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Important Updates

Staff is currently working through logistics with Waste Industries regarding the company’s taking over trash and recycling collection for the Town of Beaufort. In an effort to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible, it has been decided to wait until April before transferring that service completely to Waste Industries. A firm date will be announced in mid-March. In the meantime, Public Works will continue to collect household waste on Mondays, recycling on Tuesdays and yard and bulk items on Wednesdays. We will continue to seek public input in the coming weeks. Please email any concerns, questions or suggestions to Public Information Officer Jennifer Allen at j.allen@beaufortnc.org


Talk Trash” with a representative from Waste Industries will be held 4-6 p.m. Feb. 22, 4-6 p.m. March 8 and 4-6 p.m. March 22 in the Train Depot, 614 Broad St. Citizens are encouraged to come and ask any questions they have about the new trash collection process. If you can't make these informal meetings, you can check out this film made in Hillsborough that shows how easy the carts are to handle and where to place properly for pick up.


Ricks Avenue is closed to through traffic until further notice due to a failed 36" culvert, which has caused a sink hole in the roadway. Crews are currently being scheduled for repairs. Updates will be provided as they become available. Contact Town Hall at 252-728-2141 for more details.

Community Resources

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Here is a list of community resources for those in need of food and other assistance.

Free meals

  • First Baptist Church “Five Loaves,” 403 Ann St., Beaufort: 6 p.m. Monday.
  • Calvary Baptist Church “Two Fishes Café,” 119 Bunch Road, Beaufort: 6 p.m., first, third and fourth Thursday.
  • Bridgeway Church of the Nazarene, 100 Lockhart Dr., Beaufort: 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.
  • Hope Mission, 1410 Bridges St., Morehead City: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  • Impact Church, 2900 Bridges St., Morehead City; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Tuesday.

 Food pantries

  • Loaves and Fishes Thrift Shop and food pantry, Beaufort Plaza Shopping Center, Beaufort: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., first three Mondays of the month, 504-0123.
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Harkers Island Fire Department: noon to 1 p.m., fourth Tuesday of each month, 418-8020.
  • ACTS Food Pantry, 450 Highway 70, Bettie: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, 728-1414.
  • Calvary Baptist Church, 119 Bunch Road, Beaufort: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the fourth Monday of the month.
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 215 Ann St., Beaufort: must be sent from County Department of Social Services, 728-3324.
  • Glad Tidings Church “Daily Bread Ministries,” 4621 Country Club Road, Morehead City: call for information, 726-0160.
  • The Salvation Army, 1700 Arendell St., Morehead City; call to make appointment, 726-7147.
  • Martha’s Mission Cupboard, 901 Bay St., Morehead City: need a voucher from DSS. For information, call 726-1717.
  • Matthew 25, St. James United Methodist Church, 1007 Orange St., Newport: 10 a.m. to noon, Monday and Thursday, 223-4231.
  • The Storehouse, 3114 Bridges St., Morehead City: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, by appointment, 725-5539.
  • God’s City of Refuge, 953 Hibbs Road, Newport: 10 a.m. to noon the third Saturday every other month.
  • Wildwood Presbyterian Church, 276 Wildwood Road, Newport: 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Thursdays for produce and bread; call 726-3407 to arrange to pick up nonperishable food items and frozen meat. 

N.C. Food Truck visits and food giveaways

The N.C. Food Truck visits on a monthly basis:

  • Faith Tabernacle of Praise, 413 Highway 101, Beaufort: 1 to 3 p.m., second Monday of each month.
  • God’s City of Refuge, 953 Hibbs Road, Newport: begins at noon the third Friday every other month.
  • St. James United Methodist Church, 1007 Orange St., Newport: beginning 9 a.m. the last Thursday of each month.
  • Calvary Baptist Church, 119 Bunch Road, Beaufort: 10 a.m. the fourth Monday of each month.
  • St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 111 Hodges St., Morehead City: noon to 1 p.m., first Friday of each month, sponsored by The Salvation Army, 726-2175 or 726-7147.
  • Woodville Baptist Church, 450 Highway 70, Bettie: 11 a.m. the third Friday of each month. 

Other food resources

  • Meals on Wheels, contact Jackie Ezzard, 342-7983.
  • Department of Social Services, 210 Craven St., Beaufort: 728-3181.

Clothes closet

  • Loaves and Fishes Thrift Shop, Beaufort Square Shopping Center, Beaufort: on an as needed basis, 504-0123.

Thrift Stores

  • Loaves and Fishes Thrift Store, Beaufort Plaza Shopping Center, Beaufort: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, extended hours until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
  • The Loaves and Fishes Down East Thrift Store, 112 Straits Road, Otway: 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • The Salvation Army, 1700 Arendell St., Morehead City:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  • Second Blessings, 5178 Highway 70, Morehead City: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, 726-7921.
  • St. James United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 1007 Orange St., Newport, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Thrift Shop, 1107 Arendell St., Morehead City: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
  • Straits United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 311 Straits Point Road, Straits; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Benevolence funds

  • Hope Mission, 1410 Bridges St., Morehead City,: 9 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
  • Loaves and Fishes Community Center, Beaufort Square Plaza, Beaufort,: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 838-9035.
  • The Salvation Army, 1700 Arendell St., Morehead City,: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
  • St. James United Methodist Church, 1007 Orange St., Newport: 9 a.m. to noon, Monday and Thursday, for Newport residents only. 

Resources for homeless

  • Hope Mission, 1410 Bridges, Morehead City. Men’s homeless shelter, check in at 6 p.m. seven days a week, call 240-2359.
  • Family Promise of Carteret County Inc., 3502 Elm St., Morehead City: For homeless women and children and families, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, call 222-0019.

List courtesy of the Carteret County News-Times