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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Major Flooding From Rains and Tide November 24th *updated*

Holden Beach, NC — Residents woke up to major flooding the morning of Saturday, November 24th at Holden Beach today! The above picture was taken on High Point Street Saturday morning, facing the canal. The flooding was caused by an unusually high tide, combined with torrential rains that covered the area in the morning. Many low-lying homes and yards were flooded from the rising waters. Update: Town officials have released the following statement: “This weekend’s low pressure storm coupled with

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Photos from NC Festival by the Sea Parade

Holden Beach, NC – The 2018 North Carolina Festival by the Sea kicked off with a parade down the Holden Beach Causeway on October 27, 2018. The parade has been a long-standing tradition for the festival. Local businesses and community organizations have fun dressing up and celebrating their original floats and costumes with spectators. You can download these photos for personal (non-commercial) use below.

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Photos from Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina in September of 2018 as a massive, damaging hurricane. While damage to the island of Holden Beach was minimal, flooding on the mainland was significant. Attached are some of the photos shared by town officials and locals on the island and mainland areas.

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