Discover Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle may be one of the region’s newest towns, however, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a lot to offer. With an almost perfect blend of modern amenities and old-fashioned beach town values, Emerald Isle has become a favorite vacation spot for families – and the numbers prove it. With just over 3,600 full-time residents, Emerald Isle’s population peaks at about 40,000 each summer as families make their way back to the beach for a little rest and relaxation.   Read more

Emerald Tidings – July 2015

Hurricane Season – Be Prepared! Make Sure You Have Your Hurricane Re-Entry Permit ALTHOUGHT WE RECEIVED an early scare from Tropical Storm Ana in early May, hurricane season is now officially here. The town works hard to be prepared for and respond to potential threats, and is ready for the 2015 hurricane season (although we […]

book bag - the wright brothers

Book Bag – July 2015

The Wright Brothers By David McCullough ON A WINTER day in 1903 a couple of bicycle mechanics from Ohio did what was presumed to be impossible. They flew a heavier-than-air powered machine across the sand on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. David McCullough has written a well-documented account of this feat and the story […]


Weekend Update – July 17-19

FRIDAY Alive at Five. 5-8pm. Join the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association for a free concert at Jaycee Park on the Morehead City waterfront. This month the Mikele Buck Band and Spare Change perform. Details: or 252-808-0440. Crab Cake Cook-off. 6-8pm. Taste delicious crab cakes made by guest chefs and vote for your favorite […]


Weekend Update – July 4th Edition

  THURSDAY Seaside Cinema. 8:30pm. Join friends and family members at the Atlantic Beach boardwalk for movies under the stars. “Field of Dreams” is on the schedule for tonight. Free. Evening Climb – Cape Lookout Lighthouse. 7:30pm. Join rangers from Cape Lookout National Seashore for an evening climb of the lighthouse. Hear stories of the […]


Independence on the Coast

From Beaufort to Emerald Isle, the Crystal Coast towns all celebrate Independence Day in their own way. From parades to concerts, and festivals to fireworks, plan ahead to catch as much of the fun as possible. Morehead City Parks and Recreation Dept. presents The Main Event Band on the Morehead City waterfront on July 4. […]

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