News & Announcements

Agenda for Special Meeting — Right-of-Way and Parking

Posted on November 15, 2018
The agenda for the Special Town Council meeting on Friday, November 16 at 9 a.m. is posted here. Continue Reading

Town Hall, facilities closed for Veterans Day Nov. 12

Posted on November 9, 2018
Town facilities and offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, in honor of Veterans Day. We are grateful to all of our veterans for their service to our country! Continue Reading

Agenda for Nov. 13 Council meeting

Posted on November 9, 2018
The agenda for the Nov. 13 Town Council meeting is posted here. Council meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month, at 6 p.m., in Council Chambers at Town Hall (4601 E. Oak Island Dr.). Continue Reading

Hurricane Florence Debris Collection: Second and Final Pass to Begin Nov. 5

Posted on October 31, 2018
Oak Island, NC – The second and final pass for Hurricane Florence debris collection in the Town of Oak Island will begin Monday, Nov. 5, and citizens with additional debris should put it by the road no later than Nov. 5. The second pass for debris collection is expected to move much quicker than the initial pass, and there will not be additional passes after the one beginning Nov. 5. Citizens with additional Hurricane Florence debris should place it by the road before the Nov. 5 collection begins to ensure it is picked up. Debris should be placed in the right-of-way – ... Continue Reading

System Development Fees Report available

Posted on October 25, 2018
Posted for Public Viewing and Comment: System Development Fees Study. Follow this link to the full study document. Comments must be received by December 10, 2018, submitted through the following email address: dhatten@ci.oak-island.nc.us. Continue Reading

Water quality swimming alerts lifted for ocean-side sites in Oak Island

Posted on October 12, 2018
MOREHEAD CITY – State recreational water quality officials today lifted water quality swimming alerts at three ocean-side sites in Brunswick County along Oak Island.   Subsequent sampling of these sites show that bacteria levels have dropped below the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play.   The alerts were for the following waters in Oak Island: Southeast 58th Street and East Beach Drive Ocean Drive and Keziah Street Lighthouse Park off Caswell Beach Road Tests of water samples taken on Oct. 9, showed bacteria levels at these sites exceeded the single-sample maximum standard of 104 enterococci per 100 ... Continue Reading

Swimming Advisory Issued for Oak Island — Oct. 10

Posted on October 11, 2018
MOREHEAD CITY – State recreational water quality officials announced today that bacteria levels at swimming sites in Bald Head Island meet state and Environmental Protection Agency standards for swimming and other contact with the water. State officials also are alerting the public that initial testing at three sites in Oak Island showed levels of bacteria exceeding the standards. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Recreational Water Quality Program has tested a representative sample of established swimming sites along Bald Head Island and found that bacteria levels do not exceed swimming standards. However, beach-goers should still avoid swimming at sites where floodwaters being ... Continue Reading

State of Emergency Declared, but no evacuations ordered and no restrictions in place

Posted on October 10, 2018
The Town of Oak Island has declared a State of Emergency effective at 6 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018, in anticipation of Hurricane Michael. There are no restrictions and there are no evacuations ordered at this time. Residents in low-lying or flood-prone areas should know that Brunswick County is opening a pet-friendly shelter at West Brunswick High School (550 Whiteville Road, Shallotte) Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8 a.m. Brunswick County has also declared a State of Emergency, effective 8 a.m. Thursday. The shelter location is marked along with road hazards on Brunswick County’s Road Condition map, viewable at http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/road-closures/. Citizens can ... Continue Reading

Bridge Rehab Work to Close the G. V. Barbee Bridge in Oak Island for 6 Months

Posted on October 10, 2018
FROM NCDOT: The G.V. Barbee Bridge on N.C. 133 (Long Beach Road SE) over the Intracoastal Waterway will be closing for six months, starting Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 a.m. The closure is needed to allow a contractor to safely do extensive preservation work and repairs to the bridge. The $15.8-million contract awarded to Sloan Construction of Duncan, SC earlier this year calls for the replacement of 28 spans of the bridge, a new roadway surface, and an upgrade to the existing barrier rail. There will also be improvements on a short stretch of N.C. 133 by the bridge, as well ... Continue Reading

Nuclear Plant Siren Test — Oct. 10

Posted on October 9, 2018
Duke Energy and county officials to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant   -- Ten-second test scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. -- No public action required   The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested Wednesday, Oct. 10, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.   The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested at low-volume for ten seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is performed quarterly, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who ... Continue Reading