EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle beach driving permits go on sale Sunday with a new wrinkle — all applicants are required to watch a short educational video and get at least 80% of the subsequent questions right before getting a permit.
EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission voted unanimously Monday to endorse a plan to spend $2.95 million to work with engineers and state and federal officials to identity sources of sand for future nourishment projects.
EMERALD ISLE — One of Carteret County’s major businesses has a new name.
EMERALD ISLE — A recent U.S. Interior Department interpretation that reverses a policy that has allowed beach towns to easily use sand from federally protected areas for beach nourishment won’t have any immediate impact on Carteret County.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle will receive at least $200,000 in beach parking revenue this season, up from a minimum of $120,000, under an amended contract with private company NCParking to manage the town’s two major lots.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle commissioners Tuesday night honored longtime fire department Cap. Bruce Norman, who has retired after 31 years of service.
EMERALD ISLE — Staff with the Carteret County Board of Elections confirmed Monday three seats for the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will be on the Tuesday, Nov. 2 municipal ballot.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Ise commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to spend up to $10,000 to determine whether it is feasible to relocate the channel that leads to and from the boating access facility on Bogue Sound east of town hall.
BEAUFORT — Motorists and residents can brace themselves for campaign signs this fall, with races set for mayoral and governing board seats in several of Carteret County’s 11 towns this November.
EMERALD ISLE — Police have arrested two individuals in connection with a series of car break-ins along Ocean Drive.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle Mayor Eddie Barber announced Thursday he is not running for reelection in the Tuesday, Nov. 2 municipal races.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle commissioners ended 17 months of discussion and occasional debate Tuesday night, voting 5-0 to lease a portion of McLean-Spell Park to Bogue Banks Water Corp. for a new well.
EMERALD ISLE — When they meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the town hall off Highway 58 and on GoToWebinar, Emerald Isle commissioners will approve a resolution to codify a decision already made by town manager Matt Zapp to shift responsibilities of two key employees.
EMERALD ISLE – Emerald Isle Police are investigating several incidents of tampering with sea turtle nests.
EMERALD ISLE – The Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Patrol has found 17 turtle nests on the strand, as well as seven false crawls, since the season started in late spring.
EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission unanimously agreed Monday to let beach engineering firm Moffatt & Nichol develop a fee estimate and proposed contract for a study to look for additional sand that could be used in future nourishment projects on Bogue Banks.
EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission voted unanimously Monday to ask the county commission and County Manager Tommy Burns to give Carteret County Shore Protection Office manager Greg Rudolph a $5,000 bonus on top of his 2021-22 salary of $113,275.
EMERALD ISLE — Emergency crews from the town of Emerald Isle responded to a call near Bogue Inlet Pier regarding a water rescue around 7 p.m. Monday.
EMERALD ISLE — Chris Johns, co-owner of RuckerJohns in Emerald Isle, said York Properties of Raleigh, the owner of Emerald Plantation shopping center, has withdrawn a lawsuit against the restaurant owners seeking to force Sunday operational hours.
EMERALD ISLE — Town commissioners June 8 voted 5-0 to approve the final plat for the first phase of the Village West mixed-use development project off Islander Drive.
EMERALD ISLE — Two owners of a restaurant in Emerald Isle are so far defying their property owner’s lawsuit to get them to reopen the business on Sundays.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle commissioners Tuesday night voted 5-0 to adopt an $11.89 million fiscal 2021-22 budget that maintains the existing property tax rate and funds, for the first time, year-round police beach patrols.
EMERALD ISLE — Motorists who parked in Emerald Isle’s two major beach access parking lots May 30 or May 31 have received or will receive a full refund as the result of a software glitch that resulted in overcharges.
BOGUE BANKS — It’s sea turtle nesting season along North Carolina’s coast, and several clutches of eggs have already been found on beaches in Carteret County.
EMERALD ISLE — Town commissioners Tuesday night will honor retiring Emerald Isle chief of Police Tony Reese and hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal 2021-22.