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Taylor McCune

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Taylor is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Eastern Beacon. She is a news junkie and weather nerd who lives in Otway with her husband Richard, son Cooper, cat Phee Phee and dogs Guinness and Tina.

Accidental Fires Destroy Homes in Newport, Atlantic

Two house fires, one in Newport on Thursday and the other in Atlantic on Saturday, have been ruled accidental, according to county...

Bottoms Praised, Board Admonished at BOE Meeting Tuesday

Tuesday's Board of Education (BoE) meeting opened with emotional send-offs for Superintendent Mat Bottoms and closed with a sobering statement from board...

Schools Superintendent Bottoms Slams State, County Politics in Goodbye Letter

Carteret County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent Mat Bottoms unexpectedly announced his resignation Thursday, Nov. 21. You can read the official CCPS announcement...

Town Votes to Drop Speed Limit on Turner and Cedar Streets

The Beaufort Board of Commissioners voted unanimously last week to drop the speed limit on portions of Turner and Cedar streets from...

Beacon Bits: News Briefs for Monday, Nov. 25

Welcome to the new & improved Beacon Bits, our bi-weekly news briefs delivery system. Twice a week we'll serve up morsels...

Commissioners Approve Compass Hotel Site Plan with Conditions

After a lengthy discussion, the Beaufort Board of Commissioners approved the site plan for the Compass Hotel project Monday night in a...

UPDATED: Storm’s Worst Impacts Aren’t Even Here Yet

Update 8 pm Saturday: The National Weather Service in Morehead City and Newport reports that winds are at...

Beacon Bits: News Briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 12

Welcome to the new & improved Beacon Bits, our bi-weekly news briefs delivery system. Twice a week we'll serve up morsels...

Beacon Bits: News Briefs for Thursday, Nov. 7

Welcome to the new & improved Beacon Bits, our bi-weekly news briefs delivery system. Twice a week we'll serve up morsels...

MaST Back on School Board Agenda, This Time for Admissions Process

The county Board of Education will review the application and selection process for students hoping to attend Marine Science & Technologies Early...

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