Morehead City NC News
We aren’t experiencing freezing temperatures in Eastern Carolina, but one city did manage to offer ice skating in their downtown area. For a second year, the Parks and Recreation Department in Morehead City put up a synthetic ice skating rink.
Customers of the former Bank of America found a new name but the same friendly faces on Monday when they arrived to transact business. The branch office closed its doors at noon on Friday and re-opened for business on Monday as First South Bank, said President and CEO Bruce Elder.
An outgoing North Carolina Supreme Court justice is returning to the Court of Appeals to fill the impending vacancy of the judge who defeated him last month. Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday that Associate Justice Bob Hunter of Morehead City will fill the seat of Court of Appeals Judge Sam Ervin IV starting Jan. 1. State law allows Hunter to serve through the end of 2016.
An emergency permit has been issued by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources to begin agitation dredging at the port of Morehead City. Although the port is authorized to use hydraulic dredging to maintain a 38-foot water depth, a docking facility at Radio Island has depths as low as 29 feet, which is not deep enough for several vessels that currently use the facility.