CORRECTION: This article was updated at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, to correctly identify a part of the replacement bridge structure as a wind wall. The update also clarified Mr. Baldwin's relationship with the CRC.
CARTERET COUNTY — The N.C. Department of Transportation is working on building back its cash reserves after a budget shortfall forced the department to put all but 50 critical transportation projects on hold earlier this year.
BEAUFORT — No injuries were reported after a jet slid off the runway at the Michael J. Smith Field Airport in Beaufort Thursday afternoon.
OCRACOKE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is tentatively scheduled to begin a dredging effort in the Bigfoot Slough area of Pamlico Sound next week, after inclement weather caused by the remnants of Hurricane Sally clears the region.
EMERALD ISLE — The N.C. Department of Transportation agreed Monday to Emerald Isle’s request to delay until Sunday, Nov. 1 plans to close a lane at a time to facilitate maintenance of the B. Cameron Langston high-rise bridge between the Bogue Banks town and the western Carteret County mainland.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Emerald Isle has announced changes to this closure plan since this story published. Find the updated report here.
INDIAN BEACH — Town officials in Indian Beach are opposed to having a third bridge to Bogue Banks from the mainland connect anywhere in the town limits.
CEDAR POINT — Town Administrator David Rief said Friday he still doesn’t know when the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin work to repair a potentially dangerous and destructive sinkhole at the intersection of Highway 24 and Hazel Willis Lane.
Editor's note: You can find the report on this traffic collision here.
RALEIGH — This Labor Day, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is joining forces with the North Carolina Trucking Association, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, the North Carolina Highway Patrol and members of more than 500 law enforcement agencies around the state to help curb i…
PINE KNOLL SHORES — Pine Knoll Shores officials announced there will be a road closure from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday on Oakleaf Drive between Willow and Holly Roads. The closure will allow for road maintenance.
BEAUFORT — The Carteret County-Beaufort Airport Authority last week approved a budget ordinance laying out income and expenses for a more than $4 million hangar replacement project at the Michael J. Smith Field Airport.
BAYVIEW — TheN.C. Department of Transportation has reported that five employees on the Pamlico River ferry route between Bayview and Aurora have tested positive for COVID-19.
BEAUFORT — With funding fully secured and executed contracts in hand, officials have laid out a timeline for the new fuel farm at the Michael J. Smith Field Airport to be completed by the end of February.
Reporter's note: This article was updated at 2:10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, to add the drawbridge has been repaired.
CEDAR POINT — Town Administrator David Rief said Tuesday he will “stay on top” of N.C. Department of Transportation officials to make sure a developing sinkhole at the intersection of Highway 24 and Hazel Willis Lane in Cedar Point gets a permanent fix, not just a temporary one.
CEDAR ISLAND — Carteret County is partnering with Hyde County and the North Carolina Ferry Division to provide local matching funds toward a critical dredging project for the ferry channel between Cedar Island and Ocracoke.
RALEIGH — Thomas Taft Jr. has been reappointed as a member of the N.C. Board of Transportation representing Division 2, which includes Carteret County.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County Schools Transportation Director Harry Brooks had a simple message for parents and motorists as buses prepare to hit the roads Monday for the opening day of the 2020-21 academic year: “Be patient. Be patient. Be patient.”
BEAUFORT — With a loan agreement recently approved by the N.C. Local Government Commission, the Carteret County-Beaufort Airport Authority can move forward with the purchase and installation of tanks for a fuel farm at the Michael J. Smith Field Airport.
RALEIGH — The state of North Carolina and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved more than $25.9 million to reimburse the N.C. Department of Transportation for Hurricane Florence-related debris removal and road repair costs.
MOREHEAD CITY — After 12 years of serving on the state Board of Transportation, Division 4 representative and local business owner Gus Tulloss announced he is not seeking reappointment due to a recent legislative reorganization of the board.
BEAUFORT — According to scanner reports, a wreck involving a logging truck and a passenger vehicle shut down traffic on Highway 101 around its intersection with Tuttles Grove Road Monday afternoon.
BEAUFORT — With recent action bythe Carteret County-Beaufort Airport Authority, the Michael J. Smith Field Airport is a couple steps closer to having a new, permanent fuel farm installed on its grounds.
MOREHEAD CITY — Artificial reefs offshorethe Crystal Coast could be the dumping site of demolition debris from the old Bonner Bridge in Dare County after the N.C. Department of Transportation had to change course on previous plans.