Beacon Bits: News Briefs for Monday, Nov. 4

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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.

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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.

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November 2019

Storytime at the Down East Library

November 18 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until November 25, 2019

Come to Storytime!  Children ages 2-5 are invited for stories, activities and crafts! Please call the library at 728-1333 to sign up! Please note that Storytime will not be held on November 11th.    

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Thanksgiving Food & Wine Tasting at Turner Street Market

November 18 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Turner Street Market, 133A Turner Street
Beaufort, 28516
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Free

Let us help you enjoy Thanksgiving! Join us for a tasting of our scrumptious Thanksgiving sides and desserts - available for purchase for your own holiday meal. Ami Paul Doss of Empire Distributors will also be pouring the perfect wines to serve at your Thanksgiving table! Come on by for this special Thanksgiving Food & Wine Tasting!

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Share Your Florence Experience for Research!

November 19 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on November 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Beaufort Train Depot, 614 Broad St
Beaufort, NC 28516 United States

How did Hurricane Florence affect you? Please join and let us know your experience! On November 13th and 19th from 6:00-8:00 at the Beaufort Train Depot there will be community nights to document your experiences during Hurricane Florence. We are interested in learning about how people in Eastern Carteret County got access to specific types of resources (information, physical labor, emergency supplies, etc.) that helped with hurricane preparation (before) and recovery (after).  What resources were easily accessed (and from who) and what resources were difficult to…

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Carteret PreK Storytime

November 20 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2019

Carteret County Public Library, 1702 Live Oak Street
Beaufort,
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Come to Storytime for stories, songs, dances, games, crafts, and loads of fun! PreK Storytime, ages 3-5, is on Wednesdays at 10 am. Toddler Storytime, ages 2-4, is on Fridays at 10 am, but all ages are welcome at every Storytime program!

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Young Adult Study Hall

November 20 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 2019

Carteret County Public Library, 1702 Live Oak Street
Beaufort,
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Come to the library to do your homework, school projects, and more! Mentors will be on hand to help with organizational, study skills, homework checking and plenty of positive encouragement! Snacks will be provided!

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Young Adult Study Hall

November 21 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 28, 2019

Carteret County Public Library, 1702 Live Oak Street
Beaufort,
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Come to the library to do your homework, school projects, and more! Mentors will be on hand to help with organizational, study skills, homework checking and plenty of encouragement! Snacks will be provided!

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Sustainably Local Fall Dinner

November 21 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until November 22, 2019

Inn on Turner, 217 Turner Street
Beaufort, 28516
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$80 – $150

Join Crystal Coast Waterkeeper and the Inn on Turner for an intimate meal with friends, family, or a special someone to relax and unwind before the holiday season. Learn about how local and sustainably sourced food helps our water quality. Meet like-minded community members that support local efforts to improve our environment. To start, each guest will receive a fall-inspired first course. The main course includes your choice of local seafood, chicken, filet mignon, or an entirely vegan option. A…

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Carteret Toddler Storytime

November 22 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until November 22, 2019

Carteret County Public Library, 1702 Live Oak Street
Beaufort,
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Come to Storytime for stories, songs, dances, games, crafts, and loads of fun! PreK Storytime, ages 3-5, is on Wednesdays at 10 am. Toddler Storytime, ages 2-4, is on Fridays at 10 am but all ages are welcome at every Storytime program!

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Film Screening: The Florida Project

November 22 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Mill Space, 1362 Lennoxville Rd
Beaufort, 28516
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$7 – $10

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer as they struggle to make ends meet while living in a cheap Florida motel.

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Jumble Sale

November 23 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St.
Beaufort, NC 28516
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Free

The Beaufort Historical Association offers something for everyone at its annual Jumble Sale, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., November 23 on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site. The Site, located at 130 Turner Street, transforms into an old-fashioned community market filled with vendors selling a wide variety of items. With vendors from all over, event-goers can expect to find clothing, fine art, pottery, crafts, holiday items, handmade jewelry, candles, books, antiques, wooden furniture and toys, homemade food and more.…

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