See you around the beach! We strive to continually improve our services, infrastructure and amenities to promote the highest possible quality of life for our residents, and to position Emerald Isle as a premier tourism, retirement, and second-home destination. If you are relatively new to Emerald Isle, we hope that sharing these documents with you will provide a better understanding of exactly what the Town of Emerald Isle is all about, and that we will be able to enrich your experience in Emerald Isle.
We could not ask for a more beautiful natural environment, the community of people in Emerald Isle is outstanding, and collectively we are blessed with relative wealth and good fortune. Although our problems and concerns are certainly valid, and our challenges may at times seem significant, it is important to remember just how fortunate we all are compared to many communities in North Carolina, the United States, and the world.
We are all truly blessed to be able to enjoy Emerald Isle! The new app is designed to make it easy for our residents and visitors to locate the terrific local businesses in Emerald Isle, find out where to stay, eat and shop, learn about things to do and special events, and locate beach and sound access points and town parks. The new app is also designed to make it easy for our residents and visitors to learn about and communicate with town government. Special buttons provide the latest town news, meetings of interest and other important town government information.
We hope that this new tool will make it easier for our residents and visitors to communicate with town staff, and that it will ultimately enable town staff to respond more efficiently to concerns.
The Recommended Budget is available for public review at www. This is the second custom home built for the same family. The Recommended Budget does not include any property tax or fee increases of any kind, thus keeping the cost of town government the same in FY for our taxpayers. Mark your calendar now for the races -- Saturday, March 25! Beach Gear Exception Stickers Available Town ordinances prohibit unattended beach equipment from being left on the public trust beach area overnight between 8pm and 8am.
Oceanfront property owners are eligible for up to two special exception stickers to enable them to leave equipment out overnight if desired. The stickers are for oceanfront owners only and will not be issued to guests. Oceanfront property owners should contact town administration building staff at for details. To access a copy of the application, please visit www.
The town has previously issued special exception stickers to many oceanfront property owners, and previously issued stickers will be honored by town staff enforcing this ordinance during summer A special website for the planning effort allows our residents, property owners and visitors to follow the progress and offer input into the development of the plan, and can be viewed at www. The special website will include all information associated with the new plan, including meeting dates, meeting minutes, draft policies and maps, and more. The town will be conducting an online survey in the coming weeks, and we urge everyone who cares about the future of Emerald Isle to participate.
More details will be provided in future editions of Emerald Tidings. Due to the significant town investment to acquire the land and construct the two regional beach access facilities, town property taxpayers are eligible for 2 free annual parking permits for the Eastern Ocean Regional Access and Western Ocean Regional Access. The parking permits will be granted only for vehicles registered in the name of the taxpayer, and are not transferable.
Town taxpayers must display the appropriate permit sticker on their windshield in order to avoid the parking fee.
The permit sticker cannot be obtained at the regional beach access facilities, and must be obtained prior to visiting the facilities. To obtain your free parking permit, please visit Emerald Drive or call the town administration building during normal business hours. Please note that you will need to bring your vehicle registration with you when applying for your permit.
Be prepared, be safe, and heed the warnings of town, county and state officials! Emerald Isle, along with all other municipalities in the county, is served by the Carteret County E Center located in Morehead City, and they provide essential telecommunications services for the public, police, fire and EMS personnel. There are currently vacancies in the E Center, and Carteret County is accepting applications for this important role. To learn more and apply, please visit agency. There are two great volunteer programs that will collect leftover food and provide it to those in need in our area.
For more information about this program, please contact the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program at or ccdvp bizec. Among a flurry of workshops, flower shows, luncheons and featured speakers, the GCNC also presented awards in numerous categories for outstanding achievement during the past year.
Tula Satterfield was awarded a Special Achievement Award for outstanding. Club member Bobbi Strope was awarded the Best Lifetime Membership Award for outstanding gardening activities over a period of years. Emerald Isle Mayor Eddie Barber publicly recognized Emerald Isle Garden Club in November for their longstanding efforts to beautify the town and make it a better place to work and live. Visitors are welcome. For further information, contact Tula Satterfield at And for those of us lucky enough to spend time along the Crystal Coast, there are plenty of opportunities to do just that each spring and summer.
First up this month is a new addition to the summer calendar — the first Crystal Coast Music Festival, planned for Saturday, June 4, on Atlantic Beach. VIP tickets include preferred entry, viewing areas and exclusive cash bar and restrooms. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster or by calling For more information on the Crystal Coast Music Festival, visit ww.
Not your cup of tea?
No worries, there is a little bit of everything on tap in the various concert programs offered throughout the county each summer. Call or stop by our office for a confidential Rental Analysis for your vacation rental home. Call to receive our Vacation Guide! Tuesday, , usually 1st meeting rd oa B g in hall 7 Plann , town 6pm, call 72 onday, room.
All activities take place at the Community Center in Emerald Isle, unless otherwise noted. Call for more info. Be sure to visit our website at: www. The emphasis is on correct alignment and individual modification. Appropriate for all levels. Tuesday, 6pm, town 14 Town Board, 2nd m, Emerald roo board meeting Drive. Learn Social Ballroom Dancing on Tuesdays, 7pm. Register with Don Wells or donaldwells gmail. Friday, June 10, 7pm, Friday Free Flick. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. FREE event open to kids, ages Pre-registration limited to youth is required by June 9, or until all spots are filled. Free outdoor concert held at the Western Ocean Regional Access each Thursday evening throughout the summer!
Bring your blanket or chair, and come on out and enjoy some great music with us! Please give! Plan to attend and support a great cause!
June , Youth Tennis Camp. Must register by June The PEP program, or Police Educating the Public, is a series of one hour classes to increase public awareness, as well as, provide education and tips. Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation.
No agendas or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! Sessions take place on the fourth Thursday of each month at different locations. Enjoy sea-themed games and activities while finding out simple ways you can help the oceans and their inhabitants.