Business is not what it once was at Mel-Burn Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service.
“One time I used to have 13 employees working here,” said Pete Naik, who bought the business in 1984.
Now there is
Alicia Bryant can’t wait to get to fourth grade to show off.
Bryant was one of 26 third-graders who participated in a three-week Reading Camp that ended last week at Roger Bell Elementary School i
Frank Bottorff saw a lot of familiar faces among the 50 government and business leaders that attended a luncheon Friday in Havelock for the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission.
A Havelock woman says she felt she was doing the right thing in reporting that she had been bitten by a dog on June 3.
The owners of that dog, Sadie, have appealed to the Havelock Board of Commiss
The commander of the nation’s Fleet Readiness Centers has written a letter of support for an F-35B lift fan facility to be built at Fleet Readiness Center East at Cherry Point.
According to an ann
Do beer and chili go together?
A majority of the Havelock Board of Commissioners may believe so.
On Monday night, the board gave a tentative go-ahead to the Havelock Chamber of Commerce to add a
A New Bern man will learn Aug. 18 of his guilt or innocence on multiple charges involving the manufacture of slot machines.
Greg Muse, 52, owner of Craven Music Company, is charged with 15 counts
The Vecino Verde Search and Rescue Team has scheduled a search and rescue exercise from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Havelock campus of Craven Community College.
The college is located at
Key West is looming large in our future. We’re soon heading there to meet daughter Sundae, son in-law Shingo and grandchild Bug, who are flying in from Tokyo and are so looking forward to their visi
The chili festival committee wants a “beer garden!” There is a reason that there is an ordinance against alcoholic beverages in the city parks — children! This should be a no-brainer. Alcoholic beve
Green Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Havelock has scheduled its Missionary Ministry Annual Worship Service for 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Carolyn Squires, associate minister from Guildfield Miss
The Children’s Miracle Network Committee of the Havelock Walmart has scheduled a magic show Friday and Saturday at Joslyn Hall at Carteret Community College in Morehead City.
Doors open at 6:30 p.
A man wanted for shooting into a building turned himself into Havelock police on Tuesday night.
Marvin Lovell Norris Jr., 21, of Havelock, was wanted on a warrant for discharging a weapon into an
Sheriff deputies and Havelock police responded to a shooting Tuesday night on Belangia Road in eastern Craven County.
The call came in around 8 p.m. of a shooting in the area of Belangia Road and
Three police officers testified Tuesday about video evidence they gathered against a man charged with selling illegal slot machines in Havelock.
In the continuation of the case against Greg Muse,
A kayaker and his 6-year-old daughter were rescued Tuesday afternoon after they became stranded on Great Island in the Neuse River.
According to initial reports, the kayaker was distressed and was
The group approached the building from all angles, armed with paint brushes and easels.
About 10 members of the Coastal Carolina Plein Air Painters came to Havelock last week to paint the historic
Havelock Police are looking for a man who fired two bullets into an apartment complex Sunday.
Marvin Lovell Norris Jr., 20, who has no particular address, is being sought after the shooting incide
The Havelock Board of Commissioners is expected to hear a request for a beer garden at the Havelock Chili Festival during its meeting tonight.
Stephanie Duncan, executive director of the Havelock
An off-duty Marine on his way home from work early Wednesday morning was shot and wounded in what officials suspect was a reveler carelessly shooting a firearm.
John Cooksey, 24, of Bridgeton, was
While residents in the city limits of Havelock will have storm debris from Hurricane Arthur collected, those in Craven County will have to haul away debris themselves.
Craven County officials said
Complaints from residents to the Board of Commissioners have prompted Havelock officials to revisit the city’s regulations on vicious animals.
Havelock Mayor Will Lewis said city staff was gatheri
This Independence Day had all the makings of a great one. After all, the Fourth of July fell on a Friday, setting everyone up for a three-day weekend of fun and fireworks.
Then, Hurricane Arthur b
While making face-to-face small talk — a pastime that seems lost in an information age of texts, emails and tweets — with one of the folks with whom I work at Cherry Point, the subject of summer cam
I’m a big fan of the community college system and have said so previously on these pages. Last week I headed to Coastal Carolina in Jacksonville on behalf of a client.
The wife had applied for fin
A free workshop on how to use iPads is scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 18 at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library.
Susan Braaten, who provides technology support services and training, is
Green Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Havelock has scheduled a Service of Worship and Pastoral Installation Service for Sunday.
The guest preacher for the Service of Worship at 11 a.m. will be
The Christmas in July Vendor and Craft Fair is scheduled for Saturday in Havelock.
The fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. A variety of crafts and pro
Cherry Point Baptist Church in Havelock has scheduled a car show and car wash from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Proceeds will go to send youth group members to summer camp.
Those bringing a ve
It was a fight to the death for the Barking Spider and the Mid-Atlantic Dirt Dart in the skies over Newport last week.
Five prototype fighters fought it out over the Crystal Coast R/C Club’s Myers
Cherry Point Marines volunteered to stop hunger and then enjoyed an evening of baseball in Morehead City.
More than a dozen personnel with the Single Marine Program attended the Morehead City Marl
Seniors who participate in the lunch program at the Havelock Senior Center are being asked to help pay for some of the cost.
Seniors who eat lunch at the center are being asked for a $1 donation t
Kelsey Petrosky says that Havelock reminds her of what it was like to live in Manhattan.
Manhattan, Kansas, that is.
“The Little Apple” is where she got her undergraduate degree in public relati
Jason Andrews drove his family 14 hours from Binghamton, N.Y., arriving at Emerald Isle Sunday afternoon just in time to enjoy some beach time. The family set up a tent in the sand and proceeded to
Tommy Isaacs and Marjorie Salmon, new owners of Joy’s Jerk Shack in Havelock, believe they know the most important ingredient in the Jamaican style food they serve.
“The one word I would say descr
Thanks to Hurricane Arthur, Havelock held its Fourth of July Freedom Festival one day late, but that didn't stop a huge crowd from enjoying the fireworks, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band and all the g
The hum of generators replaced the howl of the wind, and sunny skies replaced storm clouds Friday as Havelock residents emerged after Hurricane Arthur whipped through the area.
Power was out in ma
One of two Food Lion stores in Havelock is scheduled to close by the middle of October, according to the company.
Christy Phillips-Brown, director of external communications and community relation
Sex charges brought against a Newport man last year have been dismissed.
According to court documents, the charges against Daniel Lee Peart Sr., 61, of Newport, were dismissed by prosecutors in Ca
Hurricane Arthur hit Eastern North Carolina overnight, leaving parts of Havelock without power.
Havelock officials declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew until 6 a.m. on Friday.
As the Havelock Board of Commissioners and city staff worked on the 2014-15 budget, the numbers simply didn’t add up.
They were looking at having to raise property taxes. They were looking at havi
Remember the photo shoot of President Obama at the border, declaring it secure? In fact, he made remarks stating the GOP wanted moats and alligators. Well, it seems the border actually needs moats a
The N.C. Retail Merchants Association would like to thank Senator Norm Sanderson for his bi-partisan support to reign in a tax that was never envisioned to get to these levels.
I would like
The headline hopped off the page: “Five-legged frog found in Jacksonville.” I like local papers covering local stuff, and that definitely qualifies as “local.”
Things like this happen everywhere o
Storm warnings went up in the area Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur gained strength.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said Arthur was near hurricane strength with winds of 7
Mother Nature may very well have some fireworks of her own planned for the Fourth of July.
The National Hurricane Center predicts a tropical system to develop into a hurricane and be off the coast
The video of a Cherry Point Marine pilot landing his AV-8B Harrier jet without a front landing gear has gone viral and has been picked up by national news organizations.
Capt. William Mahoney, cur
Food, music and plenty of fireworks are expected at Havelock’s Fourth of July Freedom Festival Friday at Havelock City Park and Walter B. Jones Park.
The event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Frid
Two Carteret County sex offenders are back in jail after officials say they failed to update their respective addresses as required.
According to a press release from Carteret County Sheriff’s Off