News & Announcements

Siren test today for nuclear plant — 10 a.m.

Posted on November 8, 2017
There will be a test of the Emergency Sirens located within the 10 mile area around the Duke Energy Brunswick Nuclear Plant today, November 8th, at approximately 10 am. The test will sound the sirens at their full volume for a period of three minutes. This is an annual test that is conducted to ensure that the system is operating properly. Because this is a test, there will not be an Emergency Alert System Message following the sounding of the sirens. If this were a real event and the sirens were to sound, that would be an indication that you should ... Continue Reading

Convenience site open normal hours on Veterans Day

Posted on November 6, 2017
The Town’s Convenience Site on Airport Rd. will be open as normal on Friday, November 10th, Veterans Day. The site, which is a free drop-off for furniture, appliances and electronics, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please be able to provide proof of residency. Continue Reading

Want to serve on an advisory committee?

Posted on November 2, 2017
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 have the following positions available: Beach Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Board (one term ending September 2020) Community Center Advisory Board (two terms ending October 2020) Environmental Advisory Committee (one term ending June 2018) Appointments will be made at the November 14th, 2017 Town Council meeting. Please submit applications by noon on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 ... Continue Reading

Boil advisory for customers on East Yacht between E 18th and E 28th

Posted on October 31, 2017
The water consumers in the area along E. Yacht Dr. from the intersection of E 18th St. eastward to E 28th St are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a damaged main. 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 Oak Island advises that when water is restored, consumers in this area boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water. ... Continue Reading

Crews repairing broken pipe on East Yacht Drive

Posted on October 31, 2017
The broken pipe has been located. Water will be off on East Yacht Drive between East 18th and East 28th for approximately 3-5 hours as crews repair the damage. We'll continue to share updates as they become available. Continue Reading

Water pressure problem

Posted on October 31, 2017
The Town is aware of the widespread water pressure problem — crews are out looking for the source of the problem. Continue Reading

ATMC to install fiber on Oak Island

Posted on October 30, 2017
From ATMC: We will begin our construction project Monday, 10/30/17. The project will consist of installing fiber cable throughout Oak Island so ATMC can provide service to your residence. Our Oak Island fiber projects website,, is the best source for information pertaining to our construction methods, construction progress, overall project and phase maps, pricing information and contact information for any construction issues (910-755-1815) or email Continue Reading

State Fire Marshal’s office joins with Oak Island, Caswell Beach in smoke alarm canvass on Oct. 28  

Posted on October 26, 2017
  RALEIGH – Chief State Fire Marshal Brian Taylor and state fire prevention specialist Jan Parker will join Oak Island Fire Department Chief Chris Anselmo, Yaupon Beach Volunteer Fire Department Chief James Criscoe, and other firefighters in canvassing the region Oct.28 to make sure residents have smoke alarms. “Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a fire in half,” said N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal. “That’s why I am pleased our firefighters are going from home to home checking to see if a fire alarm is installed and that is in proper working order.” Firefighters ... Continue Reading

Town awarded $8 million for Sea Turtle Habitat Restoration Project

Posted on October 23, 2017
From today's press conference: We were notified Friday that we will be getting just over $8 million for the Sea Turtle Habitat Restoration Project. This was a beach nourishment project done in 2000/2001, following Hurricane Floyd in 1999, and it was the first of its kind. This project was beneficial in two ways – it provided more beach for endangered sea turtles to nest, and it also helped part of our beach start to recover following storm damage. This project will cover the same area – East 62nd to East 19th. We won’t see the same volume of sand this ... Continue Reading

Brunswick County Health Services offering flu shots in Oak Island

Posted on October 17, 2017
Flu Vaccines on two dates at two Oak Island locations: -- Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Oak Island Community Center (102 SE 47th St - Middleton Park) from noon until 4 p.m. -- Monday, Oct. 30 at Fire Station 2 (8510 E. Oak Island Drive) from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Participants will need to provide an insurance card and photo ID. Continue Reading