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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Carteret County launches free service to help residents fight property fraud

RNS Fraud Alert - Person Reviewing Document

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County now has a Recording Notification Service (RNS) that notifies county property owners when a real estate document has been recorded in their name with the Register of Deeds Office. 

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Local volunteers needed for ‘International Coastal Cleanup’ in Carteret County

Litter Free Land and Sea - Carteret County

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Litter Free Land and Sea is partnering with the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Carteret County Government, and the towns of Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and Pine Knoll Shores for a beach cleanup during International Coas...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Free drop-off for hazardous household items: Saturday, September 24

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CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Carteret County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste coll...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Carteret County to host Narcan trainings and community forums on opioid abuse

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CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County Health and Human Services (CCHHS), in partnership with Carteret County Emergency Services (CCES) and the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), will host three Opioid Overdose and Narcan Education trainings in Septe...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

CCSO increases reward for information on Atlantic double-murder investigation

20220908 Fulcher Crime Stoppers Poster

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) has increased their reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the deaths of Phillip Raymond Fulcher, 59, and William D...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

10AM THURSDAY: Sheriff Buck to provide update on Atlantic double-murder investigation

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Sheriff Asa Buck will be hosting a press conference, Thursday September 8th, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carteret County Courthouse to provide an update on the Atlantic double-murder investigation and announce an increase in ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Individuals now eligible for new Bivalent COVID-19 vaccination

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice’s (ACIP) recommendation for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Bivalent, for use as a single bo...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

September is National Preparedness Month

Preparedness Month

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) annual preparedness outreach event sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign. The County of Carteret and Carteret...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2022

September is time to get a free library card

Person holding a Carteret County Library Card

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Carteret County Public Library System is encouraging Carteret County residents to sign up for free library cards.

During Library Card Sign-up Month, Carteret County Public Libr...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Free tarp giveaway at Carteret County convenience site September 10

Free Tarp Giveaway - September 10, 2022 at Hibbs Road Convenience Site, 800 Hibbs Road Newport

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – In an effort to reduce the amount of roadside litter and debris, Litter Free Land and Sea, in partnership with Tractor Supply Co. of Morehead City, will be giving away tarps to residents to secure their truck and trailer loads. The p...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Sheriff Asa Buck offers tips for a safe Labor Day weekend

Labor Day Safety Tips - Person Driving

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – With the approach of the Labor Day weekend, Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck asks all citizens to join him in making this Labor Day holiday period a happy and enjoyable one for all.

Traditionally during the Labor Day holiday, our high...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office offers back-to-school safety tips

back-to-school-safety tips

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – As summer days are waning and the start of school is fast approaching, the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is reminding the community of several tips to help keep kids safe as they travel to and from school.

Every day millions of stu...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

County Attorney Claud “Rob” Wheatly, III recognized for 50 years of practicing law

Attorney Claud R. “Rob” Wheatly, III was presented with a service plaque recognizing his 50 years of

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County attorney and Wheatly Law Group managing partner Claud “Rob” Wheatly, III reached a milestone this summer when he completed 50 years of practicing law. In those 50 years, Wheatly, III has ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Law enforcement to conduct active shooter training at West Carteret High School

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), in partnership with Carteret Community College and Carteret County Public School System, will conduct a multi-agency active shooter training drill on Tuesday, July 26 a...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Dr. Randall Williams named interim director of Carteret County Health and Human Services

Dr. Randall Williams Headshot

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – After a thorough nationwide search, Carteret County has hired Randall Williams, M.D. to lead its Health and Human Services Department. He will serve as Interim Consolidated Health and Human Services Director for the county&...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Carteret County and National Weather Service to Host Hurricane Preparedness Forum

Hurricane Image with Hurricane Community Forum and website link

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County Emergency Services Director Stephen Rea will be joined by Erik Heden, the National Weather Service’s local Warning Coordination Meteorologist, for a Hurricane Preparedness Forum at 6 p.m. on Monday, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Health Department reminds parents of back-to-school vaccinations, health assessment requirements

Back to School Immunizations

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – While it seems that the school year just ended, the Carteret County Health Department reminds parents of school age and college-bound students not to wait until the last minute for back-to-school immunizations.

The North Caro...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

New county board of elections member sworn in

20220706 Bond, Lucia

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Board of Elections has a new member. Lucia M. Bond, a Democrat and a resident of Carteret County most of her life, was sworn in by Carteret County Clerk of Court Ken Raper during a Wednesday morning cere...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Sheriff Asa Buck offers tips for a safe July 4th weekend

July 4 Safety Tips

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – With the July 4th weekend approaching, Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday happy, enjoyable and safe for everyone.

Carteret County citizens should remember tha...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office advises motorists to drive safe during Independence Day weekend

July 4 Safety Tips

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – With the approach of the July 4th weekend, Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday period a happy and enjoyable one for all.

Traditionally during the July 4th Holiday, our h...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines now available for children ages 6 months and older

Vaccine Shot Update

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Children as young as six months can receive pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine immediately following approval by the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Carteret County Deputy Sheriff of the Year Announced

20220622 Wells, Shane - CCSO

NEW BERN, NC – Sgt. Shane Wells was honored as the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff of the Year by the Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association (CCTA) ‘Back the Blue’ program.

The CCTA annually honors ou...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Carteret County Public Library System returning to in-person summer reading programs

SUMMER READING 2022

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – After two years of hosting online and hybrid reading programs because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carteret County in-person summer reading programs are making a comeback.

The Carteret County Public Library System is launching its annual...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Carteret County Public Library welcomes back in-person programs

IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING IS BACK

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Public Library System is pleased to announce that in-person programs have returned at all five library branches. While some events may still contain a virtual component, there are many programs which will return t...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Carteret County Aging Services provide fans to seniors to beat the heat

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County Aging Services is helping Carteret County seniors cool off through ‘Operation Fan Heat Relief.’

The county is using money from Duke Energy to provide free fans to Carteret County residents...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Radio Island beach access to open Friday

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – On Friday, May 27, Carteret County Government will reopen Radio Island beach
access. Gates will open to the public at 8 a.m.

In March, Radio Island beach access was temporarily closed for visitor use for dredging maintenanc...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Carteret County hosts rabies vaccination clinic in Morehead City

Dog receiving a rabies shot

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County Animal Control will hold its next rabies vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May, 14. The clinic will take place in the parking lot of the Carteret County Health Department, 3820 Bridges Street, #A,...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Carteret County urges residents to update emergency plans and kits

Hurricane Preparedness

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County Emergency Services encourages residents to plan now for hurricanes by updating their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

“In order to protect you ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

One-Stop Early Voting starts Thursday

VOTING 2022

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – One-stop absentee voting for the 2022 statewide primary begins in Carteret County on Thursday, April 28, running through Saturday, May 14. Voters may vote at any of the three locations located around Carteret County.

The three locatio...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Carteret County to host hazardous waste drop-off event: Saturday, April 30

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CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Carteret County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste recy...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Spring prescription drug take back event ‘Pills Can Kill’ announced

Pills Can Kill 2022 - Spring

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – On Saturday, April 30, 2022, Carteret County law enforcement agencies will hold the spring “Pills Can Kill” prescription drug take back event.

This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially...

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Sheriff
Posted on: April 8, 2022

County debuts anti-litter campaign, ‘Litter Free Land and Sea’

Litter Free Land and Sea - Carteret County

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County is launching its “Litter Free Land and Sea” comprehensive litter campaign to address the ongoing litter issue within the county. The campaign is a county-led initiative designed to suppor...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Pinwheel Garden to raise child abuse awareness in Carteret County

Pinwheels for Prevention

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – As part of National Child
Abuse Prevention Month, Carteret County Department ofSocial Services, Carteret Children’s Advocacy Center, and
Carteret County Guardian ad Litem Program will plant apinwheel garden on the grounds of th...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Carteret County celebrates National Library Week April 3 – 9

Library Week 2022

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – April 3-9, 2022 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. During this week, Carteret County Public Library Sys...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Carteret County Announces New Library Director

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CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County officials are
pleased to announce the hiring of Jeanne Holmgren as the newLibrary Director for Carteret County Public Library System.

Holmgren has over 15 years of library experience and began her library career as ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Radio Island beach access scheduled to temporarily close for dredging project

Project Location Map - Radio Island

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The County of
Carteret will temporarily close the public beachaccess on Radio Island for visitor use
beginning Monday, March 28, 2022, fordredging maintenance of East Taylor’s Creek
by T. D. Eure Marine Con...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Carteret County Detention Center adopts new digital mailing system for inmate mail

Change to Mail Policy

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Beginning Monday, April 4, Carteret County Sheriff’s Office will transition to a digital version of all non-legal inmate mail. The new system is the result of a partnership with Pay Tel Communications, CCSO&rs...

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Sheriff
Posted on: September 1, 2021

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Carteret County Public Library System is encouraging Carteret County residents to sign up for free library cards. 

During Library Card Sign-up Month...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Carteret County clerk to the board of county commissioners to retire

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – After over six years of service to the County of
Carteret, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners Rachel Hammer hasdecided to retire from her position effective November 30, 2021.

During her time as county clerk, Ha...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office offers back-to-school safety tips

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – As summer days are waning and the start of school is fast approaching, the Carteret County
Sheriff’s Office is reminding the community of several tips to help keep kids safe as they travel to and from school.

Ev...

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Sheriff
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Health officials advocate for caution after fox tests positive for rabies

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – After two fox bites, Carteret County Animal Control is encouraging the public
to take precautions and avoid interacting with wildlife.

The first incident occurred on the morning of Friday, July 23. Officers responded to a...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office set to host North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association Conference

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association (NCSA) annual business conference will be held in Atlantic Beach beginning July 24. Sheriffs and law enforcement personnel from across the state will meet to talk about key issues facing law e...

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Sheriff
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Carteret County recertified as Coast Guard Community

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The county of Carteret has been recertified as a Coast Guard Community by the United States Coast Guard. This is the second time Carteret County has been designated a Coast Guard Community. Carteret County first received the designat...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Carteret County reports 59th confirmed COVID-19 death

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Health Department regrets to inform that the county
received the report of a confirmed COVID-19 death of a Carteret County resident. The resident was in their70s, had pre-existing medical conditions, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Health Department reminds parents of back-to-school vaccinations, health assessment requirements

CARTERET COUNTY, NC –The Carteret County Health Department reminds parents of school age and college-bound
students to check with your child’s doctor or the Health Department to make sure all required and recommendedvaccines are up ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Carteret County Tax Office to begin 2024 revaluation field work

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – On July 1, 2021, the Carteret County Tax Office will begin the required general revaluation process that includes site visits of all county properties prior to the January 1, 2024 revaluation effective date. Site visits wil...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Sheriff Asa Buck offers tips for a safe July 4th weekend

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – With the July 4th weekend approaching, Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday happy, enjoyable and safe for everyone.

Carteret County citizens should remember that firework...

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Sheriff
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Sheriff Asa Buck offers tips for a safe July 4th weekend

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – With the approach of the July 4th weekend, Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday period a happy and enjoyable one for all.

Traditionally during the July 4th Holiday, our h...

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Sheriff
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Interim Director named for Crystal Coast Economic Development

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Effective July 1, 2021, Michele
Querry will serve as the interim director for Crystal CoastEconomic Development after the departure of the current director,
Don Kirkman.

After three-and-a-half-years of overseeing Carte...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Carteret County reports 58th confirmed COVID-19 death

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Health Department regrets to inform that the county
received the report of a confirmed COVID-19 death of a Carteret County resident. The resident was in their40s, had pre-existing medical conditions, and died f...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Carteret County cancels Thursday COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics at former Kmart location

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Health officials with the Carteret County Health Department have canceled the
upcoming COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics scheduled for Thursdays throughout the month of June at theformer Kmart building in Morehead City. ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine clinic at The Bridge Downeast on June 23

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Health Department will host a free COVID-19 vaccine
clinic at The Bridge Downeast, located at 1344 Island Road, Harkers Island.

The vaccine clinic will be Wednesday, June 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m....

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Cutting-Edge Research in Beaufort Detects Elevated Levels of COVID-19 in Wastewater

BEAUFORT, NC – In the past two weeks, testing through the North Carolina Wastewater Monitoring Network has found increasing levels of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID19, in wastewater from the Town of Beaufort. The wastewater treatment pl...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Carteret County Hires New Public Information Officer

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County is excited to
introduce Nick Wilson as the County’s new PublicInformation Officer (PIO). Wilson began work at the
County Administration Office on Monday, June 7, 2021.

In this role, Wilson wil...

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