News Flash

Posted on: May 5, 2022

Carteret County hosts rabies vaccination clinic in Morehead City

Dog receiving a rabies shot

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County Animal Control will hold its next rabies vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May, 14. The clinic will take place in the parking lot of the Carteret County Health Department, 3820 Bridges Street, #A,...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Carteret County urges residents to update emergency plans and kits

Hurricane Preparedness

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County Emergency Services encourages residents to plan now for hurricanes by updating their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

“In order to protect you ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

One-Stop Early Voting starts Thursday

VOTING 2022

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – One-stop absentee voting for the 2022 statewide primary begins in Carteret County on Thursday, April 28, running through Saturday, May 14. Voters may vote at any of the three locations located around Carteret County.

The three locatio...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Carteret County to host hazardous waste drop-off event: Saturday, April 30

Event Logo

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Solid Waste Division is encouraging Carteret County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste recy...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Spring prescription drug take back event ‘Pills Can Kill’ announced

Pills Can Kill 2022 - Spring

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – On Saturday, April 30, 2022, Carteret County law enforcement agencies will hold the spring “Pills Can Kill” prescription drug take back event.

This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially...

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Sheriff
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Carteret County to hold county-wide cleanup April 23

Save the Date - Litter

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Litter Free Land & Sea is recruiting volunteers for the annual spring county-wide litter cleanup day, where volunteer groups across the county can team up to pick up litter in the community.

The cleanup day provides an o...

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2022 Carteret County
Posted on: April 8, 2022

County debuts anti-litter campaign, ‘Litter Free Land and Sea’

Litter Free Land and Sea - Carteret County

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County is launching its “Litter Free Land and Sea” comprehensive litter campaign to address the ongoing litter issue within the county. The campaign is a county-led initiative designed to suppor...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Pinwheel Garden to raise child abuse awareness in Carteret County

Pinwheels for Prevention

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – As part of National Child
Abuse Prevention Month, Carteret County Department ofSocial Services, Carteret Children’s Advocacy Center, and
Carteret County Guardian ad Litem Program will plant apinwheel garden ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Carteret County celebrates National Library Week April 3 – 9

Library Week 2022

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – April 3-9, 2022 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. During this week, Carteret County Public Library Sys...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Carteret County Announces New Library Director

Holmgren, Jeanne Pic

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County officials are
pleased to announce the hiring of Jeanne Holmgren as the newLibrary Director for Carteret County Public Library System.

Holmgren has over 15 years of library experience and began her library career as ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Carteret County Detention Center adopts new digital mailing system for inmate mail

Change to Mail Policy

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Beginning Monday, April 4, Carteret County Sheriff’s Office will transition to a digital version of all non-legal inmate mail. The new system is the result of a partnership with Pay Tel Communications, CCSO&rs...

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Sheriff
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office offers back-to-school safety tips

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – As summer days are waning and the start of school is fast approaching, the Carteret County
Sheriff’s Office is reminding the community of several tips to help keep kids safe as they travel to and from school.

Ev...

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Sheriff
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Carteret County clerk to the board of county commissioners to retire

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – After over six years of service to the County of
Carteret, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners Rachel Hammer hasdecided to retire from her position effective November 30, 2021.

During her time as county clerk, Ha...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Health officials advocate for caution after fox tests positive for rabies

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – After two fox bites, Carteret County Animal Control is encouraging the public
to take precautions and avoid interacting with wildlife.

The first incident occurred on the morning of Friday, July 23. Officers responded to a...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office set to host North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association Conference

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association (NCSA) annual business conference will be held in Atlantic Beach beginning July 24. Sheriffs and law enforcement personnel from across the state will meet to talk about key issues facing law e...

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Sheriff
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Carteret County recertified as Coast Guard Community

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The county of Carteret has been recertified as a Coast Guard Community by the United States Coast Guard. This is the second time Carteret County has been designated a Coast Guard Community. Carteret County first received the designat...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Carteret County reports 59th confirmed COVID-19 death

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Health Department regrets to inform that the county
received the report of a confirmed COVID-19 death of a Carteret County resident. The resident was in their70s, had pre-existing medical conditions, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Health Department reminds parents of back-to-school vaccinations, health assessment requirements

CARTERET COUNTY, NC –The Carteret County Health Department reminds parents of school age and college-bound
students to check with your child’s doctor or the Health Department to make sure all required and recommendedvaccines are up ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Carteret County Tax Office to begin 2024 revaluation field work

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – On July 1, 2021, the Carteret County Tax Office will begin the required general revaluation process that includes site visits of all county properties prior to the January 1, 2024 revaluation effective date. Site visits wil...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Sheriff Asa Buck offers tips for a safe July 4th weekend

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – With the July 4th weekend approaching, Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday happy, enjoyable and safe for everyone.

Carteret County citizens should remember that firework...

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Sheriff
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Sheriff Asa Buck offers tips for a safe July 4th weekend

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – With the approach of the July 4th weekend, Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck asks all citizens to join him in making this Fourth of July holiday period a happy and enjoyable one for all.

Traditionally during the July 4th Holiday, our h...

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Sheriff
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Interim Director named for Crystal Coast Economic Development

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Effective July 1, 2021, Michele
Querry will serve as the interim director for Crystal CoastEconomic Development after the departure of the current director,
Don Kirkman.

After three-and-a-half-years of overseeing Carte...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Carteret County reports 58th confirmed COVID-19 death

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Health Department regrets to inform that the county
received the report of a confirmed COVID-19 death of a Carteret County resident. The resident was in their40s, had pre-existing medical conditions, and died f...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Carteret County cancels Thursday COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics at former Kmart location

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Health officials with the Carteret County Health Department have canceled the
upcoming COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics scheduled for Thursdays throughout the month of June at theformer Kmart building in Morehead City. ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine clinic at The Bridge Downeast on June 23

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Health Department will host a free COVID-19 vaccine
clinic at The Bridge Downeast, located at 1344 Island Road, Harkers Island.

The vaccine clinic will be Wednesday, June 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m....

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Cutting-Edge Research in Beaufort Detects Elevated Levels of COVID-19 in Wastewater

BEAUFORT, NC – In the past two weeks, testing through the North Carolina Wastewater Monitoring Network has found increasing levels of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID19, in wastewater from the Town of Beaufort. The wastewater treatment pl...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Carteret County Hires New Public Information Officer

CARTERET COUNTY, NC – Carteret County is excited to
introduce Nick Wilson as the County’s new PublicInformation Officer (PIO). Wilson began work at the
County Administration Office on Monday, June 7, 2021.

In this role, Wilson wil...

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News Releases