On April 28, police were dispatched to a burglar alarm at the Carteret County Clinic for Adolescents and Children on John Platt Drive, but when they arrived, they saw flames.

Of the rebuilding, Dr. Margaret Merrick, a provider at the practice, says: “Of course, it is going to be a long process, but the community has been very supportive, and we have a great team with a very positive outlook.”

72 hours after the fire, that resulted in a total loss, the clinic was able to re-open, in part thanks to the generosity of Carolina Center for Surgery and Carteret OBGYN.

The Carteret County Clinic for Adolescents and Children will see patients at its new location at 221-B Professional Circle, Morehead City.

On its Facebook page, the clinic gives shout outs to many who helped including: Oceanside Pediatrics and Kids Rule Pediatrics and Carteret Healthcare and Oceanside Pediatrics. They also give thanks to Morehead City Fire Department, Morehead City Police Department, Atlantic Beach Fire Department, and Beaufort Fire Department.

No injuries or loss of life (including the fish) were sustained in the fire. The cause is under investigation.

Practitioners at Carteret County Clinic:

Katharine Moorehead, MD (NCMS member)

Margaret Merrick, MD, FAAP

Loreli Rowe, MD (NCMS member)