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BOIL WATER Advisory for 200 Block of Raleigh Ave.-March 28, 2017

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on March 28, 2017 a water main break occurred in the 200 block of Raleigh Ave. The repair has been completed and water services restored. Due to the water main break, the Town of Carolina Beach is issuing a boil water advisory for the 200 block of Raleigh Ave. Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

Therefore, the Town of Carolina Beach and the NC Division of Environmental Health advise that consumers Boil All Water used for human consumption ( including drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, making ice and washing hands ) Or Use Bottled Water. Vigorous boiling for a minute or two is sufficient. Customers will be notified when testing is completed and service is returned to normal.
We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for your patience during this emergency repair.  If you have questions, please contact Gene Gurganious, Project Manager, (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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Inlet Dredging to cause closures in parts of Freeman Park

The US Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging in the Intercoastal Waterway and Carolina Beach Inlet Crossing areas beginning the first week of April and continue through May 1st.  Their contractor will start placing dredge pipe from the crossing on Freeman Park south to Zone 10, and due to the small travel lane between Zone 10 and Zone 19, there will be no room for additional vehicular traffic. Therefore, the beach area and campsites north of Zone 10 will be closed during that time.

The actual dredging will only take a couple of weeks, and the dredge spoils will be placed south of Zone 10 going towards the pier.  The Corps will not allow sand to be placed between Zone 10 and Zone 19 at the pinch point due to the close proximity of the inlet.  It is their belief that any sand placed in this area will immediately be transported by the currents into the inlet and defeat the purpose of the dredging.

During the project, the contractor will close other portions of Freeman Park where the spoils are being deposited for the safety of the public.  As soon as the project is complete and the equipment is removed we will re-open the north end of Freeman Park. 

Please contact the Town Manager’s office if you have any questions.

Income Tax Filing Assistance Starts February 1st

The New Hanover County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will sponsor  free income tax preparation services again this year in Carolina Beach.  VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is a free service provided by trained volunteers.  VITA begins providing tax services in Carolina Beach on Wednesday, February 1st, in the new Community Center located at 300 Cape Fear Blvd.

CLICK HERE for detailed information regarding hours of operation and items needed to process tax returns.

If you have any questions about the VITA program, please call  Valerie Smith (910)798-6406.


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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