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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. Wit…

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It’s that time of year again – the sun starts to shine, the temperature slowly begins to climb and music can heard wafting on the breeze. A variety of free summer music series brings live entertainment to just about every reach of Carteret County. Genres vary, but all are family friendly.

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Emerald Isle has been the place to be when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Carteret County. The town’s annual festival draws more than 30,000 folks to the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center for a day of green splattered family fun. Planned this year for 9am-6pm on Saturday, Marc…

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For some 27 years, Emerald Isle has had the honor of hosting the first big party of the year – the annual St. Patrick's Festival. It's normally a friendly, quiet beach town with visitors filtering in throughout the year for a week or a weekend at the shore. With a population of about 4,000, …

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The most obvious first impression of Emerald Isle eatery Caribsea – Fish Prime Raw is the view. From its third floor perch in the new Transportation Impact building on Crew Drive, expansive views of the ocean and the sound can be seen from just about every vantage point. It's hard to look aw…

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WITH THE INCORPORATION of the Town of Cape Carteret in June 1959 and the continuing construction of vacation beach cottages in the Town of Emerald Isle (incorporated in July 1957), access to the western end of Bogue Banks became a priority.

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The Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Program will hold an open informational meeting on Saturday, April 15, at 10am at the recreation center. Meet the team of present volunteers, see a slide show, find out what “tracks“ look like, what a false crawl looks like and if you like an early morning walk on…

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The spotlight once again turns to Emerald Isle as plans for St. Patrick’s Day begin to form. Perhaps it’s the name that makes it Carteret County’s official party planner for Irish holidays, maybe it’s the town’s picturesque waterfront location. Whatever the reason may be, Emerald Isle has be…

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MAY IS ALWAYS a beautiful month in Emerald Isle. We have many exciting events taking place in May. I am pleased to announce that the National Day of Prayer will be observed in Emerald Isle on Thursday, May 5 at noon. This year the event will be held around the flag pole at the town administr…

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APRIL IS A wonderful month in Emerald Isle; even the April showers will bring the beauty of May flowers. There are many exciting events scheduled during April in Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast.

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Time to dust off those old running shoes and kick that training into high gear – the 2016 Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K race is planned for Saturday, April 9, beginning and ending at the Western Ocean Regional Beach Access. The event includes the full 26.2-mile marathon course;…

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For 25 years there has been one sure sign that spring is on its way to the Crystal Coast – the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival. The first big party of the year, this annual undertaking draws more than 25,000 revelers to the small family-oriented community for a day of green-splattered fu…