Beacon Bits: News Briefs for Monday, Nov. 4

    Looking across Taylors Creek toward Beaufort, fall 2014. (Taylor McCune)

    Welcome to the new & improved Beacon Bits, our bi-weekly news briefs delivery system. Twice a week we’ll serve up morsels of local news that you can put away in one bite.¬†Browse past Beacon Bits.

    Beaufort Residents: Vote on Tuesday

    The county will hold municipal elections Tuesday, Nov. 5 for several towns, including Beaufort. There are three Beaufort Commissioner seats up for grabs and five candidates vying for them. Current Beaufort Mayor Rett Newton is the only candidate in that race.

    Polls are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. No ID is required to vote in 2019.


    Salvation Army to Open

    The Salvation Army will host a ribbon cutting at its new location, behind Lowe’s Foods in Morehead, at 9 am, Thursday, Nov. 14. The store and family services are closed as the organization moves. The Salvation Army’s long time home near downtown Morehead was damaged in Hurricane Florence. The new location greatly expands the space for the thrift store, family services and worship center.

    Did You Know? Duke Marine Lab is getting a new research vessel – the R/V Shearwater. The boat is traveling from Washington state, through the Panama Canal, then north to Duke Marine Lab via freighter. It’s expected to arrive by the end of the month.

    NCDOT Asking for Feedback

    The NC Dept. of Transportation has opened up a survey for public feedback as part of its NC Moves 2050 initiative. The survey is broad in scope, and aims to guide the department’s future goals by gauging the needs of citizens. As always, you can contact NCDOT about more specific issues here.

    Town of Beaufort News

    • The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 pm Tuesday at the train depot. Agenda
    • Town Hall will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day, and Nov. 28-29 for Thanksgiving.

    We’re looking for social, church and charity organizations to partner with! If you’d like to publicize your group’s monthly news at no cost, contact the editor. You can take a look at the Beaufort Garden Club’s November News to get an idea.

    Browse the Event Calendar

    Take a look at what’s going on in Carteret County below, or submit your own events.