Emerald Tidings

September 2019

Hurricane Season is here: Plan ahead, be prepared and stay safe!


The 2019 Hurricane Season is upon us. Carteret County and the Town of Emerald Isle are closing monitoring Hurricane Dorian. We want to be sure everyone knows the steps to safety.  

Hurricane Prep Video:  Take 40-seconds and watch the latest informational video on hurricane preparedness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtZY2Q2-hu8

Online Resources: A comprehensive list of information is also available on the Town of Emerald Isle website.  https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/hurricane-information

Text Alerts: Please consider signing up for the Town’s text message service.  It only takes a few minutes and will keep you well informed.  https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/email-text-notifications

Beach Driving Permits now on sale at EIPD


The 2019-2020 beach driving season begins on 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 (instead of the Town Administration building).  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 


Emerald Isle’s Day4Kids- Saturday September 14, 2019


Celebrate our children by spending meaningful time with them.  Day4Kids is a free event held Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10am to 2pm at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center, 203 Leisure Lane.  Adults and children of all ages will assemble for a fun-filled day of vendors, activities, games, face painting and more! The event is rain or shine.  Call 252.354.6350 or email Whitney Smith at wsmith@emeraldisle-nc.org for further details. 

The inaugural Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament- Saturday, September 21, 2019!


Plan to attend the inaugural Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019.  The Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament will be held at the NC Wildlife Public Boat Ramp in Emerald Isle and includes three separate divisions: King and Spanish Mackerel, Surf and Kayak. There will also be contests for the kids, a silent auction, and other activities. The event will be fun for the whole family! 

Watch the intro video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukfDkdNi4_w

Please visit the official tournament website for all additional details. https://emeraldis...lefishingtournament.com/

Hazardous Waste Day- Saturday September 28th!


The Carteret County Hazardous Waste Day will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 8am – 1pm at the Carteret County Health Department, 3820 Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC. Once a year, the Coastal Environmental Partnership sponsors a series of Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Days in Carteret, Craven and Pamlico counties. The following items will be accepted: latex and oil paints, used motor oil, lawn and garden fertilizer and pesticides, gasoline, drain openers, paint thinners, cooking oil, anti-freeze and batteries.

The Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival- Saturday, September 28, 2019!


The Town is excited for the return of the 4th annual Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival on September 28.  We have booked another great lineup for this year's event on the beach strand at the Western Ocean Regional Access.  Performers include the Band of Oz, Too Much Sylvia, Chairmen of the Board, the Embers, and the Tams.  Come on out and enjoy a beautiful weekend in Emerald Isle! 

Parking will be permitted along the grassy NC 58 right of way. Only handicapped parking will be available at the Western Ocean Regional Access.

Don’t miss out as sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2019 Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival.  Please contact Alesia Sanderson, Parks and Recreation Director, at asanderson@emeraldisle-nc.org or 252-354-6350 if you are interested in sponsoring the event or have additional questions.  

The 2019 Sea Turtle Program

Valerie Rohrig, Writer/ Photographer


The 2019 season for the Sea Turtle Patrol can best be described as exciting, but hectic! A total of 42 nests were laid and countless number of false crawls were documented. Once a nest reaches a certain point, volunteers begin sitting each evening. As a result, we have done a great deal of sitting!

With several really high tides, we’ve fought nature to save as many nests as we could. Flippers crossed, time will tell. Our group of devoted volunteers (greater than 300 persons) work tirelessly to get healthy hatchlings safely on their trip to the Gulf Stream.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, August 30, 2019 4:54:00 PM