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Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Morehead City Reel.

This monthly e-newsletter is designed to bring you the latest news and events from the Morehead City, along with important upcoming items.

Previously, a print edition was sent out to those in Morehead City. This e-newsletter replaces that outreach, in a method that can go to anyone with a vested interest in the area.

Upcoming Events

Summer is here, and that means there is a plethora of activity throughout Morehead City and Carteret County.

Some notable events taking place in June in Morehead City include:

You can click here to find a list of area events through the Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority's website.

View Morehead City's Online Calendar

Fourth of July Events

Mark your calendars for Independence Day in Morehead City!

On Tuesday, July 4th, the Main Event Band will be performing at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard Street, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Starting at 9 p.m., fireworks will bloom over the Morehead City waterfront, offering a spectacular display.

Parks and Recreation Offers Classes, Programs

Morehead City Parks and Recreation, at 1600 Fisher Street, offers a wide variety of programs and events, including basketball and cheerleading camps for students in June. You can learn more about these classes and programs through our website, and register in advance.

Summer is a great time to explore our various parks, and the popular Splash Pad at Shevans Park is now open for the season. The Splash Pad is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily, weather permitting.

Are you a member of our Recreation Center? We offer daily and annual paid passes at low rates. You can find out more about Recreation Center membership on our website.

Don't Miss the Library's

Summer Reading Program

Every year, the Morehead City Library sponsors a Summer Reading Challenge in an effort motivate children and teens to read for pleasure and to help them maintain reading skills during the summer months.

The Summer Reading Challenge also encompasses adult programs that encourage adults to explore new genres, pursue new interests, and model lifelong learning and reading to children and teens. Morehead City Library uses programming materials from iREAD to support library staff in motivating children, young adults, and adults to read and learn. 

Connect with the Morehead City Library this summer and discover new books, programs, virtual events, and hands-on activity kits. The broad theme of self-expression encompasses a variety of mediums for youth and adults to fine their voice: from visual arts to writing, storytelling, music, and so much more.

Register now and start logging your reading!

Now Hiring for

Various Positions

The Town of Morehead City is accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Deputy Chief of Police
  • Police Officer
  • Animal Control Officer - Part-Time
  • Human Resources Director
  • Building Inspector
  • Utility Service Technicians
  • Maintenance Worker 1
  • Seasonal Public Works Employees
  • Summer Camp Counselors
  • Recreation Assistants

You can find full job descriptions and apply on our website.

Watch our new Morehead City Police Department recruitment video below.

K9 Ranger Joins Police Department

Earlier this spring, K9 Ranger joined the Morehead City Police Department as a partner to Officer Justin Jones, who has been with MCPD for three years.

K9 Ranger is trained on narcotics, tracking, article searching and apprehension, and will be a key component of community engagement. He was received through a program with East Coast Canines.

The specially-outfitted patrol vehicle was made possible due to work through ECI Communications and First Light Custom Builders.

This video introduces K9 Ranger and explains his role within MCPD.

Stay Up To Date with Morehead City

There are a number of ways you can stay informed with the latest news, events and alerts from the Morehead City government for free.

When the potential for severe weather is headed our way, you can stay up to date by visiting the Town's website or social media pages, the National Weather Service's website, or trusted area media outlets.

Area resources can be found here.

Hurricane Season Begins June 1

The Atlantic Hurricane Season kicks off on June 1st and runs through November 30th. Area officials and the National Weather Service would like to remind you it only takes one storm to come to the area, so you should be prepared in advance.

Watch our video with the National Weather Service -Newport/Morehead City Office for an overview of the season's projections and important information to keep in mind throughout hurricane season.

Contact Us

1100 Bridges Street

Morehead City, NC 28557


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