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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.

Beaufort Checkpoints to Begin Thursday

The Town of Beaufort announced Wednesday afternoon that checkpoints will go into effect at the Turner Street Bridge town entrance Thursday, April...

Joe Exotic Announces Plans to Open Zoo Down East

Infamous "Tiger King" Joe Exotic may be sitting in jail, but that's not stopping him from getting back into the big cat...

Carteret Reports First COVID-19 Death; Victim Not County Resident

A Virginia man has died in Carteret County as a result of COVID-19, the county health department reported Monday afternoon. The patient...

Governor Extends School Closures; Salons, Gyms Must Close; New Guidance for Childcare Facilities

NC Governor Roy Cooper announced an executive order extending the closure of schools until May 15 among other restrictions due to COVID-19.

Fire to Re-Hire: Restaurant & Bar Owners Respond to COVID-19 Restrictions

The COVID-19 outbreak is rocking the economy and affecting every sector of industry in some way or another. While businesses in the...

Inmate’s Escape Raises Questions on County Jail Capacity

Ronnie Morris Just after 7 am Tuesday, March 17, Beaufort Police surrounded escaped inmate Ronnie Morris near Beaufort...

Schools Cancel Extracurricular Activities, Restrict Building Access

Carteret County Public School (CCPS) officials announced strict guidelines and restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus Friday afternoon....

Updated: School, Local Athletic Programs Suspended Due to Coronavirus

Schools aren't closing, but the new coronavirus is impacting kids' day-to-day activities in other ways. The North Carolina High...

King Tide to Last Through End of Week

Tides will be extra high and extra low this week thanks to the first King Tide of the year. The King Tide...

Beaufort Citizens Academy Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at Town Government

The Town of Beaufort is rolling out a program that invites residents to take a closer look at the municipality's day-to-day operations.

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