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About Newport

Christy Crumpler

Newport

NORTH CAROLINA

 

The Town With Old Fashioned Courtesy

Newport, NC

The Town of Newport was granted a charter from the State of North Carolina on January 30, 1866, but its history begins almost 150 years before that. The river, called Newport, which rises in the Lake Pocosin and empties into the Beaufort Inlet, was the Highway over which early settlers traveled to the "rich upland country". But the country was mainly pine forest. Not the cleared land where farmers grow brightleaf tobacco today.

Around a landing at the upper part of the river, the town of Newport sprang up. There, barges unloaded products landed at the port, Beaufort, and took on lumber and naval stores to be shipped from Beaufort to other colonial ports in the West Indies.

The area of “Newport” is actually much broader than just the town limits. Many other smaller towns & communities have their mailing address as Newport, including Ocean, Bogue, Broad Creek, Gales Creek—all running along the Hwy 24 corridor from Cape Carteret to Morehead City. The town limits of Newport run along the banks of the Newport River, and is adjacent to, and northwest of Morehead City, on US Hwy 70.

 

Town of Newport Official Site

 

Newport’s Annual Pig Cookin’ Contest“The Largest Non-Profit Whole Hog Contest”  cooking pig since 1978! This is a non-profit, 2 day event held in April with arts & crafts, live music, rides, and of course, lots of good food!

 

There are a lot of businesses along the Hwy 24 corridor that makes up the unincorporated Newport area between Cape Carteret and Morehead City. Among them are Carolina Home & Garden offering beautiful plants for your garden and landscaping business with special events such as Thursday Nights in the Garden with live music, corn hole tournament, garden classes, and they offer a beautiful location for weddings and parties. Inside, they also have Logan’s Boutique with clothing, gifts and more.  Just down the highway is Frank’s Pizza & Subs (not much to look at from outside, but they have a lasagna to die for!). Goose Creek RV & Camping Resort, Waters Edge RV Park, and many more small businesses.

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