WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy said Friday he will oppose any Congressional action seeking to remove President Donald Trump from power.
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Reporter's note: This article was updated at 1:03 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2020, with the latest information.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Carolina’s Third District congressman will join a contingent of other Republicans from the state who plan to object to the Electoral College certification Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy, a Republican who represents much of eastern North Carolina, including Carteret County, was sworn in for his second term Sunday as part of the 117th Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The first COVID-19 vaccine shipments have been sent, but one North Carolina congressman said he thinks it will be some time before the pandemic is under control.
EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County’s Shore Protection Office hopes to work with state legislators in 2021 to get a recurring source of funds to help local governments pay for beach nourishment projects.
CEDAR POINT — David Rief took the oath of office to become the first town manager in the 32-year history of the western Carteret County town of Cedar Point Tuesday night.
Reporter's note: This article was updated at 10:19 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, to reflect the latest news on the elections protest appeal.
BEAUFORT — The Carteret County Board of Education has two new members, and a new chairman and vice chairman.
BEAUFORT — Four familiar faces were sworn in for another term on the Carteret County Board of Commissioners Monday, with Ed Wheatly chosen to serve as chairman and Mark Mansfield as vice chairman for the coming year.
BEAUFORT — Workers with the Carteret County Board of Elections will continue recount proceedings for the 2020 General Election Thursday and Friday.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County Clerk of Court Ken Raper is set to swear in two new school board members and one incumbent during the County Board of Education meeting that will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school system’s central office on Safrit Drive.
BEAUFORT — Four recently reelected members of the Carteret County Board of Commissioners will be sworn in and a chairman and vice chairman will be selected during the board’s meeting Monday.
MOREHEAD CITY — A crowd of President Donald Trump’s supporters converged in the parking lot of Southern Salt restaurant in downtown Morehead City Wednesday for a “March for Trump” rally event.
CEDAR POINT — Town commissioners voted 4-0 Tuesday night to change from a town administrator to a town manager form of government and add a fifth commissioner to the panel as part of the November 2021 election.
BEAUFORT — After a brief preliminary hearing Monday, the Carteret County Board of Elections dismissed an election protest regarding nine local ballots in the Nov. 3 race for N.C. Supreme Court chief justice.
CEDAR POINT — No one spoke Thursday night for or against the Cedar Point Board of Commissioners’ plan to switch to a manager form of government and add a fifth commissioner.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County Board of Elections staffers and poll workers recounted all 42,848 ballots cast in the Nov. 3 General Election Friday, resulting in N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley picking up one additional vote.
BEAUFORT — The Carteret County Board of Elections will convene twice in the coming days to handle business related to a protest and recount of the race for North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice, including review of nine specific ballots.
CEDAR POINT — After discussing the ideas among themselves since September, Cedar Point town leaders Thursday night will get public input on changing to a manager form of government and adding a fifth commissioner to the board.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County elections officials are almost ready to close the book on the 2020 General Election as they prepare to canvass the results Friday morning.
CAPE CARTERET — Now that town voters have narrowly defeated a $1.2 million bond referendum to pay for completion of the Cape Carteret Trail, what’s next?
CAPE LOOKOUT — There’s still work to be done cleaning up hurricane damage at Cape Lookout National Seashore, and recently reelected U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy, R-N.C. is pledging his support.
BEAUFORT — With little fanfare, the Carteret County Board of Education adopted a policy Wednesday that reflects General Assembly action taken in June to line up the electoral districts for school board and county commission.