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: 4th of July Message

From the Mayor’s Desk The Town of Holden Beach wishes everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. Please be mindful of safety precautions as everyone seeks enjoyment this special holiday. Fireworks are prohibited everywhere on the island. Please be aware of their danger, not only to humans, but to our wildlife as well. The many birdhouses being enjoyed by purple martins, blue birds, sparrows, etc. may be abandoned when fireworks are nearby. We are also having a great turtle

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A Second Helping: Vacation Leftovers Put to Use

Do you have food and miscellaneous goodies left over from your vacation and hate to throw it all away? Share it with those in need in our community. A Second Helping (“ASH”) is a local volunteer organization that collects leftovers from vacationers and provides it to local charities to help locals in need. They accept ALL unused items such as canned and packaged goods, perishable foods, groceries, home goods, beach equipment, etc. Note: the only thing they can’t accept is

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Turtle Sanctuary & Turtle Talk Reminder 2019

The HB Turtle Patrol has asked the Town to remind you that Holden Beach is proud to be a Turtle Sanctuary. It takes everyone’s cooperation to make our beach a safe place for the sea turtles. Please remember that you can help by:*Turning all ocean facing lights off at night. Lights can frighten or misdirect the turtles.*Picking up trash on the beach so the turtles won’t mistakenly eat it.*Filling in any holes that you made before leaving the beach each day. Turtles

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Town News: Hurricane Season

June 1st was the official start to hurricane season in the Atlantic.  Would your family be prepared in the event of a hurricane? Click here to visit the Emergency Information section of our website. You will find helpful tips to put in place now, before the threat of a storm.  Please make sure you have your vehicle decals in place now. Do not wait! These decals are necessary for re-entry to the island in the event of an emergency situation

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Town News: Beach & Inlet News

Beach & Inlet News Spring is in the air and the Town would like to make our residents and visitors aware of the following information and updates to our beach and inlet management activities: • The Town would like to thank the Holden Beach Re-nourishment Association for funding in the amount of $40,000 for recent plantings on the beach, as well as fertilization of the dunes, from inlet to inlet. Vegetation and sand fence are an integral part of growing our

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Town News: State 1 – Water Conservation Alert

Brunswick County has declared a Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert effective immediately to ensure adequate water is available for essential needs. Holden Beach customers are under the same restrictions since the town receives our water from Brunswick County Public Utilities. Under a Stage 1 Water Alert, water system customers are requested to make voluntary adjustments to their water usage habits to reduce peak demands. Irrigation demands represent the bulk of non-essential water use, so a primary way that customers may

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Memorial Day Events in Brunswick County

Message from Brunswick County Veteran Services: Hello Everyone, I’m just passing along some information… Memorial Day Observation Monday, May 27th is Memorial Day. Many people use this day to mark the start of summer and to come together with family and friends. However, as you know, the true purpose of this day is to reflect and honor those men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their Country. The Brunswick County Veterans Services Office would like to wish

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