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Carteret County’s economy is directly tied to its geography and particularly its beaches, so it was disappointing to learn Monday that Gregory ‘Rudi’ Rudolph, the county’s Shore Protection Officer announced his resignation. Over the past 20 years Rudi has more than proved his value for the c…

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"Without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness and fury," "No progress, only exhausting outrage. No nation, only a state of chaos." Those were the words of President Joe Biden in his inauguration speech and yet his words and his action as president since that event 10 months ago have don…

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“Personal responsibility is going to have to take place at this point and time.” That was the explanation of Beaufort Commissioner Sharon Harker Monday evening as the town council voted unanimously, rescinding a town ordinance that required the wearing of face masks in all public buildings, …

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Politics and theatre productions share two very important concerns when dealing with the public - timing and staging. The Carteret County Board of Education failed to consider both of these key elements with this week’s announced $15,000 pay raise for County Superintendent Rob Jackson. This …

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One of North Carolina’s oldest most important industries, commercial fishing and seafood, was proudly on display this past weekend as a hundred thousand or more visitors packed the Morehead City waterfront to celebrate the N.C. Seafood Festival. Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures made for…

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