News Room

Hurricane Isaias information

As of Saturday, August 1st, Carteret County is anticipating effects from Hurricane Isaias in the next 72 hours. The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Monday, August 3rd, and potentially Tuesday, August 4th, as staff works remotely when possible. Below are links to follow the latest information concerning the track and local … read more

Important update concerning the 2020 Reverse Drawing

The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce has decided to move away from its planned Virtual Reverse Drawing that was scheduled for August, and move in a different direction for future fundraising efforts. “We realized that trying to hold our annual Reverse Drawing virtually would not be the same as our usual large-scale, in-person event that … read more

Covid-19 Updates: Week of July 17th

The following information was released by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, and the Carteret County Health Department, the week of July 17th, 2020. There will be Covid-19 Drive-thru testing sites to all Carteret County residents on Monday, July 20th, Tuesday, July 21, Thursday, July 23, and Saturday, August 8th. Click here to … read more

Chamber Letter: June 29th, 2020

June 29, 2020 Dear Chamber of Commerce members and friends:  It is understandably disappointing that we couldn’t move into Phase 3 of reopening the state and that we’re still in Phase 2 for three more weeks. We have just entered the Fourth of July weekend and if you’ve been on the road at all, you’ve seen … read more

Reduced staff now working in office – May 26th, 2020 letter

A Message from the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Dear Chamber of Commerce Members and Friends: As you know, on Friday, May 22, North Carolina’s Phase 2 reopening took effect. A complete overview and guidelines are on the Chamber of Commerce’s website at We applaud the governor for allowing more businesses to reopen just … read more

Phase II Reopening Extended: June 26th, 2020

Updated Monday, June 29th, 2020: Click here for information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services. On Friday, June 26th, at 5 p.m., Phase II Reopening was extended, and masks are mandatory throughout the state inside of businesses, and outside when you cannot maintain at least six feet of distance from others who … read more

COVID-19 Update: May 8th, 2020

A letter to our members: From the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Good news tempered with good sense.          On May 5th, Governor Cooper modified North Carolina’s Stay At Home Executive Order, which began to transition the state to Phase 1 of slowly easing COVID-19 restrictions. Executive Order 138 starts on Friday, May 8 at … read more

Phase 1 Reopening – From NCDHHS

The following excerpt and information is from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020. North Carolina is moving toward a Phase 1 Reopening starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8th. We are moving to Phase 1! On May 5th, Governor Cooper modified North Carolina’s Stay At … read more

Town, County and State COVID-19 Responses

Updated December 3, 2020 North Carolina remains in a Phase III Reopening with some modified measures. Groups of no more than ten people can gather together inside, and no more than 25 people together outside. Masks must be worn inside and out when interacting with anyone who does not live in your household, and the … read more

COVID-19 Message – April 6, 2020

Dear Chamber Members and Friends: We are still in the midst of one of the most serious events in our generation. Please practice social distancing, purchase take-out food from our local restaurants, buy gift cards from shops to use later or shop with our businesses that are operating online. When you have a chance, thank … read more