News & Announcements

Oak Island Bridge to Undergo Rehabilitation Work Starting in September

Posted on March 20, 2018
From NCDOT: Bridge to be closed to traffic through May, 2019 The North Carolina Department of Transportation has scheduled a bridge rehabilitation project for the G.V. Barbee Bridge (Old Oak Island Bridge) over the Intracoastal Waterway beginning in September and continuing through May 2019. This rehabilitation work includes replacing the existing girders on 27 spans, and installing a new riding deck, and barrier rail. The project was accelerated to avoid conflicts with the N.C. 211 project which will begin construction in 2019. “This rehabilitation project will extend the life of the Oak Island Bridge,” said NCDOT Deputy Division Engineer Chad Kimes.  “Once the work ... Continue Reading

Tree giveaway — March 24

Posted on March 20, 2018
Sponsored by the Oak Island Beautification Club with support from the Environmental Advisory Committee: 50 Eastern Red Cedar 40 Southern Crabapple 100 White Oak – Coastal 1000 Lob Pine – Coastal Saplings available from 9 a.m. to noon, as supplies last, at the Oak Island Food Lion (5901 E. Oak Island Drive) Continue Reading

Statement regarding RFP for restaurant at the Oak Island Pier

Posted on March 8, 2018
As there is a pending lawsuit with the current pier operator/lease holder, the Town Attorney has advised us to refrain from commenting about the Pier Lease other than to issue the following: North Carolina law forbids leasing municipal property for a period of 10 or more years without treating the property in the same manner as if the Town was going to sell the property; selling municipal property requires adherence to certain statutory mandates such as advertising and an upset bid procedures. The current lease was approved in 2009 for the Pier property which included the restaurant. The lease included ... Continue Reading

Town Hall meeting — March 13 at 6 p.m.

Posted on March 8, 2018
The March regular Town Council meeting will be a Town Hall style meeting, with Q&A sessions scheduled for beach/sand projects (Moffatt & Nichol engineers will be at the meeting) and installation of the new electronic water meters. There are also a very few business items, and you can view the agenda by clicking here. Continue Reading

Request for Proposals — restaurant at Oak Island Pier

Posted on March 7, 2018
The Town is seeking proposals for operation of the restaurant at the Oak Island Pier. Please click here for the Request for Proposals document. Sealed proposals must be received by 2 p.m. on March 26, 2018. Continue Reading

Lane Closures on G.V. Barbee Bridge Next Week – Flaggers to Guide Motorists

Posted on March 2, 2018
From NCDOT: Drivers on the G.V. Barbee Bridge will likely encounter intermittent lane closures starting Monday, March 5. The closures are needed to allow N.C. Department of Transportation crews to safely do maintenance work on the concrete bridge girders. The closures will be in place between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, until March 22. Transportation officials urge motorists to drive carefully through the work zone. Please help us spread this info! For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Continue Reading

Committee positions available

Posted on February 26, 2018
If you're interested in serving on one of the Boards/Committees with an opening please call the Town Clerk at (910) 201-8004 for an application or just click here to download one. We also have a Committee Handbook, which includes descriptions of all of our advisory boards and committees. We currently have the following positions available: Emergency Services Advisory Board (one unexpired term ending June 2019) Environmental Advisory Committee (one term ending June 2018 and one ending June 2019) Board of Adjustment (two terms ending March 2021) Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (two terms ending March 2021) Appointments may be made at the March 13th, ... Continue Reading

Mardi Gras tomorrow

Posted on February 23, 2018
Oak Island Mardi Gras tomorrow! Parade starts at 1 pm at SE 63rd St., ends at Middleton Park where the rest of the festivities are scheduled. Put on your best Mardi Gras outfit and Laissez les bons temps rouler! Check … for more details. Continue Reading

Part of Town Hall parking lot closing Friday

Posted on February 20, 2018
PUBLIC NOTICE Part of the parking lot behind Town Hall/Police Department and between the tennis courts is scheduled to be closed beginning Friday, Feb. 23rd, due to work on the stormwater system for the buildings. The handicapped parking spaces in front of the Police Station will remain open at this time. Town Hall and the Police Department should be accessed from SE 46th Street -- there is a gravel parking lot across from Town Hall on SE 46th that will allow for additional public parking. Please use SE 47th Street to access the Community Center, Public Services Bldg., US Postal Mail ... Continue Reading

Council meeting Feb. 13 – agenda is online

Posted on February 9, 2018
The Council agendas are posted in a couple places on our website. You can find it attached to the meeting listing on the meeting calendar, and on the pages for agendas and Minutes (click here).  The regular Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers (at Town Hall, 4601 E. oak Island Drive). The public is encouraged to attend. Continue Reading