Text Box: Bogue Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway

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About Cape Carteret

Christy Crumpler




The Jewel of The Crystal Coast

Town dock on Bogue Sound in Cape Carteret, NC

Boating & fishing are in our backyard, since Cape Carteret borders Bogue Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway. Beach or ocean access is nearby, each a short drive or trip by boat. The town provides a pier at the end of Anita Forte St and a boat ramp at the end of Manatee St. There are also public boat ramps available nearby on the Intracoastal Waterway and the White Oak River.

Although located near several large municipalities and associated shopping facilities, Cape Carteret continues to offer easy living and lots of recreational activities.

     A K-5 elementary school is centrally located in town with middle and high schools nearby (White Oak Elementary, Broad Creek Middle and Croatan High). Cape Carteret is also about mid-way between 2 excellent community colleges. About 20 minutes away in Jacksonville is Coastal Carolina Community College. Located in Morehead City, Carteret Community College also offers several classes at Western Carteret Library in Cape Carteret.

     Medical care  provided by local doctors & dentists including an urgent medical care center

     Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center offers a full service gym, with a variety of programs including temporary rates for visitors.

     Banking assistance is offered at branches of PNC, Wells Fargo and First Citizens banks. Also in town, Marine Federal Credit Union.

     Food markets and convenience stores are available, as well as fast-food and restaurant services.

     The Golfin’ Dolphin offers entertainment for the family with a 50-tee driving range, baseball & softball batting cages, an 18-hole miniature golf course, bumper boats & go-carts. Also, MacDaddy’s bowling alley & arcade

     HarborLight is a unique bed & breakfast inn on Bogue Sound. Ideal for small weddings, conventions, retreats and other celebrations.

Star Hill Golf Course in Cape Carteret, NC

 Star Hill Golf Club features 27 renovated championship holes to excite the average golfer while challenging the expert. Star Hill offers numerous tee selections and contoured fairways leading to USGA bent grass greens. Recognized as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the course winds through a pine forest serenely removed from the noise, traffic, and distractions of everyday life.  Other challenging public courses are within a 5 to 20 minute drive.

Town of Cape Carteret, NC

Chartered: 1957

Population: 2,140       

Temperature: 65° average      

Rainfall: 55” annually

Major Roads: US 58 & NC 24         

Name’s Origin: Named after Sir John Carteret, who became Earl Granville, one of the eight Lord Proprietors.

Tax Rate (2017-2018): 19.75 cents per $100 valuation of property. Fire & Rescue is additional 7 cents. Carteret County rate is 31 cents.

Form of Government: Mayor and Board of Commissioners. Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of each month. The Town Hall is located at 102 Dolphin St (at Hwy 24), phone 252-393-8483. Hours 9 to 1  & 2  to 5 weekdays. Town website: www.TownOfCapeCarteret.com

Public Safety: Police Dept is located at Hwy 24 & Dolphin St. Phone 252-393-2183. Fire & Rescue by Western Carteret Volunteer Fire & Rescue. Phone 252-393-8301. Emergencies 911.

Utilities: Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative, West Carteret Water, Time Warner Cable

Airports: Closest airports are in Jacksonville (Albert Ellis Airport—OAJ) and New Bern (Coastal Carolina Regional Airport—EWN). Each is approx 45 minutes away, with connecting flights to Charlotte, NC (CLT). Kinston Regional Jetport (ISO) is just a little further. If small planes are your thing, nearby Star Hill Golf Course has a small, private airstrip.

Corner of Emerald Dr & Mangrove Dr in Emerald Isle, NC

(across Emerald Dr from CVS Drug Store)

Cell: 252-241-0123

Fax: 252-393-2739

Email: ccrumpler@hotmail.com