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CCSO: Gun found in Carteret County student's bag

A Carteret County middle school student faces a criminal charge after a gun was recovered from his gym bag. The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 9mm Ruger handgun was allegedly seized from a 13-year-old student at Broad Creek Middle School just before school released for the


North Carolina Winter Weather: Should You Warm Up Your Car?

CHARLOTTE, NC — Brutally cold Arctic air is headed toward North Carolina this weekend — expect an overnight low in the low 20s on Sunday night and Monday night — so it's time to renew the debate over whether you should start your car to warm it up before you start your commute or school run.


Remains of Swansboro man identified

The remains of a Swansboro man found in November have been identified. Linwood Dunn Sanders, 49, of Swansboro, died in October. He was identified after skeletal remains discovered in Peletier in November were reported to the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, said Maj. Jason Wank, chief detective for


U.S. 17 Bypass closing for three months

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A major highway here in Eastern Carolina will soon be shut down for the next three months. The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the U.S. 17 Bypass in Craven County will close to all traffic on February 1st. That highway runs south of New Bern and connects w


Gov. Cooper to push proposal to help schools in rural counties

BEAUFORT, Carteret County — Gov. Roy Cooper announced he'll be making a near $2 billion proposal to help schools in rural counties with their recovery from Hurricane Florence.


TDA worries as rental market remains thin

MOREHEAD CITY — Occupancy taxes collected from hotels and other accommodations in the county were mostly down in the months following Hurricane Florence, but officials say numbers alone don’t tell the whole story.


Loaded gun seized from 13-year-old at NC middle school

NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) - A 13-year-old student was found with a loaded gun at a Carteret County middle school Thursday afternoon. The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office said they seized a 9mm Ruger handgun from a Broad Creek Middle School student just before the 2:50 p.m. school release bell rang.


Cooper Vows Continued Help for Fishermen

BEAUFORT – Gov. Roy Cooper watched Thursday afternoon with Brent Fulcher, owner of Beaufort Inlet Seafood Co., as hundreds of pounds of shrimp were processed at the seafood business on Old Causeway Road.


Cooper returns for recovery update

BEAUFORT — Gov. Roy Cooper visited Beaufort Elementary School and town businesses damaged by Hurricane Florence Thursday to hear concerns and show support for those recovering from the devastating effects of the storm, which hit the county in September.


Briefs of sports stories appearing in Friday issue

OCEAN — Croatan is sitting atop the Wells Fargo Conference Cup race for the 1A/2A Coastal 8 Conference after the fall season. The Cougars are in first place of the competition standings, a companion to the Wells Fargo Cup. The Conference Cup recognizes N.C. High School Athletic Association schools w


FBI searching for ‘traveling bandit’ believed to have robbed 7 banks, including 1 in North Carolina

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for a bank robber who has robbed at least seven banks across the country, according to a news release. Investigators have dubbed him the “traveling bandit” based on the great distances he has covered committing the robberies.


Fire destroys Harkers Island home

HARKERS ISLAND — An accidental fire early Wednesday morning destroyed an unoccupied house that been undergoing hurricane damage repairs. County Fire Marshal Eddie Lewis said firefighters from the Harkers Island, Beaufort, Marshallberg and Otway fire departments, as well as from Carteret County Emerg


America's first iron steamboat was here... eventually

Let’s talk about the Codorus, the world’s first iron-hulled steamboat that carried passengers from New Bern to Beaufort and back for several years beginning on January 22, 1829.


Deputy in eastern NC thought he saw a gun, fired two shots into car, attorney says

A Pender County Sheriff’s deputy thought he saw a passenger in a car point a gun at him, so he opened fire on the car Thursday, according to the officer’s attorney. The deputy, a three-year veteran with the sheriff’s office on the vice and narcotics unit, fired two shots into the car, attorney Barry


9 things to do this weekend

Academy Street Ballroom, 205-A Academy Street in Richlands, is hosting a potluck dance party from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Bring a dish to share with old and new friends. $10 party admission includes dance lesson. For more information, academystreetballroom.com or 910-548-6836.


North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras park is being vandalized during shutdown

MANTEO, N.C. – Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area on North Carolina’s Outer Banks is being vandalized while park staff members are furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown.


We should have saved it

Remembering the story of my grandfather Ben Day bringing his family in 1913 to the Promise Land in his spritsail skiff after losing his job as postmaster of Cedar Island to a relative that underbid him for the yearly contract, I cannot help but wonder at his courage to start over in a new location.


Speaker Moore invites President Trump to deliver State of the Union in North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC (WITN) The Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) wrote to President Donald J. Trump on Friday extending an invitation for him to deliver his second State of the Union address in the state's General Assembly chambers.


Good seasons for county hoops should continue next season

The county is having a pretty good high school basketball season this winter. Each school has at least one dominant program with the West boys at 12-1 overall, while the Croatan and East Carteret girls teams are each at 9-1. The three programs are combining for a .909 win percentage two months into


BWF to offer ‘A Tour of Italy’ wine seminar

Beaufort Wine & Food will host its next wine seminar from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. The seminar will be held in the Beaufort Wine & Food wine store, 129 Middle Lane in Beaufort.