Stacia Strong, WITN Headlines

Stacia Strong

WITN Headlines

New Bern, NC, United States

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Past articles by Stacia:

Survey breaks down why North Carolinians aren’t getting vaccinated

The number of North Carolinians getting vaccinated continues to grow at a slow pace. → Read More

Rising COVID cases prompt Town of Beaufort to enact mask mandate

The Town of Beaufort is officially under a mask mandate for anyone who is inside of a public building. Town leaders say the new requirement comes at the region and the entire state continue to see a spike in coronavirus cases. → Read More

Activity picks up in the tropics as we near peak hurricane season

After a month of no storm activity, the tropics are heating up with three systems now churning in the Atlantic. → Read More

Hearing set for Wednesday in Mariah Woods Case

A hearing is being held in Onlsow County on Wednesday after the defense team for Earl Kimrey filed a motion to delay the trial that was set to begin on November 8, 2021. → Read More

Carteret Health Care reinstates hospital visitor restrictions

A surging number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations has prompted Carteret Health Care in Morehead City to reinstate their visitor restrictions. → Read More

Lenoir County Schools to require masks for first 3 weeks of school

Lenoir County Public Schools announced Monday night that face masks will be required by everyone while inside of school buildings but they will not be required while outdoors for the first 3 weeks of the new school year. The motion passed in a 5 to 2 vote by the Board of Education. → Read More

New school year starts for some eastern Carolina high schools

Summer is beginning to wind down for most students but some are already back in the classrooms for the start of a new school year. In Craven County, Early College High Schools went back on Monday. → Read More

Back-to-School Drives support families in need

Several school supply drives are hoping to ease the burden for some families as kids head back to school. → Read More

New Bern discusses resiliency plan to deal with future storms

The City of New Bern is ready to move forward with plans to make the area more resilient against natural disasters. → Read More

ENC shark survey celebrates 50 years of research

This week millions will tune in to watch Shark Week, but a team of researchers here in Eastern North Carolina are celebrating their own type of shark week as they mark 50 years of their shark survey which is one of the longest continuous efforts in the world to study these apex predators. → Read More

Duke Energy makes upgrades to better protect against severe weather

We’re now less than two weeks away from the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and power companies like Duke Energy have been busy making major improvements to the protect the power grid from storms. → Read More

Crystal Coast beach restoration project nears completion

It’s been more than 2 1/2 years since Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina, and now a massive beach restoration project along the Crystal Coast is finally nearing completion. → Read More

School districts finalizing back-to-school plans for fall

Summer break is inching closer for many schools around Eastern North Carolina and that has put many school districts in overdrive to finalize plans for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. → Read More

Congressman Murphy visits Carteret Community College; says everybody doesn’t need a four year college

Congressman Greg Murphy was back in Eastern North Carolina on Friday, touring the workforce programs that Carteret Community College has to offer. → Read More

ICU Nurse given ‘Healthcare Hero’ Award

For more than a year now we’ve been heavily leaning on our healthcare workers to help guide us through this pandemic, and this week a local Intensive Care Unit Nurse was honored for her efforts. → Read More

Hospital Celebrates having no COVID-19 Patients

It’s been more than a year since the fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic began and since then hospitals around the country have seen a massive amount of patients needing their help to battle this virus. Now a local hospital is celebrating a new milestone in the pandemic. → Read More

Summer camp helps feed food insecure seniors

A local summer camp is doing what it can to ensure that senior citizens in need in their community have a hot meal. → Read More

School Safety a top priority following Tennessee School Shooting

The deadly shooting at a Knoxville, Tennessee high school leaves local school leaders reeling, putting an even larger focus on keeping students and staff safe. → Read More

Safety a top concern as tourism at the Beaches increases

As the weather warms up, more people are heading to the Crystal Coast. Leaders in one coastal town are reminding beachgoers to stay safe while enjoying the sun and surf. → Read More

Coastal businesses struggle to find enough employees

As the weather warms up, more people are packing up and heading to the Crystal Coast, but businesses struggle to keep up with limited staff. → Read More