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Past articles by Cheyenne:

Like chicken and waffles? Jacksonville’s new diner is open

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — There’s a chance you’ve seen the new diner in Jacksonville. Located on Western Boulevard, Metro Diner is a chain restaurant that has recently set up shop. The grand opening for the diner was held Monday. The franchise has over 60 locations across the country and was featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, […] → Read More

Cherry Point Spouses Club accepting fundraiser applications

CHERRY POINT, N.C. (WNCT) — Local residents are giving back to their community in Cherry Point. The Cherry Point Spouses Club has been fundraising all year for its scholarship program and business assistance program. The thrift shop on base is where the spouses work to raise the money for these programs. “Last year, both scholarship […] → Read More

Jacksonville seeing spike in tourism

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Jacksonville is seeing an uptick in tourism. The area saw a historic amount of growth in tourism in the last year. City officials reported in 2022 that the total amount of occupancy tax collected was over $4 million. This amount is 10% more than the previous year. Economic experts think this […] → Read More

City of Jacksonville files motion to dismiss food truck owner’s lawsuit

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — There has been an update on the food truck lawsuit against the City of Jacksonville. Jacksonville has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit that was initially put out in December of last year. The original lawsuit filed by the food truck owners concerned the city’s restrictions on the trucks that […] → Read More

Father of the 14-year-old victim in Richlands double homicide speaks out

RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT) – Monday marks three days since the tragic deaths of two Onslow County residents after a double homicide on Friday. Christopher Kornegay was charged with two open counts of murder after being arrested in connection to the deaths of Audrey White and her 14-year-old son Ardrie White. WNCT had the chance […] → Read More

Ominous stone found outside Beaufort business

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) — A large stone with a Bible verse was left outside a business along the Crystal Coast. This stone, weighing several hundred pounds, was left outside Cru Wine Bar, Coffee Shop & Wine Store last week. The Bible verse written on it was ‘Luke 17-2’ and it references throwing a person who […] → Read More

Carteret County school pays special honor to volunteer

NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) — Broad Creek Middle School students showed their appreciation on Friday for one special volunteer. Peyton Kelly helps out the middle school by fixing computers and offering wisdom to those who seek it. Kelly does all this while having cerebral palsy. School officials played a special video for Kelly during assembly and […] → Read More

Man charged with murder after bodies found in Onslow County home

RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT) — A man has been charged with two open counts of murder after deputies found two people dead inside his Adagio Trail home. At 1:34 a.m. Friday, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls regarding a “disturbance” at the residence, according to a press release. When deputies arrived at the home, […] → Read More

Need a new book? Check out this library’s book sale

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — Grab your wallets, book lovers. Craven County is hosting a book sale. The Spring 2023 Big Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of New Bern-Craven County Public Library, started today. Today’s sale is only for library members, but an application is available to fill out at the door. The rest […] → Read More

Annual St. Patrick’s Festival back in Emerald Isle this weekend

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The 30th annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Festival is returning this Friday and Saturday. The event will be held at the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, located at 8700 Emerald Drive, and is put on by the Town of Emerald Isle and the Emerald Isle Business Association. Downtown Wilson preps […] → Read More

North Carolina girl is one of about 1,000 people in world battling specific genetic disease

NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) – Tuesday was Rare Disease Day and one family in Eastern North Carolina knows all too well what it’s like to battle one. Saylor Baysden is 5 years old. Just like every other kid, she loves to jump on the trampoline, swing on the swing set and ride on her family’s golf cart. Saylor […] → Read More

Need a summer job? Become a lifeguard

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WNCT) — The Atlantic Beach Lifeguard Program is currently looking for seasonal workers. Applications have opened for the lifeguard program that runs throughout the summer. The peak beachgoer season is from Memorial Day to mid-August. The town has struggled previously with filling lifeguard positions. However, last year was different and they had […] → Read More

Freedom Classic return to Grainger Stadium

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The Freedom Classic is returning this weekend to Grainger Stadium. The fun and friendly competition kicked off on Friday between the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy baseball teams. It’s America’s favorite pastime and cadets from each academy were ready to face off in an unforgettable match. “You’re going to […] → Read More

Atlantic Beach town manager retiring after 42 years

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WNCT) — The town manager for Atlantic Beach is retiring after working for 42 years, including the last 14 in Atlantic Beach. David Walker has worked for different North Carolina towns in Eastern North Carolina for over 42 years. He said some of the highlights in his Atlantic Beach career have been […] → Read More

Local non-profit needs community help

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A non-profit in Onslow County is struggling to help its community. The CHEW Program helps children in Onslow County eat by giving them meals. Right now, most of their pantry is empty. The program said they only have about three pack-outs before they run out of food. “I’ve never seen it […] → Read More

Start of hurricane season now less than 100 days away

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WNCT) — Hurricane season is now less than 100 days away. Officials want people to start preparing. Onslow County Emergency Services Director Norman Bryson recommends keeping a supply kit fit for any disaster year-round. Bryson suggested putting non-perishable food, important documents and batteries within the kit. “We’ve been lucky the last couple […] → Read More

Local department store helps give back to community

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A store in Jacksonville is partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern North Carolina. If you happen to be in Ross this month you have a chance to give back to the community. The department store has been collecting donations since February 11 and is more than halfway to […] → Read More

Emerald Isle Realty Program helping those in need

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WNCT) — One company along the Crystal Coast is working to give back to the community. Emerald Isle Realty has its “Heart for Service” program, where they partner up with different organizations each month to help out in the area. This month they worked with “Backpack Friends” to deliver 800 backpacks of […] → Read More

Class action lawsuit filed in Camp Lejeune toxic water cases

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A press conference took place Thursday in Jacksonville about a class action lawsuit on the Camp Lejeune toxic water cases. The firm filing the suit came to Jacksonville to discuss the details of the case and what they’re hoping to accomplish. “The groundwater Camp Lejeune was contaminated, extensively contaminated with toxic […] → Read More

Restaurants ready for Valentine’s Day

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The day of love is here and restaurants are getting ready for the celebrations. The owner of one Mediterranean restaurant in Jacksonville, Marrakesh, said that they have been preparing for over 24 hours to make sure their food prep and staff are ready to go. Marrakesh is completely booked for the […] → Read More