EMERALD ISLE — The town and its taxpayers in 2020 provided in excess of $1.3 million for beach-related safety, maintenance, improvement efforts and activities, far less than the town took in through fees to support those efforts, Emerald Isle Town Manager Matt Zapp said Monday.
EMERALD ISLE — After numerous delays because of coronavirus pandemic-related issues with the crews of the contractor, the massive Emerald Isle beach nourishment project is scheduled to begin Thursday.
EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission voted unanimously during its Feb. 16 to submit to Carteret County for approval a $598,136 operational budget for fiscal year 2021-22.
EMERALD ISLE — A Cape Carteret woman is using social media and the written word to fight plans by Emerald Isle to enact a new automated parking system and fees at the eastern and western ocean access facilities.
EMERALD ISLE — The $11.4 million preliminary town 2021-22 budget released Monday would require a 0.8-cent property tax rate to balance revenues and expenditures, but Emerald Isle Town Manager Matt Zapp said that is not going to happen.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Although the dredge boat J.S. Chatry has been holed up in port in Morehead City since Sunday because of rough weather and mechanical issues, there was good progress prior to the delay in the port dredging and Atlantic Beach nourishment project.
EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to name Jim Normile, an Emerald Isle town commissioner, its chairperson for 2021.
CORRECTION: This article was updated at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, to correct the name of the company and the rate cap. The company is NCParking, and the maximum daily rate is $16.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle commissioners Tuesday night approved a contract for replacement of the ocean beach access walkway at Craig Drive.
EMERALD ISLE — With the Emerald Isle beach nourishment project scheduled to begin Saturday, Feb. 20, the Carteret County Shore Protection Office wants oceanfront property owners to know what to expect.
EMERALD ISLE — After numerous speakers urged them to retain the current beach-driving season of Sept. 15 to April 30, Emerald Isle commissioners agreed Tuesday night.
EMERALD ISLE — In the midst of a spirited public debate over when beach driving should be allowed in Emerald Isle, Police Chief Tony Reese will present a report on his study of the issue Tuesday night.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle resident and Croatan High School graduate Trevor Brownlow is getting a close-up view of U.S. space exploration and its history.
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EMERALD ISLE — It’s only February, but Emerald Isle is getting the word out in an attempt to recruit lifeguards for the 2021 tourism season.
EMERALD ISLE — Some Emerald Isle residents and visitors are signing a petition urging the town board of commissioners not to shorten the season for driving on the beach.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle businessman and resident Keith Byrd and one of his partners are offering $100,000 in reward money for information that leads to prosecution of the person who broke into Mr. Byrd’s family home on Redfish Court in the early morning hours of Jan. 2.
EMERALD ISLE — The contractor for coming the Emerald Isle beach nourishment project has been pushed back the start date again, this time to Saturday, Feb. 20.
EMERALD ISLE — The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club’s “partying with a purpose” last year will make wishes come true in the near future for sick children in eastern North Carolina.
EMERALD ISLE — The Emerald Isle Planning Board will meet Monday at 6 p.m. to Discussion the town’s Unified Development Ordinance and more.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle commissioners Jan. 12 tabled for further study a proposed rewrite of the ordinance that regulates yard debris pickups by the public works department.
BOGUE BANKS — As the coronavirus pandemic continues with no signs of letting up any time soon, municipal officials throughout Carteret County have learned to adjust to virtual meetings and other changes designed to limit in-person contact with the public.
EMERALD ISLE — Chief Tony Reese of the Emerald Isle Police Department plans to retire at the end of June.
CORRECTION: This article was updated at 11:53 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, after a subject was incorrectly quoted.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle commissioners Tuesday night adopted, without discussion, changes to the ordinance that regulates golf carts and golf cart fees.