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Emergency Alert

3 Alerts
September 9, 2020 2:12 PM

Crash Shuts Down Beaufort/Morehead High Rise Bridge

The high rise bridge to Beaufort is currently shut down due to a crash involving several vehicles. Emergency workers are on scene.

August 25, 2020 3:13 PM

Major Gas Leak at Crystal Coast Plaza

The Morehead City Fire Department is on the scene of a major gas leak at the Crystal Coast Plaza that includes stores like Petsmart, TjMaxx and West Marine. All businesses are being evacuated.

Latest Update:

August 25, 2020 5:24 PM

Police and fire have cleared the scene of the gas leak. Businesses at Crystal Coast Plaza are back open.

April 18, 2020 7:03 PM

Beaufort-Morehead bridge closed

Travel is currently shut off in both directions. Please avoid that travel route if possible.

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Latest Update:

September 9, 2020 2:51 PM

The bridge is back open to traffic.

Important Alert

7 Alerts
May 7, 2021 12:47 PM

Highway 24 near Paradise Lane Shut Down by County Deputies

The Carteret County Sheriffs Office has shut down all five lanes of Hwy 24 near Paradise Lane. Shortly after noon deputies conducted a felony vehicle stop on wanted suspect Richard Murphrey who is currently refusing to exit the vehicle. Negotiators are...

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Latest Update:

May 7, 2021 3:18 PM

**UPDATE: Stand-off over following self-inflicted gun-shot wound
A three-hour stand-off has ended after the suspect exited a vehicle and turned his gun on himself. Richard Kelly Murphrey, 35, of Gloucester, NC is in serious condition and has been transported to Carteret Health Care.
Highway 24 is now back open.

April 15, 2021 10:07 AM

Shevans Park Playground Temporarily Closed for Repairs

In preparation for the seasonal opening of the splash pad in early May, Shevans Park Playground is closed for repairs to the Pour-in-Play with plans to reopen early next week. The Pour-in-Play rubber needs to cure for several days without foot traffic to...

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March 10, 2021 12:51 PM

DOT Closes Eastbound Lane of High-Rise bridge between Morehead & Radio Island through March 18th.

Beginning today the eastbound lane of the high-rise bridge between Morehead City and Radio Island will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily to allow crews to carry out bridge inspections.
According to the N.C. Department of Transportation’s...

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November 18, 2020 10:08 AM

Thanksgiving Week Trash Pick Up Schedule

TRASH AND RECYCLING PICK UP SCHEDULE FOR THANKSGIVING WEEK: If your pick up is normally Thursday it will be picked up on Friday, If your pick up is normally Friday it will be picked up Saturday.
YARD WASTE PICK UP SCHEDULE FOR THANKSGIVING WEEK: We...

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October 1, 2020 8:14 AM

The Beaufort high rise bridge is shut down in both directions due to a serious accident.

The Beaufort high rise bridge is shut down in both directions due to a serious accident. Emergency workers are on scene.

Latest Update:

October 1, 2020 8:40 AM

The bridge is now back open to traffic.

April 17, 2020 3:41 PM

Emergency Small Business Loan Program

Morehead City has launched a new emergency small business loan program to help local small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. To learn more or apply visit www.moreheadcitync.org

March 26, 2020 1:37 PM

Coronavirus Information

We're keeping our Morehead City Coronavirus information and News Releases here.

Weather Alert

1 Alert
August 3, 2020 2:17 PM

Tropical Storm Isaias

Morehead City is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning due to Isaias churning up our coast. According to the National Weather Service, high winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge and potential tornadoes will impact our area beginning this evening,...

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