OCEAN — Going against the latest recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health agencies, the Carteret County Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday evening to make masks optional for public school students and staff in the 2021-22 academic year.
MOREHEAD CITY — The annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive will be Friday through Sunday, Aug. 6-8, and community members are urged to donate items to be distributed to students with financial need.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Community College ranks third in the nation in a report that measures community colleges on graduation and transfer rates, student-to-faculty ratio and the cost of in-state tuition and rates.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Community College graduate Makayla Gaitan is the recipient of the 2021 Governor’s NC Works Award of Distinction in the category of Outstanding Young Adult.
BEAUFORT — While a mandatory mask mandate for North Carolina will expire Saturday, July 31, Gov. Roy Cooper and the state’s top health official urged school districts Wednesday to still require younger and unvaccinated students to wear masks for the 2021-22 academic year.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County school system Superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson announced on Facebook Monday public schools will not offer a virtual learning option to students for the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — Applications are now available to teachers for the 2021-22 Aquarium Scholars grant program. Aquarium Scholars offers funding to Title 1 schools to help remove barriers that may hinder educational opportunities for students with the aquariums.
MOREHEAD CITY — While the nation’s focus remains on COVID-19 vaccinations, Carteret County health officials remind parents of school-age and college-bound students to be sure all required and recommended vaccines are up-to-date for the coming school year.
MOREHEAD CITY — When the school year ended in June, many students’ access to free meals was interrupted for the summer.
MOREHEAD CITY — A group of Carteret County high school students spent last week building a traditional Down East skiff during a unique summer camp at Carteret Community College.
BEAUFORT — The N.C. Department of Public Instruction announced Thursday Allison Dees is the 2021 N.C. Association of Career and Technical Education’s Administrator of the Year for the southeast region.
MOREHEAD CITY — Izabella Counts of Morehead City, a rising senior at West Carteret High School, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the American Red Cross for her efforts to collect at least 25 pints of blood for the organization.
MOREHEAD CITY — Rising Broad Creek Middle School sixth-grader Sabrina King is interested in becoming a firefighter.
MOREHEAD CITY — Shark enthusiasts may be enjoying the spectacle of the 33rd annual Shark Week airing on Discovery Channel this week, but researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences are celebrating a separate milestone — 50 consecutive years o…
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Community College student Ryan Avera of Pine Knoll Shores received a college/postsecondary silver medal in medical math during the 2021 SkillsUSA Championships, held virtually June 14-24.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Community College has named Matthew T. Banko as its vice president of finance and administrative services.
MOREHEAD CITY — Morehead City teachers are eligible to receive up to $1,000 each as part of UScellular’s recent $100,000 donation to DonorsChoose.
MOREHEAD CITY — The Carteret County Master Gardener Volunteer Association recently presented its annual $1,000 scholarship to Alexis Roberts.
MOREHEAD CITY — The County Board of Education has adopted a state-mandated mental health policy, which took effect July 1.
BROAD CREEK — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt said she supports giving local school boards the authority to decide if students and teachers should wear masks for the 2021-22 academic year.
BEAUFORT — The County Board of Education unanimously approved a $25 million final budget revision for 2020-21 to close out the fiscal year, which ended Wednesday.
BEAUFORT — The Carteret County Board of Education announced Monday the selection of four new assistant principals.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret County Board of Education members began the process Monday of rescinding a portion of its policy that requires students and employees to wear masks for the 2021-22 school year.
MOREHEAD CITY — Faculty with the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences have issued a statement in response to Monday reports university trustees will meet Wednesday to discuss and possibly vote on granting tenure to investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.