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Noise-generating vertical landing tests to take place at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue 

 

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2018) - Communities surrounding Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, in Bogue, N.C., are advised that daytime F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) test events are scheduled to take place Jan. 11 through Feb. 21.

Visiting F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force teams are conducting STOVL tests that will expand expeditionary capabilities for the Marine Corps' newest fighter jet. Testing will consist of a series of vertical landing maneuvers in simulated expeditionary conditions on the airfield.

While these are daytime test events, there may be occasions when testing runs past sunset.

As these operations are different from normal flight ops at MCALF Bogue, people in the vicinity of the airfield may experience unusual noise conditions during the testing. The Marine Corps and the Pax River ITF will take all precautions to lessen the impact of testing and training activities on the community.

Anyone with concerns regarding noise, vibration and/or low-flying aircraft in the vicinity of MCALF Bogue can call the MCAS Cherry Point Noise Hotline at 252-466-1092 to report those concerns.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:56:00 AM Categories: News

Town Seeks Proposals for Purchase and Development of Islander Drive Land 

 

The Town of Emerald Isle is seeking proposals from prospective developers for  a) the purchase and redevelopment of a local government-owned 1.846-acre parcel located at 203 Islander Drive, and   b) if desired, the associated development of public facilities that will complement the private development project, promote additional quality development in the Islander Drive area, promote additional economic activity in Emerald Isle, and result in significant public benefits for residents and visitors of Emerald Isle.

Detailed proposals are due by Friday, February 16 at 1 pm.  To learn more, please view the complete Request for Proposals here.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:44:00 AM Categories: News

Sign up TODAY for the 5th Annual Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K Races - March 10, 2018! 

 

There's only two months left until race day, but that's still plenty of time to train for these great annual races!  We hope to see you in Emerald Isle on March 10!  

This great annual event has attracted approximately 1,500 runners each year, and has raised more than $200,000 for bicycle path improvements and health-related charities over the past 4 years.  

This year's event will benefit the Emerald Isle bicycle path and Little Pink Houses of Hope, an organization devoted to providing assistance to breast cancer victims and their families.  

To learn more, and to sign up for the marathon (26.2 miles), half-marathon (13.1 miles), and 5k (3.1 miles) races, please visit http://www.emeraldislerun.com/ .  There's no better place to achieve your running goals than in Emerald Isle - bring your friends and family and make it a great spring weekend at the beach!  

 
Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:59:00 AM Categories: News

Sponsor / Vendor Applications Available for the 27th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival! 

The 27th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival is proudly presented by Transportation Impact on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9am-6pm at the Emerald Plantation shopping center. Admission to the festival and parking is free. This year’s festival will feature over 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, amusement rides, face painters, and many other fun, family-oriented activities. No pets on festival grounds. Main tent is open to 21 years and up, no strollers allowed in beer tent.  Questions regarding the festival should be directed to Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation at 252-354-6350. 

Volunteers Needed!  Sign up here!

 

Please see Sponsorship and Vendor Applications below:

Sponsorship Form

Arts & Crafts Vendor Application

Children's Booth Vendor Application

Food Vendor Application / Contract

Non-Profit Vendor Application

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, January 9, 2018 4:39:00 AM Categories: News

Town Planning Next Beach Nourishment Project, Seeking State Funding 

 

The Town, in partnership with the other municipalities on Bogue Banks and Carteret County, has implemented a sophisticated beach monitoring program and beach management plan for many years, and is currently planning the next beach nourishment project.  Based on detailed annual survey data, the beach in eastern Emerald Isle is in greatest need of nourishment, and the Town hopes to complete this work in winter 2018-19 or winter 2019-20.  

Preliminary project plans include an approximately 2.5 mile stretch of beach between the Indian Beach town line and the Eastern Ocean Regional Access, with the placement of up to 500,000 cubic yards of sand in this area.  The total estimated cost of this project is $9 - $10 million, and the Town will be seeking 50% of this cost from the State's new Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation Fund in the coming months.  The remaining project costs are expected to be funded by room occupancy tax and special district property taxes already held in reserve by the Town and the County. 

The Town remains firmly committed to beach nourishment and environmentally-friendly inlet management strategies, and recognizes that the beach is the Town's #1 asset and, ultimately, the reason we are all here!  The Town's long-term plans are carefully designed to track ever-changing conditions, enable the Town to nourish the beach when needed, where needed, and as needed in the future, and to accumulate sufficient reserve funds to avoid the need to issue new debt for future projects.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, January 5, 2018 3:42:00 PM Categories: News

New Sidewalk To Be Constructed on Old Ferry Road 

 

The Town has awarded a contract for the construction of a new concrete sidewalk along the east side of Old Ferry Road between Canal Drive and the CVS pharmacy.  This 750 ft. segment will result in a safer pedestrian route from soundside neighborhoods to the NC 58 bicycle path, commercial areas, and the ocean side, and will be constructed in the coming weeks.  This $15,000 project is funded 50% by fundraising proceeds and 50% by the Town's General Fund. The Town is pleased to continue the expansion of its significant bicycle and pedestrian facilities!

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, January 5, 2018 3:41:00 PM Categories: News

Contractor Making Good Progress on NC 58 Roundabout Construction  

 

The contractor funded by Publix (and approved by NCDOT and the Town) continues work on the construction of the new NC 58 roundabout located at the intersection of Mallard Drive.  Most of the significant sub-surface storm water management elements have been completed, and the roundabout is beginning to take shape.  Barring unforeseen problems and/or bad weather, the contractor remains on schedule for completion of the new roundabout no later than early March (and hopefully sooner!).  

Motor vehicles continue to be routed along the Reed Drive detour route, with large trucks routed down Crew Drive and through a temporary road across the Publix property.  The detour continues to function reasonably well, and the Town greatly appreciates the patience and understanding of all motorists and nearby residents.  When complete, the new roundabout is expected to allow traffic to flow much more efficiently than the new traffic signal that was also considered for this location, and will serve as a "pilot project" to enable the Town and NCDOT to evaluate the effectiveness of other roundabouts recommended by NCDOT for other locations along NC 58 in the future. 

The center of the new roundabout will be nicely landscaped, and will include a bronze waterbird statue donated by Publix.  

 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, January 5, 2018 3:40:00 PM Categories: News

Icy Conditions Persist, Town Offices and Community Center Will Open at 10 am Friday, No Trash Collection on Friday 

 

Temperatures in Emerald Isle remained at or below freezing for most of today, and are forecast to be in the teens overnight tonight.  Icy conditions are expected to persist overnight and into tomorrow, and road conditions are expected to remain potentially dangerous.  Drivers should use caution when driving into and within Emerald Isle.  

Town Offices

Due to the icy road conditions anticipated in the morning, Town offices will have a delayed opening at 10 am on Friday, January 5.  

Community Center

The Community Center will also have a delayed opening at 10 am on Friday, January 5.    

Trash Collection

Due to the heavy weight of trash collection trucks, the continued icy conditions on many residential streets, and the emphasis on safety, trash will NOT be collected on Friday.  The Town and our contractor apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate everyone's patience.  

The normal trash collection schedule will resume on Monday, January 8 (oceanside) and Tuesday, January 9 (soundside).  

Stay Informed!

The Town offers several platforms to keep you well-informed, and will provide additional public information as necessary.  

 - Visit the Town's website at https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/  , 

 - Sign up for the Town's email newsletter at  https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/email-text-notifications , 

 - Sign up for emergency text messages by texting keyword EMERALD to 797979 or by visiting  https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/email-text-notifications , 

 - Visit the Town's Facebook page (Town of Emerald Isle, NC) , 

 - Folllow us on Twitter (@townemeraldisle), and/or

 - Download the Emerald Isle APP at the App Store or Google Play (search for "Emerald Isle, NC" and look for the Town logo.  

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, January 4, 2018 4:47:00 PM Categories: News

Snow and Ice in Emerald Isle, Poor Road Conditions, Town Offices and Community Center Closed Thursday 

 

Emerald Isle received approximately 3 inches of snow and ice last night, and NC 58, the bridge, and Town streets remain covered.  Road conditions are poor and potentially dangerous, so please avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.  Air temperatures may not get above freezing today, which means these conditions will persist longer.

NCDOT crews are already hard at work in Carteret County, and should be in Emerald Isle soon.   

Town Offices

Town offices will be closed all day Thursday, January 4, and will reopen on Friday, January 5. Additional delays or closures will be communicated as necessary.

Community Center

The Community Center will be closed all day Thursday, and will reopen on Friday.  Additional delays or closures will be communicated as necessary.  

Trash Collection

Trash will NOT be collected on Thursday (soundside areas), however trash will be collected from the entire Town (both soundside and oceanside) on Friday.  

Stay Informed!

The Town offers several platforms to keep you well-informed, and will provide additional public information as necessary.  

 - Visit the Town's website at https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/  , 

 - Sign up for the Town's email newsletter at  https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/email-text-notifications , 

 - Sign up for emergency text messages by texting keyword EMERALD to 797979 or by visiting  https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/email-text-notifications , 

 - Visit the Town's Facebook page (Town of Emerald Isle, NC) , 

 - Folllow us on Twitter (@townemeraldisle), and/or

 - Download the Emerald Isle APP at the App Store or Google Play (search for "Emerald Isle, NC" and look for the Town logo.  

Stay safe, and enjoy the snow! 

 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, January 4, 2018 8:15:00 AM Categories: News

Winter Storm Warning for Emerald Isle - Snow and Ice Expected Overnight 

 

Emerald Isle is forecast to receive 2- 3 inches of snow overnight (early Thursday am hours), with rain / sleet / ice beginning Wednesday evening.  Road conditions are expected to be potentially dangerous later tonight, overnight, and tomorrow morning, so please avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.  NCDOT crews will be clearing snow and applying salt on NC 58 and the bridge as necessary. 

Town Offices

Town offices remain open until 5 pm today, and will reopen at 10 am on Thursday morning (additional delays or closures will be communicated if necessary). 

Community Center

The Community Center will close at 5 pm today, and will reopen at 10 am on Thursday morning (additional delays or closures will be communicated if necessary).

Trash Collection

Trash will NOT be collected on Thursday (soundside areas), however trash will be collected from the entire Town (both soundside and oceanside) on Friday.  Please do not put your trash container out at the curbside until Thursday afternoon, as strong wind gusts of up to 40 - 50 mph are anticipated overnight tonight.

Stay Informed!

The Town offers several platforms to keep you well-informed, and will provide additional public information as necessary.  

 - Visit the Town's website at https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/  , 

 - Sign up for the Town's email newsletter at  https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/email-text-notifications , 

 - Sign up for emergency text messages by texting keyword EMERALD to 797979 or by visiting  https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/email-text-notifications , 

 - Visit the Town's Facebook page (Town of Emerald Isle, NC) , 

 - Folllow us on Twitter (@townemeraldisle), and/or

 - Download the Emerald Isle APP at the App Store or Google Play (seach for "Emerald Isle, NC" and look for the Town logo.  

Stay safe, and stay warm! 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, January 3, 2018 12:48:00 PM Categories: News
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