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North Carolina teacher dies after animal attack

BEAUFORT, N.C. — A Beaufort County teacher has died, three days after she was attacked by an unknown animal. Brenda Hamilton, 77, had been in critical condition at Vidant Medical Center since Friday morning's attack outside of Pantego. Members of the woman's family confirm that she passed away this


North Carolina man loses pants, $10G after meeting woman for sex: cops

Two people were arrested after a North Carolina man allegedly had $10,000 and his pants stolen from him as he was getting ready to have sex with a woman he had just met while his girlfriend waited downstairs, police said.


Chatham Rabbits return to Beaufort with new album

A lot has happened for Chatham Rabbits since they hopped over to Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort for a concert last spring. Based in Bynum, the husband and wife duo of Sarah Osborne McCombie (vocals and banjo) and Austin McCombie (vocals, guitar and fiddle) have quit their day jobs, r


Worker details alleged ballot fraud in North Carolina election board hearing

(CNN)A North Carolina woman testified Monday that she illegally picked up and falsified absentee ballots in a 2018 congressional election under the direction of a political operative who was working on behalf of the race's Republican candidate.


Traffic stop leads to meth, heroin, marijuana drug bust in Craven County

A Havelock man was arrested on numerous drug charges after a traffic stop in Craven County. On Feb. 14, officers with the Havelock Police Department were conducting a traffic stop when they stopped a vehicle driven by 30-year-old David Mathews.


Officials urge all to abide campus gun policy, state law

BEAUFORT — A recent incident involving a man leaving an unloaded gun in his vehicle while attending a basketball game at Croatan High School has highlighted confusion regarding state law and school board policy about weapons on school campuses.


DOT officials: This rural road is one of North Carolina's most dangerous

Johnston County, N.C. — State transportation leaders have their eyes not just on highway safety but also on rural roads. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, one of the highest risk country corridors is within the greater Triangle area.


New Beaufort education center promises to be 'whale of a good time'

BEAUFORT, Carteret County — It was an idea that just came to Keith Rittmaster. "An idea was floated around the kitchen table one evening," Rittmaster said. "What if we had a facility in Beaufort where we could teach about the whales?"


DNA testing being used to identify mystery animal that killed North Carolina woman

BEAUFORT COUNTY, NC (WYFF) - A woman injured in an animal attack Friday in North Carolina has died, and investigators say they are using DNA evidence to try to determine what type of animal killed her.


Sheriff renews call for jail overhaul

MOREHEAD CITY — As county officials prepare for another budget season, Sheriff Asa Buck is asking them to consider a long-discussed expansion to the county jail. Sheriff Buck made the request during county commissioners’ Tuesday seminar at the general services building in Morehead City.


AP Top North Carolina Headlines at 1:32 a.m. EST

North Carolina to hold hearing on undecided US House race. IG report: Ex-housing agency director Watt misused position. Beloved rhinoceros dies at age 49 in North Carolina zoo. EPA hits chemical maker for not notifying on new compounds.


Changes ahead for Beaufort parking this summer

BEAUFORT, CARTERET COUNTY, (WITN) The town of Beaufort has made some big changes to its paid parking program after facing backlash over it last year. Starting May 20th the waterfront district will once again have metered parking, but unlike last year, the hours of enforcement will only be from 8:00


Hurricane Florence scam suspect arrested

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina man accused of scamming Hurricane Florence victims has been arrested. Carteret County deputies say Stanley Sears was nabbed this weekend in Edgecombe County.


December Crystal Coast Brewing Co. fire ruled accidental

MOREHEAD CITY — After a nearly two-month investigation, officials have determined the cause of a fire that resulted in significant loss at the Crystal Coast Brewing Co. taproom on Arendell Street and have ruled the blaze accidental.


Woman defends herself, stabs North Carolina home intruder

RALEIGH, N.C. — A woman who had her home invaded early Saturday morning fought back and stabbed the intruder, officials say. WTVD reported that it happened at about 12:40 a.m. in the 3900 block of Virginia Street in Raleigh.


Morehead armory set to close

MOREHEAD CITY — The National Guard armory on Bridges Street is slated to shutter its doors within the next couple of years and be consolidated with a unit in Jacksonville as part of a statewide effort to reduce the total number of armories in North Carolina.


City council employs firm to develop stormwater plan

MOREHEAD CITY — The county’s largest municipality took the first steps toward tackling persistent flooding and other stormwater-related issues by hiring a consultant firm to help develop a stormwater management master plan.


Stretched thin, DSS to ask for additional staff positions

MOREHEAD CITY — Although no dollar amounts were given, directors of the County Health Department and Department of Social Services reported on needs they hope to see met in the 2019-20 county budget.


Briefs of sports stories appearing in Sunday issue

MOREHEAD CITY — Cutting down the nets never felt so good. West Carteret (19-4 overall) snapped a 33-year hiatus without a conference championship Friday with a 51-50 victory over Northside-Jacksonville (13-7) in front of an 800-strong crowd.


Feb. 14 6 p.m. sports: Lonnie Chisenhall living an active life even in offseason from MLB

When he's not playing Major League Baseball, Carteret County's Lonnie Chisenhall is busy with his family, helping grow the sport and even doing some basketball coaching on the side. Now, he's getting ready for another season in the Big Leagues, this time with the Pittsburgh Pirates.