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: Water Alert Update

Water Alert Update        Brunswick County has returned to normal operations at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant, restoring the water intake from the raw water line into the plant. Brunswick County Public Utilities and its partners at the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) conducted tests this morning and afternoon to determine the impact on water quality due to the contaminant that spilled into the Cape Fear River Tuesday afternoon from the Fayetteville Works industrial site from Kuraray Americas, which shares

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Town News: 9/6/19 – Free Dump Week Extended

From Town Hall Free Dump Week Extended  To help residents clear their storm debris, the County is extending its free dump week to two weeks starting this Saturday, September 7th through Saturday, September 21st. Brunswick County property owners and residents can dispose of all materials except for hazardous waste at the Brunswick County Landfill for free during these two weeks. Metal, tires, electronics, latex paint and yard debris must be placed in their designated areas. Residents should bring proof of Brunswick

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Town News: Bridge Reopening

From Mayor Alan Holden: The Governor of North Carolina has given permission to open the island subject to local authority approval. Therefore, those with 2019 approved decals/stickers will be allowed to re-enter and cross the bridge at 12:00 noon today. The island will open to the public at 12:30 p.m., thirty minutes later today. Brunswick County has water flowing to Holden Beach. The power is still on as it has been throughout the storm. The sewer system is almost 100%.

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Town News: Hurricane Dorian Update 9/5/19 PM

At dusk today the island was in good shape. The ocean was rough and rain bands were active. No ocean wash overs were found. The wind direction change late this afternoon indicated Dorian was on the move as validated by the Weather Channel. The next few hours hopefully will not bring any surprises. I don’t expect to find major damage when the island is checked first thing in the morning. The Holden Beach Water and Sewer Department will be checking

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Town Update: Hurricane Dorian Update 9/5/19

From Mayor Alan Holden Holden Beach has had rain from time to time this morning with intervals of sunshine. The surf is becoming more aggressive as Dorian creeps closer. Dorian is expected to pass Holden Beach just offshore this afternoon and this evening. I expect wind speeds of about ninety MPH. Because the storm is expected to pass offshore the damage will be less than if it were to come onshore in the area of Little River/North Myrtle Beach, SC.

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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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