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EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle Town Manager Matt Zapp gave town commissioners a proposed $12.7 million proposed 2022-23 budget Tuesday night that includes a 1-cent increase in the property tax rate and a $10 hike in the annual garbage pickup fee.

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EMERALD ISLE — Coastal Dredging LLC of Sneads Ferry began work Monday to dredge the channel to and from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission boat launching facility east of the Emerald Isle Town Hall off Highway 58.

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EMERALD ISLE — After enduring months of traffic delays because of lane closures on the high-rise bridge from mainland western Carteret County to Emerald Isle, the end is in sight for residents and visitors to the town until fall.

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EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle commissioners Wednesday night, April 20 voted 4-0 to accept the resignation of Commissioner Candace Dooley who said she was stepping to pursue “other professional opportunities.”

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EMERALD ISLE – Carteret County’s new cleanup program, “Litter Free Land and Sea,” is recruiting volunteers for the annual spring countywide litter cleanup day, where volunteer groups across the county can team up to pick up litter in the community.