News & Announcements

Duke Energy and county officials to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant

Posted on October 8, 2018
-- 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 are responsible for sounding the sirens. Hearing a siren does not mean to ... Continue Reading

Town now collecting all storm debris

Posted on October 2, 2018
The Town has been monitoring the amount of debris being placed within the right-of-way areas from Hurricane Florence. As residents continue to remove damaged items and construction debris from their homes and begin making repairs, and as more property owners are still coming to town to review damage and make repairs, we are seeing the piles growing on our streets. Due to the increased volume of debris, the Town has now activated our piggyback contract with Brunswick County for curbside disposal of all storm debris. There is a now tremendous amount of debris in Oak Island and Brunswick County, and ... Continue Reading

Swimming Advisory Lifted for Oak Island

Posted on October 2, 2018
Swimming advisory lifted for Oak Island: MOREHEAD CITY – State officials announced today that bacteria levels at most ocean swimming sites in Brunswick County meet state and Environmental Protection Agency standards for swimming and other contact with the water. Additionally, the state has lifted a swimming alert of one ocean site in Emerald Isle in Carteret County. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Recreational Water Quality Program tested all established ocean swimming sites in Oak Island, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach and found that bacteria levels do not exceed the standards. The swimming alert for the public beach access just west ... Continue Reading

Recovery info

Posted on September 28, 2018
We've put a page together with information we hope will be helpful as we all recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. We'll update info about services resuming such as mail, trash collection, etc. and how to make a flood insurance claims, etc. as we receive it. Click here to go to the Recovery Info page. Continue Reading

From Brunswick County: Water System Color & Aesthetics Advisory

Posted on September 27, 2018
From Brunswick County ( 09.27.2018 Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected the week of September 26th, 2018, slightly elevated levels of iron and manganese have been detected in portions of the distribution system. This may lead to slight variations in color of slightly yellowish to slightly brown. The water is still safe to drink and meets all drinking water standards. What causes the release of iron and manganese in the water mains? In conversation with NC DEQ officials, they have seen this type of release in other water systems.  It can be attributable to increased iron and manganese in the flooding ... Continue Reading

Water Quality Advisory from State of North Carolina

Posted on September 27, 2018
Please note: This information is being shared from the NC Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Marine Fisheries – the State of North Carolina handles water quality testing at swimming sites. The Town will share additional information as it becomes available. Please call one of the numbers listed below or check for more information. Recreational Water Quality Press Release Article Name     Bacteria testing shows swimming sites in Dare, Currituck counties meet standards Article Author    P. Smith Article Active     9/24/2018 Article Data        Release: Immediate Date:                   Sept. 24, 2018 Contact:             Patricia Smith Phone:        ... Continue Reading

Yard debris pickup started

Posted on September 27, 2018
HURRICANE RELATED YARD DEBRIS PICKUP The Town has begun yard debris pickup. We are working on the mainland, and have started at the east end of the island (Yaupon area and around the Oak Island Golf Course) and will continue working west. We will get to ALL areas of town, and we ask that you please be patient. As a reminder, the Town will ONLY pickup YARD DEBRIS such as branches, limbs, tree cuttings, etc.  Once again, the Town will NOT pickup brown and white goods (furniture, appliances, etc.) or construction debris of ANY kind. Town pickup is only for yard ... Continue Reading

Current Sewer Service Outages; Boil advisory for water lifted

Posted on September 26, 2018
Sewer service still unavailable in some areas As of Monday morning (Sept. 24), crews are continuing to work to restore sewer service to all areas. SE 57th Street is still without sewer service Pelican Drive from SE 46th to SE 57th is still without sewer service Along E. Beach from SE 52nd to SE 58th (area eastward of beach washout - working to get road restored) is also without sewer service Along the streets from NW 3rd to NW 13th, and along West Yacht Dr. between NW 3rd and NW 13th, sewer is on, but we are having a few issues in ... Continue Reading

DOT informational meeting on upcoming bridge closure

Posted on September 24, 2018
Staff with the NC Department of Transportation is hosting an informational meeting about the upcoming work on the G.V. Barbee Bridge. The meeting is still on for tonight (Monday, Sept. 24) at 6 p.m., in Council Chambers at the Oak Island Town Hall (4601 E. Oak Island Drive). The project, which includes a 6-month closure of the bridge, is expected to begin as scheduled. Continue Reading

Hurricane Florence Info

Posted on September 11, 2018
We're putting general info on Hurricane Florence here, Also, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we'll be posting updates there as well. Continue Reading