EMERALD ISLE — The 2020 sea turtle nesting-and-hatching season on Emerald Isle’s beach strand ended Tuesday when nest No. 14, the final one left to “boil,” was inundated by a higher than normal tide.
BEAUFORT — Despite the coronavirus pandemic eating into sales tax revenues this spring March, revenues from certain fees have been rising for areas of Carteret County.
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.
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.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Emerald Isle has announced changes to this closure plan since this story published. Find the updated report here.
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.
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.
EMERALD ISLE — Town commissioners Tuesday night authorized Town Manager Matt Zapp to sign a formal easement agreement that specifies use and management of sidewalks and parking spaces at the multi-use Village West development.
EMERALD ISLE — Town commissioners Tuesday night adopted two resolutions necessary to proceed with a major beach nourishment project in early 2021.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle town commissioners Tuesday night will consider adopting resolutions necessary to proceed with a major beach nourishment project in early 2021.
EMERALD ISLE — The town of Emerald Isle’s outdoor playgrounds reopened Friday at 9 a.m., thanks to Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest alterations to novel coronavirus restrictions.
EMERALD ISLE — For Rhonda Ferebee, acceptance of her first temprorary job after moving to Carteret County more than two decades ago turned into a long career as a town clerk.
EMERALD ISLE — The summer tourism may be winding down, but lifeguards in Emerald Isle will remain on duty after Labor Day.
EMERALD ISLE — John and Suzi Merical of Wake Forest visited Emerald Isle Sunday for the third time since their 17-year-old daughter, Paige, drowned with a close friend in an ocean rip current April 19, 2018.
EMERALD ISLE — A local nonprofit organization, the Agate Foundation, based in Emerald Isle, is offering financial help to individuals to assist in paying for mental/behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.
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.
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.
EMERALD ISLE — The Western Ocean Regional Access off Islander Drive in Emerald Isle will be closed to the public for repairs and construction Monday through Wednesday.
EMERALD ISLE — The town planning board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, and the main item on the agenda is stormwater management.
CARTERET COUNTY — With another round of federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act on the way, the county’s municipalities are planning how they will spend their share of the relief money.
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.
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.
EMERALD ISLE — Town beach-driving permits went on sale Aug. 1, but because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, sales will be a bit different than in the past.
EMERALD ISLE — Town officials late Thursday afternoon identified a body found in the surf Sunday as that of Matthew Allen Powers, 59, of Galena, Ohio.
EMERALD ISLE — Sea turtle hatchlings and the town’s volunteer sea turtle patrol were busy the day before Tropical Storm Isaias barreled through inland North Carolina.