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This page was updated on: October 06, 2011

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NC Festival by the Sea

The Festival by the Sea is scheduled for October 29th - 30th. Come out to enjoy good food, arts and crafts and entertainment. Click here if you are interested in entering the parade. Click here to view the Entertainment Schedule.

Public Assistance - Hurricane Irene

Brunswick County citizens are eligible for assistance for damages caused by Hurricane Irene. Visit to apply for individual assistance. Click here for more information.

Board of Commissioners' Regular Meeting

The Board held a Regular Meeting on September 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Public Assembly. At the meeting the Board:

  • Heard a presentation on pest management by Town Manager Hewett and Guest Speaker Jim Ericson, Environmental Health Supervisor, Public Health Pest Management & Environmental Services. Click here to see the staff report;

  • Heard the Police Report presented by Chief Wally Layne;

  • Approved Resolution 11-12, Terminal Groin CAMA Permit Application;

  • Heard a presentation from Parks & Recreation Coordinator Rose on potential options for a playground.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on October 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Public Assembly.

Holden Beach Beautification Club

Click here to view an invitation from the Holden Beach Beautification Club to join their club.

Business License

Click here to print a copy of the business license form for July 1, 2011 -  June 30, 2012.

2011 Vehicle Identification Decal Application

Click here to print an application for the 2011 Vehicle Identification Decals. Completed applications can be submitted in person, or mailed, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to 110 Rothschild Street, Holden Beach, NC 28462. Decals are $10 each. Decals are for island residents only.

Emergency Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in volunteering as an Evacuation Team Member for the upcoming storm season, please contact Heather at

Informative Briefing from Dr. Spencer Rogers, NC Sea Grant

Did you miss Dr. Rogers presentation on how to lower you wind insurance rates by making home improvements? Click here to view his slideshow and video of his presentation.

Terminal Groins

Session Law 2009-479 required the Coastal Resources Commission to conduct a study on terminal groins and present a report to the Environmental Review Commission and the General Assembly. Click here to see the final report.

Beach Access and Parking

Click here for a list of public beach accesses.

Census Bureau Interactive Map Widget

Visit the Census Bureau's interactive map widget that enables users to view the history of apportionment and our country's changing population through the past century.

Residential Rollout Cart Trash Service

Pick-up is provided every Tuesday and Saturday. Please bag all trash before placing it in the cart.

Olden Holden Bike Tour

The implementation of the Olden Holden Bike Tour has been completed. The tour consists of three different bike routes, totaling approximately 20 miles, each with its own special beauty and history. Along the routes, you will find numbered signs, which signify special points of interest. Click here to view a copy of the brochure for the bike tour.

Emergency Plan

Will your family be ready in the event of a hurricane? Make sure you have an emergency plan in place. Visit for assistance with making a plan.

FirstCall Network Emergency Notification System

The FirstCall Network allows homeowners to be contacted by a pre-recorded message in the event of an emergency. Listed numbers are already registered. If you have an unlisted phone number or would like your cell phone to be contacted, you need to register the number. Visit and click on the Citizen Registration Link in the top right corner.

Time Warner Drop-Off Site

For your convenience, you can now pick up Fed Ex boxes at the Town Hall for all of your Time Warner equipment returns. This service is offered free of charge.

Volunteers Needed

The Town is always looking for people to serve on our various boards and committees. Please stop by Town Hall and fill out a resume form or contact if you have any questions. Click here to access the resume form online.

Holden Beach Renourishment Association

The Holden Beach Renourishment Association (HBRA) is a private, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to help fund Town projects relating to beach nourishment. Nourishment is a many-tiered program involving not just sand placement, but vegetation and other proven stabilizing methods which will actually allow the beach to grow to a healthy beach. You can assist HBRA's efforts by completing a membership form and sending them a tax deductible contribution. Click here to view a brochure that provides more information.

Jordan Boulevard

Click here to view the report submitted to the Board from the Audit Committee on the work completed at Jordan Boulevard.

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Alert Network

Click here to view information on how to receive instantaneous and proactive communication from local law enforcement.

Post Office

For your convenience, there is a full service Post Office located at 108 Jordan Boulevard, inside of Holden Beach Properties.

Free Mulch

Brunswick County is giving mulch to county residents only. The mulch will not be delivered, but will be loaded at the landfill in Bolivia only. For more information, call the Brunswick County Solid Waste Department at 253-2520.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Click here to view the contacts numbers to report a live or dead marine mammal stranded on the beach.

Fee Schedule

Click here to view Resolution 08-19, Resolution Establishing a Fee Schedule for the Town of Holden Beach.

Channel 8

Requests for items to be shown on Channel 8 can be made in person to Heather Finnell, Town Clerk, email or fax to 842-9315. Please click here for the application form that needs to be submitted.

Golf Carts and The Law in North Carolina

Police Chief Wallace Layne has put together information about state requirements on golf cart use on the island. Please click HERE to read the information.

Water Meter for Irrigation

Don't forget that a second water meter can be installed for irrigation systems. The Town recommends utilizing a second meter to avoid being charged for sewer usage when watering your landscaping. A fee of $300 will be charged to y-off your existing meter. A plumber will then need to make the final connection to the meter.

FEMA Revises Floodplain Maps

FEMA has revised floodplain maps for Brunswick County. FEMA started revising the floodplain maps in 2000, and just completed them in 2006. There are significant changes to the maps at Holden Beach. These changes will affect new building, but according to FEMA will not impact existing homes. To see the floodplain designation at your home, please click here:

Sign-Up for E-Mail News

Please visit news sign-up to register for the updates. We are asking for this information so that we can better serve you.  E-mail news will be especially useful during weather emergencies.

Town Encourages Vegetation and Sand Fence

The Town of Holden Beach and the Shoreline Protection Committee encourages oceanfront property owners to vegetate their properties and install sand fencing on the dunes!  This is a great way to protect your property and accumulate sand on your dune. Please note the CAMA changes below that may affect your sand fence installation.

Business License Reminder

A reminder from Town Hall that anyone conducting business on Holden Beach must have a business license. Business licenses can be purchased at Town Hall, Monday thru Friday from 8a-5p.

A Message from CAMA

A reminder that all work in the water, over the water, or within 75 feet of the water requires written authorization from the Town or the State of North Carolina Division of Coastal Management.  Repair of existing pier/docks requires written authorization. Jet ski lifts require permits. Please contact the Division of Coastal Management at 910-395-3900 for specifics.


Click below to view the ocean via Live Beach Cam.   Compliments of Brunswickland Realty.



Click here to view information on awards Holden Beach has received.

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