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Frustrated with the continued discussion and debate about the possible sale of the county’s only water system that serves approximately 1,200 customers, mostly residential, along Highway 101 in the Core Creek area, the Carteret County Board of Commissioners made a surprising and precipitous …

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Emerald Isle’s decision last week authorizing town manager Matt Zapp to apply for a multi-million-dollar flood prevention project was an obvious slam dunk decision considering the town is, according to some observers, 90% developed and as a result is regularly experiencing serious rain water…

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Morehead City’s new town hall, dedicated this past Tuesday, is one more indicator of the growth that the county and its municipalities are facing, and the need for local governments to think sensibly and sensitively as they prepare for all the services they will be expected to provide.

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N.C. Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 324 serves only to create more controversy and confusion for teachers, parents and students regarding the state’s hastily created new and controversial social studies standards. As a result, parents will have to be more engaged and vigilant about…

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Carteret County Board of Education members have been saddled with a Hobson’s Choice when it comes to deciding to mandate mask usage by students and teachers versus making the decision optional. In either case the board recognizes there will be negative short term impacts but recognizing this…

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