Newport NC town hall information, government contacts, and information on the mayor, council, police, fire, clerk, planning, and other departments. Additionally, as news in this community in Carteret County NC happens, we will document it at the bottom.
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Mailing Address: PO Box 1869, 200 Howard Blvd, Newport, NC 28570
Telephone Contact: (252) 223-4749
Mayor Pro Tem: Chuck Shinn
Council: Mark Eadie, Danny Fornes, Bob Benedict, and David Heath.
Police Chief: R. Keith Lewis Jr. – 252-223-5410 ext 301.
Town Manager: Christopher Turner
Finance Officer: Teresa Fulk
Planning And Zoning Administrator: Robert Will
Newport Elementary – 219 Chatham St, 252-223-4201.
Bogue Sound Elementary School – 3323 Hwy 24, 252-393-1279.
Newport Middle School – 500 Chatham St, 252-223-3482.
Broad Creek Middle School – 2382 Hwy 24, 252-247-3135.
Croatan High School – 3355 Hwy 24, 252-393-7022.
Town administration does not list names and direct contacts for the fire department chief, parks and recreation, utilities and public works, planning and inspection, or human resources and employment. Please call the main town hall telephone number.
Fort Benjamin Park – 100 McQueen Ave, 252-222-5858.
Additionally, there is a kids park and baseball field on Howard Blvd.
Local Area Information
Newport NC is a small town in western Carteret County NC that borders Havelock in Craven County, Morehead City, Mill Creek, and Broad Creek.
The local area is largely residential, but the town does have a downtown area with commercial businesses on Chatham St and Howard Blvd.
Highway 70 runs through the heart of the town from east to west and connects the area with Morehead City and Havelock.
Highway 24 runs from east to west and connects the area with Broad Creek, Bogue, Cape Carteret, and Morehead City.
Mill Creek Rd connects the local area with the community of Mill Creek.
Considerable portions of the Croatan National Forest borders the community and offers residents and visitors ample recreation.
Bogue Sound is a large body of water that borders the area along Highway 24.
The major shopping area for the town is at the corner of Highway 70 and Howard Blvd and Nine Foot Rd.
There is no hospital in the town. Residents are served by Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.
The N.C. Department of Corrections operates a small work camp on Mill Creek Rd.
The local community hosts the annual Newport Pig Pickin’ Contest and Christmas parade. We will update this section as we learn about other events.
This area will be populated with information about the town as it relates to the mayor, town council, and other departments information, in addition to other news that happens locally.
November 2020: A request to rezone a 12.72 acre lot at 982 Chatham St. owned by Gull Tree Service LLC will be heard by the town council on November 12, 2020 after receiving recommendations by board members in October to approve the rezoning request from a R-20 A residential district to a R-20 CD residential agricultural conditional use district so that Gull Tree Service LLC can maintain a tree farm.