Category Archives: Newport

Morehead City Police Police investigating murder

David Isiah Godwin Chief Bernette Morris, Chief of Police,  Morehead City Police Department On July 5th 2016 the Morehead City Police Department responded to Country Club Apartments approximately 6:30pm in regard to a requested welfare check on Wendy Rae Tamagne, age 37. Upon arrival on scene it was determined that Wendy Tamagne, was deceased. Any and all unattended deaths are treated as homicides by our investigators. The Morehead City Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and District Attorney Scott Thomas are continuing to work diligently on this case…

Reward offered for information in Armed Robbery

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Major Jason A. Wank, Chief Detective 304 Craven Street * Beaufort, NC 28516 (252) 728-8400 RELEASE DATE: 08/25/2015 NEWS RELEASE Carteret County Deputies are asking for your help in identifying an armed robbery suspect. On Monday, 08/24/2015, at approximately 11:07pm a light skin black male armed with a handgun entered Gil’s Market located at 805 Chatham St, in Newport and demanded money. When the clerk yelled out to bar patrons that she was being robbed the suspect fled on foot leaving empty handed. At least four bar patrons reportedly chased the susp…

Newport teens face additional charges for crime spree

On 06/29/2015 Carteret County Deputies served Tyler Lee Hall, 16 and Phillip Montanino, 17, both of 599 Roberts Rd, (L & E Mobile Home Park), in Newport, with numerous additional counts of breaking into unlocked vehicles in the Newport area. The duo, who are currently in jail facing similar charges obtained by the Newport Police department, now face an additional twenty-four counts each of Breaking & Entering Motor Vehicles, larcenies, and possession of stolen goods. Detectives say the due went on a crime spree walking from car to car along streets off Roberts Road, the same road in…

NEWS RELEASE – Newport man arrested

On 04/04/2015 Carteret County Deputies arrested James Darden Piercey, 24, of Lot # 19 Rouses Mobile Home Park, 760 Hwy 24, in Newport for engaging in lewd and lascivious acts with a four year old female child known to him. Piercey was charged with two counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child and held in the Carteret County Jail under a $20,000.00 bond. He is scheduled for his first court appearance today, 04/06/2015. No further information is being released due to the age of the victim. ANONYMOUS REPORTS OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY CAN BE REPORTED TO CARTERET COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS AT (252) 726-IN…

Newport adopts tough as nails wind energy ordinance

Carteret sets Feb. 26th public hearing on county regulations By John Droz Jr. | Special to the County Compass NEWPORT — When the Mill Pond wind energy project was first publicly announced in October, our Number One objective was to see that the two affected communities had laws providing adequate protections to citizens, local businesses, the military, and the environment. Monday night’s town board meeting in Newport was the successful conclusion for months of hard work by a lot of good North Carolinians — as one of our local jurisdictions formally passed a high quality ordinanc…

Holes blown in Newport wind project

Public excluded from Nov. 5 meeting By By John Droz Jr. | Special to the County Compass Editor’s note: Mr. Droz, a Morehead City resident, writes extensively on wind energy issues. He is a frequent contributor to The County Compass. Readers may reach him by e-mail: aaprjohn@northnet.org Torch Energy’s 28-page slide presentation — critiqued here by Mr. Droz —  can be seen in the PDF below.…
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