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.
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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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill that could provide a pathway for compensation to past victims of contaminated water around Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has been reintroduced in Congress.
RALEIGH — State Rep. Pat McElraft’s bill to use real estate deed excise tax revenue to fund conservation and beach nourishment programs is picking up steam.
EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County’s debate over sales and use tax distribution methods could make its way to the state level in the form of one of two local bills introduced by Rep. Pat McElraft Monday.
BEAUFORT — North Carolina’s 2022 U.S. Senate race will become even more crowded – and feature a Carteret County native – as Beaufort Mayor Rett Newton is set to announce his bid for the seat early next month.
RALEIGH — State Rep. Pat McElraft, R-Carteret, introduced a bill Wednesday that would dedicate money from the real estate deed excise tax revenues to state conservation funds.
CAMP LEJEUNE — Congressman Greg Murphy, who represents North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district, including Carteret County, visited Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Tuesday to learn about mission realignment of the U.S. Marine Corps.
BEAUFORT — The Carteret County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday in the school system’s central office to consider transitioning middle and high schools back to full-time, in-person instruction.
CARTERET COUNTY — Officials in the western Carteret County towns reacted with expressions of disappointment after county commissioners voted 4-3 Wednesday to maintain the current system of state-shared sales tax distribution.
CARTERET COUNTY — State legislators and Carteret County public school officials say they plan to continue their fight to get all students back in classrooms, despite the state Senate’s failure Monday night to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Republican legislation that directed K-12 school…
OCEAN — With Gov. Roy Cooper vetoing a bill Friday that would have allowed all students to return to in-person instruction five days a week in schools, Rep. Pat McElraft, R-Carteret, and Carteret County Board of Education Chairperson Clark Jenkins say they will continue an effort to get all …
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Community College could face cutting 13 positions if the N.C. General Assembly doesn’t pass a $61 million budget stabilization proposal included in the N.C. Community College System’s fiscal 2021-22 budget request.
RALEIGH — Carteret County was added to a bill making its way through the N.C. House of Representatives that would allow local governments to post public notices to their websites instead of publishing them in the newspaper.
BEAUFORT — With Gov. Roy Cooper announcing Thursday he is likely to veto a bill that would allow all students to return to in-person instruction five days a week, one Carteret County parent and school officials are lobbying to have the governor sign Senate 37, which passed the House and Sena…
BEAUFORT — Chuck Shinn was sworn in to the Carteret County Board of Commissioners Monday evening, taking over the seat recently vacated by former Commissioner Bill Smith, who resigned at start of the month.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy introduced legislation Thursday aimed at helping veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries.
BEAUFORT — County officials announced Wednesday Chuck Shinn will be sworn in as a commissioner Monday evening during the Carteret County Board of Commissioners regular meeting, taking over the seat vacated by Bill Smith.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy and 51 other Republican members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Joe Biden Wednesday urging him not to reenter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.
BEAUFORT — Citing health reasons, Bill Smith announced Monday night he is resigning from the Carteret County Board of Commissioners effective the end of this month.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy said Friday he will oppose any Congressional action seeking to remove President Donald Trump from power.
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.