SBC receives $51k grant to help local businesses The Small Business Center located on the Carteret Community College Campus was recently awarded $51,724 to provide counseling to local businesses. In response to COVID-19 and the economic crisis, North Carolina’s General Assembly passed House Bill 1043, providing Pandemic Relief Funds to support Small Business Centers with the express goal of providing counseling and coaching services to businesses negatively affected by the pandemic. Small businesses in Carteret County can contact the Small Business Center to schedule a free counseling appointment. During the initial call, the businesses will be asked what issues they are trying to navigate. The businesses will then be paired with local subject matter experts to receive one-on-one counseling in the specific areas they need help. The counseling is free to businesses. “We are currently counseling 20 clients...

Local scout prepares college shoreline Carteret Community College has enlisted the help of Ryan Mroch, a Life Scout in Scouts BSA Troop 130 based out of Morehead City, to prepare the campus shoreline to fix damages resulting from Hurricane Florence. Mroch, along with approximately 40 people including scouts from four Scouts BSA troops and community members, began relocating oysters from the section of damaged shoreline along Carteret Community College’s coastline last weekend. The volunteers removed the oysters from the rocks and concrete, placed them in bags, and then relocated them to another part of the shoreline. The volunteers will continue their work on this project on June 19, 20 and 21. “As part of our permitting to repair the shoreline and build a living shoreline, the College is required to relocate the oysters that are currently in...

Carteret CC awards 2020 Dr. Joseph T. Barwick Civic Award Carteret Community College announced that the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Joseph T. Barwick Civic Award. Each year for more than a decade, the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees has awarded the Dr. Joseph T. Barwick Civic Award to a Carteret County resident who has shown the highest level of dedication to community service. “This year, the Board of Trustees has elected to recognize the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament for its sustained dedication to our community,” said Michael Curtis, Carteret Community College Board of Trustees Chairman. “Each year the Big Rock Board of Directors’ and its Charity Committee receives countless applications from Carteret County charities and organizations. The committee labors through those applications and donates hundreds of thousands...