News about the new coronavirus outbreak and spread of COVID-19

First COVID-19 Case Identified in Carteret County

The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Carteret County today, Friday, March 20, according to the county Health Department.

County Amends Emergency Declaration to Define Terms

The county has revised the State of Emergency proclamation put in place March 19 to define the terms of the order. The...

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...

COVID-19 Carteret County Government Update 15: County Beach Closures

Released by Carteret County Director of Human Resources Jaime Long at 7:51 pm Thursday, March 19 On March 20,...

DEQ Closes Rachel Carson Reserve Effective April 3

The NC Dept. of Environmental Quality is closing three coastal reserve sites, including the Rachel Carson Reserve on Carrot Island, Bird Shoal...

Local Food Pantries Need Help Right Now

The Food Waste and Recovery Program, of the recently formed Carteret Food and Health Council (CFHC), has launched an initiative to help...

Hospital Update: Alternate Care Sites, PPE Conservation, Entry Restrictions, More

Carteret Health Care is preparing for potentially high levels of of infectious disease, the facility announced in a news release Friday, April...

First Community Spread COVID-19 Case Found in Carteret

The Carteret County Health Department announced late Sunday morning that the fifth case of COVID-19, which was found yesterday, has no known...

Governor to Close Dine-In Service at Restaurants, Bars

Today at 2 pm Governor Roy Cooper will announce a new executive order closing dine-in service for restaurants and bars effective 5...

County Announces Suspension of Courts; Forms Task Force in Response to Coronavirus

Carteret County Emergency Services announced Friday afternoon that court sessions would cease for 30 days beginning Monday, March 16.

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