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Posted on: February 28, 2024

2024 Summer Camp Registration Dates

Set your alarm: Summer Camp registration for in-city residents begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 1st! 

This great program through Morehead City Parks and Recreation includes daily field trips, crafts, gym time, field day, water day and more. It wi...

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Posted on: February 28, 2024

Autism Acceptance Shirt Orders Due March 1

Last call to order your Autism Acceptance shirts through Morehead City Fire-EMS-Rescue Auxiliary! These shirts are pre-order only, and the final day to submit your order is Friday, March 1st. 

Funds raised will go to the Crystal Coast Chapter of t...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Taylor to Join Morehead City Staff

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February 16, 2024

Taylor to join Morehead City Staff

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Morehead City Council Opposes Proposed Homeowners Insurance Rate Increase

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February 13, 2024                                 

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Boots 'N Badges Returns April 13, 2024

Mark your calendars for the Boots 'N Badges benefit ride and charitable softball game on Saturday, April 13th!

Funds raised through these events will benefit the family of three-year-old Tucker Honeycutt, as he is undergoing treatment to fight a t...

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Man Charged with Arson in Morehead City Fire

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Man Charged with Arson in Morehead City Fire

February 9th, 2024

On February 8th, 2024, detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Vann Lambert, 46, of Beaufort, for starting a fire that caused a personal...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Medicaid and SEP Health Enrollment Assistance

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There will be free assistance with 2024 Medicaid and SEP Health Insurance Enrollment on two dates at the Morehead City Library this month. 

This will be available on Thursday, February 8th and 29th, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The library is at 202 S. E...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Tax Payments Due By 5 p.m. on January 5, 2024

Reminder: Tax payments are due today - Friday, January 5th. 

Any tax payments that are dropped in the City’s drop boxes after 5 p.m. on Friday, January 5th, will be considered as being received on the next business day and the 2 percent ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2024

Morehead City Reel: January 2024

Start the new year off right, by checking out and subscribing to the Morehead City Reel! This free, monthly e-newsletter features short blurbs and videos to share the latest news and events from the heart of Morehead City. 

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Holiday Hours for Morehead City Offices

The Town of Morehead City will have reduced or abbreviated hours across its various departments for Christmas and New Year's Day.

City Hall, Administrative Offices and the Library will be closed Friday, December 22nd - Tuesday, December 26th.

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

MCPD Announces New Deputy Chief

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 December 8, 2023

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

MCPD Shop With A Cop: Donations Accepted

Members of the Morehead City Police Department will participate in our Shop With A Cop initiative on Wednesday, December 13th, to help provide Christmas gifts for several children this year. 

Chief Bryan Dixon issued a letter on the upcoming initi...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Morehead City Reel - December 2023 Edition

View the latest edition of the Morehead City Reel - our free, monthly e-newsletter that covers recent and upcoming news and events from the Town of Morehead City. You can register to receive this newsletter directly to your email inbox. 

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

Morehead City Finance Department wins Financial Excellence Award

The Town of Morehead City's Finance Department has earned the highest recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting for the 33rd time. 

Please join us in congratulating our hardworking employees who continue to serve Morehead City...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Notice to Bidders: Town of Morehead City - Katherine Davis Park Parking Improvements

Notice to Bidders: The Town of Morehead City proposes to construct an addition to their parking lot of South 6th Street and Arendell Street near Katherine Davis Park in Downtown Morehead City. 

You can view the full Notice to Bidders: Katherine Da...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

MCFD Fire Prevention: Turkey Fryers and Cooking Fires

As fire prevention month concludes, and the holidays approach, Morehead City Fire-EMS reviews the importance of cooking safety, especially when it comes to turkey fryers and kitchen fires. Take two minutes to watch our full turkey fryer and kitch...

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Two MCPD Sergeants Graduate from MDP

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Two members of the Morehead City Police Department successfully completed the Management Development Program, which spanned the past eleven months. 

Sgt. Franklin Rice and Sgt. Zach Leach graduated from the Law Enforcement Management Development P...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Thanksgiving Office Closures and Trash/Recycling Schedule

The Town of Morehead City's Administrative Offices, Recreation Center and Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th, in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, November 27th. Fi...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

Holiday Camp Registration Opens November 20th

Registration for the 2023 Morehead City Parks and Recreation's Holiday Camp begins Monday, November 20th! 

This camp will be held from 8 a.m. - 12 noon on Tuesday, January 2nd through Thursday, January 4th. Holiday Camp is for children ag...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Press Release: Sugarloaf Island Restoration Project Begins

Legislators and Mayor

Sugarloaf Island Resiliency Project Begins

Project to restore 3,520 LF of Sugarloaf Island shoreline will help the town better weather storms

WINTER GARDEN, FL, OCEAN, NC and MOREHEAD CITY, NC, November 15, 2023 / PRNewswire / -- The vital restorat...

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Press Release: Timothy Savage Arrested on Multiple Charges

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PRESS RELEASE

November 13th, 2023 

Timothy Savage Arrested on Multiple Charges

MOREHEAD CITY — A Havelock man has been arrested and is in the Carteret County Jail, following a shooting on S. 28th Street in mid-October. 

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

2023 Morehead City Christmas Parade: Registration Open

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Morehead City Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 9th! 

This parade will begin at 11 a.m., and runs along Arendell Street/Highway 70 eastbound, between 17th and 6th streets. 

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

Morehead City Reel - November 2023

Click here to view the November 2023 Edition of the Morehead City Reel to look ahead, as well as a review of some great events from October. In includes a preview of the holiday events that are slated to run through the rest of the year. 

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Request for Qualifications: New Fire Station # 3

Request for Qualifications

Issued: October 23, 2023

Town of Morehead City

Fire Station #3 (New)

Pursuant to N.C. Statute Sec. 143-128.1(A), the Town of Morehead City is soliciting proposals from qualified design-build teams interested in providing professiona...

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Posted on: October 24, 2023

Winners Announced At 13th Annual Recycling Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 13th Annual Morehead City Recycling Awards! Throughout the year, city residents who recycle are randomly chosen and eligible for a prize. On October 24th, the monthly winners gathered at City Hall to see who was drawn...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting Cancelled

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF MOREHEAD CITY, N.C.

CANCELLED PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to 143.318.12 of the General Statues of North Carolina, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board of the Town of Morehead City,...

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Carteret County Hosts Household Hazardous Materials Recycling Event

The following is a press release from Carteret County Government.

The Carteret County Solid Waste Division, in collaboration with Coastal Environmental Partnership (CEP), is encouraging Carteret County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous m...

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Posted on: October 19, 2023

Updated: MCPD Finds Missing Man

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Update: As of 6:15 p.m., Kevin Henderson has been located. Thank you to all who helped share the word. 

Original Post: The Morehead City Police Department is looking for Kevin Henderson, age 70, who was reported as missing on the afternoo...

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Posted on: October 19, 2023

MCPD Press Release: BOLO Issued for Timothy Savage

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PRESS RELEASE

October 19, 2023

BOLO Issued for Timothy Savage

 

MOREHEAD CITY  — The Morehead City Police Department is asking for the public’s help as they search for a man with active warrants, who left ECU Health in Gr...

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Posted on: October 18, 2023

Volunteer Youth Basketball Coaches Sought

Morehead City Parks and Recreation has a few volunteer youth basketball coaching positions still available. Coaches are needed for three boys teams, and one girls team that will play January - March 2024.

If you are interested in this opportunity to give b...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

MCPD Press Release: Woman Arrested Following Fatal Hit and Run

The Morehead City Police Department arrested Anastasia Busacco, 30, of Morehead City, for Felony Hit and Run on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, following a fatal accident earlier in the week.

The arrest is the result of an investigation concerning a hit and r...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Press Release: Couple Arrested For Sexual Assault

Officers with the Morehead City Police Department arrested a couple on September 26th, 2023, following an investigation related to the sexual assault of a juvenile. 

Detectives with the Morehead City Police Department arrested Jeffery Carroll Salt...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Updated Press Release: Man Faces Charges Following Shooting

Press Release: Man Faces Multiple Charges Following Shooting

A Havelock man faces multiple charges from the Morehead City Police Department once he is released ECU Health, where he has been receiving medical treatment for a gunshot wound he sustained on We...
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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Updated: Breast Cancer Benefit Ride Cancelled

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the breast cancer benefit ride scheduled for October 21st has been cancelled. 

Original Post: The Morehead City Fire-EMS Auxiliary is hosting a fundraiser ride on Saturday, October 21st to benefit ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Updated: Morehead City Fire-EMS Seeks Lost Extrication Tool

UPDATE: The missing piece of equipment has been recovered and returned to Morehead City Fire-EMS. Thank you to all who helped share the message. 

Original Post: While responding to a call on the morning of October 4th, a hydraulic cutter extricati...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

FEMA National Emergency Alert Test October 4th

On Wednesday, October 4th at 2:20 p.m. ET, FEMA will conduct a nationwide emergency alert test on cell phones, wireless devices, radios, and TVs.

This is a standard test that occurs at least once every three years. No action is needed.

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Area Departments Wearing Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts in Support

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and you will notice several area Fire-EMS departments wearing these shirts to support a valued member of our community who was diagnosed with breast cancer this summer. 

In addition to Morehead City Fire-E...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

NCDOT Project Leads to Nighttime Lane Closures

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A North Carolina Department of Transportation roadway resurfacing project will mean nighttime lane closures for a portion of Arendell Street/Highway 70 through Friday, October 13, 2023. 

NCDOT contractors will have one lane closed at a time betwee...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Haunted House Sponsorships and Tickets Available

Are you ready for spooky season and supporting a good cause? Morehead City Parks and Recreation is gearing up for this year's Haunted House on October 27th, 28th and 30th - you won't want to miss it! Watch our Haunted House commercial here. 

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

State of Emergency Rescinded- Tropical Storm Ophelia Updates

3:45 p.m. update - September 23: The Morehead City State of Emergency will be rescinded at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023. 

You can view the rescinded declaration related to Tropical Storm Ophelia here.  

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Press Release: State Appropriates $8.6 Million for Morehead City Projects

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State Appropriates $8.6 Million for Morehead City Projects

Morehead City, NC — Three Morehead City projects stand to receive $8.6 Million in appropriations funding in the state budget that was approved by the NC Legislature, and will soon become l...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Applicants Sought for Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Are you interested in serving your community? The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is now seeking applicants to fill two vacancies: One in-city member and a junior advisory member, who is in high school. This is a one-year, non-voting ter...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Parks and Recreation Seeks Youth Beach Volleyball Coaches

Morehead City Parks and Recreation is seeking three volunteer coaches for the youth beach volleyball league - come be a part of your community and share your love for the sport! 

The fall league meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings, beginning Se...

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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Updated: Parks and Recreation Seeks Volunteer Flag Football Coaches

Updated Post: All of the flag football coaching positions have been filled at this time. 

Original Post:Morehead City Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteer flag football coaches to help coach our 9-11-year olds, effectively immediately.&nb...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Updated - Idalia: Tropical Storm Warning and State of Emergency

Morehead City State of Emergency Lifted - 2 p.m. Thursday, August 31st Update: The State of Emergency related to Tropical Storm Idalia has been lifted. You can view the State of Emergency termination notice here.  

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Updated: Tropical Storm Watch

Tuesday, August 29th - 6:30 p.m. Update: Carteret County is now under a Tropical Storm Watch ahead of Hurricane Idalia. 

You can view the latest storm update from the National Weather Service - Newport/Morehead City here.  

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

School Bus Safety with MCPD

Carteret County Public Schools return to class on Monday, August 28th, and the Morehead City Police Department wants to remind motorists and students alike about school bus safety. 

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

MCFD Auxiliary Selling Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

Updated: Due to demand, a second run of the Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts is available! Orders must be made by September 19th online, and the shirts will be available in mid-October. You can find the ordering form here.

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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Temporary Gym Closure

The gymnasium at Morehead City Parks and Recreation will be temporarily closed beginning Friday, August 18th, to refinish the floor. It will reopen to the public on Monday, August 21st. 

Please note, this temporary closure will only impact the gym...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Updated: Tax Bills Delayed

Updated Post - August 21, 2023: The Town of Morehead City Property Tax Bills are anticipated to be mailed between Wednesday, August 23rd – Friday, August 25th. City staff appreciates your patience!

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Council Approves The Morehead City Plan 2032

During the August 8th City Council meeting, the Morehead City Plan 2032 was unanimously approved. 

This plan was initiated in early 2022, and more than 800 participants gave input to help guide future planning for Morehead City over the next decad...

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Posted on: August 5, 2023

Single Motor Vehicle Accident Causes Damage at Fire Station 2

Some damage was caused to the front of Morehead City Fire-EMS Station 2 due to a single motor vehicle accident on the morning on Saturday, August 5th. 

At 9:38 a.m., a single occupant pickup truck was traveling east on Highway 70, when it crossed ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Fire-EMS Holds Promotional Ceremony

On July 31st, a promotional and swearing in ceremony was held at Morehead City Fire-EMS Station 2. The following promotions and oaths of office occurred during the ceremony: 

  • Firefighter/Paramedic Corey Adams was promoted to Captain.
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Posted on: July 17, 2023

National Night Out: August 1, 2023

Join the Morehead City Police Department , Morehead City Fire-EMS  and other area agencies for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1! This family-friendly event will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. at Rotary Park. 

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Utility Bills Delayed July 2023

Morehead City’s utility bills were delayed in July 2023. As a result, no late fees will be applied to the bills that were due this month.  

Notices should be arriving in the mail soon. Don't forget, you can always register for o...

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Posted on: July 3, 2023

Parts of Rotary Park Temporarily Closed for Fireworks Show

On Monday, July 3rd, the Morehead City Marlins will host a game at 6 p.m. at Big Rock Stadium, with a fireworks show to follow. 

Due to the fireworks, both the dog park and the walking trail at Rotary Park will be temporarily closed, beginning at ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Morehead City Reel: July 2023

Take a look at the latest news and events from Morehead City in the July 2023 edition of the Morehead City Reel

This free, monthly e-newsletter can be delivered straight to your inbox by registering on our website. Click here to quickly sign up ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

City Offices closed July 4, 2023

Morehead City Government Offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. This includes City Hall at 1100 Bridges Street, the Morehead City Library at 202 S. Eighth Street, and the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center a...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Paving Work Scheduled for Coming Weeks

Street paving will take place throughout Morehead City in the coming weeks, with work slated to begin on Friday, June 16th on High Street. 

From there, work will continue in other areas, including on North 16th Street beside the Recreation Center,...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Parts of Rotary Park to Temporarily Close For Fireworks Display

On Friday, June 16th, the Morehead City Marlins will host a game at 6 p.m. at Big Rock Stadium, with a fireworks show to follow. Due to the fireworks, both the dog park and the walking trail at Rotary Park will be temporarily closed, beginning at 3 p.m. T...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

Downtown Intersection Temporarily Closed

The intersection of South 13th and Shepard streets is closed from 9 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14. This is due to a water shutoff area from 12th to 14th streets on Shepard Street and 12th to 14th on Shackleford Street from 9 a.m. t...

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

Morehead City Council Approves 2023-2024 FY Budget

Morehead City Council Approves New City Budget

Post Date:06/13/2023

Morehead City residents will continue to pay a low property tax rate with a balance budget after the City Council approved the City's operating budget during its meeting on Tuesday night.

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Morehead City Yacht Basin Dredging Request for Proposals

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids for this work will be received by Sandi Watkins, Planning and Inspections Director, 1100 Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 up to 2:00 pm, on Friday, June 23, 2023. Faxed or emailed bids will not be considered.

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Celebrates 65 Years

Morehead City is proud to be home to the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, which returns for the 65th year June 9-18th. The city supports this world-renowned event, and we look forward to welcoming all participants. 

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Fourth of July Events in Morehead City

Mark your calendars for Independence Day in Morehead City!

 On Tuesday, July 4th, the Main Event Band will be performing at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard Street, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Food trucks will be on site selling delicious food and drinks.&n...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Introducing the Morehead City Reel: A monthly e-newsletter

We are pleased to present the inaugural Morehead City Reel. 

This free, monthly e-newsletter is designed to bring you the latest news and events from Morehead City. Register on our website at moreheadcitync.org, under the "How Do I..." t...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Blood Drive: June 1, 2023

You can give back to your community by donating at a blood drive on Thursday, June 1, in the rear parking lot of City Hall at 1100 Bridges Street. 

This event will be held through The Blood Connection, and will take place from 12 noon - 5 p.m. Wal...

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Posted on: May 29, 2023

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Accepting Applications

Are you interested in serving your community? The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is now seeking applications to fill one vacancy. Individuals who have interest and insight into recreational programs and facilities are encouraged to appl...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Weekend Events Cancelled Due to Weather Forecast

Due to the weather forecast on Saturday, May 27th, the following Morehead City events have been cancelled:

  • The Curb Market
  • Defensive Line Football Camp

In addition, Sidewalk by the Sea has been postponed to Saturday, June 3rd. 

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Posted on: May 23, 2023

Mayor for a Day: Marna Merrell

It has been a special day in Morehead City, as fourth-grader Marna Merrell became Mayor for a Day. This unique opportunity occurs twice a year through existing partnerships.

Mayor Merrell began her day at City Hall, learning about Morehead City's ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Morehead City Operating Hours: Memorial Day 2023

Office closures and reduced hours will be in effect for various Morehead City departments in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th, 2023.

This day is set aside to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.&...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Book Sale and Summer Reading Program Kickoff May 20th

Join the Morehead City Library for a book sale, Summer Reading Program Kickoff and some sunshine on Saturday, May 20th!

Visit the library at 202 S. Eighth Street from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday for the first Book Sale at the current location. Hundreds of bo...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

MCFD Auxiliary donates to Autism Society of NC

The Morehead City Fire-EMS' Auxiliary donated $1,800 to the Autism Society of North Carolina - Crystal Coast Support Group on Thursday, May 11th from the sale of autism acceptance t-shirts and stickers throughout April. 

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

May 13, 2023 Traffic Advisory: Triathlon

Traffic Advisory: The Crystal Coast Half Booty Triathlon returns on Saturday, May 13th, and participants will be conducting their bicycle portion throughout Morehead City and neighboring towns. Please be aware of some temporary lane closures and bicyclist...

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Posted on: May 4, 2023

Proposed 2023/2024 Budget Available

2023/2024 Proposed Budget

The 2023/2024 Fiscal Year Proposed Budget is now available to be viewed here.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of N.C.G.S. 159-12, the proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023, for...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Accessory Dwelling Unit Forum Scheduled for May 4

Morehead City Plans Accessory Dwelling Unit Forum Public Forum to be held May 4, 2023

Morehead City will hold an Accessory Dwelling Unit forum for Town residents and property owners on Thursday, May 4, followed by a question-and-answer session.

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Morehead City Honors Staff Sgt. Gore

The Morehead City Police Department, among other entities, escorted the body of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua “Caleb” Gore  from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Morehead City on the evening of Thursday, April 20. This video shows the pr...

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Posted on: April 20, 2023

Newport River Pier Temporarily Closed

The Newport River Pier will be temporarily closed for repairs, beginning Monday, April 24, 2023. 

Repairs to the pier will take up to 30 days, during which time the pier will be closed to the public. During this time, the boat ramp and bathrooms w...

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Posted on: April 20, 2023

Autism Acceptance T-Shirts For Sale

April is Autism Awareness Month, and Morehead City Fire-EMS is backing the mission for autism acceptance. 

In addition to our crews wearing this shirt on the second day of their shifts this month, you can purchase shirts or a sticker through the M...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Homecoming Escort for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Caleb Gore

The Morehead City Police Department will escort the body of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua “Caleb” Gore from the Raleigh Durham International Airport to Morehead City on Thursday, April 20. He was one of nine soldiers killed during a trai...

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