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Posted on: September 30, 2022

NCDOT Bridge Lane Closure Schedule

The following information is from the North Carolina Department of Transportation: 

EMERALD ISLE – Lane closures recently resumed on the Emerald Isle Bridge (N.C. 58) for bridge preservation work, and they will continue through next spri...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

EIFD Responds to Structure Fire on Emerald Dr.

A structure fire is under investigation at 1506 Emerald Drive, following a call that came through at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

The fire took place at an unoccupied house that was under renovation, and there were no injuries reported. Crews...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Hurricane Ian Weather-Related Updates

National Weather Service updates on Hurricane Ian will be shared here. 

The most recent update will be posted at the top of the page. 

Friday, September 30, 2022 - 12:40 p.m. National Weather Service Update:

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Trash Collection Suspended September 30, 2022

Due to anticipated impacts from Hurricane Ian, oceanside trash collection will be suspended on Friday, September 30, 2022. 

The Town's contractor anticipates trash collection will resume on Monday, October 3.

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Beach Driving Suspended Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2022

Beach driving will be suspended Friday, September 30th, through Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, due to Hurricane Ian.

Our goal is to reopen Monday, October 3rd, or as soon as it is safe to do so.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we endeavor to alw...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Yard Debris Pickups Paused Due to Hurricane Ian

The Emerald Isle Public Works Department is requesting residents and property owners throughout town to not place yard debris by the curbside from Wednesday, September 28, through Sunday, October 2. 

The area may see strong winds and heavy rain as...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Registration Open for Inaugural Emerald Isle Car Show

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Mark your calendars for the Inaugural Emerald Isle Car Show on Saturday, November 12!

This car show will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Western Ocean Regional Access, at 9003 Louise Avenue. Come check out the car show, listen to live music, and perus...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Beach Driving Season Begins; New Traffic Pattern at the Point

The 2022-23 Beach Driving Season begins on Thursday, September 15 in Emerald Isle, and runs until April 30, 2023. There is a ten-day period around Easter where beach driving is not permitted.  

Please note, there is a new traffic at The Point this...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

NCDOT announces Lane Closures - Starting Sept. 2022

The following information is from the North Carolina Department of Transportation: 

EMERALD ISLE – Lane closures will resume tonight on the Emerald Isle Bridge (N.C. 58) for bridge preservation work, and they will continue through next s...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Registration Open for 2022 EI Christmas Parade

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Emerald Isle Christmas Parade, which will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 26th! 

Registration is now open for any groups that would like to participate in the parade. Click here for the Emerald Isle Parade ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Joel Lane Beach Access Improvements

Joel Lane Public Beach Access

September 8, 2022

The following letter is being shared with the public to clarify the improvements planned for the Joel Lane Public Beach Access area. 

In the interest of safety, the Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Public Update: Joel Lane Beach Access Walkway

Joel Lane Beach Access Walkway

The Town of Emerald Isle leadership team secured multiple quotes for the removal and replacement of the Joel Lane Walkway steps. 

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament September 17

?The Emerald Isle Fishing Tournament takes place on Saturday, September 17, with proceeds going toward scholarships for area students pursuing a degree in Marine Sciences and Technologies. There are a variety of categories, including surf, boat and junior...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Emerald Tidings - September 2022 Edition

You can view the Emerald Tidings - September 2022 edition here: 

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Town of Emerald Isle EMS Subscriptions Available

The Town of Emerald Isle is offering a subscription program to help offset the cost of an ambulance transport. This optional annual subscription of $50 covers the direct costs of ambulance services not paid by your insurance. The $50 covers two people: th...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

EIFD Cancer Awareness Shirts For Sale Online through October

The Emerald Isle Fire Department is selling cancer awareness t-shirts online, with proceeds benefiting the Little Pink Houses of Hope. This organization gives a week-long vacation to breast cancer patients and their families. This year, ten families were ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Emerald Isle Beach Music Festival Returns Sept. 24

The Beach Music Festival returns on Saturday, September 24, 2022!

Join us at the Western Ocean Regional Access from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. for this popular music festival. 

This year, Too Much Sylvia, Chairman of the Board, The Embers and the TAMS wil...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Emerald Tidings - August 2022 Edition

Read the Emerald Tidings - August 2022 edition for the latest news and events from the Town of Emerald Isle. 

Click here to view this edition: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Emerald-Tidings---August-2022.html

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Now Accepting Holiday Arts & Crafts Vendor Applications

August 10 Update: All vendor spots for the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair are now filled. 

Original post: Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for Arts and Crafts vendors at the holiday fair on Saturday, December 3.&nb...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Help EIPD Stuff the Cruiser

You can donate school supplies to the Emerald Isle Police Department's inaugural Stuff the Cruiser event the first week of August. All items will supplement the Stuff the Bus donation drive that assists Carteret County students. 

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Beach Driving Permit Applications Available Aug. 1

The Town of Emerald Isle will soon have beach driving permits on sale for the 2022-23 season, which begins September 15. 

Starting August 1, beach driving permit applications will be available online only. Starting in September, you may also apply...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

McLean-Spell Park Survey Update

Updated July 26, 2022: 

The public park survey has closed and a presentation of the needs and equity assessment will be made to the public at the August 9, 2022, Board of Commissioners Meeting. This meeting is available via Facebook Live or Zoom, ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Emerald Isle Fire, EMS to Combine

Emerald Isle Announces Joint Fire-EMS Department 

On July 6th, The Town of Emerald Isle announced it will combine its Fire and EMS operations into a single department, known as the Emerald Isle Fire Department, effective by January 1, 2023.&nb...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Drowning reported in Emerald Isle

Drowning reported in Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle Ocean Rescue, Fire, Police and EMS were dispatched to a call of a drowning in the 4800 block of Ocean Drive on July 6, 2022.  

The emergency call came through at 4 p.m. for an unidentified 57-year-old ...

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Posted on: July 3, 2022

Power Outage - July 3, 2022

12:20 p.m. update: Power has been restored throughout Emerald Isle. 

Original post: Due to a transformer issue, power is currently out from Arthur Drive west, including stoplights in the area. 

Please drive carefully and respect those assi...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Emerald Tidings - July 2022 Edition

Read the Emerald Tidings - July 2022 edition for the latest information from the Town of Emerald Isle.

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Scam Alert: Emerald Isle Police Department Shirts

Scam Alert:

In late June, individuals in Emerald Isle received a scam text message that was advertising Emerald Isle Police Department t-shirts for sale, with "10$ OFF ready to order now." 

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Special Use Public Hearing - July 12, 2022 Board of Commissioners Meeting

Town of Emerald Isle

Special Use Public Hearing Notice

Sweet Willie’s Beach Blitz

The Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 beginning at 6:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter in the Town Board Meeting Ro...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

McLean-Spell Park Survey Available; Public Meetings Set

We want to hear your ideas for the future of McLean-Spell Park! 

You are encouraged to fill out and submit the McLean-Spell Park Survey before the updated Wednesday, July 13, 2022 deadline. If you would prefer to fill out a paper version, they can...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

McLean-Spell Park Survey Now Available

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We want to hear your ideas for the future of McLean-Spell Park! 

You are encouraged to fill out and submit the McLean-Spell Park Survey before the updated Wednesday, July 13, 2022 deadline. If you would prefer to fill out a paper version, they can...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Virtual public meeting scheduled for shellfish leases around Bogue Sound

MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is hosting a virtual public meeting on June 22 at 5:30 p.m. to provide information about shellfish leases and Shellfish Aquaculture Enterprise Areas (SEAs) in and around Bogue Sound. The publ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Busy Carteret County Corridor Requires Pipe Repairs Closure and repair scheduled for June 13

Information from the North Carolina Department of Transportation:

MOREHEAD CITY – State maintenance crews need to temporarily close two of the five lanes on a portion of Arendell Street (U.S. 70) in Morehead City to repair a damaged drainage pipe...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration July 3

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Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration slated for July 3

The towns of Bogue, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Emerald Isle and Peletier are pleased to present the inaugural Western Carteret Fireworks Celebration on Sunday, July 3, co-sponsored by Emerald Isle R...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Mini Libraries Revealed throughout Emerald Isle

Ten mini libraries have been unveiled throughout Emerald Isle, due to a project through the Friends of the Carteret County Public Library that serves Western Carteret. 

These mini libraries are stationed in public areas, where anyone can take a bo...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Eitner Welcomed as Planning Director

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The Town of Emerald Isle will welcome Michelle Eitner as the new Planning Director, effective July 1, 2022.

She will fill the role that has been held by Josh Edmondson since April 2015. Mr. Edmondson will conclude his position with the Town in late May, be...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Emerald Isle Introduces Edwards as Assistant Chief of Police

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Emerald Isle Introduces Edwards as Assistant Chief of Police

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to announce Chad Edwards as the new Assistant Chief of Police.  He will begin his role on June 1, 2022.

Assistant Chief Edwards has nearly 20 years of ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Draft FY 2022-23 Budget Presented

The Board of Commissioners was presented the Draft FY 2022-23 Budget during the regular meeting on May 10. 

The Recommended Budget across all funds is $12,712,457; a $816,337 or 6.69 % increase from the FY 21-22 originally adopted total budget of ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Normile Appointed to Board of Commissioners

At the May 10, 2022, Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board unanimously appointed Jim Normile to fill an unexpired term on the Board. He will serve until the November 2023 election, at which time the seat will be available again. This seat was original...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Special Meeting Notice - May 12, 2022

Town of Emerald Isle

Board of Commissioners

Notice of Special Meeting

The public is hereby notified that the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting Thursday, May 12 at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to hold a C...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Pancake Breakfast and Emerald Isle Open House Announced

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Join the Town of Emerald Isle for a pancake breakfast and tour of our various Town departments on Friday, May 20! 

This event will be held from 9 - 11 a.m., and will begin at the Community Center at 203 Leisure Lane. Come enjoy a pancake breakfast...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

NC Wildlife Boat Ramp Dredging Underway

Coastal Dredging began work on the NC Wildlife Boat Ramp on Monday, May 9, 2022, in a dredging project that should be complete within ten working days.

While dredging, the contractor will attempt to keep the boat ramp open to the public, however, please be...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Pills Can Kill Drop Off Event April 30, 2022

On Saturday, April 30, Carteret County law enforcement agencies will hold the spring “Pills Can Kill” prescription drug take back event. This event includes the Emerald Isle Police Department at the Food Lion at Emerald Plantation Shop...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Staff Introduces New Assistant Town Planner

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to introduce Jeff Hall, Assistant Town Planner.

 He holds a Bachelors of Science in Agronomy from NC State University. Jeff is a certified BMP Inspection and Maintenance professional through NCSU Bio and Agricul...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Golf Cart Raffle Winner Announced

Congratulations to Karen Taylor of Peletier, who won the golf cart raffle through the Emerald Isle Golf Cart Advisory Committee and Emerald Isle Business Association! She is pictured here with John Lister of the Golf Cart Advisory Committee. Proceeds will...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Town announces new Parks and Recreation Director

April 22, 2022

    Town of Emerald Announces Parks & Recreation Director

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to announce Candace Dooley as the new Director of Parks & Recreation. She will begin her fulltime position on Monday, May ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Emerald Isle Commissioner Vacates Board Seat

Candace Dooley

April 20, 2022

Emerald Isle Commissioner Vacates Board Seat

During a special meeting on April 20, 2022, the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners voted to accept the resignation of Commissioner Candace Dooley, who will be stepping down from her seat, effectiv...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Special Meeting Notice - April 20, 2022

Town of Emerald Isle 

Board of Commissioners 

Notice of Special Meeting

 

The public is hereby notified that Mayor Jason Holland has called a Special Meeting of the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Beach Driving Hiatus April 15 - 24

Beach driving by the public will be paused Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 24, 2022 for the annual Easter closure. 

The 2022 beach driving season will then run through Saturday, April 30th.

You will continue to see Town vehicles patrolling the bea...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Planning Board/Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: April 25

TOWN OF EMERALD ISLE

PLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

PUBLIC HEARING

The Town of Emerald Isle Planning Board/Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Board Meeting Room located at 7500 Emerald Drive,...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

2022 Paid Parking Season Begins April 15

Paid parking at the Eastern and Western Ocean Regional accesses begins Friday, April 15 and runs through Thursday, September 15, 2022. Payments are accepted by debit or credit card at the on-site kiosks or through the Passport parking app. Paid parking is...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Summer Day Camp 2022 Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for Summer Day Camp 2022 through Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation

Registration will remain open through Thursday, April 21, and the lottery winners will be announced on Monday, April 25 by 5 p.m.

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Jr. Lifeguard Camp Registration Open

Registration for the 2022 Jr. Lifeguard Camps is now open

Registration is first-come, first-serve. Please read the information below before downloading and submitting the application and materials listed at the bottom. 

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Public Hearing: Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

TOWN OF EMERALD ISLE

OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING REQUIREMENTS

The Town of Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing in the Town Board Meeting Room, 7500 Emerald Drive, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 6:00 PM, or a...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Emerald Isle Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Seeks Applicants

The Emerald Isle Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee has two openings and is now seeking applicants. 

Those who are appointed to the Committee by the Board of Commissioners will serve a two-year term. 

The purpose and scope of the ac...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Golf Cart Raffle - Drawing Coming Soon

You could win a brand new golf cart from Johns Golf Cars by purchasing a $20 raffle ticket!

The Emerald Isle Business Association has partnered with the Emerald Isle Golf Cart Advisory Committee for your chance to win a brand-new, customized golf cart from...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Emerald Tidings - April 2022

Don't miss the Emerald Tidings - April 2022 Edition! 

This month's installment of the Town's free e-newsletter is full of important information, including the Town's new website, lifeguards and Jr. Lifeguard Cam...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Emerald Isle Reveals New Website

The Town of Emerald Isle is pleased to reveal its new website, created with you in mind. 

This new site, made possible through CivicPlus, is designed to answer all of your questions concerning Emerald Isle with ease. You can find permits and appli...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Louise Avenue Roadwork Underway

Work to widen Louise Avenue is underway, as of March 29, 2022. Please note you may encounter temporary delays in the area between Islander Drive and Boardwalk Avenue during this time. Thomas Simpson Construction aims to have the project complete by Easter...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

NCDOT: Bridge Improvement Schedule Update

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has released the following information:

Rehabilitation work on the Emerald Isle bridge continues, and the contractor will be adding a lane closure overnight.

A contractor may now close one lane on the bridge b...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Board of Commissioners - Budget Workshop Meeting

Town of Emerald Isle 

Board of Commissioners 

Notice of Budget Workshop Meeting

 

The public is hereby notified that the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners will meet on Wednesday, March 30, at 5 p.m. in the Town Board Meeting Room ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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