Craven County

Down East Rural Planning Organization

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is working with local planning organizations to develop a transportation plan for the needs of Craven County over the next 30 years. PRE's Meredith Radford has more. 

CCDRA/Kristy Kulberg

It’s been three years since Hurricane Florence caused catastrophic damage in Eastern North Carolina.  Communities across the region are in various stages of recovery.  Most businesses that were damaged have reopened, homes in flood-prone areas are in the process of being elevated, and many residents have made some progress restoring their homes and getting their lives back to normal.  But in areas that were hit hard by the 2018 storm, like Craven County, the work is far from over.  PRE’s Jared Brumbaugh has more on the ongoing recovery efforts, which are happening in mostly rural and underserved areas of the county.


A concept that has been widely debated across the United States recently has made it to Craven County: Critical Race Theory. The Craven County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Monday night against the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Craven County schools. But Craven County’s board of education superintendent has said that this theory isn’t taught in schools, in the county or in the state of North Carolina. 

Severe weather on Monday spawned reports of hail damage in Eastern North Carolina. Lee Jenkins reports.

Craven and Pamlico County were pelted with hail caused by Monday afternoon’s severe thunderstorms. The National Weather Service says the City of Havelock took the brunt of it. Minnesott Beach, Charles Street, and the Cherry Point marine base had reports of golf ball sized hail, two inches in diameter. Gumbranch Park in Havelock had hail the size of baseballs, and sixty-five mile-per-hour wind gusts were recorded near Cherry Point.

Plans to cut funding for the Congregate Meals programs in Havelock and Harlowe are proposed.  We’ll explain how the decision was reached and explore a possible solution.