Cedar Island NC In Carteret County – Local Information And Down East Discussions

Local information and public discussions on the down east community of Cedar Island NC located in eastern Carteret County near the Pamlico Sound and Core Sound. Readers are invited to interact with this document using the discussion form below, and we hope you will consider sharing this document with friends and family on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter so others can learn more about this location.

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Information, data, and demographics we seek to learn more about and receive questions on can include Cedar Island NC tourism related travel information, recreational activities, government related discussions, events, historical places of interest, things to see and do, ferry boat operations, the area wildlife refuge, and issues before the Carteret County Commissioners

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Community Demographics And Data

This community is a census-designated place and unincorporated location within the county, and with this designation the area comes under the authority of the Carteret County Commissioners for all government related regulations and restrictions. Law enforcement is handled by the local sheriff’s department and highway patrol, while fire, rescue, and EMS is handled by volunteer organizations.

This location sits in the 252 area code, has a zip code of 28520, and is roughly 51.83 sq miles in area.

Cedar Island sits directly on the banks of the Pamlico Sound, Core Sound, and Long Bay and is in the easternmost location of the county.

This location is home to the NC Ferry System that takes people to and from Ocracoke Island and is considered part of Highway 12 that runs through the Outer Banks. Additionally, this island is home to a large national wildlife refuge.

This down east community has deep ties to commercial fishing and harvesting of shellfish such as clams, oysters, and shrimp. Additionally, this community is a highly sought after location for duck hunting.


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Visitor And Resident Discussions

Considering the NC Ferry System terminal and boat operations which take passengers and vehicles to and from Ocracoke Island, what detailed information can you tell us about this state operation? What public services exist at the terminal?

Considering the Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge, what information do you have about this area as it relates to conservation, environmental, habitat, and natural resources for fish and wildlife?

What information can you offer about the herd of wild horses and cattle that live along the banks of this community? What organization or agency is responsible for oversight of the cattle and horses? What is the history of these animals?

As a resident, what can you offer readers about maritime history, history of local waterways, and the history of commercial fishing in this down east community? How intragal is Long Bay, Thorofare Bay, Core Sound, and the Pamlico Sound to this county community?

Apart from the ferry boat that takes vehicles and passengers to Ocracoke Island, are there any ferry boats that take people to the North Core Banks of Cape Lookout?

What opportunities are there for RV parks and campgrounds in Cedar Island NC? What is the distance to any shopping areas, motels, hotels, gas stations, grocery stores, and convenience stores?

What recommendations can you give, or what questions do you have, about travel and vacation ideas in this unincorporated town?

Considering recreational activities and surrounding waterways and wildlife viewing areas, what opportunities are there for boating, sailing, photography, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, and nature trail walking?

What is the latest issues facing this island as it relates to government and county commissioners? What infrastructure, regulations (or lack of), and tourism needs should be considered by county commissioners?

Considering hurricanes and tropical storms, is this community a significant flood zone? Is this location frequently under mandatory evacuation orders during hurricanes, tropical storms and other weather events? Is the entire area under flood waters during these storms? What mitigation efforts are in place to help with flooding?

What is some other data and demographics you want to discuss about Cedar Island NC which we did not address in this document?

Michael Sharp

Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

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