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Request for Bids - Demolition of Existing / Construction of New Wooden Walkway at WORA 

The Town of Emerald Isle is seeking responsible bidders for the demolition of the existing wooden walkway at the Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA) and construction of a new walkway per the attached plans. 

Deadline for submissions:  April 27, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

Contact information: Alesia Sanderson, Director of Parks & Recreation or  252-354-6350


Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:51:00 AM Categories: News

Carteret County Press Release - April 12, 2020 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, April 13, 2020 8:51:00 AM Categories: News

Proclamation Enumerating Certain Prohibitions & Restrictions Imposed During a State of Emergency - April 9, 2020 


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In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 7, Emergency Management, of the Emerald Isle Town Code, Section 7-1 – State of Emergency, and Section 7-2 –Prohibitions, Restrictions Authorized, a State of Emergency has been declared to exist in the Town of Emerald Isle.

WHEREAS, by Proclamation the Mayor declared a State of Emergency for the Town of Emerald Isle on March 19, 2020 as a result of the threat to the health, safety and welfare of the community from the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic; and

WHEREAS, subsequently, public health authorities at the local, state and national levels have urged citizens to stay home as a means of slowing or thwarting the spread of the virus; and

WHEREAS, subsequently, the Governor of North Carolina has issued a mandatory shelter in place order; and

WHEREAS, transient visitors from areas in the state or nation with high infection rates, shall remain sheltered in their primary state or area of residence, so to limit the spread of the virus; and

WHEREAS, travel from outside Carteret County for outdoor or leisure activities within Emerald Isle is not considered essential travel and his hereby prohibited.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED AND DECLARED by Eddie Barber, Mayor of the Town of Emerald Isle that:

  1. Self-Quarantine Requirements.  Effective commencing at 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 9, 2020, all residents and non-residents of Emerald Isle arriving for overnight stays are ordered, while present in Emerald Isle, to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days if such arrival was preceded by an overnight stay outside of Carteret County.
  2. The only exceptions to this provision are those who are performing Essential Services or Essential Government Services as those capitalized terms are defined in that certain Revised Proclamation of the Chairman of the Carteret County Board of Commissioners dated March 27, 2020.

This the 9th day of April 2020 at 2:00 PM.

Eddie Barber, Mayor


Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, April 9, 2020 4:58:00 PM

Carteret County PSA Video - April 9, 2020 


View Carteret County PSA Video as posted on the Carteret County Facebook page  or Click here to view

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, April 9, 2020 2:54:00 PM Categories: News

Request for Bids - Reed Drive Stormwater Pipe & Appurtenance Repairs - Hurricane Florence Damages 


All bids are requested by Monday, April 20, 2020, no later than 2:00 pm (EST).

Interested bidders may submit written bids to the attention of: Artie Dunn, Public Works 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

Email:                            (must obtain receipt confirmation prior to bid cut-off)

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Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:17:00 PM Categories: News

Carteret County Press Release - April 7, 2020 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:53:00 PM Categories: News

Emerald Isle Beach Nourishment Update 


Beach nourishment efforts continue along the shores of Emerald Isle, between the Lands End subdivision and east of the Western Ocean Regional Access area. According to the most recent project schedule, sand placement is likely to begin on/around April 8, 2020 and continue for a period or two-weeks (+/-).  It is important to note that beach goers are likely to see construction materials locally staged.  These materials (pipes) will be visible before, during and immediately following sand placement. 

Following reconstruction of the sand dunes, a mechanical planter will reestablish natural vegetation along the shoreline.  To assist with this process, property owners in the work zone should avoid installation of sand fencing at this time.

For a general breakdown of the overall project, please visit the Phase II Post-Florence Renourishment Project update link at .  

 For further information, please reference the Frequently Asked Questions handout at: 






Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:11:00 AM Categories: News

Carteret County Press Releases - April 6, 2020 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, April 6, 2020 10:20:00 AM Categories: News

Carteret County Press Release - April 3, 2020 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, April 3, 2020 4:12:00 PM Categories: News

Beach Towns Restrict Recreational Water Access 

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April 2, 2020

Beach towns restrict recreational water access

Carteret County, NC: To further protect local residents from the community spread of coronavirus (COVID 19), the Towns of Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores will limit recreational water access beginning April 2, 2020.

In a joint effort, each of the four Bogue Banks municipalities will fly Double-Red flags, April 2 through April 29, 2020. Recreational water access will be prohibited during this period.

Restricting recreational water access will reduce the demand on first responders. Additionally, it informs the public that tourist travel to the Crystal Coast is not permitted during Gov. Cooper’s Stay at Home Order.

It is important to note, seasonably warm weather resulted in a water rescue along Bogue Banks on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Limited medical and personal protection supplies for Police, Fire and EMS personnel are a concern. Restricting water access allows first responders to focus on COVID-19 pandemic measures.

According to recent recommendations made by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), socially responsible exercise is key to staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For clarification, due to the serious nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, swimming, surfing, kiting, and non-motorized recreational water access will be prohibited. Residents are permitted to walk, jog and exercise along the beach strand.

For further information related to this notice, please contact the appropriate Public Information Officer at the Towns of Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores.


Town of Atlantic Beach


David R. Walker, Town Manager

252-726-2121 ext 2237

910-330-2587 Cell


Town of Emerald Isle


Matt Zapp, Town Manager 252-354-3424 Phone

Town of Indian Beach


Tim White, Town Manager 252-247-3344 Phone

Town of Pine Knoll Shores


Ken Jones, Town Mayor (252)-723-0013Phone

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:21:00 PM Categories: News
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