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Local Surfers To Be Recognized at November 12 Town Board Meeting - Please Plan to Attend! 


The Town of Emerald Isle Mayor and Board of Commissioners will recognize recipients of the Emerald Isle Safety Award at their regular monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6pm.  The meeting takes place in the Town Board Meeting Room, 7500 Emerald Drive (adjacent to Emerald Isle Police Department).  These outstanding individuals have been recommended for a Civilian Safety Award and will be publicly recognized for their service to our community, our citizens and our visitors in coming to the aid of distressed swimmers in Emerald Isle this past summer season.  Please plan to attend as we show our appreciation and gratitude to these local heroes:

Luke Brooks – Certification of Appreciation

Jacob Price  - Certificate of Appreciation

Michael Conner – Certificate of Commendation

Alexander Lewis – Certificate of Commendation

Rick Scott – Certificate of Commendation

Peyton Weist – Certificate of Commendation

Eric Zaleski – Certificate of Commendation

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:44:00 PM Categories: News

Lowes Home Improvement Donates to EI Fire Department 

The Town of Emerald Isle extends a big THANK YOU to Lowes Home Improvement of Cape Carteret for their generous donation of tools/equipment to the Emerald Isle Fire Department. 

Thank you for all the work you and your teams do each and every day to help our community and our visitors.  Russell L. Ford, ASM, Lowe’s of Cape Carteret, NC 

(Pictured below Emerald Isle Fire Chief Bill Walker, Lowe's Store Associates Liz Cox, Robert Tyndall, Fire Captain Stuart Gilgo, and thanks to ASM, Lowe's of Cape Carteret Russell Ford for taking the photo and the generous donation from Lowe's)

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:47:00 AM Categories: News

Post Hurricane Dorian Drone Survey of Bogue Banks 

 Please take a few moments to view the "Post Hurricane Dorian Drone Survey of Bogue Banks" as provided by Greg "rudi" Rudolph, Carteret County Shore Protection Office.  


Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, October 7, 2019 4:59:00 PM Categories: News

Save the Date! The Emerald Isle Christmas Parade - Saturday, November 30! 

The 16th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade (sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association) will be held on Saturday, November 30 at 3 pm along NC 58 between Mangrove Drive (near CVS and K&V Plaza) and the Town Government Complex.  Please join us for this great annual event as we celebrate the holiday season and our many blessings in Emerald Isle!

If you'd like to enter a float in the parade, please complete the 2019 parade entry form   and/or contact Parade Chairman Don Wells at or 252-772-3282.  

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, October 7, 2019 12:03:00 PM Categories: News

First Annual Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament Results! 

The First Annual Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament was held on Saturday, September 21 and was a tremendous success and great event for our community! 

Please click here to view the 2019 tournament results!




Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:07:00 PM Categories: News

Mosquito Spraying Schedule - Delayed Until Further Notice 

Due to mechanical failure the mosquito spraying schedule has been delayed until further notice.

Weather permitting Public Works staff will be spraying for mosquitoes again tonight. Below are the areas to be sprayed and the time frame. 

Tonight (Sept. 25):
ZONE 2 (Crew Dr. and subdivisions in that area, Sound Dr./ Canal Dr. corridor and all side streets from Coon Crossing – Black Skimmer Rd.). Public Works will also be spraying ZONE 3 (along the Reed Dr. corridor from Coast Guard Rd. – Black Skimmer Rd).

Tomorrow night (Sept. 26):
ZONE 4 (Lee Ave. – Marsh Cove Rd. on both sides of Emerald Dr. Public Works will also be spraying ZONE 5 (Old Cove Rd. – East City Limits on both sides of emerald Dr.)

Spraying will take place between 9:00pm and 12:00am. Special precautions will be taken in the areas around bee keepers homes and other addresses that we have on file as “NO SPRAY” areas.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:11:00 AM Categories: News

Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival 2019 - Coming Soon! Plan to attend! 


Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:57:00 AM Categories: News

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled - Area of Coast Guard Road 

Please be advised that our Public Works staff will be spraying for mosquitoes on Coast Guard Road including all subdivisions along Coast Guard Road tonight (Tuesday, September 24) between the hours of 9pm and 11pm.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:32:00 AM Categories: News

Beach Driving Permits now on sale at EI Police Department 


The 2019-2020 beach driving season begins on September 15, 2019 and will continue through April 30, 2020.  NEW for this year, permits are being sold at the Emerald Isle Police Department located at 7500 Emerald Drive (instead of the Town Administration building).  Applicants can purchase a permit, seven days a week, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 9:00 pm.    Additional beach driving permit information is available here: 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, September 20, 2019 3:44:00 PM Categories: News

Hurricanes, Fishing, Music and more! 


Hurricane Florence:

A total of $50 Million in public damage was documented following Hurricane Florence in September 2018.  A series of major repairs remain.  Projects include the replacement of 11 piers/docks, the Kayak Launch area at EI Woods, storm water repairs on Reed Drive and a series of other repairs.  The Town plans to release bids in October 2019. Work is anticipated to take place between November and March.  Completion is expected in time for the summer 2020 season!













Hurricane Dorian:

The Town of Emerald Isle desires to provide our residents, businesses and visitors with an update related to the impact of Hurricane Dorian 2019. 

DEBRIS: The tornado that hit on September 5th caused severe damage across multiple blocks in the area surrounding Islander Drive. The cleanup effort was massive and would not have been possible without the support of the City of New Bern, City of Jacksonville, Lowes Home Improvement, Sunland Builders, Yardworks Inc., The Yard Barber, the American Red Cross and a host of unnamed volunteers/companies.    As of September 20th, a total of 516-tons of C & D debris has been moved from the island. Thank you all for this major effort!

VEGETATION: The Emerald Isle Public Works team is now shifting gears to vegetation removal.  There are two knuckle-boom trucks working 5-days per week, collecting material from the roadway edge.  We ask for your patience, as storm related vegetation is quite heavy in certain sections of town.


Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament:

The inaugural EI Fishing Tournament takes place this weekend, September 21st.  Join us at the NC Wildlife Boat Launch located at 6800 Emerald Drive.  For more information, visit 


Beach Music Festival:

The 4th annual Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival returns September 28th.  We have booked another great lineup for this year's event on the beach strand at the Western Ocean Regional Access.  Performers include the Band of Oz, Too Much Sylvia, Chairmen of the Board, the Embers, and the Tams.  Come on out and enjoy a beautiful weekend in Emerald Isle! Parking will be permitted along the grassy NC 58 right of way. Only handicapped parking will be available at the Western Ocean Regional Access.

Thank you to everyone that helped prepare, respond and recover from Hurricanes Florence and Dorian.   Please know, Emerald Isle is "Open for Business"! 


Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, September 20, 2019 1:28:00 PM Categories: News
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