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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Town of Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners Notice of Special Meeting

Town of Emerald Isle 

Board of Commissioners 

Notice of Special Meeting

The public is hereby notified that the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 5:30 pm in the Town Board Room, ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

2024 Golf Cart stickers

Online registration/renewal for the 2024 Golf Cart stickers starts today. 
In person applications will begin in January 2024. 
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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Emerald Tidings December 2023

Read the December 2023 Emerald Tidings Newsletter, click the link below.

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Road Construction Update

Bogue Inlet Drive will be closed on Wednesday, and Cedar Street will be closed for 10-14 days starting on Thursday. Plan your routes accordingly, and stay tuned for any updates. Drive safely!

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Join us in supporting a great cause!

We still have fantastic merchandise left from our recent car show, and you can make a difference by purchasing these items at the police department during business hours. 
All proceeds will directly contribute to our Shop with a Cop event, spreadi...
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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Road Construction Notice: Cedar St. and Bogue Inlet Dr. in Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle, NC — 11/27/23

Beginning Thursday, 11/30/23, Cedar St. will be temporarily closed for a duration of 7-10 days. Detour signs will be in place to guide motorists to alternative routes.

Simultaneously, construction work will commence on ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

20th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade

Watch the 20th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade.

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Holiday Trash/ Recycling Collection

Trash service will not occur next week on Thursday, Nov. 23rd, and Friday, November 24th, in observance of Thanksgiving. 

Regular service will resume on Monday, Nov. 27th

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

2023 Emerald Isle Christmas Parade Route

Traffic Detour: 

Emerald Drive traffic flowing east, and west will be detoured down Sound Drive beginning at approximately 1:30 pm.

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Posted on: November 11, 2023

Emerald Isle Car Show Postponed Due to Weather Conditions

The Emerald Isle Car Show, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 11th has been postponed due to weather conditions.

The event will be rescheduled to take place on Saturday, November 18th.

The decision to postpone the car show was made after careful co...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: BOGUE INLET DR. & CEDAR STREET

FEMA 428 Gant-funded construction continues along Bogue Inlet Drive and Cedar Street. 

Curb and gutters are nearly installed on both roadways.

 

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE

Motorists should avoid Bogue Inlet Drive beginning Monday, Nov. 13 through S...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Road closure due to construction

The section of Cedar Street between Emerald Drive and Archer’s Creek will be CLOSED to thru traffic:

Hours of closure-  Between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Dates of closure-  Thursday November 9 & Friday November 10, 2023

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Request for Sealed Bids: Purchase of Equipment – EI Community Center Propane Generator

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS: Purchase of Equipment – EI Community Center Propane Generator

All sealed bids are requested by November 15, 2023, no later than 2:00 p.m. (EST).

Any questions regarding this RFB are due by November 1, 2023, no later...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Request for Sealed Bids: Purchase of Equipment – Propane powered generators and associated equipment

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS: Purchase of Equipment – Propane powered generators and associated equipment

All sealed bids are requested by November 15, 2023, no later than 2:00 p.m. (EST).

Any questions regarding this RFB are due by November 1, ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

UPDATE: Road Closure: Bogue Inlet Drive

An unexpected equipment failure earlier today has temporarily impacted the construction schedule along Bogue Inlet Drive. Bogue Inlet Drive will be reopened to traffic once Thomas Simpson Construction completes their tasks today. It will...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Emerald Isle November 7, 2023 Election Results

Brownlow, Sawyer and Wootten win first terms.
Brownlow garnered the most support with 986 votes (22.28%), followed by Sawyer with 770 votes (17.40%) and Wootten with 648 votes (14.64%).
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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Public Notice - Bogue Inlet Drive Road Closure Update

Due to unforeseen delays, road repairs on Bogue Inlet Drive will continue Wednesday November 8th, from 8 AM to 4 PM.Bogue Inlet will be closed, please follow detour routes.  
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Th...
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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Emerald Tidings - November 2023 Edition

Read the new Emerald Tidings Newsletter.The official newsletter for the Town of Emerald Isle.
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Posted on: October 30, 2023

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: CULVERT PROJECTS

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Town of Emerald Isle
October 30, 2023
 
CULVERT PROJECTS: Work to begin on Bogue Inlet Drive Cedar Street
The Town of Emerald Isle has received $631,000 in federal grant funds to replace culverts along Archers Creek.
The pip...
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Posted on: October 19, 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE- Please Read! ATTN: Cedar Street and Bogue Inlet Residents

PUBLIC NOTICE- Please Read!

 

The Town of Emerald Isle received $631,000 in federal grant funds to replace culverts along Archers Creek.

The pipes at Cedar Street, Bogue Inlet and Old Ferry will be replaced.  

NOTE: Roadway drainage and pavi...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Town of Emerald Isle projects list October 6, 2023

Town of Emerald Isle projects list October 6, 2023 
Active Emerald Isle Projects

WATCH VIDEO HERE

The following is a list of the active capital and grant funded projects underway within Emerald Isle.
1. FY 23/24 Asphalt Paving of local roadways (POWE...
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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Town of Emerald Isle - Fleet Vehicle Program

Take a few minutes and learn about the importance of the Town of Emerald Isle's fleet vehicle program.Emerald Isle is a cutting edge community blending both leasing, purchasing and long term maintenance, and we have used outside source funding to help us ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Emerald Isle Culvert Replacement Projects Bogue Inlet Drive, Cedar St

October 11, 2023

 

The Town of Emerald Isle has received $621,000 in FEMA grant funds to replace culvert pipes and improve stormwater flow along Archer’s Creek. 

 

The next three (3) work zones include culvert replacements...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Emerald Isle Culvert Replacement Projects Bogue Inlet Drive, Cedar Stree

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Emerald Isle Culvert Replacement Projects

Bogue Inlet Drive, Cedar Street, and Old Ferry

  

October 11, 2023

 

The Town of Emerald Isle has received $621,000 in FEMA grant funds to replace culvert pipes and...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

NEWS RELEASE: Early voting for municipal elections in Carteret County

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (October 10, 2023) – One-stop early voting for the 2023 municipal elections in Carteret County begins on Thursday, October 19, and runs through Saturday, November 4. 

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Update on The Point Beach Access Ramp

We're pleased to inform you that the necessary repairs at The Point beach access are progressing well.
The Point beach access ramp is expected to be open by mid-morning tomorrow, October 4th, 2023.
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Posted on: October 2, 2023

EMERALD ISLE CAR SHOW

The 2nd Annual Emerald Isle Car Show will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023. 

This car show will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Western Ocean Regional Access, at 9003 Louise Avenue. Come check out the car show, listen to live music, and...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Temporary Closure at The Point Beach Access

Please be informed that The Point beach access is temporarily closed due to a large hole filled with water. 
You can still access the beach using the other two available beach driving access points.We appreciate your understanding and cooperation ...
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Posted on: September 29, 2023

TENNIS & PICKLEBALL COURT PSA UPDATE

We've got some news regarding the resurfacing of our EIPR Tennis Courts on Leisure Lane. There has been a slight change in the timeline. Due to unforeseen issues and a shortage of workers on a project in Brunswick County, our contractor Outer Ban...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Construction On Doe Drive

Attention: Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative has begun preparation for the Underground Electrical Service Construction on Doe Drive. 

This project will increase stormwater pump resilience and integrate backup generators, which will play a cruci...

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

EMERALD ISLE CANDIDATE FORUM

Get to know the candidates running for Emerald Isle's Board of Commissioners! 

Join us on Tuesday, October 17th from 6 PM to 8 PM at the El Parks & Rec Gym in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

GOV Deals: Items for sale

Items for sale on Gov Deals. Please follow the links for more information.

Lot of Cisco SPA504G 4-Line IP Phones with 2-Port Switch, PoE and LCD Display and related accessories.

https://beta.govdeals.com/asset/296/276

Lot of 7 Portable EF Johnson 800 Mhz Rad...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Attention Emerald Isle Beach Drivers

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Unfortunately, sections of the Emerald Isle beach strand will be temporarily closed to beach driving.  

We ask that our beach drivers plan-ahead and avoid the closed areas. 

 

Immediate Closure (effective...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Customer Service Representative/ Planning Support Specialist

The Town is seeking a self-motivated, outgoing individual who enjoys helping others. If this describes you and you are looking for a great part-time position, apply today! In this position you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

September 13, 2023: Dangerous Beach Conditions Expected This Week

September 13, 2023: Dangerous Beach Conditions Expected This Week
Hurricane Lee will move north though the western Atlantic this week, and is forecast to remain well offshore. However, long period swell will continue to impact the Eastern NC coastline. Thi...
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Posted on: September 8, 2023

MATTHIAS NAMED EMERALD ISLE FIRE CHIEF

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to announce William “Billy” Matthias, as the Emerald Isle Fire Chief. 

Matthias has served as Interim Fire Chief since June 1, 2023, following the retirement of longtime chief, Bill Walker.&a...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Registration Open for 2023 EI Christmas Parade

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Emerald Isle Christmas Parade, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 25th! 

Registration is now open for any groups that would like to participate in the parade. Click for the Entry Form.

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Exciting News from Emerald Isle: Introducing Sunny the Sea Turtle!

We're thrilled to introduce our new cartoon character, Sunny The Sea Turtle! Sunny is on a mission to help our young beachgoers learn about beach safety. 

 

When families visit participating restaurants, they will find a QR code o...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Emerald Tidings - September 2023 Edition

Emerald Tidings - September 2023 EditionEmerald Tidings, composed monthly by Town Manager Matt Zapp, is the official newsletter of the Town of Emerald Isle, NC.

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

NEWS RELEASE #2 Final Update- Emerald Isle: Tropical Storm Idalia

NEWS RELEASE #2

Final Update 

For Immediate Release

Emerald Isle: Tropical Storm Idalia

EMERALD ISLE, NC (August 31, 2023 – 9:15AM) – 

EI Yard Debris Collection Remains Suspended:

Yard debris collection remains suspended th...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Hurricane Idalia: Important Emergency Preparation Steps!

Hurricane Idalia: Important Emergency Preparation Steps!

Dear Residents, Property Owners, and Visitors of Emerald Isle,

In anticipation for the arrival of Hurricane Idalia, the Town of Emerald Isle reminds Property Owners and Visi...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Construction Update: Temporary Closure of Lee Avenue for Storm Preparedness

Construction Update: Temporary Closure of Lee Avenue for Storm Preparedness

Monday, August 28, 2023

Tropical Storm Idalia is expected to bring heavy rain to the local area on Wednesday and/or Thursday of this week.  

On Tuesday, August 29, 2023, Lee...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Emerald Isle Emergency Services Monitoring Tropical Storm Idalia

Emerald Isle Emergency Services Monitoring Tropical Storm Idalia

 

Emerald Isle, 8/28/2023 – The Emerald Isle Emergency Services is closely tracking the progression of Tropical Storm Idalia as it advances towards northwest Florida. Collab...

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Posted on: August 16, 2023

Emerald Isle's Day4Kids - September 9th

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled day in Emerald Isle!

Emerald Isle's Day4Kids is just around the corner, happening on Saturday, September 9th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, right at the Emerald Isle Community Center! 

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

EIPD is a Permanent Checking Station for car seats

We're excited to announce that the Emerald Isle Police Department is now a Permanent Checking Station (PCS) for child passenger safety!
We have officers trained and certified in the proper installation of child safety seats.We are here to provide ...
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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Public Service Announcement: 25th Street Beach Walkway Closure

Attention Emerald Isle residents and visitors,
We would like to inform you that the 25th Street beach walkway will be temporarily closed for the next 2-3 days. The Emerald Isle Parks and Rec Department is working diligently to enhance your beach access exp...
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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Lee Avenue Reopens After Completion of Vital Road Construction in Emerald Isle

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to announce the reopening of Lee Avenue after its temporary closure due to essential road construction. This significant project, aimed at enhancing road infrastructure and ensuring safety for residents and visitors, ha...

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Posted on: August 8, 2023

Beach driving permits on sale now

It's that time of year again time for beach driving. Beach driving permits are on sale on for the 2023-24 season.

Permits will be available online only for the month of August. Starting in September you can apply for the permit either&...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

PSA: Laurel Wilt

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

EMERALD ISLE PSA: LAUREL WILT

The following information is being provided by the NC Forest Service.

Click here for more information.

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Public Works - Full and Part Time Positions Available

Do you enjoy working outside in a beautiful community alongside a great team? The Emerald Isle Public Works Department is now seeking help and you could be a great fit.

This position(s) performs a variety of equipment operation, labor, and maintenance work...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Fire Hydrant Replacement on Bogue Inlet Drive

Bogue Banks Water Corporation - Fire Hydrant Replacement on Bogue Inlet Drive

On Tuesday, August 8, 2023, Bogue Banks Water Corporation (BBWC) will install a new fire hydrant on Bogue Inlet Drive. 

The BBWC staff plans to begin wo...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Stuff the Cruiser School Supply Event Through Aug. 14-18

Stuff the Cruiser Through Aug. 14-18

You can donate school supplies to the Emerald Isle Police Department's Stuff the Cruiser event the week of August 14-18.

All items will supplement the Stuff the Bus donation drive that assists Carteret County st...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

PSA - Rodent Proofing Tips

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Rodent Proofing Tips

As cooler weather approaches, it's essential to be proactive in rodent-proofing our homes and

buildings here in Emerald Isle. We've got some valuable tips for you, and we're...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Emerald Tidings - August 2023

Emerald Tidings, composed monthly by Town Manager Matt Zapp, is the official newsletter of the Town of Emerald Isle, NC. 

Click here to read the August 2023 edition.

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Blue Land Crab Spotted In Emerald Isle

Attention, nature enthusiasts of Emerald Isle!

Watch The Video Here

The Wildlife Resources Commission and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences need your help in locating a new-to-North-Carolina species - the elusive Blue Land Crab!The Blue Land Crab was spotte...

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Gymnasium Closure for Roof HVAC Replacement

We would like to inform you that the gymnasium at the Emerald Isle Community Center will be temporarily closed on August 1st and August 2nd for essential maintenance work.

During these two days, our dedicated team will be diligently working to replace the ...
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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Job Opportunity - Finance Technician

Job Opportunity Alert!
Emerald Isle is on the lookout for a detail-oriented and passionate Finance Technician to join our incredible team in the Administration Department. If you have a keen eye for numbers and love diving into financial data, this could b...
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Posted on: July 19, 2023

Town of Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners Notice of Special Meeting

Please see below (linked) for a special meeting notice and draft agenda. 

 

The public is hereby notified that the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the Town Board Room,...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

LEE AVENUE: Road Construction Timeline & Detour Route Update

Starting today, road closures will be implemented on Lee Avenue. To ensure a smooth flow of traffic, an official detour will redirect vehicles to Bogue Inlet. The detour signs will be prominently displayed to guide drivers along the designated route.

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - Lee Avenue Construction Update

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 

Lee Avenue Construction Update

Emerald Isle, NC:  The Town of Emerald Isle plans to resume construction on the Lee Avenue culvert project.  Repairs may begin (as early as) Monday, July 17, ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2023

Emerald Isle Vehicle Fleet Program

We want to share an update about the Emerald Isle Vehicle Fleet Program.

Our town is committed to maintaining a reliable and efficient fleet to serve the needs of our community.

By investing in modern vehicles, we aim to optimize fuel efficiency, reduce emi...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

EMERALD ISLE RECEIVES GFOA AWARD: Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

A Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has once again been awarded to Town of Emerald Isle. 

Wonderful work by Finance Director Laura Rotchford and the Town Staff!

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Emerald Isle Bike Path Safety Video

Discover the Exciting World of Emerald Isle's Bike Path! Attention all bike enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers! We are thrilled to unveil our brand-new video showcasing the stunning bike path in Emerald Isle and promoting bike rider saf...

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Posted on: June 26, 2023

LEE AVENUE: Road Construction Timeline & Detour Route

The Good News

The Town of Emerald Isle is actively managing 18 capital improvement projects.  

Local tax dollars are not being spent to make these extremely needed repairs! 

These projects are funded by $9.8M in FEMA 428 Grant monies.

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Road Construction Update: Lee Avenue

Road Construction Update: Lee Avenue
We wanted to provide you with an important update regarding the road construction on Lee Avenue. Unfortunately, due to inclement weather conditions, we are experiencing delays in the construction timeline. As a result, ...
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Posted on: June 21, 2023

Emerald Isle Welcomes Nathan A. Rhue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Emerald Isle Welcomes Nathan A. Rhue as the New Planning Director

Emerald Isle, NC - Jun 21, 2023

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan A. Rhue as the Planning Director. With an impressive ba...

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Posted on: June 21, 2023

Flooding Today - June 21, 2023

Flooding Today - June 21, 2023

There is substantial roadway flooding across the typical low lying areas of Emerald Isle. 

Public Works and the EIPD are in the field.  Pumps are working and the water will soon recede. 

Additional Ra...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Emerald Isle Residents And Property Owners: Secure Your Re-Entry Passes Before Hurricane Season

Are you a resident or property owner in Emerald Isle?

Don't miss out on this important step to ensure your safety during hurricane season!

Watch this video to learn more about the importance of Re-Entry Passes and how to obtain them.

Stay prepared a...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Proper disposal of lithium batteries

In an effort to safeguard our community and protect the environment, the Town of Emerald Isle is taking proactive steps to raise awareness about the proper disposal of lithium batteries. As the use of lithium batteries continues to grow, it is crucial tha...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration July 3

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Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration slated for July 3

The towns of Bogue, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Emerald Isle and Peletier are pleased to present the  Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration on Monday, July 3, co-sponsored by Emerald Isle R...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Emerald Tidings - June 2023 Edition

Pier Sunrise

Catch up on the latest Town of Emerald Isle news and upcoming events by reading the Emerald Tidings - June 2023 Edition.

View the Emerald Tidings - June 2023 edition here.  

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

PUBLIC UPDATE: Emerald Isle Boat Channel Realignment Study

Matt and Members of the Board of Commissioners,

With regards to the status of the Emerald Isle Alternative Boat Channel Project, we would like to provide the following update.

For reference, the identified alternative channels are shown in this picture:

As w...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Emerald Tidings - May 2023 Edition

Pier Sunrise

Catch up on the latest Town of Emerald Isle news and upcoming events by reading the Emerald Tidings - May 2023 Edition.

View the Emerald Tidings - May 2023 edition here.  

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Emerald Isle DRAFT FY 23-24 Budget

 

The Draft FY 23-24 Recommended Budget is available for public review. A presentation will be shared on May 9, 2023, during the Town Board meeting beginning at 6:00 PM. 

 

The Recommended Budget across all funds is $13,611,022; a ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

2023 Paid Parking Season Begins April 15

Paid parking at the Eastern and Western Ocean Regional accesses begins Friday, April 15 and runs through Sunday, September 17, 2023. Payments are accepted by debit or credit card at the on-site kiosks or through the Passport parking app. Paid parking is $...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

CAUTION: Local paving work ahead!

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CAUTION: Local paving work ahead! 

 

The Town of Emerald Isle will invest its local allocation of Powell Bill funds to resurface a section of Coast Guard Road and Sound Drive.

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Emerald Isle, committed to a trash-free public beach!

Beach Trash Announcement

Emerald Isle will implement a more robust Pack It In/Pack It Out program at public beach accesses in 2023.  Previously practiced only during the winter months, the Town now extends the Pack It In/Pack It Out program throughout the year.  ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Mark Crews welcomed as Public Information Officer

Mark Crews

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Crews as Public Information Officer.  He will begin work in early April.   

 

Mr. Crews brings a wealth of experience in media relations and mass communic...

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Day Time Bridge Construction Suspended March 25-26

Day time construction on the B. Cameron Langston Bridge will be suspended on Saturday 3/25 and Sunday 3/26.  Night time work will still take place.  Day time construction will resume on Monday 3/27.

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

What’s better than life at the beach? Life at the beach with a new golf cart!

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What’s better than life at the beach? Life at the beach with a new golf cart!

There’s something about the beach that just makes life feel better. The sound of the waves crashing against the shore, the salty sea air, and the endless sunshine are all enough ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2023

Bridge Construction Update and Traffic Reminders

Traffic reminders around the B. Cameron Langston Bridge leading to and from Emerald Isle

As you are approaching the bridge, please use both lanes of traffic and merge at the base. If you are in the merging lane, please allow other vehicles to enter the lan...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Bridge Construction Suspended March 10-12, 2023

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will not conduct bridge improvements Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12, 2023, to accommodate traffic related to the Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival. The Town would like to thank NCDOT for this sc...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Request for Bids: Purchase of Materials & Equipment – New Packaged Stormwater Lift Station – Reed Dr

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

REQUEST FOR BIDS:  Purchase of Materials & Equipment – New Packaged Stormwater Lift Station – Reed Drive

All bids are requested by March 20, 2023, no later than 12:00 p.m. (EST).

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Third Street Park Temporarily Closed

Google Earth map with a red circle around Third Street Park

Third Street Park, at 301 Ocean Drive, is closed Thursday, March 2, and Friday, March 3, for parking lot repairs. 

Other public beach access locations, including the Eastern Ocean Regional Access, remain open. 

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Emerald Tidings - March 2023 Edition

Catch up on the latest Town of Emerald Isle news and upcoming events by reading the Emerald Tidings - March 2023 Edition.

View the Emerald Tidings - March 2023 edition here.  

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Posted on: February 25, 2023

Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival Returns March 11

EI St Pattys Day Flyer 2023

The Town of Emerald Isle and the Emerald Isle Business Association are pleased to announce the return of the St. Patrick's Festival on Saturday, March 11, 2023!

This event will run from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, and features 75 arts a...

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Request for Bids: Interdisciplinary Patient Advanced Life Support Training Simulator

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

REQUEST FOR BIDS:  Purchase of Equipment - New Class Three Truck with Flatbed Dump Body

All bids are requested by February 28, 2023, no later than 2:00 p.m. (EST).

Interested bidders may submit written bids to the attention of Will...

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Request for Bids: Purchase of Equipment - New Class Three Truck with Flatbed Dump Body

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

REQUEST FOR BIDS:  Purchase of Equipment - New Class Three Truck with Flatbed Dump Body

All bids are requested by February 28, 2023, no later than 2:00 p.m. (EST).

Interested bidders may submit written bids to the attention of Cand...

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Request for Bids: Purchase of Equipment - New Compact Utility Tractor with Attachments

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

REQUEST FOR BIDS:  Purchase of Equipment - New Compact Utility Tractor with Attachments

All bids are requested by February 28, 2023, no later than 2:00 p.m. (EST).

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Request for Bids - (3) Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Device

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REQUEST FOR BIDS:  Purchase of Equipment - (3) Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Device

All bids are requested by February 28, 2023, no later than 2:00 p.m. (EST).

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Emerald Isle St. Patricks' Festival Seeking Volunteers for 2023

The Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival is seeking volunteers for the 30th annual event on Saturday, March 11, 2023. 

Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles, from the beer tent, to t-shirt sales, kiddie rides ticket sales and more.&a...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

NCDOT Paving Extended Coast Guard Road Turn Lane

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be paving the extended Coast Guard Road turn lane on Tuesday, February 7. Please note there may be traffic delays extended with this project. 

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Hope Mission Food Drive Underway

Donation boxes are at the Emerald Isle Police Department until Friday, February 10, to collect nonperishable food items for Hope Mission of Carteret County. The items will then be collected by Chapel by the Sea on Friday, who will deliver them to Hope Mis...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Request for Qualifications: Design Service - Fire Station 2

NOTICE TO RESPONDENTS

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS:  DESIGN SERVICE – FIRE STATION 2

 All proposals are requested by February 28, 2023, no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST).

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Junior First Responder Camp Applications Available

The Emerald Isle Fire Department is pleased to host the Inaugural Junior First Responder Camp in 2023. 

Junior First Responders will receive firsthand interaction with fire trucks, ambulances, hoses and much more in this exciting new camp!

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Emerald Tidings - February 2023 Edition

You can read the latest news and events from the Town of Emerald Isle in the Emerald Tidings - February 2023 Edition

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Request for Bids: Purchase of Powered Loading System & Powered Medical Cot (Excluding Floor Plate)

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REQUEST FOR BIDS:  PURCHASE OF POWERED LOADING SYSTEM & POWERED MEDICAL COT (EXCLUDING FLOOR PLATE) FOR EMS

All bids are requested by February 14, 2023, no later than 2:00 p.m. (EST).

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Request for Bids: Purchase of Battery Powered Extrication Tools and Accessories

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REQUEST FOR BIDS:  PURCHASE OF BATTERY POWERED EXTRICATION TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES

All bids are requested by February 14, 2023, no later than 2:00 p.m. (EST).

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Request for Bids: Purchase of Three (3) Personal Watercraft with Aluminum Trailers

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Request for Bids: Purchase of Three (3) Personal Watercraft with Aluminum Trailers

All bids are requested by February 14, 2023, no later than 2:00 p.m. (EST).

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Updated: Third Street Park Repairs Postponed

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January 31 Update: 

Due to the weather forecast, stormwater repairs at Third Street Park have been postponed. At this time, the park remains open to the public. A notice will be made available once an updated timeline is available. 

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Regional Access Parking Permits Available Online Starting March 1

Regional Beach Access Parking Permits for Emerald Isle taxpayers, and other select groups, will be available online starting March 1. 

Beginning April 1, you will also be able to apply for these permits in person. Please note, due to high demand, ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Planning Board: Public Hearing on February 27, 2023

TOWN OF EMERALD ISLE

PLANNING BOARD

PUBLIC HEARING

The Town of Emerald Isle Planning Board/Board of Adjustment will hold a quasi-judicial evidentiary hearing on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Board Room located at 7500 Emerald Drive, Emer...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Military Training: January 25 - 27, 2023

Due to training at Camp Lejeune, you may observe loud noises and vibrations this week. Please see the following noise advisory distributed by the base: 

Wednesday, Jan 25

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Severe Weather Threat: January 25, 2023

The National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City has issued warnings of severe impacts associated with a strong cold front moving in during the evening of January 25, 2023. 

The briefing can be viewed below. According to the NWS, primary impacts...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Planning Board/Board of Adjustment Meeting Cancelled

Due to a lack of available board members, the Emerald Isle Planning Board/Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled for January 23, 2023, has been cancelled.

The chairman, applicant and staff have agreed to postpone the variance hearing originally slated for J...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Updated: Blue Heron Park Reopens

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January 24 update:

Blue Heron Park reopened to the public this afternoon, following some landscaping updates.

January 20th post:

Blue Heron Park, behind the Emerald Isle Police Department, is temporarily closed, effective January 20th. The park, and parking ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Bridge Construction and Traffic Reminders

Traffic reminders around the B. Cameron Langston Bridge leading to and from Emerald Isle 

As you are approaching the bridge, please use both lanes of traffic and merge at the base. If you are in the merging lane, please allow other vehicles to ent...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Emerald Isle Road Project to Ease Congestion

The following information has been released by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Carteret County Road Project to Ease Congestion

EMERALD ISLE – A small project is underway to extend a right-turn lane on N.C. 58 (Emerald Drive) that ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Upcoming Prescribed Burn at MCALF Bogue

Prescribed burns at Piney Island and Bogue

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. —The Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) conducts two prescribed burns.

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Comprehensive Transportation Plan Public Information Meeting Jan. 31, 2023

Comprehensive Transportation Plan Public Information Meeting January 31

According to a press release from Carteret County, a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) public information meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 31, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Wes...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

NCDMV Customers: Beware of Scam Targeting N.C. Residents

The following information is from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles: 

NCDMV Customers: Beware of Scam Targeting N.C. Residents

Scammers claiming to be with DOT sending emails with payment link

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Emerald Isle Police Department: Unclaimed Property

      Notice of Unclaimed Property                                   &n...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Emerald Tidings - January 2023 Edition

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Welcome Center Temporarily Closed

January 19 Update: The Crystal Coast Welcome Center and outdoor restrooms have reopened to the public. 

January 4 Notice: The Crystal Coast Welcome Center and outdoor restrooms at at at 8401 Emerald Drive will be temporarily closed for repairs thi...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Board of Commissioners Special Meeting - Jan. 4-5, 2023

Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners

Special Meeting

January 4 – 5, 2023

Islander Hotel & Resort

 The Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting for the annual budget/ goals retreat on Wednesday, January 4, and Thursday, Janua...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Live Christmas Tree Drop Off Details

Those who are looking to dispose of their live Christmas trees can do so in Emerald Isle to help build dunes. 

Live Christmas trees, without any lights, ornaments and tinsel, can be dropped off at the corner of Islander and Emerald drives, from De...

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

Planning Board Vacancy: Applications Accepted

Planning Board Vacancy

The Town of Emerald Isle will accept applications for a vacancy on the Planning Board through 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.  Permanent residents of Emerald Isle are encouraged to apply.  Please provide a...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Request for Proposals: Multi-Band Mobile & Portable radios and associated equipment

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Pursuant to G.S. 143-129, the Town of Emerald Isle invites sealed proposals from all responsible bidders until 2:00 PM EST on 10 January, 2023 to William Matthias, 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594. 

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Holiday Office Closures - December 2022

As Christmas approaches, please note the following schedules for the Town of Emerald Isle's administrative offices and trash collection: 

  • The Town's Administrative Offices will be closed December 23 - 27.
  • The Community Center clos...
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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Request for Proposals: (Qty 2) Emergency Advanced Life Support Ambulance Apparatus

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Pursuant to G.S. 143-129, the Town of Emerald Isle invites receipt of bids from all responsible bidders until 2:00 PM EST on 3 January 2023 in the office of the Town Manager located at 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, at which ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Public Hearing Notice: Unified Development Ordinance Amendments

Town of Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners Public Hearing

The Town of Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in the Town Board Meeting Room, at 7500 Emerald Drive, on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.  The purpose o...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Public Hearing Notice: McLean-Spell Park

Town of Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners Public Hearing

The Town of Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in the Town Board Meeting Room, at 7500 Emerald Drive, on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the heari...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Increased Aviation Training: Dec 1, 14-15, 2023

According to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, additional air operations will be conducted at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue on December 1, and again December 14-15, 2023. This training may last until 11 p.m., and those in the area can ex...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Emerald Tidings - December 2022 Edition

Click here to read the Emerald Tidings - December 2022 edition for the latest news and events from the Town of Emerald Isle. 

Would you like this monthly newsletter sent directly to your inbox? Sign up for the Emerald Tidings newsletter here.&...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

2023 St. Patrick's Festival Vendor Applications

Mark your calendars - the Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival returns on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center.

Food and Arts and Crafts vendor and nonprofit applications are available from December 1 - 9. All applicat...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Win a brand new golf cart to support the EIBA and Golf Cart Advisory Committee

December 2: Ticket sales are now live!

You could win a brand new golf cart from Johns Golf Cars by purchasing a raffle ticket!

The Emerald Isle Business Association has partnered with the Emerald Isle Golf Cart Advisory Committee for your chance to win a fo...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade 2022 Winners

Thank you again to all who participated and viewed the Emerald Isle Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 26th!

Congratulations to the following winners: 

Non-Commercial:

  • First Place: Snow Day At the Beach - Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol
  • Second Pl...
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Posted on: November 22, 2022

NCDOT Updates Bridge Lane Closures Beginning Nov. 27

Emerald Isle Bridge Requires Daytime Lane Closures 

The following information is from the North Carolina Department of Transportation: 

Starting Sunday, Nov. 27, a state highway contractor will begin instituting daytime lane closures on we...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Right-of-Way Maintenance Begins Nov. 28

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The following information is from Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC):

Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC) will be conducting right-of-way maintenance along Coast Guard Road and Highway 58 (...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Request For Bids: Emerald Subdivison Pond Outlet Structure Replacement/Improvement

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids will be received by The Town of Emerald Isle at the Town of Emerald Isle Office (in person) at 7509 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594 or (via mail) at 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594, until 2:00 p.m., Eastern St...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Thanksgiving Office Closures, Trash Collection

As Thanksgiving approaches, the Town of Emerald Isle will have some office closures to allow staff to spend time with loved ones. 

  • The Town's Administrative Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.
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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Giving For the Greater Good Drive Supporting OWLS

Now through December 15, the Emerald Isle Police Department is collecting items for the Outerbanks WildLife Shelter - OWLS through the Giving for the Greater Good Drive. Items can be dropped off at the Police Department at 7500 Emerald Drive. 

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Special Meeting Notice - November 15, 2022

Town of Emerald Isle 

Board of Commissioners 

Notice of Special Meeting

 

The public is hereby notified that the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, November 15, at 5:00 p.m. in the Town Board...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

McLean-Spell Park Masterplan Report

At the November 8, 2022, Board of Commissioners meeting, the McLean-Spell Park Masterplan Report by Summit Engineering was reviewed by Town Manager Matt Zapp. The Board may take action on the report at the December 13, 2022, regular meeting. 

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Request for Bids: Local Drainage Improvements: Lee Avenue, Reed Drive and Cedar Street

PUBLIC NOTICE – TOWN OF EMERALD ISLE

The Town of Emerald Isle is currently accepting bids for Local Drainage Improvements:  Lee Avenue, Reed Drive, and Cedar Street.

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Portion of Reed Drive Closed Late October for Work

A portion of Reed Drive will be closed Tuesday, October 25 through Thursday, October 27. 

The section between Heverly and Sound of Sea drives will be closed for work on these dates.

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Request for Bids: Local Drainage Improvements: Lee Avenue, Reed Drive, and Cedar Street

November 2, 2022 Update: This project deadline has been rebid and extended until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Please view our News Flash for the updated bid notification. 

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Details Released

The 2022 Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K participant packet has been released for those who are running this year. You can find the full packet of race information here. 

This year, the proceeds will be split between Hope Mission and t...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Work Set to Begin on McLean-Spell Park Well Site

Well Site Development at McLean-Spell Park Set to Begin

Work is set to begin on the Bogue Banks Water Corporation well site in McLean-Spell Park on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. 

The project was approved by the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners in Ju...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Emerald Tidings - October 2022

You can view the Emerald Tidings - October 2022 Edition below for all the latest Town of Emerald Isle news and events. 

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Posted on: October 2, 2022

Updated: All Beach Driving Ramps Are Open

Point Ramp Access Update:

As of Tuesday, October 4, repairs have been made to The Point beach driving access ramp. This ramp is now open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The Blackskimmer and Dogleg beach access ramps are also open to the public, as of ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

NCDOT Bridge Lane Closure Schedule

The following information is from the North Carolina Department of Transportation: 

EMERALD ISLE – Lane closures recently resumed on the Emerald Isle Bridge (N.C. 58) for bridge preservation work, and they will continue through next spri...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

EIFD Responds to Structure Fire on Emerald Dr.

A structure fire is under investigation at 1506 Emerald Drive, following a call that came through at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

The fire took place at an unoccupied house that was under renovation, and there were no injuries reported. Crews...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Hurricane Ian Weather-Related Updates

National Weather Service updates on Hurricane Ian will be shared here. 

The most recent update will be posted at the top of the page. 

Friday, September 30, 2022 - 12:40 p.m. National Weather Service Update:

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Trash Collection Suspended September 30, 2022

Due to anticipated impacts from Hurricane Ian, oceanside trash collection will be suspended on Friday, September 30, 2022. 

The Town's contractor anticipates trash collection will resume on Monday, October 3.

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Beach Driving Suspended Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2022

Beach driving will be suspended Friday, September 30th, through Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, due to Hurricane Ian.

Our goal is to reopen Monday, October 3rd, or as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Yard Debris Pickups Paused Due to Hurricane Ian

The Emerald Isle Public Works Department is requesting residents and property owners throughout town to not place yard debris by the curbside from Wednesday, September 28, through Sunday, October 2. 

The area may see strong winds and heavy rain as...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Registration Open for Inaugural Emerald Isle Car Show

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Mark your calendars for the Inaugural Emerald Isle Car Show on Saturday, November 12!

This car show will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Western Ocean Regional Access, at 9003 Louise Avenue. Come check out the car show, listen to live music, and perus...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Beach Driving Season Begins; New Traffic Pattern at the Point

The 2022-23 Beach Driving Season begins on Thursday, September 15 in Emerald Isle, and runs until April 30, 2023. There is a ten-day period around Easter where beach driving is not permitted.  

Please note, there is a new traffic at The Point this...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

NCDOT announces Lane Closures - Starting Sept. 2022

The following information is from the North Carolina Department of Transportation: 

EMERALD ISLE – Lane closures will resume tonight on the Emerald Isle Bridge (N.C. 58) for bridge preservation work, and they will continue through next s...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Registration Open for 2022 EI Christmas Parade

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Emerald Isle Christmas Parade, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 26th! 

Registration is now open for any groups that would like to participate in the parade. Click here for the Emerald Isle Parade ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Joel Lane Beach Access Improvements

Joel Lane Public Beach Access

September 8, 2022

The following letter is being shared with the public to clarify the improvements planned for the Joel Lane Public Beach Access area. 

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Public Update: Joel Lane Beach Access Walkway

Joel Lane Beach Access Walkway

The Town of Emerald Isle leadership team secured multiple quotes for the removal and replacement of the Joel Lane Walkway steps. 

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament September 17

?The Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament takes place on Saturday, September 17, with proceeds going toward scholarships for area students pursuing a degree in Marine Sciences and Technologies. There are a variety of categories, including surf, boat and junior...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Emerald Tidings - September 2022 Edition

You can view the Emerald Tidings - September 2022 edition here: 

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Town of Emerald Isle EMS Subscriptions Available

The Town of Emerald Isle is offering a subscription program to help offset the cost of an ambulance transport. This optional annual subscription of $50 covers the direct costs of ambulance services not paid by your insurance. The $50 covers two people: th...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

EIFD Cancer Awareness Shirts For Sale Online through October

The Emerald Isle Fire Department is selling cancer awareness t-shirts online, with proceeds benefiting the Little Pink Houses of Hope. This organization gives a week-long vacation to breast cancer patients and their families. This year, ten families were ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival Returns Sept. 24

The Beach Music Festival returns on Saturday, September 24, 2022!

Join us at the Western Ocean Regional Access from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. for this popular music festival. 

This year, Too Much Sylvia, Chairman of the Board, The Embers and the TAMS wil...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Emerald Tidings - August 2022 Edition

Read the Emerald Tidings - August 2022 edition for the latest news and events from the Town of Emerald Isle. 

Click here to view this edition: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Emerald-Tidings---August-2022.html

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Now Accepting Holiday Arts & Crafts Vendor Applications

August 10 Update: All vendor spots for the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair are now filled. 

Original post: Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for Arts and Crafts vendors at the holiday fair on Saturday, December 3.&nb...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Help EIPD Stuff the Cruiser

You can donate school supplies to the Emerald Isle Police Department's inaugural Stuff the Cruiser event the first week of August. All items will supplement the Stuff the Bus donation drive that assists Carteret County students. 

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Beach Driving Permit Applications Available Aug. 1

The Town of Emerald Isle will soon have beach driving permits on sale for the 2022-23 season, which begins September 15. 

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

McLean-Spell Park Survey Update

Updated July 26, 2022: 

The public park survey has closed and a presentation of the needs and equity assessment will be made to the public at the August 9, 2022, Board of Commissioners Meeting. This meeting is available via Facebook Live or Zoom, ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Emerald Isle Fire, EMS to Combine

Emerald Isle Announces Joint Fire-EMS Department 

On July 6th, The Town of Emerald Isle announced it will combine its Fire and EMS operations into a single department, known as the Emerald Isle Fire Department, effective by January 1, 2023.&nb...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Drowning reported in Emerald Isle

Drowning reported in Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle Ocean Rescue, Fire, Police and EMS were dispatched to a call of a drowning in the 4800 block of Ocean Drive on July 6, 2022.  

The emergency call came through at 4 p.m. for an unidentified 57-year-old ...

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Posted on: July 3, 2022

Power Outage - July 3, 2022

12:20 p.m. update: Power has been restored throughout Emerald Isle. 

Original post: Due to a transformer issue, power is currently out from Arthur Drive west, including stoplights in the area. 

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Emerald Tidings - July 2022 Edition

Read the Emerald Tidings - July 2022 edition for the latest information from the Town of Emerald Isle.

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Scam Alert: Emerald Isle Police Department Shirts

Scam Alert:

In late June, individuals in Emerald Isle received a scam text message that was advertising Emerald Isle Police Department t-shirts for sale, with "10$ OFF ready to order now." 

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Special Use Public Hearing - July 12, 2022 Board of Commissioners Meeting

Town of Emerald Isle

Special Use Public Hearing Notice

Sweet Willie’s Beach Blitz

The Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 beginning at 6:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter in the Town Board Meeting Ro...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

McLean-Spell Park Survey Available; Public Meetings Set

We want to hear your ideas for the future of McLean-Spell Park! 

You are encouraged to fill out and submit the McLean-Spell Park Survey before the updated Wednesday, July 13, 2022 deadline. If you would prefer to fill out a paper version, they can...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

McLean-Spell Park Survey Now Available

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We want to hear your ideas for the future of McLean-Spell Park! 

You are encouraged to fill out and submit the McLean-Spell Park Survey before the updated Wednesday, July 13, 2022 deadline. If you would prefer to fill out a paper version, they can...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Virtual public meeting scheduled for shellfish leases around Bogue Sound

MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is hosting a virtual public meeting on June 22 at 5:30 p.m. to provide information about shellfish leases and Shellfish Aquaculture Enterprise Areas (SEAs) in and around Bogue Sound. The publ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Busy Carteret County Corridor Requires Pipe Repairs Closure and repair scheduled for June 13

Information from the North Carolina Department of Transportation:

MOREHEAD CITY – State maintenance crews need to temporarily close two of the five lanes on a portion of Arendell Street (U.S. 70) in Morehead City to repair a damaged drainage pipe...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration July 3

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Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration slated for July 3

The towns of Bogue, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Emerald Isle and Peletier are pleased to present the inaugural Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration on Sunday, July 3, co-sponsored by Emerald Isle R...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Mini Libraries Revealed throughout Emerald Isle

Ten mini libraries have been unveiled throughout Emerald Isle, due to a project through the Friends of the Carteret County Public Library that serves Western Carteret. 

These mini libraries are stationed in public areas, where anyone can take a bo...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Eitner Welcomed as Planning Director

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The Town of Emerald Isle will welcome Michelle Eitner as the new Planning Director, effective July 1, 2022.

She will fill the role that has been held by Josh Edmondson since April 2015. Mr. Edmondson will conclude his position with the Town in late May, be...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Emerald Isle Introduces Edwards as Assistant Chief of Police

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Emerald Isle Introduces Edwards as Assistant Chief of Police

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to announce Chad Edwards as the new Assistant Chief of Police.  He will begin his role on June 1, 2022.

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Draft FY 2022-23 Budget Presented

The Board of Commissioners was presented the Draft FY 2022-23 Budget during the regular meeting on May 10. 

The Recommended Budget across all funds is $12,712,457; a $816,337 or 6.69 % increase from the FY 21-22 originally adopted total budget of ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Normile Appointed to Board of Commissioners

At the May 10, 2022, Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board unanimously appointed Jim Normile to fill an unexpired term on the Board. He will serve until the November 2023 election, at which time the seat will be available again. This seat was original...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Special Meeting Notice - May 12, 2022

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Board of Commissioners

Notice of Special Meeting

The public is hereby notified that the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting Thursday, May 12 at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to hold a C...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Pancake Breakfast and Emerald Isle Open House Announced

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Join the Town of Emerald Isle for a pancake breakfast and tour of our various Town departments on Friday, May 20! 

This event will be held from 9 - 11 a.m., and will begin at the Community Center at 203 Leisure Lane. Come enjoy a pancake breakfast...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

NC Wildlife Boat Ramp Dredging Underway

Coastal Dredging began work on the NC Wildlife Boat Ramp on Monday, May 9, 2022, in a dredging project that should be complete within ten working days.

While dredging, the contractor will attempt to keep the boat ramp open to the public, however, please be...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Pills Can Kill Drop Off Event April 30, 2022

On Saturday, April 30, Carteret County law enforcement agencies will hold the spring “Pills Can Kill” prescription drug take back event. This event includes the Emerald Isle Police Department at the Food Lion at Emerald Plantation Shop...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Staff Introduces New Assistant Town Planner

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to introduce Jeff Hall, Assistant Town Planner.

 He holds a Bachelors of Science in Agronomy from NC State University. Jeff is a certified BMP Inspection and Maintenance professional through NCSU Bio and Agricul...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Golf Cart Raffle Winner Announced

Congratulations to Karen Taylor of Peletier, who won the golf cart raffle through the Emerald Isle Golf Cart Advisory Committee and Emerald Isle Business Association! She is pictured here with John Lister of the Golf Cart Advisory Committee. Proceeds will...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Town announces new Parks and Recreation Director

April 22, 2022

    Town of Emerald Announces Parks & Recreation Director

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to announce Candace Dooley as the new Director of Parks & Recreation. She will begin her fulltime position on Monday, May ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Emerald Isle Commissioner Vacates Board Seat

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April 20, 2022

Emerald Isle Commissioner Vacates Board Seat

During a special meeting on April 20, 2022, the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners voted to accept the resignation of Commissioner Candace Dooley, who will be stepping down from her seat, effectiv...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Special Meeting Notice - April 20, 2022

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Board of Commissioners 

Notice of Special Meeting

 

The public is hereby notified that Mayor Jason Holland has called a Special Meeting of the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Beach Driving Hiatus April 15 - 24

Beach driving by the public will be paused Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 24, 2022 for the annual Easter closure. 

The 2022 beach driving season will then run through Saturday, April 30th.

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Planning Board/Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: April 25

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The Town of Emerald Isle Planning Board/Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Board Meeting Room located at 7500 Emerald Drive,...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

2022 Paid Parking Season Begins April 15

Paid parking at the Eastern and Western Ocean Regional accesses begins Friday, April 15 and runs through Thursday, September 15, 2022. Payments are accepted by debit or credit card at the on-site kiosks or through the Passport parking app. Paid parking is...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Summer Day Camp 2022 Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for Summer Day Camp 2022 through Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation

Registration will remain open through Thursday, April 21, and the lottery winners will be announced on Monday, April 25 by 5 p.m.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Jr. Lifeguard Camp Registration Open

Registration for the 2022 Jr. Lifeguard Camps is now open

Registration is first-come, first-serve. Please read the information below before downloading and submitting the application and materials listed at the bottom. 

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Public Hearing: Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements

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TOWN OF EMERALD ISLE

OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING REQUIREMENTS

The Town of Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in the Town Board Meeting Room, 7500 Emerald Drive, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 6:00 PM, or a...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Emerald Isle Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Seeks Applicants

The Emerald Isle Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee has two openings and is now seeking applicants. 

Those who are appointed to the Committee by the Board of Commissioners will serve a two-year term. 

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Emerald Tidings - April 2022

Don't miss the Emerald Tidings - April 2022 Edition! 

This month's installment of the Town's free e-newsletter is full of important information, including the Town's new website, lifeguards and Jr. Lifeguard Cam...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Emerald Isle Reveals New Website

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to reveal its new website, created with you in mind. 

This new site, made possible through CivicPlus, is designed to answer all of your questions concerning Emerald Isle with ease. You can find permits and appli...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Louise Avenue Roadwork Underway

Work to widen Louise Avenue is underway, as of March 29, 2022. Please note you may encounter temporary delays in the area between Islander Drive and Boardwalk Avenue during this time. Thomas Simpson Construction aims to have the project complete by Easter...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

NCDOT: Bridge Improvement Schedule Update

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has released the following information:

Rehabilitation work on the Emerald Isle bridge continues, and the contractor will be adding a lane closure overnight.

A contractor may now close one lane on the bridge b...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Board of Commissioners - Budget Workshop Meeting

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Board of Commissioners 

Notice of Budget Workshop Meeting

 

The public is hereby notified that the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will meet on Wednesday, March 30, at 5 p.m. in the Town Board Meeting Room ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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