Mayor's Island Review

May 2017

I love the month of May. It is one of my favorite months at the beach. The days are warm and very pleasant. We have many exciting events planned for Emerald Isle and for our community. The annual National Day of Prayer will be held on Thursday, May 4 beginning at 12 noon. The event will take place in front of the Town Administration Building. The theme of the 66th Annual National Day of Prayer is:

“For your Great Name’s Sake! Hear us.. Forgive Us.. Heal Us!

As the 2017 National Day of Prayer approaches, thousands of individuals, churches, and communities will be gathering to celebrate and to pray for our Nation. Please join with your fellow citizens to pray corporately for God to pour out His Spirit into our nation and community that all will see what an awesome God we serve. Please join me on Thursday, May 4 at 12 noon for this celebration.

Bike the Banks will be held on Saturday, May 6 beginning at 8:00 am. There will be three rides to choose from. Ride 1: Emerald Isle Ride( 10 miles along the Bike Path) $25 entry free. Ride 2: Fort Macon (50 miles)

$40 entry fee. Ride 3: Cape Lookout (100 miles) $40 entry fee.  Register at  If you have questions contact

Police Educating the Public (PEP) will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 10am in the Town Board Meeting Room. The topic will be our annual Hurricane Preparedness Training class. I will be the instructor for this session. With the Hurricane Season beginning on June 1 this is always a well-attended and very informative PEP program. I look forward to seeing you at the PEP program on Thursday, May 16. The Chief of Police will also be present to answer any questions as well. It is always good to be prepared as we approach the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

A Golf Cart Safety, Rules, and Regulation Class will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 10 am in the town Board Meeting Room. The Town of Emerald Isle along with Kalt Life Custom Carts will present an informative session for the public that will cover misconceptions or misunderstandings regarding the operation of golf carts in Emerald Isle as well as the differences between a golf cart and a low speed vehicle. This should be a very informative meeting.

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be in Morehead City from May 26 – May 30 at the Glad Tidings Church on 4621 Country Club Road. The opening ceremony will be on Friday, May 26 at 11am and the closing ceremony on Tuesday, May 30 at 8:30am. The wall will be accessible to all visitors 24 hours a day. Please make every effort to attend this event. For additional information, please contact DAR Chapter Regent Linda Phelps at 910 326-6164 or email .

I am looking forward to seeing you around Emerald Isle in May. Enjoy the month!


Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, May 1, 2017 3:44:00 PM