Godwin Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder, Sentencing Tuesday

After spending less than two hours in deliberation on Friday afternoon, a Carteret County jury has found David Godwin, 28, guilty of...

Juror Released, Fined for Speaking to Witness in Godwin Trial

A juror in the capital murder trial of David Godwin in the Carteret County Superior Court was dismissed by Judge Joshua Willey...

Defense Rests Case in Godwin Murder Trial

Update April 12, 2019: The state and defense rested their cases Wednesday in the David Godwin capital murder trial...

State Presents Evidence, Testimony in Godwin Murder Trial

Disclaimer: The following story contains graphic descriptions. The Beacon has chosen to present these details due to the nature of the crime,...

Defense Blames Brutal Murder on Mental Illness, Childhood Trauma

The capital murder trial of a Newport man charged with killing a Morehead City woman in 2016 began Monday in Carteret County...

Testimony to Begin Monday in Godwin Murder Trial

Testimony will begin Monday in Carteret County Superior Court in Beaufort in the murder trial of David Isaiah Godwin, 28, of Newport.

Sheriff’s Office to Hold Prescription Drug Take-Back Event March 23

This Saturday, March 23, Carteret County law enforcement agencies will be holding their annual spring “Pills Can Kill” prescription drug take-back program...

A History of The Reels Brothers Case: 1911-2011

Editor’s Note: The following story attempts to explain the history of the property dispute between Adams Creek Associates and The Reels Brothers...

Reels Brothers Reunite with Family After 8 Years in County Jail

Updated 3/1/19 Melvin Davis shares an emotional embrace with his son, Melvin Dunn, shortly after being released from an...

Sheriff Asks Citizens to Report Illegal Debris Dumping

As post-storm cleanup efforts continue throughout the county, the County Sheriff's office and County government are reminding citizens that unauthorized debris dumping...

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