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Board of Commissioners Oct Meeting Update  

Public Service Announcement

Board of Commissioners’ Meetings

The Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners’ meeting, originally scheduled for October 13, 2020, was delayed until October 27, 2020 due to COVID-19 complications.   

Due to a lack of immediate business items, the October 27, 2020 meeting will not be held.

The Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners are scheduled to meet again on Tuesday November 10, 2020.





Posted by Sarah Williams Friday, October 23, 2020 5:08:00 PM Categories: News

Public Works Spotlight, New Video! 

The Town of Emerald Isle's Public Works Department works hard to maintain our beaches and streets making Emerald Isle such a beautiful place to live and vacation.

This week, we are spotlighting them and thanking them for all that they do. 

Please check out the video to see what "a day in the life" is like! 

Video Link: 


Posted by Sarah Williams Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:59:00 PM Categories: News

COVID Drive Thru Testing  

COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing

Sponsored by: Goshen Medical Center & Carteret County


*Residents must Pre-register*

To register call Monday-Friday: (910) 267-2044

No out of pocket expense

If insured, please bring your insurance card

Monday, October 26th, 10 a.m.— 2 p.m.

Eastern Park

450 Hwy 70 East Smyrna, NC 28579

Wednesday, October 28th, 10 a.m.— 2 p.m.

Kmart Parking Lot

4915 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557

Click to view the PDF (English) (Spanish)

Posted by Sarah Williams Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:55:00 AM Categories: News

Carteret Food and Health Council: Food Assistance Brochure  

The Carteret Food and Health Council is pleased to provide this county food assistance brochure in partnership with Carteret Long Term Recovery Alliance. 

The Carteret Long Term Recovery Alliance is dedicated to remaining #CarteretStrong through the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit their COVID-19 page to find resources, information and more. 


Posted by Sarah Williams Friday, October 16, 2020 3:17:00 PM Categories: News



Town of Emerald Isle

October 14, 2020

National, state, and county officials report a distinct rise in reported COVID-19 cases.  As a precaution, the Town of Emerald Isle will take the following action step to maintain operations and protect the public:


  • The October Board of Commissioner’s meeting is postponed until Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM. 
  • Information will be updated on the Town’s official website if meeting details change.
  • Virtual attendance options will be available for the public.


  • The Town Admin Building, located at 7509 Emerald Drive, will limit public access into the structure.
  • Staff is available to answer calls and emails during regular business hours M-F 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
  • For those needing permits or hardcopy items, a convenience drop box is available at the front entrance.


  • The EIPD, located at 7500 Emerald Drive, will limit public access into the structure.
  • Beach Driving Permits will be accessible online only. 
  • To register for a Beach Driving permit, please follow this link:


  • The EIPR Community Center, located at 7500 Emerald Drive, will adjust hours and increase cleaning schedules.
  • The Community Center will remain open to the public as follows:

Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays 7:30 AM until 2:00 PM

Closed on Wednesdays

Saturdays 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Closed on Sundays


  • On Tuesday November 3, 2020, the EIPR Community Center will be open for voting purposes only. 
  • All other functions and programing will be suspended for the day.


The public is asked to follow all CDC and state guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wear a cloth/approved face covering, wash your hands frequently and maintain a minimum of 6-feet social distance.  

For the most current updates related to the Town of Emerald Isle, please monitor, follow the Town’s official government page on Facebook and Twitter, and download the Emerald Isle app.  Individuals can also sign-up for timely emails and emergency text notifications by clicking here:

Stay distanced and stay well,


Posted by Sarah Williams Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:45:00 AM Categories: News

UPDATE: Stormwater RFQ  

The Town of Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners meeting has been delayed until October 27, 2020. The Stormwater RFQ will be considered at that time. 

Posted by Sarah Williams Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:33:00 AM Categories: News

FREE Breast Cancer Screening  

Posted by Sarah Williams Monday, October 12, 2020 5:13:00 PM Categories: News

PSA: Commissioners Meeting Postponed  

“Due to COVID-19, the Town of Emerald Isle will postpone its regularly scheduled Board Meeting (October 13, 2020).  At this time, the Town of Emerald Isle will reschedule its board meeting to be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday October 27, 2020.”

Posted by Sarah Williams Monday, October 12, 2020 10:51:00 AM Categories: News

Water Quality Swimming Alert Lifted for Ocean-side Site 


Release: Immediate

Contact: Erin Bryan-Millush

Date: Oct. 7, 2020

Phone: 252-808-8153


Water quality swimming alert lifted for ocean-side site in Carteret County


MOREHEAD CITY – State recreational water quality officials today lifted a water quality swimming alert at an ocean-side site in Carteret County.


Subsequent sampling of the site shows that bacteria levels have dropped below the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play.


The alert affected waters at public beach access at the end of Bogue Inlet Drive adjacent to ocean pier in Emerald Isle. Water samples taken on Oct 5, showed the site had exceeded the single-sample maximum standard of 104 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water for a Tier 1 high usage site. Subsequent testing on Oct 6 showed the bacteria level at 2 enterococci per 100 milliliters.


Enterococci, the bacteria group used for testing, are found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals. While it is not known to cause illness, scientific studies indicate that enterococci may indicate the presence of other disease-causing organisms. People swimming or playing in waters with bacteria levels higher than the standards have an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal illness or skin infections.


Coastal recreational waters in North Carolina are generally clean. However, it is important to continue monitoring them, so the public can be informed of any localized problems. The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program samples 210 sites in coastal waters of the state, most of them on a weekly basis from April through October.


For more information on the N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program, visit the program’s website , view a map of the testing sites, and follow the program’s Twitter feed.





Posted by Sarah Williams Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:53:00 AM Categories: News

Emerald Isle COVID-19 Update (10/7/20) 

Public Service Announcement

October 7, 2020

 A first responder for the Town of Emerald Isle has tested positive for COVID-19. In order to protect and serve the public, all necessary and recommended precautions continue to be taken. Out of an abundance of caution, select staff members are in quarantine and must receive negative test results before returning to work. Emergency response efforts will continue without interruption.

The Town of Emerald Isle encourages the public to follow the CDC and NCDHHS guidelines: 

Know your 3 Ws and remain socially distanced!

The NC Department of Health and Human Services is asking people to remember these three things as we stay strong and continue to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

  • Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth.
  • Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

These actions can protect our families and neighbors as the state works to ease restrictions while the virus is still circulating.



Posted by Sarah Williams Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:48:00 AM Categories: News
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