Carteret County Schools Confirm 4 New Coronavirus Cases On September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

School officials in Carteret County NC confirmed 4 new cases of coronavirus at 3 local schools.

3 people at White Oak Elementary.
1 person at Bogue Sound Elementary.

According the media release, there was no information pertaining to whether those that tested positive being students, teachers, administrators, or other staff members.

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Shooting Investigation Underway On East Hedrick Drive In Morehead City NC On September 9, 2020

Update September 10 at 7:00 am: There is a considerable social media viral post stating that this is a murder investigation. In reality, no information is being released at this time and there is no indication that anyone died as a result of this shooting.

September 9, 2020

The Carteret County Sheriffs Department just announced that late this afternoon law enforcement responded to a shooting on East Hedrick Drive in Morehead City in which one male victim was transported to the hospital then flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

The sheriffs department did not release any other information about the investigation, but we will update this article as more information is received.

The media release did not specify why law enforcement responded to the residence on East Hedrick Drive, or if anyone is in custody.

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East Carolina University ( ECU ) COVID-19 Coronavirus Cases Reaches 1,084 Students Positive

September 2020

Since on-campus classes started on August 10th, ECU officials say that exactly 1,084 students have tested positive for the Coronavirus making it the first university in NC to surpass the 1,000 cases mark. However, state officials say that UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University should cross the 1,000 student mark by next week if the current trend continues.

Officials at all 3 universities speculate that off campus mass gatherings at fraternities and sororities have lead to these numbers.

Last week, Governor Roy Cooper upgraded restrictions to 50 people allowed at mass gatherings outdoors and 25 people indoors.

ECU police say they have shutdown parties on-campus as they happen.

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Morehead City Officials Set For The Grand Opening Of The New Shevans Park On Tuesday, September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020

After over a year of tearing down the old park and building the new inclusive facility, Morehead City Parks And Recreation officials will hold a grand reopening of the new Shevans Park on September 8, 2020.

The new park was scheduled to open earlier in the year, but due to state COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions, kids parks across the state were shuttered by executive order. After Governor Cooper announced Phase 2.5 restrictions last week allowing for kids parks to reopen, officials locally decided to reopen and hold the ceremony on September 8, 2020.

Parents and guardians are still reminded to adhere to masking, social distancing, and wash hands while at this facility.

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Nine Mile Road In The Western Carteret County Area Around Newport NC

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Crystal Coast Grand Prix Boat Race Returns In 2020 After 8 Year Hiatus

September 2020 – Morehead City News

Since 2012, the Crystal Coast Grand Prix boat race has returned to Morehead City, NC ending a 8 year hiatus. Area organizer Jeff McCann is a well known supporter of this event which is scheduled for September 11th, 12th, and 13th. in 2020 Jeff McCann is a well known public figure, investor, and developer in Carteret County who owns Jacks Bar in downtown Morehead City.

Jacks Bar is a sponsor of this event which features competition powerboat racing and is well known for generating revenue, tourism, and excitement for the community.

The Carteret County Tourism Development Authority helped chip in money to get the Crystal Coast Grand Prix back in action for mid-September.

Jeff McCann noted that festivities will begin at Jacks Bar during the 3 day event and sponsors are encouraged to support this attraction to the Morehead City community.

Mr. McCann himself is active in powerboat racing.

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NC Attorney General Josh Stein Files Federal Lawsuit To Counter Trump Administration On Oil And Gas Exploration And Seismic Testing Along The NC Coastal Beaches

September 2020 Government And Legislation News

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, NC Attorney General Josh Stein filed a federal lawsuit to stop five companies in NC from gaining permits to begin oil and gas exploration along the NC coastal regions using seismic testing after the Trump administration opened the door to this type of exploration.

Environmentalist say that seismic testing is the precursor to fracking which has unimaginable negative consequences for marine life, aquatic life, sea turtles, and other habitats along the coast.

Attorney General Josh Stein says that this issue is non-partisan given that many municipal leaders along the coast, and who are from large Conservative centers, are opposed to any legislation opening the door to offshore drilling, fracking, and technologies that use mechanical devices to harm natural habitats simply for energy production from fossil fuels.

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Dean Wagaman Of Kurtis Chevrolet Provides Donation To Morehead City Police For Body Worn Cameras

September 3, 2020

In the interest of transparency and building trust in local law enforcement, Dean Wagaman of Kurtis Chevrolet met with Morehead City Police Chief Bernette Morris a provided a donation to help complete the process of funding body worn cameras for all police officers in the town.

During the meeting, Mr. Wagaman also provided face covers to the police chief to help protect the public and officers while completing their duties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEXT: Carteret County Sheriff discusses Operation One By One.

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County Government Documents 20 New Coronavirus Cases On September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020 – Carteret County News on Coronavirus in NC

Local government announced 20 new coronavirus cases on September 3rd which represents the largest one day increase locally OUTSIDE of congregate living facilities. There continues to be 6 deaths reported with 60 active cases and 164 pending tests.

On September 12th there were 12 new cases documented by the local health department with 6 deaths reported and no hospitalizations at Carteret Health Care.

NEXT: Emerald Isle officials cancel road race events.

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More Cancellations In Carteret County NC As Emerald Isle Town Officials Call Off Annual Marathon, Half Marathon, And 5K Run Due To Coronavirus

September 3, 2020 Breaking Reports

Emerald Isle NC town officials announced that they canceled the 7th annual town marathon, half marathon, and 5K run out of an abundance of caution for public safety as it relates to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Last month, officials canceled the annual St. Patrick’s Festival.

The road race events were originally scheduled for March, but were postponed to the Fall months. However, town officials said it is clear that this virus continues to affect lot’s of people in Emerald Isle and elsewhere so they were force to cancel for 2020.

Additionally, the marathon, half marathon, and 5K race helps local charities.

NEXT: Carteret Community College announces positive Coronavirus case.

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Carteret Community College Confirms First COVID-19 Coronavirus Case. Campus To Remain Open.

September 3, 2020 Breaking News

Dr. Tracy Mancini of Carteret Community College in Morehead City announced that “an individual within the campus community” tested positive for the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Dr. Mancini went on to say that the campus will continue to be open to staff and students, and that administrators continue to follow directives set forth locally, at the state level, and federal level.

If you’re interested in getting tested for Coronavirus, please call 252-728-8550.

NEXT: Morehead City Lidl closes for 24 hours after Coronavirus case.

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Sheriff Asa Buck And District Attorney Scott Thomas Talk About Drug Roundup Operation One By One

August 25, 2020

In cooperation with the NC Sheriffs in Pamlico County, Craven County, and the Morehead City Police Department, Sheriff Asa Buck and District Attorney Scott Thomas gave a joint press conference discussion ongoing drug investigations and arrest within the district that all three counties represent.

Specifically, here locally, Operation One By One to date netted almost 60 alleged drug dealers in the county. The Craven and Pamlico law enforcement officials have similar investigations going as well.

Operation One By One is still ongoing as of September 2020.

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Morehead City Lidl Grocery Store Closes On Wednesday, September 2, 2020 After Employee Test Positive For The COVID-19 Coronavirus

September 2, 2020 COVID-19 Coronavirus news

Management of the Morehead City NC Lidl grocery store chain closed the local store on September 2, 2020 after an employee of the chain tested positive for coronavirus.

Management made the decision to close for 24 hours so that store employees could do a deep cleaning of the facility.

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State Enforcement, Regulations, And Restrictions Versus Making A Living Fishing And Harvesting Shellfish

September 2, 2020 – NC Water Quality Article

Topics include laws, regulations, restrictions, and enforcement of recreational and commercial interest versus environmental concerns and the conflicts these two areas create for each other in coastal regions along the North Carolina coast, barrier islands, and waterways including estuaries, rivers, and bays.

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NC Governor Announces Executive Order 163 Phase 2.5 Reopening Of Businesses

September 1, 2020 Executive Order Phase 2.5 Reopening

On September 1, 2020, NC Governor Roy Cooper announces via executive order 163 that Phase 2.5 reopening of some businesses at limited capacity while maintaining closed status for others.

Mass gathering events will now allow 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. This is an increase from 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

Kids playgrounds will now be open providing that children and parents maintain social distancing and face masks.

Museums and aquariums can now open at 50% capacity.

Gyms and indoor exercise facilities, such as yoga studios, martial arts, and rock climbing, as well as skating rinks, bowling alleys, indoor basketball, volleyball etc., may open at 30% capacity.

Bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, indoor entertainment facilities, amusement parks, dance halls will remain closed.

Outdoor visiting at nursing home and skilled care facilities provided that these facilities follow guidelines in place.

Executive order Phase 2.5 begins September 4, 2020 at 5 pm.

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Governor Cooper Extends Executive Order Restrictions On Restaurants Serving Alcohol Past 11 pm

September 1, 2020

In July of 2020, NC Governor Roy Cooper used executive order legislation to require restaurants that serve alcohol to have a cut-off time of 11 pm rather than what state law normally calls for which is 2 am. This executive order was put in place amidst the coronavirus pandemic and was instituted to discourage social congregation.

On August 31st, the governor extended his order until October 2nd at which point he and other NC government officials along with health officials will re-assess whether this alcohol restriction can be lifted.

The governor is expected to hold a late afternoon conference on September 1st to address the closure of other businesses including gyms, amusement parks, and some bars and restaurants that do not serve essential foods. These establishments haave been closed since March of 2020.

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Carteret County NC Man Charged With First Degree Kidnapping, Possession Of A Firearm By Felon, And Robbery With A Dangerous Weapon

August 30, 2020

Local Sheriffs Department announces the arrest of Castilla Godette who is charged with 3 felony charges including first degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a felon, and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was booked in to the county jail on a $60,000 secured bond.

Castilla Godette will have a first appearance on August 31st.

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Carteret Schools Superintendent Announces One Positive Coronavirus Case At Croatan High School

August 2020 News

Carteret County Schools Superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson announced that one individual at Croatan High School has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. No information was given on whether the positive case is a student, teacher, staff member, or administration.

This announcement came after two cases were reported at Broad Sound Elementary School just days before this announcement.

It should be noted that the elementary school is on the same campus as Croatan High School, although in different buildings.

Dr. Jackson maintained his steadfast commitment to the safety and well being of all staff and students within the district.

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NC Sex Offender On Child Premises Violation Arrest

August 27, 2020 Crime Reports in Carteret County NC

The Carteret County Sheriff announced the arrest of Jered Hayes for the alleged crime of sex offended child premises violation and was given a $25,000 secured bond.

Under this charge, the person charged is not allowed at a premises where children are to include a school, daycare, or the primary home of the child.

Jered Hayes will have his first court date in September, 2020.

Booking photo / mugshot via the title link.

NEXT: Jerry Davis Jr arrest after Lowes Home Improvement investigation.

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Public Education Officials In Carteret County Report Two Active Coronavirus Cases Within K-12 School

August 28, 2020

Carteret County Schools Superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson confirmed that the local health department is following two individuals, along with anyone they may have been in close contact with, who are now confirmed to be positive for Coronavirus.

The K-12 administrator did not say whether the individuals are teachers, other staff, students, or parents.

He added that the local system in the county continues to act upon strict social distancing, hand washing, masking, cleaning of schools and buses, and daily wellness checks before entering a public education building or bus.

NEXT: NC Independent Colleges lobbyist give recommendations on closures at state universities and community colleges.

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School Officials Report Two Confirmed Coronavirus Cases At Bogue Sound Elementary In Newport NC

August 28, 2020

Superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson confirmed Friday that two individuals at Bogue Sound Elementary are confirmed to have the novel COVID-19 Coronavirus. There was no word given by the Superintendent on whether the individuals are staff members or students.

Dr. Jackson went on to state that the Carteret County Health Department is contacting anyone that may have been in close proximity with these individuals.

Dr. Jackson and other school officials continue to say the best possible safety precautions against the Coronavirus is social distancing, wellness checks each day, wearing masks, and persistent cleaning within the schools and that is his commitment to parents, students, and staff at Bogue Sound Elementary, and other schools in the county.

NEXT: Officials cancel the 2020 Emerald Isle Christmas parade.

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NC Independent Colleges And Universities Along With NC Community Colleges Lobbyist Recommendations

August 2020

Officials with NC Independent Colleges And Universities (NCICU) and the NC Community Colleges system recommended to legislators that individual institutions should make the decision to revert from campus classroom learning to 100% virtual amid several cluster outbreaks of the COVID-19 Coronavirus at several higher learning schools in the state.

These recommendations come after the Raleigh News And Observer wrote an article questioning if it is time for all colleges and universities in the state to close on campus learning.

Lobbyist with the aforementioned groups stated that each school should be allowed to make those decisions based on their own metrics, science, and investigations rather than the system closing all in classroom instruction.

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Larceny Arrest Made After Lowes Home Improvement Investigation

August 2020 Crime Arrest In NC

The Carteret County Sheriffs Department announced the arrest of Jerry Davis Jr who is charged with 3 counts of larceny. Mr. Davis was given a $500 secured bond.

Law enforcement officials began an investigation in cooperation with Morehead City Police in to an alleged theft of property at the Lowes Home Improvement Center in Morehead City. During the investigation, social media was used to help identify and locate this individual.

Police allege that Jerry Davis is responsible for several completed larceny infractions at Lowes Home Improvement stores in Onslow and Carteret County.

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ECU And UNC-Charlotte Revert To Online Classes For Undergraduates In 2020

August 23, 2020

Following in the footsteps of the Chapel Hill campus and at NC State University, both ECU and UNC-Charlotte ended all classroom classes in favor of 100% virtual classes given the recent cluster outbreaks of Coronavirus at 4 universities in North Carolina.

Most of these outbreaks happened in residence halls, although several were related to greek life activities at sororities and fraternities.

Officials at all schools said that classes will be halted while students move out of dormitories.

There is still no word from the NC Governor if public education K-12 schools will revert to Plan C from Plan B in the wake of these incidents.

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Sneads Ferry NC Man Arrested For Vandalizing And Breaking And Entering At Newport Middle School

August 22, 2020

Newport Police in NC announced the arrest of Brandon Waller, age 30, of Sneads Ferry for allegedly breaking and enter and vandalizing Newport Middle School. He is current at the detention center on a $5000 bond and will have a first appearance on Monday, August 24th.

Police officers in Newport investigating this incident report that Brandon Waller was arrest at the nearby Walmart after he allegedly used an item stolen from the middle school to break a window at the store.

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Should Carteret County Schools Revert To Plan C From B Given What Is Happening At Three NC Universities?

August 2020

As you probably read in the news this past week, three NC universities reported outbreak clusters and two of those schools reverted to 100% online classes for undergraduates because of it.

The three universities include UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State, and ECU. Both UNC and NC State cancelled all on-campus classes for undergraduates. A outbreak cluster is defined as 5+ new confirmed coronavirus cases within a small area.

Given that Carteret County is seeing on average of 7 new cases per day at the time of this article, and given what happened at the universities noted above, is this a clear indication that all on-campus and classroom learning is ill advised at this time?

Or, do you think the outbreaks reported were the act of poor decision making by adult students that were not social distancing or wearing masks which is not likely to happen at a K-12 school with minor students being watched by teachers?

Do you think Carteret County Schools administrators, along with Governor Cooper, will be scared of what is happening at the universities and revert to Plan C after announcing Plan B?

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NC State University Officials Announce They Are Reverting To 100% Online For Undergraduates On August 20, 2020

August 20

NC State University officials announced today that all undergraduate classes will revert to 100% online after 1 or 2 clusters of positive coronavirus outbreaks happened in close proximity to the college. UNC-Chapel Hill made the same decision after a similar outbreak on the campus a few days ago and there is no word from ECU officials after their campus had one outbreak.

As of today, there is no word from Governor Roy Cooper regarding reverting from Plan B to Plan C because of these decisions at the college, or if these clusters at local universities can be attributed to poor decisions from students off-campus where there are no mandates by university staff.

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NC State University System Officials Announce COVID-19 Coronavirus Cluster Confirmed At Off-Campus Housing And Members Of The Greek Life System

August 19, 2020

Following a trend of colleges and universities across the nation, and on the heels of UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University ( ECU ) clusters, NC State University officials have now confirmed that there is a cluster of new COVID-19 Coronavirus infections (5+ or more) in off-campus housing and with 8 members of the greek life system.

It is unclear if the members of the greek life system is the cluster in off-campus housing.

The announcement by NC State University officials comes exactly one day after the Chapel Hill campus reverted to 100% online classes after attempting in-classroom learning. There is still no word if NC State University officials and ECU officials will make an announcement reverting to 100% online classes, or if the entire UNC system will go fully online.

Additionally, with these clusters popping up just one week in to the 2020 / 2021 academic year at 3 major universities in North Carolina, we can expect some word from Governor Roy Cooper on whether NC public education K-12 schools will revert to Plan C from Plan B given these new cases.

As you recall, Plan A is 100% in school attendance, Plan B is 50% attendance with 3 days being virtual, and Plan C is 100% virtual.

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Boating And Sailing Adventures, Along With Discussions On Accommodations Along The Crystal Coast Of NC

August 2020

If you’re traveling by sailboat along the East Coast from the Northeast to Caribbean Islands then this is a great article to learn about accommodations along the Crystal Coast of NC in addition to talks about various waterways and barrier islands of the southern Outer Banks near Cape Lookout, Shackleford Banks, Pamlico Sound, and Bogue Sound.

This article and guide encourages readers to fill in the blanks of accommodations and amenities found along the Intracoastal Waterway in Eastern NC that are specific to sailboat owners.

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What Are Some Great Things To Do And See Near This Crystal Coast Island Adjacent To Cape Lookout National Seashore

August 2020

This article will focus on Harkers Island NC which is located in the down east area of Carteret County along the Crystal Coast. If you are looking for exiting things to do a see on your travels or family vacation then this are of NC is an often missed opportunity for adventures.

This article will focus on tourism of the Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks islands, along with the culture and heritage of this unique area that lives by it’s own way of life.

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What Does The Future Of Emerald Isle NC Look Like In 15 Years As This Crystal Coast Community Is Projected To See Higher Than Average Growth

August 2020

This is an article focused entirely on the community of Emerald Isle NC and what the future of this town looks like down the road 15 years from now in the face of Interstate 42 and growth of Camp Lejeune in Onslow County. This article will also touch on the prospects of how the town and highway system will change in the event that Crystal Coast leaders of Bogue Banks decide on the construction of a new bridge.

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Campground And RV Resorts In Coastal Eastern NC Along The Crystal Coast

August 2020

Great article for those visiting the Crystal Coast beaches near Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach and Salter Path, as well as Emerald Isle and will be visiting or vacationing via a recreational vehicle or taking a more primitive route in camping by a tent.

In this article we are relying heavily on visitors to these facilities giving us positive reviews and recommendations to others who may be traveling to the NC destination.

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East Carolina University ( ECU ) In Greenville, NC Reports One Cluster Outbreak At A Resident Hall

August 2020

East Carolina University ( ECU ) officials in Greenville NC reported that are investigating and responding to one cluster outbreak of Coronavirus at a resident hall on-campus.

There is no word if ECU officials will take the same course of action that UNC Chapel-Hill officials took in reverting to 100% online classes for the 2020 / 2021 year.

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UNC Chapel-Hill Reverts To 100% Online Classes After Increase In Coronavirus Outbreaks In Campus Residence Halls And Fraternity House

August 2020

On Monday, August 17, 2020 UNC Chapel-Hill officials made the decision to revert to 100% online classes instead of in classroom learning after several outbreaks of new Coronavirus cases spiked in several residence halls and at one fraternity.

It is unclear if this will avalanche in to the entire UNC system reverting to 100% online classes because of the outbreak at Chapel-Hill, or if each university in the system will act independently and locally based on either no new cases or increased cases.

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Probation And Parole Compliance Check Leads To 2 Arrests for Felony Crimes Including Drugs, Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And Possession Of A Firearm By A Felon

August 17, 2020 NC Crime Reports

Carteret County Sheriffs Department Narcotics Division announced the arrest of Tyler Hall, 21, of Newport, and Zachary Barnes, 30, of Morehead City after a probation and parole compliance check on one of the men.

Narcotics agents say that during the compliance check on Tyler Hall, narcotics detectives found methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, THC based edibles/wax, multiple items of drug paraphernalia, $406 in US Currency, and a firearm were located and seized. The firearm was a .410 shotgun modified to create maximum damage and fits the legal statute to be considered a weapon of mass destruction under NC law.

A few hours later, detectives were led to the home of Zachary Barnes where methamphetamine, heroin, MDMA, marijuana, Xanax, multiple items of drug paraphernalia, and multiple firearms were located and seized.

The relationship, if any, between the two men is unknown.

Tyler Hall received a $75,000 bond and Zachary Barnes received a $300,000 bond.

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Area Woman Arrested After Traffic Stop For Allegedly Trafficking Methamphetamine and Heroin, 20 Outstanding Felony Warrants, Resisting Arrest, And Destroying Criminal Evidence

August 2020 NC Crime Reports

In cooperation with the Morehead City Police Department, Deputies with the Carteret County Sheriffs Department announced the arrest of Misty Parsons, age 43, of Newport NC for the following charges and was given a $1.5 million dollar secured bond.

Trafficking in heron, trafficking in methamphetamine, 20 arrest warrants from Operation One By One, resisting arrest, and destruction of criminal evidence.

The arrest was initiated during a traffic stop.

Other charges include 2 counts of conspiring to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, conspiring to sell and deliver heroin, possessing a schedule II controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling and delivering a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling that was used for keeping and selling a controlled substance, and one count each of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, selling methamphetamine, delivering methamphetamine, manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance, selling a schedule II controlled substance, delivering a schedule II controlled substance, possessing heroin with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver, manufacturing heroin, selling heroin, and delivering heroin.

Misty Parsons will have a first appearance this week.

Booking photo via the title link.

4 ounces of methamphetamine and nearly a quarter ounce of heroin.

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Business Counseling Services To Help With Startup COVID-19 Resources, Marketing, Bookkeeping, And Financing Options

August 17, 2020

Have you ever used any business counseling services like the one Carteret Community College offers to help jump start your corporation?

How did these services help you locally, or if you are a corporation serving the needs of customers regionally, statewide, or internationally, how did these services help you?

We are especially interested in hearing about Internet Marketing plans, business web design, Internet advertising, and using mobile apps to engage current and new customers.

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