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Vacationers Don't Throw Your Food Away! 

A Second Helping-Emerald Isle NC is a Community Supported Project to collect leftover food from vacationers as they leave the Island. 

A Second Helping-Emerald Isle 2016 will be collecting Departing Vacationers Left Over Food at two locations this year every Saturday June 18–August 27, 2016

From 7-9 am at Stir It Up Coffee Shop in Emerald Plantation and at the corner of 300 Islander Dr & Hwy 58 beside Bert’s Surf Shop from 8-11am.

The White Oak Ecumenical Outreach/Food Bank will pick up the food and disperse food to the needy in the area.

Call 252 354-7104 or 704 577-9324  - Sign Up at

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:47:00 AM

Please Take Our Brief Survey, and Help Us Plan Emerald Isle's Future! 


Work continues on the development of the Town's 2016 Comprehensive Plan / Land Use Plan Update, and we want to know your thoughts on Emerald Isle's future!  The Town is conducting a brief, online survey, and we urge everyone who cares about the future of Emerald Isle to participate.  Please visit  to share your thoughts! 

To learn more about the 2016 Comprehensive Plan / Land Use Plan Update, please visit our special website that allows our residents, property owners, and visitors to follow the progress and offer additional input into the development of the plan.  The special website can be viewed at a link from or directly at .  The special website will include all information associated with the new plan, including meeting dates, meeting minutes, draft policies and maps, and more.  

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, June 16, 2016 4:26:00 PM

NC 58 Bridge Lane Closures - June 20 - 27 Night Time ONLY, 9 pm - 6 am Each Night 

NCDOT crews will be conducting bridge inspections on the NC 58 bridge during the week of June 20 - 27, but only during night time hours.  One lane will be closed at certain times each night from 9 pm - 6 am, beginning Monday night (June 20) at 9 pm and finishing by Monday morning (June 27) at 6 am.  All bridge lanes will be open during daytime hours, and traffic should flow freely at all times between 6 am and 9 pm each day. 

These bridge inspections are necessary to determine the scope of future maintenance work on the NC 58 bridge to insure motorists' safety and prolong the life expectancy of the bridge.  More bridge maintenance work is expected in 2017 (mostly under the bridge deck), and that work will also include the installation of higher guardrails on the NC 58 bridge.  

Thank you for your patience as NCDOT completes this important work in Emerald Isle!  For more information, please contact NCDOT at 252-439-2800.  



Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:56:00 PM

EmeraldFest Concert - This Thursday Evening - FREE Thurs, June 16 - 6:30 pm - 8 pm - Western Ocean Regional Access 


Pure T Mommicked performs live!
Come on out this Thursday evening for a great night of music and fun in a great oceanfront, outdoor atmosphere! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, neighbors, and friends, and enjoy the show!

Pure T Mommicked is a straight ahead rock band that was born in Emerald Isle. The band writes their own music as well as plays a long list of covers, and has a great local and regional following.

EmeraldFest concerts are scheduled for each Thursday evening this summer from 6:30 pm - 8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access, just off Islander Drive.  For a complete lineup of dates and performers, please visit .  Don't forget to also check out the SwanFest outdoor concert each Sunday evening outdoors in downtown Swansboro .  

Hope to see you at EmeraldFest this summer!

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:17:00 AM

EIPD Offers New, Monitored Internet Exchange Location 


The Emerald Isle Police Department is pleased to offer a new, video-monitored internet exchange location to provide a safer environment for individuals to complete internet-based (or other pre-arranged) transactions and exchanges.  The designated internet exchange location is directly across the parking lot from the main entrance to the Police Station (between the Police Station and the Blue Heron Park tennis courts).  

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, June 6, 2016 4:22:00 PM

Join Us for July 4th Fireworks at Bogue Inlet Pier, Including Another Glow Party at The Pier! 

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to again partner with Bogue Inlet Pier to offer July 4th fireworks over the ocean!  The show begins at 9 pm, and will be visible from miles away on the beach!

The Town, Emerald Owl Productions, and Bogue Inlet Pier will also offer another Glow Party at The Pier on July 4.  A high energy dance party will  book-end the July 4th fireworks, with family-friendly musical entertainment and professional lighting (and perhaps lasers) to brighten up the dance floor after dark.  The party begins at 7 pm, will take a break for the fireworks show, and will continue after the fireworks until 11 pm.

Come on out and enjoy the fun!

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, June 6, 2016 4:21:00 PM

New Signs Identify Public Access Locations for Kayakers and Stand-Up Paddleboarders in Bogue Sound 

With the increasing popularity of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding in Bogue Sound, the Town has installed new, large, triangular signs visible from the water at that Town's public access locations on Bogue Sound.  These signs are intended to make it easier to identify the public access locations from the water.  

The new signs are installed on Town piers located at Park Street (near Eastern Ocean Regional Access, 2700 block - sign "27"), the Emerald Isle Public Boating Access Area (6800 block, sign "68"), the Bluewater Drive pier (7000 block, sign "70"), Cedar Street Park (7700 block, sign "77"), and Emerald Isle Woods Park (9400 block, two piers - signs "94" and "94A").    

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, June 6, 2016 4:19:00 PM

The Return of the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival!  

Saturday, August 27    11 am - 5:30 pm - On The Beach at Western Ocean Regional Access!! (next to The Islander)  

The Town of Emerald Isle is excited to announce the return of the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival this August 27!  It's been 17 years since the last Beach Music Festival was held in Emerald Isle, and the new 2016 event promises to match the great times of the festivals of the 1980s and 1990s!

We've got a great lineup of top performers planned, including:

  • Sammy O'Banion
  • Spare Change
  • Hip Pocket
  • Too Much Sylvia
  • The Tams
  • Jim Quick & Coastline.

Mark your calendars now, and make plans to be back in Emerald Isle for the return of the Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival on August 27!  

More details will be announced soon, and posted at .  

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:05:00 PM

Public Dedication - Senator Jean Preston Memorial Park  

Wednesday, May 25 at 11 am - 6800 Emerald Drive, Adjacent to Emerald Isle Public Boating Access Area

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to publicly dedicate the new Senator Jean Preston Memorial Park on Wednesday, May 25, which would have been the late Senator's 81st birthday.  

The public is invited to attend and help us celebrate this beautiful new park that honors the legacy of Senator Preston!

We hope to see you there!






Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, May 19, 2016 1:46:00 PM

Emerald Isle Fire Department & Emerald Isle EMS Offering "Heart Saver CPR - AED Class" 

Monday, May 23 at EMS Station - 7604 Emerald Drive

Class 1: 9 am -1 pm   OR  

Class 2: 6 pm - 10 pm

Sign up now for this new low-cost training opportunity that may help save a life someday! The Emerald Isle Fire Department and Emerald Isle EMS are pleased to offer a new CPR - AED class to Emerald Isle residents, visitors, and others in the surrounding area.

The cost for Emerald Isle residents, taxpayers, and people who work in Emerald Isle is $5 per class.  The cost for all others is $40 per class.  It is necessary to pre-register by contacting Emerald Isle EMS at 252-354-2249.  

Future classes will be offered, and will be scheduled in the near future.  For more information, please contact Emerald Isle EMS at 252-354-2249 or Emerald Isle Fire Department at 252-354-2445.   



Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:20:00 PM
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