Morehead City NC News
Michelle Morris Branche, 47, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Carteret County Superior Court to one count of felony embezzlement and three counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense, according to information from District Attorney Scott Thomas.
With about 200,000 people in one weekend, the largest festival in Eastern North Carolina ended Sunday night, organizers said. Organizers say it looks like more people attended this year than last.
After a string of purse thefts in Morehead City, the police department has started a program to help keep its citizens safe. Major Bernette Morris says, “We are going to make the manpower, we are including everybody at the PD, sworn and unsworn.
The 28th annual event will begin at noon on Friday, Oct. 3, and will run through Sunday, Oct. 5. It will take place at the Morehead City waterfront. So what can we expect at this year’s festival? Photojournalist Keith Jones serves up a preview.