Sen. and candidate for U.S. Senate Jeff Jackson will be visiting Morehead City Sunday as part of his 100 in 100 initiative.
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OCEAN — A former North Carolina governor has sold his property in a Carteret County subdivision that became the subject of a 2009 lawsuit.
BEAUFORT — Leadership of Carteret County’s local election process will remain unchanged, with all five members of the panel taking oaths for new, two-year terms Tuesday.
EMERALD ISLE — Staff with the Carteret County Board of Elections confirmed Monday three seats for the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will be on the Tuesday, Nov. 2 municipal ballot.
WASHINTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy, who represents North Carolina’s third district, including Carteret County, joined other legislators to introduce bipartisan legislation Friday to expand patient access to advanced nuclear diagnostic imaging technology.
BEAUFORT — Motorists and residents can brace themselves for campaign signs this fall, with races set for mayoral and governing board seats in several of Carteret County’s 11 towns this November.
CAPE CARTERET — Cape Carteret commissioners Monday night endorsed state legislation that would set up a statewide referendum on whether to ban the use of gill nets and other “entangling” nets in coastal waters.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle Mayor Eddie Barber announced Thursday he is not running for reelection in the Tuesday, Nov. 2 municipal races.
BEAUFORT — Filing for 2021 municipal elections in Carteret County closes at noon Friday, and though the election isn’t until November, officials have planning well underway.
BEAUFORT — With a handful of days left to file for municipal elections, 36 candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for 38 open mayoral, council and commission seats in the 11 Carteret County towns.
BEAUFORT — Seventeen candidates filed for offices in six of Carteret County’s 11 towns Friday, the first day of filing for the Tuesday, Nov. 2 municipal elections.
BEAUFORT — Starting Friday, those interested in running for a seat in local government can file as a candidate in the 2021 municipal elections.
RALEIGH — A proposed referendum for net bans and restrictions missed the state legislature’s crossover deadline, but its very introduction has caused alarm among some commercial fishing officials.
BEAUFORT — Beaufort Commissioner Sharon Harker has been selected as a member of the first cohort of policy fellows for The Hunt Institute Policy Fellows program in Cary.
RALEIGH — A bill is making its way through the General Assembly that offers support and funding for disaster resiliency along the North Carolina coast and elsewhere.
KINSTON — Fleet Readiness Center East hosted U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis and U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy, both Republicans representing North Carolina, for a visit June 2 to the depot’s H-1 Aircraft Rework Facility at the North Carolina Global TransPark in Kinston.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — Residents of Pine Knoll Shores must say goodbye to a long-standing community leader, as Joan Lamson, a former mayor, died at her home Monday. She was 83 years old.
MOREHEAD CITY — Congressman Greg Murphy, R-N.C., got a quick tour Friday morning of programs offered at Carteret Community College in Morehead City.
EMERALD ISLE — Eighth-grader Noah Swindell of Raleigh, whose family has a summer home in Emerald Isle, was concerned about the effects of plastics on the beaches and sea life.
CEDAR POINT — Cedar Point commissioners Tuesday night adopted a resolution opposing state legislation they believe would improperly impinge upon the town’s right to regulate residential development.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — Local and state government representatives from Carteret County are opposing two bills before the General Assembly they think will impede municipalities from regulating property use.
RALEIGH — State legislators are tweaking a fisheries management bill that outlines and streamlines the creation of management plans, eliminating some proposed requirements for state fisheries managers, while adding others.
BEAUFORT — North Carolina’s new leader of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Reid Wilson visited several sites in Carteret County for the first time as secretary last week, including stops Friday at the N.C. Maritime Museum and Gallants Channel site, where the museum is plannin…
BEAUFORT — Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck was one of 29 North Carolina sheriffs to sign on to a letter sent to President Joe Biden about his administration’s policies regarding the number of migrants entering the U.S. through the Southern border.
BEAUFORT — It’s all still a bit fresh, but Rett Newton says his campaign for the U.S. Senate will be a good thing for Carteret County – and eastern North Carolina more broadly – in the coming months.