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


County Perspective – August 2015

COMMUNITIES IN CARTERET County are receiving more and more national print and digital media recognition in 2015, both as recreation and relocation destinations. Emerald Isle was in the top-10 list of USA Today as one of the best summer beach destinations on the Atlantic coast. Editors wrote that Emerald Isle is “perhaps the most beautiful […]

Book Bag - Radiant Angel

Book Bag – August 2015

Radiant Angel By Nelson DeMille WE LIVE IN a dangerous age. Nelson DeMille knows how to write novels which explore this reality. “Radiant Angel” is the latest of his thrillers to feature John Corey who has worked for the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and is now assigned to follow foreign diplomats. Corey’s gritty outlook and caustic […]

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Coastal Cruises Offer Something for Everyone

THERE’S NO BETTER way to discover the coast than from the bow of boat. At the NC Coastal Federation our summer cruise programs are in full swing and offer a variety of ways for you to experience the scenic North Carolina coast. From Manteo to Wrightsville Beach, our expert staff will show you a side […]

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At the Aquarium – August 2015

Sea Turtle Time Nimbus, the aquarium’s rare white sea turtle, turns five this month. Enjoy a daylong Sea Turtle Celebration on Aug. 13 that honors the unusual loggerhead. It also highlights ways beachgoers can help hatchlings make their perilous journey from their sandy nests to the surf. Some activities include: • Sign a super-sized birthday […]

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