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Trick-or-Treat Time

October 9th, 2019

Trick-or-Treat hours will be Oct 31 from 6pm to 8:30pm in Havelock

 

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes. Makeup should be tested ahead of time on a small patch of skin to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises on the big day.​
  • When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
  • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.

 

TRUNK OR TREAT LOCATIONS

4th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Trunk Or Treat Event
Saturday Oct 26 2019 at 05:00 pm
Walmart Havelock, 566 US Highway 70 W, Havelock

MCAS Cherry Point Trunk or Treat
Friday October 25, 2019 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Lanham Field
Rain Date: Tuesday October 29

Christmas Parade

October 9th, 2019

 

“Crystal Coast Christmas”

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2019 Brave Enough Fundraiser

September 28th, 2019

October ushers in the Havelock Fire & Rescue’s annual ‘Brave Enough To Wear Pink’ fundraiser! Over the last nine years, they have distributed over $110,200 via their Havelock Fire & Rescue Cancer Care Fund in association with CarolinaEast Foundation. The front of this year’s shirt has “Havelock Fire Rescue” in white print over the left chest area and the back features a Havelock firefighter in full gear ready for action with a pink ribbon affixed to their left shoulder. There are two axes in a crossed formation with the words “Brave Enough To Wear Pink” arched over the top in black font. The year 2019 is split between the two axes and has “Havelock Fire Department” below in white distressed font. The fire helmet sports Station 23, which is Havelock’s call number.

Shirts can be purchased online by clicking on the banner above or from any of the locations below. The cost per shirt is $20 and all proceeds benefit the Havelock Fire & Rescue Cancer Care Fund. Shipping is $3 flat rate to continental USA. Sizes range from Toddler to 3XL

Havelock Fire & Rescue East End Station

Havelock Fire & Rescue West End Station

Havelock City Hall

CarolinaEast Foundation in New Bern

2018 Water Quality Report

April 29th, 2019

Quality First

We are pleased to present our annual water quality report for 2018. As in years past, we are committed to delivering the best-quality drinking water possible. To that end, we remain vigilant in meeting the challenges of new regulations, source water protection, water conservation, community outreach and education while continuing to serve the needs of all our water users. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you and your family.

We encourage you to share your thoughts with us on the information contained in this report. After all, well informed customers are our best allies.

Please, let us know if you ever have any questions or concerns about your water.

Annual Water Quality Report 2018

 

 

Past Reports

Green Waste

April 5th, 2019

 

When preparing yard waste…

All yard waste must be separated from any trash, garbage or rubbish.

Limbs

Limbs left for the City must be no larger than forty-eight (48) inches in length and five (5) inches in diameter. All limbs must be parallel to the curbline and placed off street pavement and between roadside drain or ditch and front property line. A maximum volume of one hundred twenty-eight (128) cubic ft. (8ft. x 4ft. X 4ft.) or a pick-up truck bed is set per week for every household.

Yard Waste

Yard waste includes grass, pine straw, weeds, hedge clippings, garden waste and leaves (excluding leaves only during the seasonal pick up dates.) All loose yard waste should be contained in 30-gallon biodegradable paper bags or 32-gal. (max.) container that won’t hold water.

Leaf Season

November 1st through January 31st

Bags or containers are not required for leaves during this season. Leaves, excluding limbs, branches and pine cones, must be in a neat pile off the street and between roadside drain or ditch and front property line during this season.

February 1st through October 31

Leaves must be contained in a 30-gallon biodegradable paper bag or container no larger than 32-gallon that does NOT hold water.

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees left for City pick-up must be natural and bare of all decorations and attachments. The City will collect trees to be donated the first Monday after New Year’s until the end of the business week. Also, visit Christmas Tree Dune Rebuilding Projects all along the coast.

Contractors

All contractors are responsible for the proper disposal of any rubbish, building rubbish, garbage, trash or yard waste created.  If contractors neglect, this responsibility falls to the property owner.

Download the Solid Waste pamphlet

Havelock Solid Waste Pamphlet

PickleBall

December 12th, 2018

Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children’s backyard pastime. [wikipedia.org]

Havelock Parks and Recreation Pickleball Schedule

Monday & Friday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM for “Skills & Drills”
then 10:30AM – 12:30 PM

* This will go back to 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM and 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM once the Senior Center reopens

For more information on Pickleball contact Tony Cataliotti, acataliotti@ec.rr.com.

Best Air Show In America

August 6th, 2018

 

It is official! The MCAS Cherry Point Air Show was voted best air show in America according to the recent USA TODAY 10 Best Readers Choice poll. Read the rest of this entry »

Annual Waste Water Treatment Quality Report

May 21st, 2018

 

The Havelock Public Services department has released the Annual 2017 Waste Water Quality Report this week and is available for viewing using is link.

Waste Water Treatment Annual Report 2017
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Fats, Oils and Grease Program

May 16th, 2018

FATS, OILS & GREASE (FOG) PROGRAM

Put Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) in the trash where they belong. 

Sewer blockages can be a direct result of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) that you may be unknowingly discharging into the sewer system.  FOG comes from meats, lard, and cooking oil, butter, shortening margarine, baking goods, sauces and dairy products.  FOG can be found on cooking and eating utensils, pots, pans, and cooking surfaces that are usually washed into a sewer system through the kitchen sink. This allow grease to stick to the inside walls of the pipe, similar to the way fatty foods clog human arteries. The grease clings to the inside of drain pipes, that can eventually cause a complete blockage.

Each year, there are more than 15,000 sewer overflows in North Carolina. Many of these overflows are directly related to the improper disposal of fat, oil and grease in kitchen drains. These blockages are a serious problem that can lead to a hazardous sewage spill. Raw sewage could backup in your home and/or sewage overflow into yards and streets.

Your help is needed to stop these blockages from occurring by properly disposing of fats, oils, and grease.

Scrape or wipe fats, oils, and grease and other food residue from pots, pans, and utensils with a paper towel before washing or placing in dish washing machine.

FACTPOURING HOT WATER AND/OR DETERGENT DOWN THE DRAIN ONLY BREAKS UP GREASE TEMPORARILY. THE GREASE BLOCKAGE JUST RE-SOLIDIFIES FURTHER DOWN THE SYSTEM.

Keep your pipes running free by allowing cooking oil, grease and fat to cool and then pour them into a soup can for example, not down the drain. Trash the can, and not your pipes. The removal of a grease blockage and the cleanup associated with a sewage spill can be very expensive and could result in liability and/or property damages.

The Effects of FOG on the Environment

  • FOG accumulation in the sewer system causes blockages that result in untreated wastewater overflows.
  • The untreated wastewater flows into streets, storm drains, ponds, creeks, rivers, oceans and backs up into businesses as well as residential homes.
  • Sewer spills can: pollute ponds, creeks, and rivers; spread disease and most times requires expensive clean-up.

 

Thank you for your help in preventing sewer blockages and spills.

For further information call City of Havelock Public Services Department 252-444-6409

 

NEVER POUR FATS, OIL OR GREASE DOWN THE DRAIN

Air Show Photo Gallery

May 11th, 2018

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show 2018

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show for 2018. Many thanks to Shawn Byers who takes the best photos of this event.

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