News & Announcements

Bon Fire permits

Posted on April 20, 2019
Bon fire permits are not being issued today, April 20, 2019 (Saturday), due to high winds. Permits may be available again beginning on Sunday afternoon, (April 21), weather permitting.   Continue Reading

Medication take back

Posted on April 16, 2019
The Oak Island Police Department will be hosting a medication take back event in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church, 4608 E. Oak Island Drive, on April 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information please contact Oak Island Police Department at 910-278-5595. Continue Reading

Council budget workshops scheduled

Posted on April 15, 2019
There are two Council budget workshops coming up this month -- one is Wednesday, April 17 at 1 p.m., and the other is April 23 at 1 p.m. Both workshops will be held in Council Chambers, second floor of Town Hall (4601 E. Oak Island Dr.).   Continue Reading

Lighthouse Run

Posted on April 15, 2019
Good times at Saturday's Lighthouse Run, held by the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce. Continue Reading

Easter holiday weekend closings

Posted on April 15, 2019
        Trash collection will be on a normal schedule. Not sure of your collection dates? Check your schedule here. Continue Reading

Barbee Bridge opening today (April 12) at noon

Posted on April 12, 2019
From NCDOT: The Oak Island Bridge in Brunswick County will open at noon today, finishing ahead of schedule, and allowing traffic on it after months of preservation work. Traffic will initially be in a temporary pattern as additional work is needed. It is expected to be in its final pattern by mid-May. The temporary pattern will allow crews to complete work under the structure and on the bridge railing. While the bridge is open to vehicles, pedestrian access will remain closed until all work is complete. Also known as the Old Bridge or the G.V. Barbee Bridge, on N.C. 133 (Long Beach Road SE) ... Continue Reading

Fire hydrant testing today

Posted on April 11, 2019
Thursday, April 11 these six hydrants will be tested. • NE 17th + Yacht • 114 SE19th • NE57th + Holly • 228 NE68th • NE 68th + Oak Island Drive • 230 NE69th If anyone in this area experiences cloudy and/or discolored water, this is normal. Run your water for a few minutes and it should clear up. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but this is necessary to ensure our hydrants are working properly and flowing the appropriate amount of water. -- Fire Chief Chris Anselmo Continue Reading

Marsh Cleanup — April 13

Posted on April 9, 2019
Please join us this Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. We'll meet at the Recreation Center (3003 E. Oak Island Dr.) and head out from there to clean up our marshes. Trash bags and refreshments will be provided - please wear sun protection, closed-toe shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather - please bring gloves too. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. For more info or to register, call Kennette Tower in Public Works at 910-201-8083 or email -- Sponsored by the Oak Island Environmental Advisory Committee. Continue Reading

Nuclear Plant Siren Test — April 10

Posted on April 8, 2019
From Duke Energy: Test scheduled between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10. No public action required The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested between 10 and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10. The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will sound from five to 30 seconds. This test is performed in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens. Because this is a test, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. If there ... Continue Reading

Agenda for April 9 Town Council meeting

Posted on April 5, 2019
The agenda for the April 9 Town Council meeting is posted here. This is a Town Hall-style meeting, with not much business, and a large public comment period for citizens to ask about any Town government topics. Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, second floor of Town Hall. Continue Reading