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November 2023 Edition

November and December Events

As 2023 draws to a close, Morehead City has some great events

in store for you to enjoy!

Click on each event for additional information.

Click here for a list of events curated by the

Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority.

You can find Downtown Morehead City, Inc.'s calendar here.

View Morehead City's Online Calendar for November

Election Day: November 7th

In this video, the Carteret County Board of Elections reviews several items that Morehead City voters should be aware of before they head to the polls. One stop early voting runs through November 4th, with Election Day falling on November 7th.

You can view a list of candidates who are vying for the three Morehead City Council seats that are available.

The Carteret County Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 4th, in downtown Morehead City.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and will run from 17th to 5th streets.

This event is hosted by the Veterans Coalition of the Crystal Coast, and the Town of Morehead City is a proud supporting sponsor.

Find additional information on the Veterans Day Parade here.

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5th, which means the clocks will fall back one hour.

In addition to changing your clocks, Morehead City Fire-EMS would like to remind you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and check to ensure they are working properly.

In this video, Assistant Fire Marshal Bobby Stephens discusses smoke detectors and the importance of having them in your house and business.

MCFD Fire Prevention:

Take Steps to Avoid Holiday Cooking Fires

As Fire Prevention Month concludes and the holidays approach, Morehead City Fire-EMS would like to share cooking safety tips for turkey fryers and inside the kitchen. While turkey fryers are a popular option around the holidays, they can pose severe safety hazards. Follow the proper protocol to ensure you don't have a fire in lieu of your holiday meal.

This year's National Fire Protection Association's Fire Prevention Week theme was "Cooking Safety Starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention."

Remember, if you have a fire, call 9-1-1 and Morehead City Fire-EMS will respond quickly to help you in your time of need.

Watch our video above for turkey fryer and kitchen fire safety tips.

You can also view our other installments in MCFD Fire Prevention:

Watch MCFD Fire Prevention: Smoke Detectors

Watch MCFD Fire Prevention: Cooking Safety

Watch MCFD Fire Prevention: Fire Extinguishers

MCPD Shares Shopping Safety Tips

Did you know that approximately half of Americans have started their holiday shopping? The Morehead City Police Department shares safety tips for both online and in-person shoppers to keep in mind this year to protect themselves and their money. Watch our video below with Officer Anderson for this safety advice.

Parks and Recreation

Classes and Events

Morehead City Parks and Recreation, at 1600 Fisher Street, offers a wide variety of programs and events for various ages.

You can learn more about these classes and programs through our website, and register in advance.

You don't have to wait until the New Year to start working toward a better you - register today for a Parks and Recreation membership so you can work out in our facility and take advantage of our various fitness classes. If you have any questions, call the Parks and Recreation center at 252-726-5083, visit our website at moreheadcitync.org or drop by for a visit at 1600 Fisher Street.

Did you get to enjoy our various events in October? From Barktober Fest to Trunk or Treat and the Haunted House, Parks and Recreation had a great month with our community! Above, you can see Morehead City Library Tegan Owen with her Harry Potter Trunk or Treat set up on October 25th.

Morehead City

Library News

The Morehead City Library, at 202 S. Eighth Street, is ready to serve you!

Visit today to sign up for a library card, check out the MakerSpace for children and teens, use the public computers and more.

Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions.

You can learn more about the Library's variety of resources on our website.

MCFD and Auxiliary Raise Funds

October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, the Morehead City Fire-EMS Auxiliary and Morehead City Fire-EMS raised funds for a valued member of our community who was recently diagnosed and is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

On October 26th, a check was presented to this individual for $6,174.30. This amount was raised through t-shirt sales and generous donations from the community. In addition to MCFD wearing breast cancer awareness shirts throughout this month, the Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and Western Carteret fire-EMS departments wore "department supporter" shirts with the same logo, and the Beaufort Fire Department contributed to the cause. Pink shirts were available for sale to the public online in advance and at the NC Seafood Festival, where they quickly sold out.

Thank you to the Carteret County community for being a part of our mission to support this individual! You can view photos of the various departments in their t-shirts here.

NC Seafood Festival a Success

The 37th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival was held October 6th-8th in downtown Morehead City, and drew large crowds to the area.

Thank you to Morehead City Police, Fire-EMS, Public Services and Parks and Recreation employees for their role in making this popular event possible!

You can experience this year's festival in just 60 seconds by watching the video below.

Now Hiring: Apply Today

Ready for a positive career move? Morehead City is now hiring for the following roles:

  • Code Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Public Works Crew Leader
Apply Today 

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