News & Announcements

Drop off unused medications

Posted on March 19, 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, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information please contact Oak Island Police Department at 910-278-5595. Continue Reading

Beach Cleanup March 23

Posted on March 14, 2019
Please join the youth groups from Saint Peter Lutheran Church, Southport Presbyterian Church, and Trinity United Methodist Church in picking up trash from Oak Island’s beach on Saturday, March 23rd from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The groups will start at SE 46th Street. For more information, please call Colleen Weathers at (910) 470-2048. Continue Reading

Fire hydrant testing Wed. – NE 37th to NE 40th

Posted on March 13, 2019
The fire department will test 24 fire hydrants between NE 37th to NE 40th streets today, March 13, 2019 between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. 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. Continue Reading

Changes in trash and recycling areas and schedules

Posted on March 12, 2019
Please take a minute to check your trash and recycling schedules -- Waste Industries has made some changes to the existing zones, added a couple of new zones and made some schedule changes. We have a list of all the zones on our website here, including calendars that show the recycling dates for each individual zone. If you have any questions, please contact Kennette Tower in Public Works at or (910) 201-8083. Continue Reading

Barbee Bridge still on scheduled to open on time (but not early)

Posted on March 11, 2019
From NCDOT (sent to the Chamber of Commerce): Following up on my last update in mid-February, the Oak Island bridge project is still progressing well. We are over half-way complete with the new concrete riding surface for the bridge. Expansion joints must be replaced once this work is complete. Preparation to anchor the 2-bar metal railing on the concrete barrier for bicycle and pedestrian protection is underway. And the repair work on the substructure underneath the bridge continues. We will pave East Oak Island Drive after the bridge has been reopened to the public. There has been a rumor spreading for weeks ... Continue Reading

Council agenda for March 12 meeting

Posted on March 7, 2019
There are 4 public hearings scheduled for this meeting, and you can see the agenda here. Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers (2nd floor) at Town Hall (4601 E. Oak Island Drive). Continue Reading

ICW dredging, site work for Publix

Posted on March 5, 2019
Two things we wanted you to know for today: Crews will soon begin a small dredging project in the Intracoastal Waterway (not Lockwood Folly Inlet). Today, they’ll unload some heavy equipment onto the beach through the parking lot at the Point. Please give crews room to work as they install and move pipe during this small project. They’ll start placing sand at about 69th Place West and move east as far as they can before the project wraps up by the end of the month. Click here to see a map of the project. Work will begin at the Publix ... Continue Reading

Special Meeting March 5 – 6 p.m.

Posted on March 1, 2019
There will be a Special Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. to discuss paid parking a few other items. Click here to see the agenda. The public is encouraged to attend. Parking proposals received: Lanier NC Parking Co Continue Reading