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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

15 Alerts
May 28, 2023 10:30 AM

Morehead City Offices Closed for Memorial Day

Office closures and reduced hours will be in effect for various Morehead City departments in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th. This day is set aside to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.

September 1, 2022 10:03 AM

Morehead to Beaufort bridge back open.

Emergency workers have cleared the scene of the crash, the Morehead to Beaufort bridge is back open in both directions.

September 1, 2022 9:04 AM

Morehead to Beaufort bridge closed in both directions.

Both lanes of the Morehead City to Beaufort Bridge are closed due to a crash. Emergency workers are currently on scene.

May 31, 2022 12:58 PM

Highway 24 Crash Cleared

12:57 UPDATE: All lanes are open and the roadway is clear after a crash closed the west bound lane of Highway 24 near Gull Harbor.

May 31, 2022 11:06 AM

Vehicle Crash - Highway 24 Near Gull Harbor Down To One Lane

The west bound lane of Highway 24 is closed as emergency workers clear the scene of a crash near Gull Harbor. East bound traffic is down to one lane.

December 14, 2021 3:08 PM

Highway 70 is back open to traffic

Previous Story: Morehead City Police are currently shutting down Highway 70 in both directions between McCabe Road and the intersection of Highways 24 and 70 as Carteret County Deputies investigate a situation.

December 14, 2021 1:42 PM

Highway 70 Shutdown Between McCabe Road and Highway 24 Intersection

Any Westbound Traffic Needs to take Highway 24 to McCabe.

August 9, 2021 10:17 AM

City Hall Closed to Foot Traffic Today

City Hall is closed to foot traffic today as we settle into the new building located at 1100 Bridges St., but our employees are answering phones and emails. We will be fully open for business starting tomorrow (Tuesday, August 10th) at 9:00 a.m.

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.

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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

March 26, 2020 1:37 PM

Coronavirus Information

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

Weather Alert

3 Alerts
January 21, 2022 6:27 PM

Ice Starting to Accumulate

Ice is starting to accumulate in Morehead City. Be prepared for power outages. If you’re out and about please drive carefully.

January 21, 2022 12:25 PM

City Offices Closing at 3:00 P.M.

Due to forecasted winter conditions, City Hall, the Parks and Recreation department, and City Garages will close at 3:00 p.m. today. If you’re out driving please be safe and stay warm this weekend.

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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