Emerald Tidings

October 2019

The E.I. Fishing Tournament is a BIG success!

The inaugural Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament (held September 21, 2019) was a major success!  Held at the NC Wildlife Public Boat Ramp in Emerald Isle, the event included three separate divisions: King and Spanish Mackerel, Surf and Kayak.  Thank you to each sponsor, angler and volunteer that made this year’s event so amazing.    Watch the recap video here:


Beach Driving Permits now on sale at EIPD

The 2019-2020 beach driving season began September 15, 2019 and will continue through April 30, 2020.  New for this year, permits are being sold at the Emerald Isle Police Department located at 7500 Emerald Drive.  Applicants can purchase a permit, seven days a week, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 9:00 pm.    Additional beach driving permit information is available here: https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/beach-driving     


EIPD Receives DOJ Grant: New Vests on the Way!

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to announce that the EI Police Department has been awarded a grant through the Department of Justice in the amount of $6,744.25.  The two-year grant will aid the department in providing custom fit bullet proof vests for newly hired officers, while also replacing older vests for veteran officers by funding 50% of the costs of the vests. 

In an effort to reduce costs even further, Police Chief Tony Reese intends to leverage an additional grant via the NCLM Bullet Proof Vest Program. If both grant funding opportunities are combined, it is possible to reduce the cost of a vest from $750.00 to approximately $150.00 per vest. 

“We are very fortunate to have received this award and we are grateful to both the Department of Justice and the North Carolina League of Municipalities for making these funding opportunities available,” stated Chief Reese.  “This equipment plays a vital role in keeping our officers safe and that is important to me and to our community.”

Each vest will be special ordered and designed specifically to fit an individual officer, providing maximum protection for the officer in the event it is needed.  All of the vests are required to meet specific National Institute of Justice Ballistic Standards.

“As a Town, we continuously look for ways to be the best stewards possible of taxpayer dollars,” said Chief Reese.  “These opportunities are a great way to stretch our budgeted dollars even further!” 

October is Cancer Awareness Month


Fishin’ for a Cure is a nonprofit organization that aims to make a difference for women battling cancer through fishing, fun and fellowship. The event will take place from October 5-13, 2019. All information regarding the schedule of events, can be found on their website www.fishinforacure.com



THE PINK RIBBON- Thank you to the Emerald Isle Garden Club for “planting pots” near the Emerald Isle welcome sign. Our Pink Ribbon is a wonderful reminder of the continuous fight to find a cure and defeat the many forms of cancer that hinder those we know and love.

PINK EIFD SHIRTS- For three years, the Emerald Isle Fire Department has actively worked to raise funds for cancer awareness. All proceeds are donated to charity!  Shirts are available for purchase through an online store and are shipped directly to the purchaser. 

Orders are shipped every two weeks and the online store will be open till October 31, 2019.  Emerald Isle Fire Department will be wearing these shirts for the month of October 2019.  Shirts are $20 each, plus shipping & tax. Please visit: www.lifesspecialtees.com/emeraldislefiredept2019



The Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival- A huge thank you!

The Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners and town staff wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every volunteer that helped make the 4th annual Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival a success. An estimated 12,000 attendees safely enjoyed this year's event.  Again, thank you to each sponsor, event attendee, performer and volunteer that helped make the event so memorable. Nice matters!

The EI Halloween Carnival: Friday October 25, 2019

Fun for the whole family returns on October 25th to the EI Community Center from 6-8 PM.  Events include creating a glow in the dark mural, photo booth, cake walk, ID kits by the EI Police Dept. and more. Admission fee to carnival is two bags of individually wrapped candy per child.  Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department at 203 Leisure Lane, Emerald Isle.  Please call 252-354-6350.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, October 4, 2019 10:57:00 AM