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NCDOT Litter Sweep-September 16-30

Litter Sweep is the N.C. Department of Transportation's statewide roadside litter removal initiative in which volunteers participate in local efforts to help clean up North Carolina's roadways. Volunteers are provided cleanup supplies, such as orange trash bags, gloves and orange safety vests from their respective local NCDOT county maintenance office.

This fall's event will take place September 16th-30th.  To volunteer or get involved, visit

Procedures for Snows Cut Bridge Closures

Monday, September 11, 2017: At this time, there are no plans to close Snow's Cut Bridge. 

If circumstances occur that cause dangerous travel conditions including but not limited to sustained wind speeds of 45 MPH, the Town of Carolina beach would work closely with Kure Beach, New Hanover County, and other agencies to make an informed decision on closing the bridge.  You may view detailed information regarding Bridge Closure procedures in the Town's Emergency Operation Plans by CLICKING HERE.

Please contact Town Hall at (910) 458-2999 if you have any questions.

Re-Entry Town Identification Cards

In anticipation of possible severe weather within the next five days, Carolina Beach residents and property owners are encouraged to obtain their Town Identification Card (TIC) if they haven’t already. The purpose of these cards is to expedite re-entry to Carolina Beach once a mandatory evacuation order has been lifted. They are available to Carolina Beach property owners, agents, and permanent residents/business owners.

TICs may be picked up at Town Hall and the cost is $15.00
To obtain a TIC, a completed application and the following documentation is required:

Property Owners:  Individuals, groups or corporations owning property within town limits may receive (2) two TICs.

  • Valid State Issued ID and
  • a copy of NHC Tax bill or a copy of a current utility, cable or phone bill identifying the individual and the property

Agents: Property Management Companies, Brokers or State Licensed Contractors identified by the property owner may receive (2) two TICs. 

  • Valid State Issued ID and
  • a completed Emergency Property Security Authorization form, with the notarized signature of the property owner, and
  • a copy of the Property Management Listing Agreement signed by the Broker in Charge or a copy of a valid NC State Contractor’s License

Permanent Residents/Business Owners: Individuals, groups or corporations identified by the   property owner may receive (2) two TIC.  Owners of boats docked at property within town limits           may qualify as a Permanent Resident/Business Owner.

  • Valid State Issued ID and 
  • a copy of a current lease for the property used as a residence, business or dock, or a copy of a current utility, cable or phone bill identifying the individual and the property, or valid Town Business Registration.
Please call Town Hall at (910) 458-2999 if you have any questions.

Severe Weather Information-NWS

CLICK HERE for the most up to date information regarding Hurricane Irma from the National Weather Service.

2016/2017 Annual Wastewater Reports Now Available

The 2016/2017 Annual Report for Wastewater Treatment Works/Wastewater Treatment Collection System is now available.  CLICK HERE for details.

Snows Cut Walking Trail to Temporarily Close in November

Portions of the Carolina Beach Snows Cut recreational walking trail will be closed beginning sometime in November 2017.  At that time, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) anticipates that a construction contract would be underway in Snows Cut to mitigate bank erosion caused Hurricane Matthew last year.  Federal dollars have been appropriated for this project, and involves three areas of Snows Cut: two locations are on each side and east of the bridge, and one is near the NC Wildlife boat ramp.

The project is expected to last through the end of Spring 2018. Diagrams of the project areas can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.  

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Jim Medlock, Shallow Draft Navigation Program Project Manager, Wilmington District, US Army Corps of Engineers, at (910) 251-4836.

New Yard Waste Pick-up Schedule Posted

With the start of the 2017/2018 fiscal year, the Town of Carolina Beach has published an updated schedule for regularly scheduled yard waste pick-ups.  Due to required equipment maintenance, changes were made for the last week of August and the month of September.

CLICK HERE to view the updated schedule.

2107 Annual Waste Water Treatment System Report

The FY 2017 annual waste water treatment works/waste water collection system report for the Town of Carolina Beach will be available August 28, 2017. It may be viewed online by CLICKING HERE.Copies of the report will also be available by request by contacting Bill Raymond, WWT Superintendent, at (910) 465-1946.


Following the discovery of GenX, the Town of Carolina Beach decided to test its water source as a precautionary measure. Two independent companies were used to test random water samples from wells used for the Carolina Beach’s water supply. The companies were able to test for amounts as small as 2 to 4 parts per trillion (ppt). Both companies found no detection of GenX in the water samples.

In an effort to help provide context for health risks associated with GenX, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has established a health goal of 140 ppt. This goal is not a distinction between safe and unsafe levels, but is a level of contamination below which no adverse health effects would be expected over a lifetime of exposure.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Town Manager, Ed Parvin, (910) 458-2526.

GenX Testing in Carolina Beach

Over the past month the New Hanover County community has heard a lot of talk about the presence of an unregulated compound called GenX in the surface water of the Cape Fear River Basin. The study conducted by the NC State University professors and reported by The Star News are based on surface water and not ground water tests. GenX has not been found in groundwater used by the Town of Carolina Beach. The Town of Carolina Beach receives all of its drinking water from the Pee Dee and Castle Hayne groundwater aquifers. Read More ›


Over the past couple of weeks, the New Hanover County community has heard a lot of talk about the presence of an unregulated compound called GenX in the surface water of the Cape Fear River Basin.  The study conducted by the NC State University professors and reported by The Star News are based on surface water and not ground water tests. GenX has not been found in groundwater. The Town of Carolina Beach receives all of its drinking water from the Pee Dee and Castle Hayne groundwater aquifers. 

In the past, the Town of Carolina Beach has been part of many EPA authorized monitoring studies over the years in an effort to help identify and detect regulated and unregulated compounds in the Town’s water supply.  In December 2014 and May 2015, the Town allowed our water to be tested by the EPA and Eurofins Eaton Analytical, Inc. for monitoring tests looking at 21 different types of chemicals, including those related to GenX.  Only 1 of the 21 compounds, Strontium, resulted in a detection level at or above the testing level.  Strontium is a naturally occurring element on the Periodic table and is present in most groundwater.  GenX compounds were not detected in the Pee Dee or Castle Hayne groundwater aquifers used by the Town of Carolina Beach.

The Town of Carolina Beach drinking water continues to meet all state and federal drinking water standards and is safe to drink.  For more information about the Town of Carolina Beach drinking water please review our Water Quality Report at

Financial Transparency in Carolina Beach

 The Town of Carolina Beach has partnered with ClearGov, a leading municipal transparency and benchmarking platform, to launch an infographic-based fiscal transparency center. The new easy-to-understand tool provides taxpayers an in-depth view into the finances of every department in the local government.  The site also provides visual insights into the town’s demographics and housing trends.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Water quality swimming alert lifted for ocean–side site in New Hanover County

State recreational water quality officials lifted a water quality swimming alert at an ocean-side site in New Hanover County.

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2016 Water Quality Report Now Available

The 2016 Water Quality Report has been completed and is now available to view by CLICKING HERE.  If you have any questions, please contact Operations at (910) 458-8291.

Carolina Beach Lake Dredging Project

Beginning March 27th, the parking lot at the lake will be closed off , and the walking trail will be closed from west of the playground to 3rd street for the entire length of the project.   CLICK HERE for a map of the areas affected by the closure. Other access points may close as the project continues.

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The Town of Carolina Beach will be replacing the vehicle identification decal with Town Identification Card (TIC) in 2017. CLICK HERE for more details.


New Hanover County is encouraging residents to safely dispose of toxic materials with its new mobile collection unit, the HazWagon. Beginning next week, the HazWagon will be stationed at three different locations in New Hanover County to collect household hazardous waste and electronics free of charge. The first collection in Carolina Beach will occur on Friday, January 20th.
Residents can bring items to the following locations each week:
  • CAROLINA BEACH: Fridays at the Carolina Beach Mike Chappell Park (in the south side of the park across from the tennis courts), from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (this is a temporary location and the final location in Carolina Beach is to be determined)
  • Mondays at the Ogden Park ball fields, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Wednesdays at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
In addition to the HazWagon, residents can bring household hazardous waste to the permanent facility located at 3002 US Highway 421 North, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon.
CLICK HERE to view detailed information about the program and a list of items that can be disposed of using the HazWagon.


NCDOT Releases Draft 10-Year Transportation Plan

The N.C. Department of Transportation today releasedthe state’s draft 2018-2027 transportation plan, known as the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The plan is the department’s funding and construction schedule for transportation projects over the next 10 years.

The document lists more than 1,400 projects across all transportation modes and in every county throughout the state. The plan includes 61 safety projects and 376 interstate maintenance and bridge projects that are prioritized based on data from technical experts. A breakdown of the projects in the draft plan, as well as changes from the previous STIP, are available at 


The 2017 Freeman Park Annual permits are now on sale. The cost for an annual permit remains at $150 each, and may be purchased in person at the following locations:
  • Carolina Beach Town Hall - Billing Department
    1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 28428
    Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM   (910) 458-2999   
  • Town of Carolina Beach Parking Office
    1204 N. Lake Park Blvd. Suite D Carolina Beach, NC 28428
    Hours: Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM   (910) 458-4614  
  • Island True Value Tackle & Hardware
    801 N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 28428
    Hours: Monday-Sunday, 6AM-9PM    (910) 458-3049  

Annual permits may also be purchased online at . Annual permits purchased online will arrive in the mail within 10 business days. Please note that a paper receipt from an online purchase is not valid at the gate and will not grant entry into Freeman Park.  If you would like to pick up your annual permit in person and not receive it in the mail, you must call the Town of Carolina Beach Parking Office at 910-458-46143 at the time of purchase to make arrangements.

If you have any questions regarding the purchase of the 2017 Annual Freeman Park permits, please contact Town Hall at (910) 458-2999.

2016 Waste Water Report

The FY 2016 Annual Waste Water Treatment Works/Waste Water Collection system report for the Town of Carolina Beach will be available August 26, 2016.  It may be viewed online by CLICKING HERE. Copies of the report will also be available by request.  Please contact Bill Raymond, WWT Superintendent, at (910) 465-1946 to request a copy.

Boardwalk Construction Has Begun!

Construction of the Boardwalk Northern Extension has begun. The project is an extension of the wooden Boardwalk from the Harper Ave. Beach Access north approximately 800 feet, to the Pelican Lane Beach Access. Work will include grading, demolition and rebuilding of the Pelican Lane Access and several private beach accesses, and construction of a new public wooden boardwalk and two new public beach accesses. Construction started November 1st and will continue through mid-March, 2017.
For safety and security, temporary fencing will be placed along the oceanfront side of the project site. Public and private beach accesses will remain open to the extent possible but temporary closings will be necessary. Signage and fencing will be used to direct pedestrians to nearby open beach accesses when closings are necessary. The Town and contractor will make every effort to ensure that the construction causes as little inconvenience as possible for businesses, the public and affected property owners.
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation for this important project that will provide a new safe, attractive and handicapped accessible Boardwalk for residents and visitors.
For more information please contact Jerry Haire at 910-458-8380, or Gil Dubois at 910-458-8291


Corporal Donald Sacawicz and other local police officers were recently recognized on the Port City Heroes Facebook page.  

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Check out the new Carolina Beach Videos!

Check out the latest videos with information on Carolina Beach attractions, wildlife, and beach safety.  CLICK HERE to view.

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan

Input needed to gather data for 2017-2022 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan! Read More ›

Side Loader Trash Collectors Now in Use

Waste Industries started using new Automated Side Loader (ASL) trucks in Carolina Beach a few weeks ago, and changes to the placement and position of your garbage and recycling containers are needed.  Please click the Read More link below for instructions and guidelines on container placement.

Waste Industries Side Loader Picture

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Carolina Beach Boardwalk Ranked #3 in America!

The votes are in! Carolina Beach Boardwalk was voted for and ranked #3 in USA Today's survey of the best boardwalks in America!

CLICK HERE for more details!

Carolina Beach Ranked #4 in the Top 12 Anchorages! has rated Carolina Beach 4th out of 12 locations for cruising anchorage.  Locations considered included areas up north in Massachusetts all the way down to Marsh Harbor in Great Abaco, Bahamas.

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Boardwalk Construction Video

Want to see some great video footage of our new boardwalk being built? Paul Boroznoff from put together a video and photos of the demolition and rebuilding of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.  Just CLICK HERE to view the before and after.

Carolina Beach Awarded Pedestrian Planning Grant!

 A group of eight municipalities, including Carolina Beach, and one county from across the state will receive assistance with bicycle and pedestrian planning, thanks to grants awarded this month by the N.C. Department of Transportation.


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Carolina Beach Listed in Top 10 Smartest Cities in NC

Carolina Beach has been named as one of 10 Smartest Cities in North Carolina!  CLICK HERE for details.

Cape Fear Blvd. Project-Update

Several weeks ago Town Manager Michael Cramer and Operations Director Gil DuBois met with several citizens on Cape Fear Blvd to discuss the progress of the project and listen to citizen concerns.  

Please CLICK HERE to read details of issues discussed, and updates to the project, including solutions to some of the problems encountered.

EVP Volleyball Special Event

Carolina Beach was chosen to host one of  the East Coast EVP Volleyball Tournaments last month. CLICK HERE to check out the video showing clips of the professional volleyball contestants.

Public Notice and Notice of Availability for Snow's Cut

Public Notice for the Environmental Assessment of the land classification change of the Army Corp of Engineer's Property bordering Snow's Cut. Read More ›

Is Your Address Correct?

New Hanover County and the Town of Carolina Beach require all property owners to conspicuously post their address number on any house or building.  In emergency situations, fire, police, and ambulance services can respond quicker when address numbers are correct and easily seen from the road.

CLICK HERE to view a database of Carolina Beach addresses. You can confirm that the number listed on your house is correct.


NCDOT Regional Activity Updates

The NCDOT has many upcoming projects that will affect Wilmington and the surrounding areas.  These include the Wilmington By-Pass and a Draft Comprehensive State Rail Plan.

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Final Decision Made for Island Greenway Project

A decision has been made for the Island Greenway Project Plans! Read More ›

Carolina Beach Awarded Grant for Elevation of Residential Structures

This past November the Town of Carolina Beach was awarded a project sub-grant, through the Flood Mitigation Assistance program, by FEMA. Read More ›

Town of Carolina Beach Launches App!

There really is an App for everything-including Carolina Beach!
Carolina Beach App Flyer

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Update-Waters of the US Rules

The US House approved a bill to stop the Waters of the US Rule Expansion! Read More ›

Snows Cut/US Army Corps of Engineers Information Session

On Monday, September 29, 2014, the US Army Corps of Engineers held a public information session concerning the Snow’s Cut area. 

Representatives from the Corps were present to answer questions from the public and communicate details relating to current and future plans they have for Snow’s Cut.  Carolina Beach’s Mayor and Council Members were also be in attendance. 

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