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Chamber Supports Waterways Maintenance and Dredging Plan

On September 1, the Board of Directors of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce unanimously voted to adopt a resolution supporting a quarter cent increase in the county sales tax bringing it from 6.75 cents to 7 cents.  The County Commissioners adopted a similar resolution stipulating that the revenue generated will be used for waterway … read more


Chamber Board selects Tom Kies as next Chamber President

The Chamber’s Board of Directors has selected Tom Kies to serve as the next Chamber President. He is currently serving as Executive Director of the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). Kies is expected to assume the role as Chamber President Monday, June 27. He will succeed Mike Wagoner, who is retiring this month. “Tom … read more


Right whale is near and dear to Carteret County

If seismic blasting is allowed to occur in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina, it could wipe out the remaining population of right whales. This is the learned opinion of 28 marine scientists who say the loud noise generated by seismic, underwater testing would be gravely harmful to the health of the … read more


Chamber reaffirms opposition to seismic blasting

Although the federal government has delayed by at least five years the issuance of oil and gas leases for drilling in the North Atlantic Ocean, the threat of seismic blasting continues to linger. The Chamber’s Executive Committee recommends that the U.S. Department of the Interior move swiftly to ban seismic survey work as well. The … read more


Exciting days are just around the bend

Scenic Byway signs are coming soon The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway beckons travelers to take a “Sunday drive” along the route that winds through Down East Carteret County…and beyond. The marketing plan includes the use of traditional wayfinding devices, including signage along the route and the installation of byway orientation panels that will be … read more


Spring has arrived:  Daylight Time to the rescue

“Spring Forward Day” was yesterday (Mar 13, 2016).  Therefore, Be It Resolved…Spring has arrived.  Purists may want to wait until the calendar officially flips to Sunday, March 20…but not us. The Carteret County Chamber is the official Chamber of Summer…so we say, bring it. One of the best inventions ever is Daylight Saving Time (DST). The concept does qualify as an … read more


Position Opening

      President/CEO Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Morehead City, North Carolina   Job Description Overview: The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce is a progressive, well-respected business association with approximately 900 members.  The Chamber maintains a solid financial position. After serving 12 years as Chamber President, Mike Wagoner has chosen to retire this year, … read more


Chamber’s Mike Wagoner plans to retire in mid-June

Mike Wagoner, President of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, announced February 29 that he will be retiring in mid-June, after serving 12 years as the Chamber’s chief executive. Wagoner, age 67, came to the Chamber here in June 14, 2004, when he was hired as the Chamber President.  He had previously served as President … read more


Fort Macon State Park

Checking in on our New Year’s Resolution: We’re going to Fort Macon State Park This year, we resolved to act like a tourist in our own backyard.  It’s fun to get out and about to explore Carteret County and all the culture and heritage that abounds along the Crystal Coast.  Next stop on our magical … read more


Carteret County milestone: We’re a ‘Coast Guard Community’

    Coast Guard Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. John M. Mabus of Elizabeth City set the tone in delivering his invocation.  Here are excerpts of his remarks: “Thank you for this beautiful day and this beautiful location to celebrate and honor the rich Coast Guard heritage here in Carteret County.  This history is full of Coast Guard innovation, commitment to excellence … read more