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Plans are moving forward for a new hotel in Beaufort.

BEAUFORT, NC (WITN) - Plans are moving forward on a new hotel in the coastal community of Beaufort. But after quite a bit of feedback from the town's residents, the design of the hotel will look differently than originally proposed.


Things to know about Beaufort, home of the Pirate Invasion

Name’s origin: Named for Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort. Earlier names: Fishtowne, because it was a fishing village, and Hungrytowne, because it was poor. Township: Beaufort in Carteret County.


N.C. Gov. Cooper Vetoes ‘Born-Alive’ Legislation

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a measure written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor’s responsibilities if an abortion results in an infant born alive.


Carteret County living at a glance

Carteret County is probably best known for historic Beaufort, the third-oldest town in North Carolina and the county seat. In the 1700s, treacherous pirates, such as the famous Blackbeard, were regular visitors to the then-thriving port town. Today, pleasure boaters come to Beaufort’s waterfront for


State fining contractor after Wednesday's traffic fiasco in Havelock

HAVELOCK, NC (WITN) - The state Department of Transportation says a contractor will be fined after Wednesday's traffic nightmare in Havelock. People sat in traffic for hours because of lane closures on U.S. 70.


North Carolina TV station evacuated after report of suspicious package, police say

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A hazardous device team was called Thursday afternoon to a television news station after a report of a suspicious package, according to Asheville police. Christina Hallingse, with Asheville police, said that at about 1:40 p.m., they received a call about a suspicious parcel in the


Tickets going fast as BWF festival approaches

Beaufort Wine & Food’s big festival week is less than a week away and events are quickly selling out. “We are in the final days before hosting what we feel will be the best Beaufort Wine and Food Festival to date,” BWF Executive Director Lindsay Parker said in an email interview. “We have some amazi


DEPUTIES: Man blows through checkpoint, leads them on 100 mph chase

PAMLICO COUNTY, NC (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina man is jailed because deputies say he led them on a high speed chase last night after blowing through a checkpoint. Pamlico County deputies have charged 47-year-old Jermaine Roberson, of Vandemere with felony flee to elude, driving while license revoke


N.C. music community mourns 2 musicians killed in Durham County head-on crash

DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - People throughout the North Carolina music community are mourning the deaths of two musicians killed in a recent head-on crash in Durham County. Alex Almasy, 56, and Carter "Ray" Doyle, 71, were killed on Farrington Mill Road near Kepley Road on April 10. Those close wit


Maysville couple accused of Walmart assault in Swansboro

A Maysville couple have been arrested in connection with an assault on a man at Walmart in Swansboro. Matthew Lee Strickland, 35, and Jessica Williams, 30, both of Bailey Farm Road in Maysville, were arrested April 17 by the Swansboro Police Department and charged with one count each of felony assau


Rooster finds a home at North Carolina auto shop

Business owners estimate that Earl, a rooster, has been living near R&R Garage in Powells Point, N.C., for almost a year, regularly coming in the garage to watch as mechanics work on cars.


NC Aquariums in running for top in nation

The N.C. Aquariums are in the running for USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Award for best aquarium, and everyone’s vote counts. The aquariums are asking for visitor support by going online and voting for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest.


NWS forecasts severe thunderstorms late Friday

NEWPORT — Local National Weather Service meteorologists say there’s a good chance of severe thunderstorms late Friday into Friday night. The NWS office in Newport issued a severe thunderstorm briefing at 7 a.m. Thursday. According to the briefing, there’s a high wind watch in effect for the Outer Ba


Officials say N.C. charter bus fire is suspicious

GASTON, N.C. (WAVY) - A charter bus went up in flames Wednesday night in Northampton County. According to Gaston Fire-Rescue-EMS, crews were dispatched to the scene at 8:30 p.m. They arrived to find the vehicle engulfed in fire. Officials said the bus had been parked at the location near Pleasant Hi


Charlotte named one of the safest cities in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Violent crime is on the rise in the Queen City. We're on track for a record year when it comes to homicides with the total already sitting at 39 compared to just 13 last year.


Pine Knoll Shores at a glance

Name’s origin: Named for the Roosevelt family’s Pine Knoll Shores subdivision. Township: Morehead City in Carteret County. Polling place: Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall. Tax rate: 19.7 cents per $100 valuation of property, plus 6 cents per $100 valuation of oceanfront and 1.6 cents for non-oceanfront.


NC mom shot son in head after he threw trash can at her, authorities say

NEWPORT, NC (WNCT) - A mother may face charges after investigators say she shot her son after he threw a trash can at her inside a home in Carteret County on Sunday. At 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Carteret County Sheriff's deputies responded to a reported shooting at 353 Country Club Lane, off Hwy 101 outside


Area Fishing Report for April 18

Water temperatures are continuing to rise and the fishing has really improved over the past week. Inshore fishing is producing catches of speckled trout, red drum, and some flounder. Surf fishing is producing catches of Virginia mullet and large pompano. Spanish mackerel have made their spring arriv


Ed Wall: Tips for New Boat Shoppers

Tis the Season! No, not the allergy or turkey hunting season – the boat-buying season. When the dogwoods start blooming, folks who don’t already own one begin fanaticizing about taking to the bounding main in their very own version of the Black Pearl. Well, maybe not that cinematic pirate ship but a


Preparations underway for Beaufort Wine and Food Festival kicking off next Wednesday.

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Preparations are underway for an annual wine and food festival that kicks off next Wednesday. The Beaufort Wine and Food Festival benefits different organizations every year. This year, the Salvation Army of Carteret county will receive $50 thousand dollars, and the culi