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Merry Christmas! Town of Emerald Isle Holiday Schedule / Tree Disposal Options / Bridge Work Holiday Schedule 

Merry Christmas!  Town of Emerald Isle Holiday Schedule 

Merry Christmas to everyone who lives in, owns property, visits regularly, or just loves Emerald Isle!  We are all incredibly blessed to be able to enjoy this special place!

Town offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, Wednesday, December 25, and Thursday, December 26 in observance of Christmas.  

The Community Center will be closing early at 5pm on Tuesday, December 24, closed Wednesday, December 25, and open on Thursday, December 26.  

Trash / Recycling will NOT be collected on Tuesday, December 24 or Wednesday, December 25. The regular collection schedule will resume on Thursday, December 26.    

Town offices and the Community Center will be closed on Wednesday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day.  

Recycling WILL be collected on Wednesday, January 1.  Happy New Year!

Christmas Tree Curb-Side Collection

Please place old, natural Christmas trees at the curb-side for collection by Town staff after Christmas. Trees will be collected as part of the Town's weekly yard debris collection service from all neighborhoods.  

Oceanfront residents are permitted to place old, natural Christmas trees in the dunes to promote sand accretion, and are welcome to collect their neighbors' old trees from the curb-side for placement in the dunes. Please be careful not to impede public access or vehicular access on the beach strand.


You may also participate with Surfrider Foundation's Bogue Banks Chapter in their dune restoration effort scheduled for Saturday, January 18. Drop off your Christmas Tree at the lot next to the Shrimp Stand anytime between December 25 to January 17 and their group will use the trees to help restore structure to our dunes at the Point this year.

All ornaments and tinsel must be removed whether placing curb-side or drop off.


Emerald Isle Bridge- Holiday Construction Schedule

N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews are working to extend the life of the Emerald Isle Bridge during the 2019/2020 off-season.

In anticipation of increased holiday traffic, construction work will be suspended between the dates of December 19, 2019, and January 2, 2020. During this time, both lanes of traffic on the bridge are expected to remain open.   For real-time travel information, visit and follow NCDOT on social media (Twitter).

Please contact NCDOT's New Bern office at 252-649-6520 or email Paul Vorwerk at for additional information. Thank you for your patience, as NCDOT and their contract crews work to maintain and improve this essential infrastructure for Emerald Isle!  

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:52:00 AM Categories: News

FEMA Funds Approved to Restore Emerald Isle Beaches 


EMERALD ISLE, N.C.-  – The State of North Carolina and FEMA recently announced more than $34 million to reimburse expenses to restore hurricane related beach damage on Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

Funds will be used to replace sand and plants on the public beaches for the Town of Emerald. Storm surge from Hurricane Florence damaged 12-miles of local beach.

Emerald Isle will replenish more than 2 million cubic yards of sand and 377,000 square yards of plants. The sand equals more than 20 times the amount of concrete in Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium and the volume of plants covers 78 acres.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides grants for state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations to reimburse the cost of debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent repair work.

“The Town of Emerald Isle is beyond grateful for the confirmation of this grant award,” stated Matt Zapp, Emerald Isle Town Manager.  “Thank you to U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, U.S. Senator Richard Burr, U.S. Congressman Greg Murphy, N.C. Rep. Pat McElraft, contacts at the NC. Department of Public Safety, Carteret County Shore Protection Manager Greg Rudolph, and Emerald Isle Finance Director Laura Rotchford for their tireless work.”  

Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program. FEMA reimburses applicants at least 75 percent of eligible costs, and the remaining 25 percent is covered by the state. The federal share is paid directly to the state, which disburses funds to agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations that incurred costs.

FEMA’s share for Emerald Isle is more than $34 million and the state’s share is nearly $12 million. Locally, the next phase of dredging is expected to reach Emerald Isle beaches during the months of March and April 2020.  A third phase of work is also anticipated for winter 2021. 

To learn more about the project, visit or contact Gregory Rudolph (Rudi) at the Shore Protection Office by dialing 252 222-5835 or via email at

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, December 16, 2019 8:57:00 AM Categories: News

NC 58 Bridge Issue- Accident Causing Major Delays 

Emerald Isle, NC- An automobile accident has occurred near the NC 58 Emerald Isle bridge construction zone.  Police are on site and working to clear to the scene as quickly as possible. 

There are substantial delays and backups as a result of the accident(s).  Please be advised. 

Travelers may desire to avoid this area throughout the remainder of the afternoon (December 12, 2019).

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:18:00 AM Categories: News

2020 Carteret County Property Listing Notice 


Carteret County has adopted a permanent real property listing G.S. 105-302.  Property owners are not required to list real property, however all new improvements to real property must be listed.

Personal Property must be listed with Carteret County each year.  During the month of January each year, the Carteret County Tax office begins listing personal property on January 2nd. The last day to list or postmark the listing form is January 31st. A 10% late listing penalty will be charged for listings received or postmarked after January 31st. 

Please click here for more information on the County’s annual Listing Notice.

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

EIPD Issues Press Release - Individuals Wanted for Questions Regarding Counterfeit Money 


The Emerald isle Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two white males who are wanted for questioning regarding the passing of counterfeit money at the Coastal Mart in Emerald Isle on the morning of 12/09/2019.  The individuals pictured above were last seen leaving the store operating a dark Blue Ford Escort station wagon with a dent in the passenger rear quarter panel and an EI sticker just below the window on the back of the vehicle and bearing Minnesota license plate 846ULU.  Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of these subjects or the vehicle are asked to contact Detective Brian Probst with the Emerald Isle Police Department at 252-354-2021.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, December 9, 2019 1:47:00 PM Categories: News

Request for Bids - Demolition of Bluewater Soundside Pier - Hurricane Florence Damages 


All bids are requested by December 19, 2019, no later than 11:00 am (EST).

Interested bidders may submit written bids to the attention of Alesia Sanderson, Parks and Recreation Director.

Written bids may be submitted in the following methods:

Mailing Address:                  Town of Emerald Isle, 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Physical Deliveries:             Town of Emerald Isle, 7509 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594

View Full Bid Document

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:31:00 AM Categories: News

Vendor Applications Now Being Accepted for the 29th Annual EI St. Patrick's Festival! 


The 29th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival on Saturday, March 14th, is now accepting vendor applications. There are Arts & Crafts, Non-Profit, and Food Vendor applications available. Please be sure to read and complete your application thoroughly. Applications and fees must be turned at the Emerald Isle Community Center, 203 Leisure Lane.  For questions please contact Whitney Smith, Program Supervisor at 252-354-6350.

Arts & Crafts Vendor Application

Non-Profit Vendor Application

Food Vendor Application

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, December 2, 2019 7:56:00 AM Categories: News

Happy Thanksgiving! Town of Emerald Isle Holiday Schedule 

All of us have much to be thankful for in Emerald Isle!

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Town offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.  The Community Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open on Friday. 

There will be no trash collection in Emerald Isle on Thanksgiving Day or Friday.  The normal collection schedule will resume again on Monday, December 2.

Don't forget the Emerald Isle Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 30 at 3 pm!  Hope to see you there!

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:42:00 AM Categories: News

Join Us for 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!

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:33:00 PM Categories: News

Applicants Sought to Fill Vacancies on the Golf Cart Advisory Committee 

The Town's local golf cart program continues to increase in popularity, and the Golf Cart Advisory Committee as established by the Board of Commissioners is tasked with promoting the safe use of golf carts, advocating for golf cart owners, identifying strategies to expand golf cart access in a safe manner, fundraising efforts, and other helpful activities.  There are several upcoming vacancies on this committee that need to be filled.

Committee membership is open to any permanent or part-time residents of Emerald Isle, and interested members of the Emerald Isle business community.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please complete the applicant questionnaire and submit to Town Clerk Rhonda Ferebee  no later than Friday, January 3, 2020 at 5 pm.   


Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:28:00 AM Categories: News
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