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.

Walk Across Country Begins at Holden Beach

On February 2, 2019, Thomas Curran will begin an 8+ month journey across the country–starting in Holden Beach, NC–to support the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. To most of us, the thought of walking all day… for days… weeks… MONTHS of our life, sounds like torture. Surely, no one would volunteer for such an act. But Thomas is a brave soul, looking for adventure. To him, this is a soul-searching rite of passage that he needs at this stage in his

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Photo: Black Skimmers

Photographer, Sean Leahy, captured a trio of beautiful Black Skimmers while visiting Holden Beach in the summer of 2018. Sean posts stunning natural photography on twitter (@seanleahyphoto). You can find his extended collection of photography on his website (Sean Leahy Photos). This trio of Black Skimmers was taken on Holden Beach this summer. #seanleahyphotos pic.twitter.com/5zK7TFcOEj — Sean Leahy (@seanleahyphotos) December 20, 2018 The Black Skimmer is a seabird that breeds in North and South America. Northern populations winter in the

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Town News: Beach & Inlet Newsletter

Beach Updates This storm season proved to be active for the Town of Holden Beach. We were visited by both Hurricane Florence and Michael, as well as additional recent astrological tide events that produced flooding. The Town lost approximately 257,707 cubic yards of sand in Hurricane Florence in September, with 201,564 cubic yards occurring in the engineered beach area. Post Michael storm analysis shows that we lost approximately 136,087 cubic yards along the shoreline with 90,927 cubic yards occurring in the engineered beach

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Town News: December 11, 2018

Town of Holden Beach Newsletter Canal Dredging Underway Canal dredging operations have begun. The dredge “Patricia Sanderson” started work in the Holden Beach Harbor feeder canal late last week. Currently, the dredge is working near the northern end of Durham Street, heading west in the feeder canal. Operations are proceeding well despite the rough weather over the weekend. If you haven’t taken care of making arrangements to move in water boats, you need to do so as soon as possible.

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Town New: Dec 7, 2018

Town of Holden Beach Newsletter December 7, 2018 Yard Debris Pick-up There will not be a second yard debris pick-up this month. The last collection for this year will take place on Friday, December 14th. Trash Collection There will be no trash pick-up on Christmas day, instead Waste Industries will collect trash on Saturday, December 29th.

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National Veterans Day 2018

Together, they served. Together, we honor. Today we celebrate National Veterans Day to honor those who have served to protect our great nation. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Not only do we honor veterans today, but continue celebrating them through November for National Veterans and Military Families Month. For more information about this month of celebration, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. To view the 2018 National Veterans and Family Month Calendar,

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Town News: November 9, 2018

November 9, 2018 Town Hall Closed Town Hall will be closed on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day. Retirement Celebration Please join us for a retirement celebration in honor of Sergeant Mike Hamilton on Tuesday, November 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Public Assembly. Turkey Trot Holden Beach will hold its annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, November 22nd at 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration by calling (910) 842-6488 is recommended. The Town asks that each participant bring

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