Beacon Bits: News Briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 12

    Mullet fishermen used some heavy equipment to pull in their nets on Bogue Banks last week. (Photo by Cynthia Safrit)

    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.

    Wednesday Morning Will Be Miserably Cold

    A large cold front will impact our area this evening and into tomorrow. This radar image is from 3 pm Tuesday. (NWS radar)

    Our so-far, so-pleasant November is rapidly disappearing. Temperatures started dropping this afternoon, and will continue to drop until 6 tomorrow morning. During tomorrow’s commute actual temps could be as low as 30 degrees, and gusty, north winds will make it feel ten degrees colder.

    The good news is the line of rain showers that will be hitting us by late afternoon should be gone before the freezing air gets here. The National Weather Service has Eastern Carteret under a freeze warning from 1 am to 8 am but doesn’t expect there to be any ice on the roads. We’re also under a wind advisory from 4 pm today through 10 am Wednesday with gusts up to 45 mph possible.


    Highway Cleanup Volunteers Needed

    The Friends of the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort need volunteers to help clean up their Adopt-a-Highway section from the eastern base of the Beaufort bridge to Highway 101. The cleanup takes place at 10:30 am Tuesday, Nov. 19, and is expected to last two hours. Email Gina Holland or call the Friends’ office at 252-728-1638 for more information.

    Did you know that the Washington Post recently ran an article on Ocracoke’s struggle with sea level rise? Read it here

    Lennoxville Boat Ramp Reopens

    So fresh and so clean: The Lennoxville boat ramp has a new look.

    The Wildlife Commission’s boat ramp on Lennoxville Road passed inspection Thursday and reopened Friday. The old gravel parking lot was replaced with two surfaces: asphalt along the driveways and a permeable gravel and mesh covering on the parking spaces to help with stormwater runoff. The town and the NC Coastal Federation also took part in the project. Read more about it here

    Share Your Florence Experience

    Your Hurricane Florence experience could help the entire community, but only if you share it! Researchers partnering with SeaGrant, Duke University, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and the Town of Beaufort are collecting these experiences – specifically from Eastern Carteret residents – to help inform future hurricane preparedness strategies. The event takes place 6-8 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Train Depot in Beaufort. Light refreshments will be offered.

    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.


    Town of Beaufort News

    • The Planning Board will meet Thursday, but the only items on the agenda are September’s minutes and the 2020 calendar.
    • The Board of Commissioners did not meet this week due to the Veterans Day holiday. They will meet for their regular monthly meeting Nov. 18.

    Events Calendar

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