Morehead City NC News

Port wants exemption from city’s land development code

Jan. 07 — The N.C. State Ports Authority is asking that Wilmington exempt new ports buildings from parts of the city’s land development code. The Planning Commission will take up the request Wednesday night.

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Interim Chief named for Morehead City Police

Morris, who has been with the department for 20 years, starts in her new role Thursday. Current Police Chief Wrenn Johnson is retiring on February 1, after 31 years, but she is taking some vacation until then.

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This weekend in ENC

Mah Jong games will be held in Classroom 1 of the Western Park Community Center, 275 Old Highway 58, from 12-5 p.m. Jan. 2. For more information, visit ccpr.recdesk.com or call 252-728-8494.

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Morehead City offers ice skating through New Years Eve

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.

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Area happenings, Jan. 2 – 8

The Swansboro Shrine Club will hold its 2015 officer installation during its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 2 in the dining hall of Seaside Lodge.

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Carteret officials – all Republicans – to be sworn in

“It will be the first time in the history of the county that every elected official for Carteret County is Republican,” said Carteret County Register of Deeds-elect Jerry Hardesty.

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First South Bank opens its doors in Elizabethtown

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.

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Port board names new chairman

The board that oversees the N.C. State Ports, including the Port of Wilmington, has a new chairman – and he’s from Southeastern North Carolina.

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Outgoing justice returning to NC Court of Appeals

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.

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Emergency dredging approved at Morehead City Port

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.

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