Turning 50 is a milestone for any of us, but when a town turns half a century, that's reason to celebrate.
And that's exactly what residents and tourists did Saturday for Emerald Isle's 50th Birthday celebration. Party-goers enjoys lots of live music, good food and the natural beauty of the coastal, Carteret County community.
In the town's 50 years, it has grown exponentially. For the 1960s Census the population of Emerald Isle was 14, today, it's close to 3900.
Residents tells us they love living in their town and welcome all to take part in their little slice of heaven.
The festivities wrapped up at 9:30 with fireworks.