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Message from the President

Chamber Board opposes exploration for oil & gas and seismic blasting The Board of Directors of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce voted September 5 to formally oppose the exploration and drilling for oil and natural gas in the Atlantic Ocean off of the North Carolina coast. Although the Chamber Board advocates residential, business and commercial … read more


Chamber presents Skilled Trades Professional Awards

Each year since 2005, the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce has saluted men and women in the county who “work with their hands and their heads” to make things better. They are the “Skilled Trades Professionals of the Year.” The 2015 award winners are Sherman Walton of Carteret Health Care in Morehead City and Mary … read more


Nominations invited for major awards

The Chamber is now accepting nominations for two of its major awards – the Arnold Murray Small Business Person of the Year Award and for the Joan Huss Pulley Award for Public Service. Separate nomination forms are required and are now available with an easy download – The Arnold Murray Small Business Person of Year … read more


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