News: September 2015

Chamber compliments high schools for stellar performance

In recognition of recent academic achievements by Croatan and West Carteret high schools, the Chamber Board of Directors has authorized letters of commendation to the respective principals to share with the entire school communities. Based on student academic proficiency and by exceeding predicted student academic growth, Croatan and West Carteret are two of only 19 … read more


MHC is Coast Guard Community Part 3

Stating our case as a Coast Guard Community: Part 3 of 3   part 1 • part 2 Carteret County has been notified that the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant will be coming for a visit and formally declare that Carteret County is “A Coast Guard Community.”  This is a compilation of information contained in the application packet that … read more


MHC is Coast Guard Community Part 2

Stating our case as a Coast Guard Community: Part 2 of 3 part 1 • part 3 Carteret County has been notified that the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant will be coming for a visit and formally declare that Carteret County is “A Coast Guard Community.” This is a compilation of information contained in the application packet … read more


MHC is a Coast Guard Community Part 1

Stating our case as a Coast Guard Community:  Part 1 of 3  part 2 • part 3 Carteret County has been notified that the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant will be coming for a visit and formally declare that Carteret County is “A Coast Guard Community.”  This is a compilation of information contained in the application packet … read more


Chamber requests photos

Chamber requests photos to illustrate ‘Naturally Yours, The Crystal Coast’ “Naturally Yours, The Crystal Coast” is the photo theme for the 2016 print and/or digital edition of the annual Business Directory & Visitors Guide, produced by Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. Research shows that visitors treasure what’s real and authentic, and no destination has more … read more


Life After Pedro?

ACT continues to ask about ‘Life After Pedro.’ Unless an 11th hour miracle occurs, Pedro’s last flight is Friday, September 25. That’s when the U.S. Marine Corps shuts down operations of the helicopter fleet, now based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Who will take up the Search and Rescue (SAR) responsibilities in eastern … read more


Chamber urges NCDOT to move ahead with Havelock Bypass

The Chamber has submitted comments to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), urging the NCDOT to build the US 70 Havelock Bypass along the preferred route. (The Havelock Bypass is NCDOT Tip Project No. R-1015.) “US 70 is central to Carteret County’s transportation network, and the Chamber advocates improvements to the US 70 corridor … read more


Congress needs to approve highway bill before October 29 deadline

The regional Chamber of Commerce group serving counties within the NC East Alliance is spearheading a letter-writing campaign to motivate the U.S. House of Representatives to approve a new highway and transit funding bill to address critical road projects. The Carteret County Chamber has contacted Representative Walter Jones directly. Here is the essence of the … read more


Legislature Needs to Get on with the People’s Business

The North Carolina General Assembly returned to Raleigh from its summer vacation on July 13 with a bunch of unfinished business still on the state government’s plate…and it’s anybody’s guess when the legislators will finish their work and adjourn. Recently, attorney Hugh Overholt, a member of the North Carolina Board of Transportation, said that trying … read more