Community Calendar – April 8, 2022 Edition

Send calendar submissions to calendar@thenewstimes.com

Community

The North Carolina Shell Club is hosting its annual Shell Show Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8th, 2022 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, NC. 3505 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC  28557; Friday & Saturday doors open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm,  Sunday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; General admission is $5, Seniors & Military $3, Youth under 18 FREE. For more information go to our website at ncshellclub.com and click on the shell show tabs for photos and other information.

Earth Day Spring Break Extravaganza! – April 18 at 10 a.m. -April 22 at 12 p.m. Come to the Newport Community Park, April 18th thru 22nd, from 10 am to 12 pm for some free fun and exciting events! Monday, 18th: Crafts and Game Day! Make a bug house, bird feeder and binoculars (these will be used later in the week for a scavenger hunt) and yard games! Tuesday, 19th: Teen Day! Bring your teen for some fun and creative things to do. Wednesday, 20th: Story time and a craft! The Carteret County Library Newport Branch will be on site for story reading and a craft. Thursday, 21st: Teen Day continued! Friday, 22nd: Earth Day Blow Out! This will be a morning of exciting visitors! The Aquarium, Eastern Exotic, O.W.L.S, The Parrot Sanctuary, NC Marine Patrol and more! There may be special treats for concession. But the events are free and parental supervision is required!

Annual Carteret County Master Gardener Plant Sale -Friday, April 22nd from 12pm to 4 pm and Saturday, April 23rd from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Or when all plants are sold).The Beaufort Historical Association Grounds on Turner Street will again be the location for selections of plants for sun and shade, dry places and wet.  Perennials, herbs, bulbs, native plants and heirloom tomato plants will be available and Master Gardeners will be close at hand to offer planting and growing advice and colorful gardening gloves available for sale for $6.00. For nearly two decades the Master Gardener Scholarship Program has funded scholarships for county students.  Beginning this year anyone in the Horticulture Program at the Carteret County Community College, who resides in Carteret County, is eligible to apply.  Applicants may file now for the $1,000 scholarship. Proceeds from the Plant Sale, and the sale of gloves, support the funding. The Carteret County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association is under the auspices of NC State Extension.

The Beaufort Police Department, in partnership with the Dog Walker Watch national nonprofit, a part of the National Night Out campaign, will hold two training sessions for the new, local program Dog Walker Watch, Beaufort. The first session is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23 and the second is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Both sessions will be held in the Beaufort Train Depot at 614 Broad St.  Dog Walker Watch “encourages neighbors to assist local law enforcement as extra eyes and ears while walking in the neighborhood.” 

Cape Lookout National Seashore and the Crystal Coast Stargazers invite travelers and astronomy aficionados to celebrate International Dark Sky Week in North Carolina’s newest International Dark Sky Park with two evenings of public stargazing on April 22 and April 23, beginning at 8:00 PM.  Island Express Ferry Service will provide starlight cruise transportation to/from Cape Lookout Visitors Center both evenings, departing at 7:30pm. For more information, visit www.crystalcoastnc.org or call 252-838-8906.

 Swansboro Parks and Recreation host the Easter Eggs-travaganza on April 8 at 6 p.m. at Swansboro Municipal Park. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt and the Easter Bunny will be available for photographs. Call (910) 326-2600 for information.

 The Crystal Coast Corks & Forks inaugural Blind Wine Tasting will take place Friday, April 8, at the Promise Land Market in Morehead City. A reception begins at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Culinary Arts Program at Carteret Community College. For tickets visit: www.cccorksnforks.org.

Cedar Point will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9, 1- 3 p.m. The rain date is Saturday, April 16.

The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center is excited to announce our 2022 Earth Day celebration! This two-day event will be held on Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th from 9:30 until 1:30. Friday's event will welcome local school groups from Kindergarten to 5th Grade for hands-on educational experiences steeped in an appreciation and understanding of the beauty of the Earth around us. "Family Day" on Saturday will offer parents and children the opportunity to explore the pristine maritime forest along the Willow Pond Trail, paint your own one-of-a-kind decoy head, and take part in further educational experiences about the unique wildlife in our area.

Join Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for a Kids Fishing Palooza! This event is for kids ages 3-15 years-old. Prizes will be awarded for first fish caught, most creative fishing hat, largest fish by weight and smallest fish by weight. Bring your own pole or borrow one of ours (Limited Availability). Bait provided or bring your own. Registration at 8:30 AM • Registration Fee: $2.00. The event will take place on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 • 9:00 AM-11:00 AM at Newport River Fishing Pier • 301 Highway 70. For more information, please contact Victoria Ward • victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org at 252-726-5083

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program offers low- to moderate-income taxpayers tax preparation assistance. The service is offered at St. Peter’s-by[1]the-Sea Episcopal Church in Swansboro. Call (252) 497-7862 after March 1 to make an appointment.

The N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores will host three “Family Paint Nights Under the Sea.” For $45 per person, ages 6 and older, painting supplies will be provided. Events are planned Feb. 25, March 25 and April 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. each day. Call (252) 247- 4003 for information

The Annual Morehead City Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Thursday, April 14th at Rotary Park located at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City. The egg hunt activity areas will be divided into three sections by age groups as follows; 2& under, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. NO PETS PLEASE!!

Plan to ARRIVE EARLY since the egg hunt will begin promptly at 5:30PM. We will be closing entry to the park 5 minutes ‘till for safety of the children. Bring your own basket. Don’t be late! You won’t want to miss out on all the fun of this great family event. For more information, call 726-5083.

 

Beach Music Week - Why limit the 2022 Atlantic Beach Music Festival to one day when you can enjoy BMF themed events for an entire week? May 16- May 21. Book your hotel stay early and join us for the 3nd Annual Beach Music Festival Week.  Monday, May 16: DJ Danny Navey at the TackleBox Tavern at 7 p.m. ;Tuesday, May 17: DJ Bill Mason at the Tipsy Turtle Tavern at 4 p.m.;Wednesday, May 18: Business After Hours at 5:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, featuring live music by Jim Quick and Coastline.;Thursday, May 19: Beach Music Pub Crawl from 6-10 p.m. with shuttle service to ten Atlantic Beach locations. Tickets go on sale soon!Friday, May 20: Sponsor's Reception at Memories Beach Club beginning at 6:00 p.m. (Sponsor ticket required). Saturday, May 21: 2022 Atlantic Beach Music Festival at the Circle from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The festival is free, and tickets are not required.

THE CARTERET COMMUNITY SUNSHINE BAND (CCSB) 2022 SPRING REHEARSALS RESUME - The CCSB will begin weekly rehearsals for the Spring 2022 season on Mondays, beginning February 21, 2022, from 7-8 p.m., at Croatan High School.  CCSB is a volunteer concert band. New members are always welcome.  For more information, please contact our director, Jason Robison at jason.robison@carteretk12.org, visit our Facebook page, or our website at ccsunshineband.wixsite.com/website

Carteret County Health Department provides a no-cost additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people who self-attest to having a moderately or severely weakened immune system and who have previously received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Call (252) 728- 8550, option 2, to make an appointment

 
 

 

Arts and Entertainment

Experience Great Chamber Music- The Akropolis Reed Quintet will be in concert at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 29557.  Tickets are $32.00 for adults (online and at the door) and $16 for active duty military and students (available at the door.)  For more information and tickets you can visit www.americanmusicfestival.org, or call252-342-5034.

The Carolina East Singers, under the choral direction of Susan Gillis Bailey, will perform their Spring Concert on Sunday, May 1. The concert will begin at 5:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Morehead City. The 40+ voice choir will be preforming Movement l from Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo, Danny Boy, My Country Tis of Thee and many other favorites. The choir will be accompanied by an orchestra. Tickets are $10.00. They are available from any choir member or at these local businesses: In Morehead City - First Presbyterian Church and Williams Hardware; in Atlantic Beach - The Pool & Patio Store, Atlantic Station Shopping Center; and in Beaufort, Beaufort Pet Provisions. Doors open at 4:30.

The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery is excited to welcome artist Angela Harker this coming April. A free show will be held at the gallery on Friday, April 1 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Harker will be the featured artist for the months of April and May. The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery, the oldest art gallery in Carteret County, contains original works of art by local and regional artists inspired by our quaint sea coast. You will find a wide variety of memorable artwork including oils, water colors, acrylics, pottery, glass, jewelry, cards, weavings, and more. A portion of all sales benefit the Beaufort Historical Association’s ongoing educational programs and restoration projects.

CRYSTAL COAST CHORAL SOCIETY (CCCS) 2022 SPRING REHEARSALS RESUME - The CCCS resumes weekly Tuesday rehearsals for their Spring 2022 concert season on January 4, 2022, from 7-9 p.m., at Swansboro United Methodist Church, Swansboro.  Current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, including wearing a facemask, practicing social distancing, and bringing your water.  Proof of vaccination is required.  Concerts are planned for Sunday, April 3 at Swansboro United Methodist Church, and Friday, April 8 at All Saints Anglican Church, Newport.  CCCS is a non-audition community choir and new singers are always welcome.  For more information, please contact Music Director Finley Woolston, at 910-324-6864, or finley@ec.rr.com.  You can also visit  www.crystalcoastchoral.wixsite.com  or our Facebook page.

Impressions Gallery New exhibit - Stephen Moore Paintings; From the Mountains to the Sea. Impressions Art Gallery located at 4426 Arendell St., #3, Morehead City NC (next to McQueens Design & Furniture)

Arts Council of Carteret County- Give the Arts a Home We Need Your Help!   Donations small and large help us open! A 3,400 sq. ft. leased property at 1702 Arendell has been secured that will provide a visible brick and mortar for a gallery, exhibition, workshop, programing, meeting space offices for the Arts Council.  You can help equip and furnish this space which is scheduled to open the end of April 2022. We need funds to open the doors. Click here to donate!

 

Museums, Parks, Aquarium

Hiking and History on Shackleford Banks-  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Wednesday, APRIL 27, 2022 AT 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Experience Outer Banks history and wildlife with a guided hike on Shackleford Banks, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Participants will take a ferry to an undeveloped barrier island. This field trip requires hiking through sandy terrain for long distances. $30. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required by noon the day prior. Register online or by calling 252-504-7758. ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com/

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department has opened a brand-new, 10,000 square foot dog park.  The park is located inside Rotary Park at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road, Morehead City, NC.  The park is divided into 2 sections; a large dog section, and a small dog section.  There are certain rules that must be followed.  Click here to view our rules.  

 

Sports

The Carteret County Annual Beach Run is a series of seven races perfect for all ages and skill levels. Race options include 1 Mile, 5K, and 10K (Race #7 is 1 Mile and 5K only). All runs take place on the sand in Atlantic Beach. Participants have the option to register for all seven races, or separately. Registration for all seven races includes an official 2022 Beach Run T-Shirt. Runners in individual races have the option to bundle in T-Shirts at checkout.  Race Dates: Thursday May 5th, Thursday May 19th, Thursday June 2nd, Thursday June 16th, Thursday July 14th, Tuesday August 2nd, Tuesday August 16th (1 Mile & 5K Run Only). All registration will be electronic. There will be no paper registrations. Check in for all races 5:15-6:15PM beside the bath house at the Atlantic Beach Circle. The address is 207 W. Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512. All races begin promptly at 6:30PM, staggered start will also be offered starting 5:30pm-6:15pm. Must participate in five of the of the six races to be qualified for awards. https://ccpr.recdesk.com/Community/Program/

 

Neuse River Bridge Run; Saturday. April 9 at 7 a.m.; Union Point Park https://runsignup.com/.../NC/NewBern/NeuseRiverBridgeRun

Neuse River Bridge Run helps bridge gaps in our community! For over 16 years, the Neuse River Bridge Run has been uniting runners, walkers, volunteers and sponsors-- all to support seven important non-profits in our community. The Neuse River Bridge Run is four separate events: 1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K and the SuperKids Fun Run. All 4 events for 2022 will be offered as either an in-person event or as a virtual run/walk. (Total of eight events)

Saturday, May 7, 2022 AT 9 am-  Becca’s 2nd annual 1mile Stroke Awareness Walk& Fundraiser; Sportscenter of Morehead city. Come celebrate 2 years of survival and recovery; learn how to spot a stroke and the importance of &how brain injury support organizations can positively impact a family’s quality of life. https://gofund.me/43ff33a3

Miles for Music- Saturday, May 28- 411 Front St, Beaufort, NC - 3rd Annual East Carteret High School Band Miles for Music 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk. This year there we are excited to offer a dog walk option and also age bracket awards! Proceeds generated from event sponsorships and participant registration will directly benefit the East Carteret High School Marching Mariners. Currently, the band is in major need of new instruments. Did you know that one tuba can cost close to $7,000!! All participants registered before May 14, 2022 will receive a race t-shirt! Participants who register after May 14 are not guaranteed a t-shirt and may receive one based on availability. Don’t delay, register today! https://runsignup.com/race/?raceId=87037

KAYAK for the Warriors-   June 4, 2022 10:00 am; Garner Park, Pine Knoll Shores- Price: $50 ; A 3.2-mile kayak and paddleboard race through the Pine Knoll Shores canals and Bogue Sound begins Saturday, June 4 2022, at 10 a.m. A $50 registration fee for a single kayak/SUP or $100 for a tandem includes a Warrior T-shirt and lunch for each paddler.   The Warrior race winner will be the participant who brings in the most money with donations.  Each racer is encouraged to raise at least $100 in additional donations from their sponsors.All sponsor dollars must be submitted 24 hours before the race including the electronic cut off submitting on line. Loaner kayaks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. In order to reserve a loaner, the participant must register online and then contact us  via email  at coordinator@k4tw.org. After all kayak and paddle board racers return to shore, an awards ceremony and Barbecue Feast will begin at 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Garner Park. For those not racing in any events, the cost to participate in the lunch is $10 per person with a max of $15 per family. K4TW t-shirts will be available for purchase. Kayak for the Warriors Kayak/Paddleboard Race (runsignup.com)

 

Swansboro Parks and Recreation Department offers Tai Chi class each Thursday at 1 p.m. is for adults, 18 and older. Tai chi is a series of gentle physical exercises and stretches. There is a fee. Call (910) 326-2600 for information.

 

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department The following are our upcoming special events, programs and classes for January 2022.  

Recreation Center: 

Annual Fitness Pass 2022 

  1. Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for 2022 annual fitness passes.  These facility usage fees are approved by the Morehead City Council and are valid for a calendar year (Jan. 1- Dec. 31).  A valid ID must be presented during the facility pass purchase.  Rates are listed below: 

Youth (under 16):                   City Resident - $15     Non-Resident - $75    *gymnasium only usage* 

Young Adult (aged 16 -17):     City Resident - $25    Non-Resident - $100 

Adult (18 & Older):                City Resident - $75     Non-Resident - $150               

Senior Citizen (62 & older):   City Resident - $50    Non-Resident - $100 

Family:                                   City Resident - $125   Non-Resident - $250  

Class Pass Only: $10 annually (not necessary if you purchase an annual fitness pass) 

             

* A family facility usage fees pass is limited to related family members living in a household (single residence).  

The Daily use fee is $7.00.  Daily fees do not accumulate toward the annual facility usage fees pass. Please call Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department with any questions: 252-726-5083. 

Recreation Center Hours 

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center hours are as follows: 

Monday-Friday: 

8:00am-8:00pm 

Saturdays: 8:00am-12:00pm 

 

The Recreation Center will be closed 1/17/22 for Martin Luther King Junior Day.  

 

Free Fitness Orientation 

Morehead City Parks and Recreation is happy to offer a free fitness orientation to new members.  We will guide you through our facility and show you how to use select machines.  This is by appointment only.  Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083 ext. 1 to schedule an appointment.  *Must have an annual pass. 

Classes: 

Barre Fitness  

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department offers a fitness class called Barre Fitness.  This program is offered Tuesdays at 5:30 PM as well as Thursdays at 9:00AM.  Class-goers need to bring water, a yoga mat or towel is optional.  This class is a hybrid of Yoga, Pilates, and Ballet Flexibility and will consist of stretching/strengthening of all major muscle groups, creating lean and long muscles without bulk, and strengthening abdominal and back muscles improving balance and back pain. Barre is a healthy challenge for all ages. For more information contact Victoria Ward at victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or call 252-726-5083. 

 

Total Body Workout 

Total Body Workout Classes are offered at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 AM at a cost of $8.00/class. All classes are held at the Morehead City Recreation Center (1600 Fisher Street). For more info on this program, please contact our office at 252-726-5083. 

 

Fitness Bootcamp *NEW* 

Bootcamp is offered at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department on Tuesday’s at 8:00am and Thursday’s at 5:30pm. Classes are 45 minutes long.  Classes can be purchased as a bundle 4/$30 (within the month) or a $10 drop in. The class will consist of interval training.  Participating in bootcamp is a great way to boost your metabolism and burn fat. All classes are held at the Morehead City Recreation Center (1600 Fisher Street). Josh Lewis, BS, ACSM-CPT, BLS is the instructor. For more info on this program, please contact 252-726-5083 ext. 1. 

 

Ballet-Jazz Fitness  

Ballet-Jazz Fitness classes are offered at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 AM at a cost of $5.00/class.  This class is a dance-based fitness class for any level. The class incorporates basic ballet and jazz dancing for fitness & fun! Ballet-Jazz Fitness is taught by Lianda Lynk All classes are held at the Morehead City Recreation Center (1600 Fisher Street). For more info on this program, please contact our office at 252-726-5083. 

 

Kids Dance/Hip Hop 

Kids are welcome to join Mrs. Amber in moving and grooving to the beat.  Hip-hop is a fun way for kids to get their energy out while learning some fun, cool dance moves.  There are two age groups: For ages 2-5, class is on Wednesdays from 4:00-4:30.  For ages 6 and up, class is on Wednesdays from 4:45-5:15PM and will take place at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center in the exercise classroom.  There is a fee of $5/ class.  Each child must have an annual class pass for Morehead City Parks and Recreation ($5). For more information, please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083 ext. 1 

 

Adult Dance Fitness 

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an adult dance fitness class that is held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm.  The class is a fun, jazzy, hip-hop-based dance workout that is great for all ages and levels.  No experience is required.  Bring a bottle of water.  There is a $5 drop-in fee.  This class will be held at the Recreation Center in the exercise classroom.  Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information at Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or 252-726-5083 ext. 1  

 

Athletics: 

Open-Play Pickleball 

We are excited to offer Open Play Pickleball on our newly renovated gym floors.  The sessions are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday’s from 9:00-11:00AM.  Nets, paddles and balls are provided.  All players must have a day pass or annual pass.  Contact Keith Bernauer for more information at 252-499-2811 or keith.bernauer@moreheadcitync.org . 

 

Government and Civic Meetings

Carteret County Commissioners meet at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month in the Commissioners' Boardroom, Administration Building, Second Floor, Courthouse Square in Beaufort. Public comment is allowed at all regular meetings. Board meetings are broadcast on Spectrum Cable Channel 10 in Carteret County on the Thursday (8 p.m.) and Sunday (noon) following the Monday board meeting. https://www.carteretcountync.gov/193/County-Commissioners

Cape Carteret Board of Commissioners typically meets on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 pm.

 

Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.

Morehead City Town Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., Morehead City Municipal Building, 202 South 8th Street.

The Atlantic Beach Town Council meets in the Town Council Meeting Room at 125 West Fort Macon Road, on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Due to current public health concerns, the Town of Beaufort Board of Commissioners are conducting all meetings virtually via Zoom.  Members of the Board of Commissioners participate in the meetings remotely.  Members of the public are able to view and listen to all regular meetings and work sessions, as well as have the opportunity to provide public comment.  The link to join the meeting may be found on the Board of Commissioners Calendar.

 

Community Resources

Hope Mission Soup Kitchen is open 7 days a week serving meals to anyone who is hungry and delivering meals for homebound seniors. You can help. Call or text me. Pastor Gene McLendon at 252-515-4361.

Hope Recovery Homes operates alcohol and drug free transitional residences which foster and promote individual growth and the restoration of meaningful, productive, and spiritual lives. For more information, me or text me. Pastor Gene McLendon at 252-515-4361. 

Hope Mission Thrift Store -1205 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC ; Hope Mission’s Thrift Store provides vouchers for those in need, allowing them to get the things they need at little or no cost. For a list of items our thrift store will accept, please visit the Hope Mission Thrift Store webpage. The store also provides an income that helps to fund the Homeless Shelters, Soup Kitchen and other services provided by Hope Mission. Visit us at www.HopeMissionThriftStore.org

Coastal Pregnancy Care Center (CPCC) is a Christian non-profit offering help and hope to women and men considering their choices in an unplanned pregnancy. The center provides confidential services including free pregnancy testing, free STD testing, abortion education, post abortion care, information on STDs, education on life responsibility skills & community resources. Call to schedule a confidential appointment - (252) 247-2273;  cpccenter@hotmail.com ; 4050 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557;  HOURS 9:00 – 4:30 Monday – Wednesday; 9:00-5:30 Thursday; 12:30 – 4:30 Friday.

The Salvation Army; 2800 Bridges St, Morehead City, NC - Food Pantry, Clothing/Household Vouchers, Rent & Utilities, Emergency Assistance, Emergency Disaster Services, Christmas Assistance. In addition to our social ministries, The Salvation Army is a Christian Evangelical Church and we hold weekly worship services. For worship times or more information, please contact us today. Phone: 252-726-7147; Email: MoreheadCityNC@uss.salvationarmy.org

Carteret County Health Department will provide a no-cost additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people who self-attest to having a moderately or severely weakened immune system and who have previ­ously received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Documentation of a qualifying condition is not a requirement, but partici­pants must bring documen­tation of their first and sec­ond vaccinations in order to receive the additional shot. Call (252) 728-8550, option 2, to make an appointment.

OCEAN — Carteret County residents and businesses have an opportunity to help the N.C. Coastal Federation rebuild coastal habitat by donating oyster shells. The NCCF is asking for donations of oyster shells to the federation’s recycling program. Once collected, the federation works with partners to return the shells to the water, where they provide new habitat for fish and shellfish. In Carteret County, the federation is accepting shells at the NCCF headquarters at 3609 Highway 24 in the Ocean community. A complete list of coastwide recycling sites is available at the website nccoast.org/project/oyster-shell-recycling-program/

FAMILY PROMISE OF CARTERET COUNTY (FPCC) IS A COOPERATIVE ORGANIZATION COMPRISED OF LOCAL CONGREGATIONS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO POOL THEIR RESOURCES, TALENTS, AND COMPASSION TO MEET THE NEEDS OF HOMELESS FAMILIES IN CARTERET COUNTY. WE ARE AN AFFILIATE OF FAMILY PROMISE NATIONAL.

Below is a list of some Carteret County charities that can always use a helping hand, whether that hand is writing a check or showing up to pitch in.

·     American Music Festival, 252-728-6152.

·     American Red Cross, Greenville, 252-637-3405.

·     Atlantic House, Morehead City, 252-648-8505.

·     Beaufort Historical Association, 252-728-5225.

·     Bogue Banks Public Library, Pine Knoll Shores, 252-247-4660.

·     Boys and Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina Inc., Morehead City, 252-222-3007.

·     Boy Scouts of America, Croatan Trails District, 252-659-2530.

·     Broad Street Clinic, Morehead City, 252-726-4562.

·     Camp Albemarle camping and retreat ministry opportunities, Newport, 252-726-4848.

·     Carteret Community Foundation, 252-240-0011.

·     Carteret County Council for Women, www.cccwomen.org.

·     Cape Lookout National Seashore, Harkers Island, 252-728-2250.

·     Carteret Literacy Council, 252-808-2020.

·     Carteret Community College, Morehead City, 252-222-6000.

·     Carteret County Domestic Violence Program, 252-726-2336.

·     Carteret County Partnership for Children, Morehead City, 252-727-0440.

·     Carteret County Public Library, Beaufort, 252-728-2050.

·     Carteret County Public School Foundation, 252-728-4583.

·     Carteret County Humane Society, 252-247-7744.

·     Carteret County Veterans Office, 252-728-8440.

·     Carteret Long Term Recovery Alliance, carteretltra.org.

·     Carteret Warriors for Recovery, Morehead City, cw4r.org or email carteretwarriors4recovery@gmail.com.

·     Carteret Health Care Foundation, Morehead City, 252-808-6336.

·     COACH Hope, Morehead City, 252-732-4522.

·     Coastal Carolina Center for Women’s Ministries, Newport, 252-764-0722.

·     Coastal Community Action Inc., Newport, 252-223-1630.

·     Coastal Pregnancy Care Center, Morehead City, 252-247-2273.

·     Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, Harkers Island, 252-728-1500.

·     Core Sound Carvers Decoy Guild, 252-838-8818.

·     Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity, Newport, 252-223-2111.

·     Crystal Coast Hospice House, Morehead City, 252-808-2244.

·     Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association, 252-808-0440.

·     Down East Library, Otway, 252-728-1333.

·     Family Promise, 252-222-0019.

·     Friends of Fort Macon, 252-354-5132.

·     Foundation for Shackleford Horses, 252-728-6308.

·     Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach, 252-726-3775.

·     Hand 2 Hand, Smyrna, 703-732-4793.

·     The History Museum of Carteret County, Morehead City, 252-247-7533.

·     Hope for the Warriors, 877-246-7349.

·     Hope Mission, Morehead City, 252-240-2359.

·     Hospice of Carteret County, Morehead City, 252-808-6085.

·     Island Cat Allies, 252-354-7780.

·     Jeremiah 33:3 Ministries of North Carolina Down East community thrift store, 252-418-0103.

·     La Leche League of Carteret County, 252-622-4950.

·     Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center, Morehead City, 252-247-2626.

·     Loaves and Fishes of Beaufort ministry and outreach, 252-241-3691.

·     Martha’s Mission, Morehead City, 252-726-1717.

·     Matthew 25 Food Pantry and Thrift Store, Newport, 252-223-4231.

·     Meals on Wheels, 252-241-4292.

·     N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, 252-247-4003.

·     N.C. Coastal Federation, Ocean, 252-393-8185.

·     N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort, 252-728-7317.

·     N.C. Seafood Festival, Morehead City, 252-726-6273.

·     Newport Public Library 252-223-5108.

·     Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter, Newport, 252- 240-1200.

·     Pet Adoption and Welfare Society of Carteret County, 252-726-7925.

·     Project Christmas Cheer, 252-247-7275.

·     Protectors of Homeless Pets of Carteret County, Emerald Isle, 252-723-0319.

·     Queen Street Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 2213, Beaufort, N.C. 28516.

·     The Salvation Army, Morehead City, 252-726-7147.

·     Station Club, Morehead City, 252-240-1022.

·     Second Blessings Community Outreach and Thrift Store, 252-726-7921.

·     St. James Thrift Shop, Newport, 252-223-3186.

·     Take A Kid Fishing Foundation, Inc., Morehead City, 252-808-8303, www.takf.org.

·     Webb Library, Morehead City, 252-726-3012.

·     Western Carteret Public Library, Cape Carteret, 252-393-6500.

·     Wounded Warriors Project, Fayetteville office, 910-487-0116.

Send information to cheryl@thenewstimes.com to be listed.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal/abusive/condescending attacks on other users or goading them. The same applies to trolling, the use of multiple aliases, or just generally being a jerk. Enforcement of this policy is at the sole discretion of the site administrators and repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without warning.