Our Carolina Promise

Welcome to Carteret County Democratic Party site. We are your neighbors and have the same concerns as you do: a quality education for our young people, affordable healthcare for everyone, jobs with a living wage, and keeping our coast healthy, beautiful, and free from drilling. We work to ensure that all our voices are heard locally as well as at the state and national level. As Democrats, we are traditionally the ‘big tent’ party that welcomes everyone regardless of who you are. All North Carolinians should have a fair shot at a good life, regardless of their background, where they came from, how much money they have, or who they love. This is something we believe in and need to continually reaffirm in practice. You can read our platform here.

This is Us

NC Policy Watch news changes daily so check out on a regular basis. It is a great source for keeping tabs on the GA. Daily Clips is a round up of NC political news from the NCDP that is disseminated M-F. Takeaways are typically disseminated from NCDP on Fridays summarizing the week’s news. Other guidance and ‘immediate releases’ come from NCDP as events occur.

Mark Your Calendars!

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Monthly Officer’s Meeting

When: Sat, December 15, 10am – 11am
Where: Chamber of Commerce

Meets at Morehead Parks and Recreation.

Democratic Women LTE Meets

When: Thu, January 3, 2019, 5pm – 6pm
Where: Webb Library Morehead City (map)
Description: This is a monthly meeting of individuals who want to express Democratic opinions in the local and state newspapers.

Monthly Officer’s Meeting

When: Sat, January 19, 10am – 11am
Where: Chamber of Commerce

CCDW are sponsoring the 2018 Holiday Party.

Join your Democratic friends and neighbors on Saturday, December 15  at the Train Depot for some holiday cheer.
The party begins at 5:30 and goes until 8ish.

You can buy tickets online or at the door using cash, check, or credit card. Tickets are $30 and include food (heavy hors d’oeuvres), wine, spirits, and beer.

Raffles will be held for 6 gift baskets.


Carteret County Democratic Party Bulletin Board  

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In the Mood for a Little Holiday Cheer?

Join the Democrats at the Annual Christmas party Saturday, December 15, 5:30 at the Train Depot in Morehead City.

We are brimming with holiday cheer, tasty treats, and libations and can’t wait to share it with you! 

Tickets are $30 per person. You can buy online below or pay by cash, check, or credit card at the door.

You can also try  your luck – we are raffling off 6 different holiday baskets.

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2019 Precinct Organizing

Precinct Chairs – Please schedule your annual precinct meeting. Meetings must occur during February 4 to February 18 timeframe and they must be scheduled and reported to Renee Hawthorne no later than December 30. This is the foundation of our grassroots effort. So grab at least 4 of your democratic neighbors with 3 of them willing to serve as a precinct officer and schedule the meeting. Make it as big a deal or little a deal as it takes to make this meeting happen so that your precinct is officially recognized as organized. That is the 10,000 foot level.

Please read the details here: Precinct Organizing to get all the information you need. Carteret Democrats put their time and passion into this last election. Let’s keep the momentum going. 

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Our Children Our Future - Fight for Public Education

Carteret County teachers, administrators, and staff share a deep commitment to the success of our students. They work hard giving their best every day to our children. However, the challenges our teachers and administrators face require that our county government shares a similar commitment to excellence in our public schools.   This means backing our Public Schools with the level of financial support needed to make excellence happen. This includes paying teachers a competitive wage and providing the schools with the resources they need to educate our children.

  • Local spending on public schools in North Carolina is 40th in the nation**
  • Teacher pay is 39th in the nation*
  • Investment per student is 41st in the nation**
  • Carteret County has 18 schools – they face huge challenges
    • Almost 50% of our students not prepared in English and Math for college or ready for a career*
    • Economically disadvantaged students*
      • 11 schools have more than 50% economically disadvantaged students 
      • 3 schools have more 62% economically disadvantaged students 
      • 5 schools have more than 30% and less than 50% economically disadvantaged students 
      • 2 schools have less than 30% economically disadvantaged students 
    • Academic Readiness*
      • 47-63% of our students moving up from middle to high school are not ready
      • 32-56% of our students moving up from elementary to middle school are not ready
    • Academic Success*
      • 3 of 4 middle schools received an NC rating of C
      • 1 high school and 1 elementary school received an NC rating of A
    • SAT Score Rankings***
      • 30% of students took the SATs
      • Average SAT score was 1182
      • Of 113 NC School Systems, Carteret ranks 88th in percentage of students who took the SATs but ranks second in average score 


* NC Report Cards   ** US Rankings By State  ***SAT Scores By State Local School Finance Study


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