Josh is a primary contributor to the Holden Beach Community Blog, focusing on sharing local news and event information with locals and visitors. He grew up at Holden Beach working for family businesses. As a kid, you could have found him riding his bike to old Jeff's Grocery for a few candy treats or working the checkout counter at Beach Mart.

Town News: Public Comment Period Extended

Public Comment Period Extended The N.C. Coastal Resource Commission is extending the public comment period until March 2nd for proposed rulemaking intended to update Inland Hazard Area boundaries and associated development rules. The original comment period was scheduled to end on January 31st. The proposed rules and related documents are available on the DEQ website. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this very important matter and send in comments. Written comments may be mailed to: Braxton Davis, Director Division of Coastal

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Town News: Town Birthday & Pickleball

Holden Beach Birthday Celebration You are invited to the Town’s birthday celebration on Friday, February 14th at noon. The event will include lunch and a ceremony to seal the time capsule. Please feel free to bring items to place into the capsule that capture life on Holden Beach today. The Town will provide the meal. Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 7th at 5:00 p.m. Call (910) 842-6488 to register. Battle at the Beach Pickleball Tournament May 1st – 3rd,

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Town News: Boating Skills & Seamanship Class

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will start a comprehensive Boating Skills and Seamanship course that satisfies all state requirements. The course is for both novice and experienced boaters and will be taught over thirteen class sessions conducted on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday morning March 7th. The course covers general information about boating including selecting a boat, registration requirements, equipping your boat, trailering, powering your boat, boat handling, nautical highway signs, rules of the

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Town News: LWF Inlet Crossing Maintenance Project

The Corps is conducting the LWF Inlet Crossing Maintenance Project. They are currently working near Avenue A pumping sand onto the beach and will continue to work west toward Blockade Runner. It is important to obey safety protocols during the project, which include staying clear of the work zone. Signs and orange fencing clearly mark the work zone area. Individuals entering these designated areas can slow progress. The project should conclude in the next 3 – 4 weeks. We appreciate your cooperation in avoiding work

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Town News: Tree Recycling Project

The Town of Holden Beach participated in a Christmas tree recycling project in an effort to build the dune system. The trees were donated by three Lowes stores (Conway, Shallotte and Southport) after the season. Many thanks to Lowes, the Boy Scouts (Troop 262), the Girl Scouts (Troop 1262) and Coastal Transplants for their assistance in this project.

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Town News: Lockwood Folly Inlet Navigation Maintenance Project Update

The Lockwood Folly Inlet Navigation Maintenance Project currently contracted with Goodlow Marine by the US Army Corps of Engineers has been idle since late last week. As of Thursday the dredge was (and is) on station near Browns Landing with shore pipe stretching from the waterway side of the Holden Beach east end along the dune line (pic 1) heading west past Amazing Grace (pic 2) (pic 3) to near Public Walkway #120 at 317 McCray Street. Some dredging of the crossing

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