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EMERALD ISLE — Purple flags flew on Emerald Isle beaches last week, warning oceangoers of the presence in the water of sea butterflies, an organism related to snails, but capable of inflicting painful though generally harmless “stings” from their sharp bodies.

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EMERALD ISLE — The N.C. Department of Transportation agreed Monday to Emerald Isle’s request to delay until Sunday, Nov. 1 plans to close a lane at a time to facilitate maintenance of the B. Cameron Langston high-rise bridge between the Bogue Banks town and the western Carteret County mainland.

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EMERALD ISLE — Commissioners and staff Tuesday night bid farewell to longtime Town Clerk and Human Resources Officer Rhonda Ferebee and officially welcomed her replacement, former Pine Knoll Shores Town Clerk Sarah Williams.

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MOREHEAD CITY — Hundreds of motorcyclists and car enthusiasts came together Saturday to honor the fallen heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks during the Morehead City-Beaufort Elks Lodge 9/11 Memorial Ride.

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EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle town commissioners Tuesday night will consider adopting resolutions necessary to proceed with a major beach nourishment project in early 2021.

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EMERALD ISLE —The town’s long-running and popular Christmas Parade along Highway 58 fell victim to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic Friday when Emerald Isle officials announced it has been canceled.

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EMERALD ISLE — Town Planning Director Josh Edmondson said Monday night he hopes to present the Emerald Isle Planning Board a proposed rewritten stormwater management ordinance for consideration this fall.

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EMERALD ISLE — Town commissioners Tuesday night voted unanimously to seek $5,625 from the Carteret County Tourism Development Authority to help put on the 2020 Emerald Isle Fall Fishing Tournament, set for Saturday, Sept. 19.

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EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County Shore Protection Office Manager Greg Rudolph said Monday he was “stoked” after bids for the next beach nourishment project in Emerald Isle came in within budget and about $14 million below the high end of the cost estimate.