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Businesses face problems on Pelletier Creek

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WNCT) - - In Carteret County, access is limited to a creek business owners and boaters depend on. The problem started before Hurricane Florence and intensified after the storm.


New search warrants reveal at least 60 guns seized from North Carolina home after Diana Keel’s disappearance

NASHVILLE, N.C. — New search warrants show at least 60 guns and three knives were seized from the Keel home after Diana’s disappearance, according to WTVD. The search warrants were tracked down by ABC11 the same day Rexford Lynn Keel was returned from Arizona to face a murder charge in his wife’s de


Man accused of walking into North Carolina Barnes and Noble store and firing pellet gun

CARY, N.C. — An 18-year-old man is accused of walking into a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Cary and firing a pellet gun. WTVD reported that Jonathan Kyle Courtney, 18, of Cary, was charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon and one count of discharging a barreled weapon into an o


DOT hosting road widening project meeting in Morehead City

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) - Transportation officials are looking for feedback on a proposed road widening project to help ease congestion along one highway in the east. The D.O.T. is hosting a meeting Wednesday night to discuss a proposed plan to extend Bridges Street in Morehead City to McCabe Roa


The "Lion King Jr." show goes on in Carteret County despite a damaged theatre.

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WITN) - The Carteret Community Theatre in Morehead City lost it's entire roof during Hurricane Florence, but its not letting a destroyed building stop them.


Pamlico County's Jainaya Jones is 2018-19 Sun Journal Player of the Year

BAYBORO - Often times at high school basketball games in Bayboro, you can see a fast, ferocious girl pushing the ball up the court, scoring baskets or helping her teammates score.


NCDOT explores options for Bridges Street project

MOREHEAD CITY — Local and county officials and residents gathered at the Crystal Coast Civic Center Wednesday to review the latest plans and provide feedback for a proposed project to extend Bridges Street.


Top 10 North Carolina Homes Literally “On The Water” You Can Rent For The Weekend

What better place to plan that relaxing get-a-way than on the water – literally. We recently discovered some daily/weekly vacation homes in North Carolina where you can just open up the back door and go fishing or dive off into the cool water.


Atlantic Beach Police Department offer Citizens Academy

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WNCT) - The Atlantic Beach Police Department is offering a 4-week long Citizens Academy to those interested. This is an opportunity for the public to learn firsthand what the officers experience while on duty.


Husband suspected of killing wife in North Carolina flown back after arrest in Arizona

A North Carolina man suspected of killing his wife was returned to that state from Arizona on Friday, the sheriff in Nash County said. Rexford Lynn Keel Jr., 57, was arrested Sunday outside Tucson by troopers who had been tipped off to his whereabouts, Nash County, North Carolina, Sheriff Keith Ston


Craven County man injured in officer-involved shooting has died

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A man who was injured in an officer-involved shooting Friday has died from his injuries, according to Craven County District Attorney Scott Thomas. Bruce Puchel, 45, of Ernul died Friday at Vidant Medical Center, Thomas said in a statement.


14-year-old boy killed in apparent drive-by shooting at North Carolina apartment complex

RALEIGH, N.C. — A 14-year-old boy was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Raleigh overnight, according to WTVD. Raleigh police responded to the 900 block of Sawpit Drive at about 11:40 p.m. for a report of shots fired into a building.


Vandals do thousands of dollars in damage to commercial greenhouses

MAYSVILLE, NC (WITN) - Authorities in the east are asking for your help in searching for people responsible for vandalizing two commercial greenhouses at 2894 Belgrade Swansboro Road in Maysville.


Proposal to extend and widen Morehead City roadway getting mixed response

MOREHEAD CITY, NC (WITN) - Transportation officials here in the east are proposing a road-widening project that would help reduce traffic along one of the east's most heavily traveled highways in Morehead City.


Motorcyclist dies following Highway 70 accident

NEWPORT — A motorcyclist died Saturday from injuries sustained in an accident Friday at Highway 70 and Tom Mann Road in Newport. Julian March with marketing and public relations with New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington confirmed Wednesday that Cordell Vann, 24, of New Bern, died from h


Buck pitches inmate labor program

BEAUFORT — County commissioners will contemplate using county inmates to address the area’s litter problem. Monday during their regular meeting in the administration building, commissioners heard from Sheriff Asa Buck on a proposal to establish an inmate work crew from the jail population. His propo


Remembering a Tireless Coastal Advocate

We lost a dear member of the North Carolina Coastal Federation family on March 20 when our former board president Dick Bierly passed away at age 87 at home peacefully in his sleep.


Town talks financing to avoid tax hike

CAPE CARTERET — Town commissioners began 2019-20 budget deliberations Wednesday morning, eyeing a $1.69 million tax-and-spending plan laid on the table by Town Manager Zach Steffey.


Area Fishing Report for March 21

The past week saw a few good days of fishing for the ocean-going vessels and some good inshore fishing as well. Inshore fishing is producing catches of red drum and speckled trout.


Antique fire helmets donated to Beaufort Fire Dept.; asking public for information

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) - History of the Beaufort Fire Department sits on a display case in their lobby. The case is filled with artifacts dating back as early as the 1930s. But Wednesday, pieces of the past walked through their doors.