Our Communities

TourismCarteret County is one of the best kayaking destinations in the United States, attracting enthusiasts from around the globe who want to enjoy the serene beauty found in the streams, rivers, marshes and estuaries. (Photo by Kevin Geraghty)

RelocationFor more than 100 years, Carteret County fishermen have deployed their nets along the ocean beach to harvest the hardhead (striped) mullet when water temperatures cool in the fall and the “Mullet Blow” occurs. (Photo by Carolyn Temple, Coastal Image Photography)

Community LinksMore than 600 people attended the Alive at Five outdoor concert on the Morehead City waterfront on May 22, which was a fundraising effort by Connect Carteret. (Photo by Cheryl Mansfield)

Special PlacesThe Cape Lookout Lighthouse signal light is visible for 19 miles out to sea. It appears to flash every 15 seconds as it revolves. With white diamonds facing east and west…and black diamonds facing north and south, is the only lighthouse in America that indicates direction. (Photo by Carolyn Temple, Coastal Image Photography)