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Budget Message

TOWN OF HOLDEN BEACH OFFICIAL NOTICE (Holden Beach Newsletter 05/25/23)
Notice is hereby given that the Budget proposed for the Fiscal Year, beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024, has been submitted to the Board of Commissioners and is available for public inspection online at

A public hearing on the proposed Budget will be held by the Board of Commissioners at 5:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter on Thursday, June 15, 2023 in the Holden Beach Town Hall Public Assembly, 110 Rothschild Street. Oral and written comments will be received at the hearing from any interested person.

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    • New tax rate of 14 cents/100 is a 16% tax increase over revenue neutral
    • New tax rate will result in property tax revenues of $3.3 M
    • BPART revenue is estimated at $4 M
    • Paid parking revenue is estimated at $500k
    • Other revenues (e.g., fees, permits, fines, etc.) are estimated at $1 M


    • Total debt service payments are $3.6 M
    • Pier renovation & repair expenses are estimated at $2.1 M
    • Block Q Phase 1 expenses are estimated at $300k
    • Town salaries increase 11.9% (5% merit and 6.9% COLA)
    • One new position will be added 


    • Debt service amount of $3.6M exceeds property tax revenue amount of $3.3M
    • Expenses exceed revenues by $3.3 M (equal to the property tax revenue amount)
    • The $3.3M deficit is due to debt service and major capital projects
    • The $3.3M in deficit spending is being covered by:
      • Transferring $1 M from the General Fund balance
      • Transferring $1 M from the BPART Fund balance
      • Transferring $347k from the Beach & Inlet Capital Reserve Fund
      • Water & Sewer borrowing of $1M
    • This level of deficit spending is not sustainable since it will deplete the $11M in remaining fund balances (excluding the canals fund) within four years

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Just to be clear, the shortfall exceeds property tax revenue


Previously reported – August 2019
The MAPS Group / Management and Personnel Services
The study updates the classification and pay plan for THB as well as making recommendations concerning personnel policies and fringe benefits. Recommendations are being made for salary schedule, position classification plan, and costs for implementing the salary plan. Salary data is determined by prevailing rate in geographic area as well as with employers who directly compete for the same pool of workers with those job skills. The salaries represent the local market, which provides a reflection of the actual cost of living in the geographic area. Implementation strategy offered three options; the recommended option had an additional annual price tag of $80,327 in just salary cost. An additional cost of roughly 20% for benefits brings the total cost to implement at almost $100,000 annually. Interestingly, we offer significantly higher family health insurance coverage than the rest of the local market, yet we didn’t seem to get any credit for that in a total compensation package. Recommendations for THB are based on meeting the market, not leading the market. The takeaway was that we were in pretty good shape considering we hadn’t done a study in a very long time, but adjustments need to be made to stay competitive in the local market. Staying competitive in our total compensation package will allow us to recruit and retain employees. The presentation was a very pragmatic approach to the subject and clearly directs us on how to proceed.

Previously reported – January 2023
Animated Image of a Old Man with My Two Cents TextJust to be clear, I am all for a competitive compensation package for our employees. We need to be able to attract and retain the best qualified people that we can. It was just a little over three (3) years ago that we paid a consultant firm that specializes in personnel matters to do this analysis for us. It’s hard to imagine that things have changed that much in job classifications in such a short time. We just pooh poohed the consultant’s report and arbitrarily determined these new pay grades which significantly changed the pay ranges for a number of employees. The analysis that was just done only looked at the salary portion of the equation. They did not look at the total compensation package, and that we have significantly higher family health insurance coverage than the rest of the local market. To reiterate I agree that we need to adjust salaries to reflect current market conditions. That said, I didn’t think the pay grade changes should have been done the way they were.

Update –
The proposed/recommended budget includes an 11.9% increase for current town employees. The county budget includes an 8.08% increase, that’s a 3.82% difference from what Brunswick County is doing for county employees.

    • Brunswick County: 75% to 1.58% merit / 6.5% COLA / 7.25% to 8.08%
    • Holden Beach: 3% to 5% merit / 6.9% COLA / 9.9% to 11.9%

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In 2019 we hired the MAPS Group as a consultant to do a study that updated job classifications and our pay plan. The recommendations were based on meeting the market, not leading the market. In just five years (5) since the study was done, after the proposed 11.9% increase in salary, the twelve (12) employees that have been with us since 2019 will  have had an increase in their salary by $392,479 or 163%. Just to put a fine point on that: it would put them at the top of the market and that does not even take into account our superior health care package. Yikes!

BOC’s Special Meeting 06/01/23

Board of Commissioners’ Agenda Packet » click here

Audio Recording » click here

1.   Budget Workshop

David stated the following:

    • Staff has attempted to assemble the inputs and priorities from the Board
    • The budget reflects the most pessimistic/worst case scenario

Rick took the point, he briefly went through the proposed budget, asking questions and having discussions on a number of line item justifications and costs.

The proposed compensation proposal was discussed. Rick said that we need to take insurance into consideration when deciding on the employee compensation package. There was some discussion, the consensus was to provide up to a 4.0% merit increase with a 3.5% COLA  for a total increase of 7.5%. In addition, they agreed to change the pay brackets by the same amount as the COLA. The 7.5% aligns with the 7.25% to 8.08% which is what Brunswick County is doing for their employees. The twelve (12) employees that have been with us since 2019 will  have had an increase in their salary by $336,687 or 154%.

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Fiscal Operations Supervisor      $61,381 $79,606 130%
Public Services Director$73,216 $100,705 138%
Police Officer$41,621 $59,635 143%
Police Sergeant$47,778 $68,802 144%
Codes Administrator$65,224 $94,451 145%
Town Clerk / HR Officer $55,619 $81,328 146%
Police Officer$40,726 $59,635 146%
Public Services Supervisor$44,990 $73,184 163%
Public Services Crew Leader$35,568 $61,020 172%
Police Lieutenant$47,445 $82,411 174%
Police Chief$59,258 $104,889 177%
Assistant Town Manager$51,685 $95,532 185%
$624,511 $961,198


The Board agreed to the new tax rate of fourteen (14) cents that is an increase of two (2) cents. Each Ad Valorem penny is worth  $235,719.59 so the two (2) cents will generate an additional $470,000 per year.

Holden Beach
Average Holden Beach property value is                     $800,000
Tax rate per $100 value = $.2000                                  $800,000 X $.20 = $1,600
Revaluation tax base increased 73%                           $800,000 X 1.73 = $1,384,000
2023 tax bill                                                                     $1,384,000 X .20 = $2,768
Revenue Neutral Tax Rate = .1200 cent                      $1,384,000 X .12 = $1,661
Proposed Tax Rate = .1400 cent                                   $1,384,000 X .14 = $1,938

 After revaluation and the proposed .1400 tax rate –
the tax bill increase is $277.00 or 16.7%

What exactly does revenue-neutral mean?
A revenue-neutral tax rate is the rate that would continue to bring in the same total amount of tax dollars despite the increased property valuations. With a revenue-neutral budget, an increase in property tax values is offset by a tax rate decrease, which maintains the same revenues as the prior year.

They spent a good amount of time discussing moving forward with the pier property. Although the plan has already been approved it seemed like they are reconsidering it. Timbo is ready to submit applications for CAMA permits but is waiting for a green light from the Board. The pier renovation & repair expenses are estimated to be in excess of two (2) million dollars and the proposed plan is to transfer funds to cover the expense. The Board seemed reluctant to transfer the necessary funds. Without the transfer of funds, we do not have adequate funds to move forward with this project at this time. The consensus appears to be that they want to do the pier property project in phases with work on the pier being the priority. They decided to have the architect meet with them again and have him recommend a plan of action with estimates to do the work. They also agreed to transfer funds of approximately one (1) million dollars so we can begin to move forward with the project.

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HBPOA BOC’s Special Meeting Summary

The Town of Holden Beach Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday, June 15 at 5:30PM for the Public Hearing on the 2023 – 2024 budget proposal and hold a Special Meeting to hear from the Pier architect.

At the budget workshop on June 1st, the Commissioners reduced the pier expenses by $1M and reduced the salary increase to 7.5%.  As a result of these changes, expenses now exceed revenues by $2.3M and are covered by using our fund balance savings.  To spread some of the Pier improvement expenses over more than one year, they discussed dividing the improvements into phases and wanted to talk to the Pier architect to discuss the possibility.   Click here for the meeting packet.

BOC’s Public Hearing / Special Meeting 06/15/23

Board of Commissioners’ Agenda Packet » click here

Audio Recording » click here

1. Public Hearing – Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2023 – 2024

Budget is balanced and reflects the administrative changes made at the last budget workshop meeting.

Proposed Budget by Fund
                                                         2020                 2021                 2022               2023
General                                          $3,631,081       $4,331,174      $4,326,093     $5,169,737
Water & Sewer                             $5,066,429       $5,434,420      $7,483,258     $8,007,682
BPART                                            $28,305,961     $4,465,043      $4,935,100     $6,274,144
Canal Dredging                            $2,708,552       $3,006,670      $3,289,057     $3,370,912
American Recovery Plan                                     $194,000         $211,616         NA
FEMA Capital Projects Fund                               $45,745,632    $73,644,019   $73,644,019     
Water Capital Reserve Fund                               $113,276         $151,051         $212,571
Sewer Capital Reserve Fund                               $106,623         $301,543         $358,063     
Beach & Inlet Reserve Fund     $2,393,242       $2,694,372      $2,247,002      $1,375,110

Total All Funds                         $42,105,266    $66,091,210     $96,588,739    $98,412,238

* $98,412,238 – $73,664,019 = $24,768,219

The Board is required to hold a Public Hearing prior to adopting  the budget.  In fiscal year 23/24 Holden Beach will have four (4) main governmental funds, three capital reserve funds, and a capital project fund. The five governmental funds are: 1- General, 2- Water & Sewer, 3- Beach, Parks, Access and Recreation Tourism (BPART) and 4- Canal Dredging. The three capital reserve funds are: 1 -Water, 2 – Sewer, and 3 – Beach Nourishment & Inlet. The capital project fund is for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) storm damage repairs. 

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HBPOA Budget Summary

1. Our past spending has now come home to roost in terms of loan payments

    • Our debt service is $3.6M.  
    • Our property tax revenues will be $3.3M.
    • This means our property taxes don’t bring in enough to cover our loan payments, let alone any other Town expenses
    • This also means we are dependent on money from tourists, in the form of BPART and paid parking revenues, to pay our expenses
    • This is a risky situation since we are vulnerable to storms that could greatly impact our tourist season

2. In spite of this situation, we plan to keep digging a hole by spending more money than we can bring in

    • We are moving forward with a significant number of expensive multi-year projects
    • The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) lists projects totaling $7.2M for next year (excluding canal dredging)
    • Many of the projects will require additional spending in future years

3. We are mortgaging our future by paying these expenses using our savings instead of raising taxes

    • We plan to spend $1.3M of our fund balances, leaving $12M remaining 
    • We will need this money in the future to pay for beach nourishment
    • In the past we had a goal to set aside $1M each year to save for the next nourishment project; this money is being depleted
    • To cover the budgeted expenses and not spend down our savings, the tax rate needs to be 23.8 cents, an increase of 98%
    • To cover the expenses and set aside $1M for future beach nourishment, the tax rate needs to be 28 cents, an increase of 133%.

2. Discussion and Possible Action on Ordinance 23-11, The Revenues and Appropriations Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2023 – 2024          

PART I. Executive Summary
The proposed FY 23/24 budget provides the Town’ s spending plan for the upcoming budget year beginning 1 July 2023 and ending 30 June 2024. This preamble is meant to provide the reader with the Budget’s main points and a means to understand the process, development and adoption of the Town’s annual budget.

Main Points:
Proposed Tax rate is fourteen cents; revenue neutral tax rate is 12.02.
Annual Sewer assessment decreases slightly
Implementation of 25% increases in Inspections fee
Second year of paid parking; program moved to BPART Fund

Multiple major capital projects occurring simultaneously in FY 23/24 in addition to debt service obligations requires funding from Reserves and borrowing as follows:

    • $1 million  Fund Balance Appropriation  from General Fund
    • $1 million Fund  Balance Appropriation  from BPART Fund
    • $347 thousand Fund Balance Appropriation from Beach Inlet Capital Reserve Fund
    • $1 million Water & Sewer Water borrowing.

The proposed FY23/24 budget includes funding provisions for the following major capital expenses:

      • Holden Beach Pier Renovation
      • Block Q Parking
      • Improvements ADA compliance initiatives
      • Greensboro Lift Station upfit
      • Town wide Stormwater Assessment
      • Water System Capital Asset Inventory
      • Canal Dredge Project
      • Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Study
      • High Point Resurfacing

Ordinance 23-11 / Town of Holden Beach Fiscal Year 2023/2024 Budget Ordinance
An Ordinance to appropriate revenues and authorize expenses for the Fiscal Year beginning 1 July 2023 and ending 30 June 2024. BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Holden Beach North Carolina that revenues and expenses for the Fiscal Year 2022/2023 are authorized as set out below:

Tax Rate
An Ad Valorem tax rate of fourteen cents ($.14) per one hundred dollars ($100) of valuation is proposed  to be levied at  a ninety nine point five percent (99.5%) collection rate on an estimated tax base of two billion three hundred sixty nine million two hundred seventy nine thousand two hundred and fifty eight dollars ($2,369,279,258). The collection rate of ninety  nine point  five (99.5%) percent  used  to calculate  the estimated tax revenue is the actual rate during the prior fiscal year ending 30 June 2022. The estimated tax base reflects the most recent available property valuations from the Brunswick County Tax Appraiser.

Update –
State law defines an annual budget as “a proposed plan for raising and spending money for specified programs, functions, activities or objectives during a fiscal year.” Local governments must balance their budget. Ensuring that government commitments are in line with available resources is an essential element of good governance. Town Manager Hewett briefly reviewed the process to develop the spending plan. Proposed budget balanced with revenues equaling expenses. Commissioners must adopt the budget no later than July 1st for the next fiscal year. Adopting the annual budget is a primary responsibility of the Board. BOC’s approved the town’s budget ordinance as submitted for the upcoming fiscal year.

A decision was made – Approved unanimously

3. Quarterly Workshop
   a) Pier Project – Chip Hemingway, Bowman Murray Hemingway Architects

Agenda Packet – background information was not provided

Update –
Chip said that the first priority is to get the pier in working order as efficiently as possible. Emergency beach access, an ADA access ramp, and public restrooms are all being addressed too.

Animated Image of a Old Man with My Two Cents TextAt the previous workshop the Board seemed to have some reservations regarding moving forward with the proposed pier project plans which they had already approved. They decided to have the architect meet with them again and have him recommend a plan of action with estimates to do the work. Here’s the thing, although there was some discussion no one actually asked him for his input.

Renovating, repairing this Brunswick fishing pier to come with hefty price tag
Bringing the Holden Beach pier back to life won’t come cheap. As the town of Holden Beach works to craft its budget for the upcoming fiscal year, it revealed the first cost estimates for the pier repair and restoration project. According to the town manager’s budget message, the town is budgeting $2,130,000 for the project.

 Here’s what to know about the project and the rest of the town’s budget.

Pier project
In a controversial move, the town of Holden Beach moved forward with efforts to purchase the two-parcel, 1.9-acre pier property for just around $3.3 million in 2022. The property includes the pier, parking lot and adjacent building. The N.C. Local Government Commission delayed the purchase after questioning town officials about the pier’s structure and Mayor Alan Holden’s involvement in the deal, but ultimately the multi-million-dollar purchase was approved by the commission.

The town council unanimously approved a conceptual idea of the final site plan for the property

At its February meeting, the town council unanimously approved a conceptual idea of the final site plan for the property. The pier is located at 441 Ocean Blvd. in Holden Beach. The conceptual site plan outlined renovations to the existing pier and pier house, as well as improvements to the public parking lot on site. Architects reported to the town’s commissioners this year that the pier structure extending over the ocean is in good shape, but in need of largely cosmetic improvements such as replacing handrails and some decking. The portion of the pier over the beach needs more extensive repairs, like replacing some structural support beams.

Other budget takeaways
Holden Beach’s 2023-24 fiscal year begins July 1 and runs through June 2024. The budget totals just over $100 million – nearly 75% of which is attributed to the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Capital Project Fund. Disregarding that grant funding, the town’s budget totals $26 million. The proposed budget includes an 11.9% pay increase for town employees and the addition of one new position. The proposed budget also includes a new tax rate of 14 cents, nearly two cents higher than the revenue neutral tax rate of 12.02. As the town enters its second year with paid parking, the proposed budget estimates $500,000 in revenues from public parking for the 2023-24 fiscal year. The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners is expected to approve a final draft of the 2023-24 fiscal year budget at its June 21 meeting.
Read more » click here

4. Town Manager’s Report

Pier Properties Project
Handled by Chip’s presentation earlier in the meeting

Coastal Storm Risk Management Study
Working with USACE, they have established a monthly working group

Stormwater Mitigation Project
Public Works has completed making videos of the pipes and culverts townwide. Inventory assessment is exactly the type of information that is required to qualify for federal infrastructure funding.

This is one of the Congressional earmarks for $100,000 for the Ocean Boulevard Stormwater Mitigation Project.

Water System Assessment
Engineers are busy doing data collection, currently mapping GIS

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system that analyzes and displays geographically referenced information. It uses data that is attached to a unique location.

Mobile Restroom Trailer
A mobile restroom trailer was installed and is operational at the pier property.

Block Q Project
Town needs to submit  public access final grant application from CAMA which is due in August.

ADA Mediation Agreement
Timbo is all over it.  Some permits have already been obtained and work is already scheduled. It is their intent to comply as fast as they can.

The Key Bridge Foundation has greatly assisted the Town of Holden Beach in its
endeavor to promote a family friendly atmosphere in identifying and developing mitigation strategies that will provide more inclusive accommodations and access to the Town of Holden Beach.

Sewer System/Greensboro Lift Station #2
David needs to integrate efforts with a borrowing schedule, he’s on it.

This is one of the Congressional earmarks for $2,669,867 for the Greensboro Street Lift Station #2 Hazard Mitigation Project. Despite the federal budget appropriation and that that  the grant was Congressional directed we still have to apply for the money

Paid Parking
Year two (2), they will continue to look for ways to improve the program.

796 OBW Project
Making progress, HVAC units installed, repairs are completed, and painting is underway.

BOC’s Regular Meeting 06/20/23

Board of Commissioners’ Agenda Packet click here

Audio Recording » click here

1.   Public Comments on Agenda Items

There were a number of comments made that were opposed to the proposal for a 20-foot navigation channel. Once again, it does not appear that we discussed this with the people that are most impacted by the proposed changes.

2.   Police Report – Chief Jeremy Dixon

Agenda Packet – pages 10 – 18

Police Report » click here

Police Patch Typical busy season summertime activity on Holden Beach

Golf carts is being addressed as a priority in order to keep people safe. All rules that apply to motor vehicles apply to golf carts.

The police department currently has only nine (9) officers of the ten (10) they are budgeted to have. 

      • They are down officer Preston Conley who is out on long-term medical disability
      • John our new officer hire has been sworn in
      • So, we still only have eight (8) officers out there

What he did not say –

Remind everyone that its Hurricane Season – be prepared, have a plan!

Fireworks are illegal on the island; possession of fireworks is a Class 2 misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Defensive DrivingBe mindful on the road, tourists are out there and frankly many of them are not paying attention. Defensive driving is driving characterized by prudence, diligence, and reasonable cautiousness. Its aim is to reduce the risk of collision by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the actions of others.

If you know something, hear something, or see something –
call 911 and let the police deal with it.

Crime Prevention 101 – Don’t make it easy for them
Don’t leave vehicles unlocked
Don’t leave valuables in your vehicles

A reminder of the Town’s beach strand ordinances:
Chapter 90 / Animals / § 90.20 / Responsibilities of owners
pets are not allowed on the beach strand except between 5p.m. and 9a.m. daily
dog’s must be on a leash at all times
owner’s need to clean up after their animals
Chapter 94 / Beach regulations / § 94.05 / Digging of holes on beach strand
digging holes greater than 12 inches deep without responsible person there
holes shall be filled in prior to leaving
Chapter 94 / Beach regulations / § 94.06 / Placing obstructions on the beach strand
all unattended beach equipment must be removed daily by 6:00pm

Pets on the beach strand
Pets – Chapter 90 / Animals / §90.20
Pets must be on a leash at all times on the island.
From May 20th through September 10th
It is unlawful to have any pet on the beach strand
. * During the hours of 9:00am through 5:00pm

Unattended Gear
Ordinance §94.06 was passed on September 14, 2010. All unattended beach equipment must be removed from the beach by its owner or permitted user daily. All unattended personal equipment remaining on the beach between the hours of 6PM and 7AM will be classified as abandoned property and will be disposed of by the Town.

Golf carts are treated the same as any other automotive vehicle.A golf cart illustration on a white background

In the State of North Carolina, if a golf cart is to be operated on the streets, highways, or public vehicular areas, it is considered a motor vehicle and subject to all laws, rules and regulations that govern motor vehicles. In short, the golf cart must have all of the following: The driver MUST have a current, valid Driver’s License

        • Child Restraint Laws must be followed
        • Headlights
        • Tail lights
        • Turn signals
        • Rear view mirrors
        • State Inspection Sticker
        • License Plate Issued by NCDMV
        • Liability Insurance

All of the streets in the Town (including the side streets) are considered streets or public vehicular areas according to the State Law. This means that to operate a golf cart anywhere on the island, you must meet the standards above.

3.   Inspections Department Report – Inspections Director Evans

Agenda Packet – pages 19 – 21

Inspections Report » click here

Update –
Timbo briefly reviewed department activity last month, the department still remains very busy.

National Flood Insurance Program Information
The Planning and Inspections Department is providing educational reference materials as one of the requirements for continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. Click here to view the information. Questions can be presented for staffs’ review at [email protected].

4.   Discussion and Possible Approval of Ordinance 23-11, The Revenues and Appropriations Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2023 – 2024 – Town Manager Hewett

Agenda Packet – pages 22 – 47

Item was removed from the agenda since it was already handled at the June 15th Special Meeting

5.   Discussion and Possible Scheduling of a Date to Hold a Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Holden Beach Code of Ordinances, Section 157.023 Bulkheads on Lots – Inspections Director Evans

Agenda Packet – pages 48 – 49

The Board will need to set a public hearing and consider a Consistency statement from the Planning Board.

In an effort to keep clear the centerline of the navigable canals, and establish uniformity for use by those using the public Trust waters Staff proposes the addition of this language to, § 157.025

 (F) A 20-foot navigational channel (ten feet on either side the center) shall be established with in the natural concrete canals and a 12- foot clear navigable channel (six feet on either side of the center) shall be established within the Ts of the canal.

   1. in an effort to insure the property owner’s flexibility in the size of the watercraft they wish to dock either permanently or temporarily, the establishment of a navigational channel will provide a clear zone of travel in the canals. Should the property owner already own or wish to purchase a watercraft that would interfere with the navigable channel, the property owner would have the option of decreasing the width and or design of his dock.

Update –
Timbo took responsibility for communication breakdown; this was just a test balloon to see if they want to move forward or not. He is proposing that this be sent back to the Planning & Zoning Board for additional input from the community and to work on it some more. The board agreed to send it back to P&Z Board.

6.   Discussion and Possible Scheduling of a Date to Hold a Public Hearing on Holden Beach Code of Ordinances, Chapter 157 Zoning Code (Lot Coverage) – Inspections Director Evans

Agenda Packet – pages 50 – 52

Action Required:
Consideration of Change, Consistency Statement, Setting of Public Hearing,

Is a brief explanation of the current ordinance and recommendation

Current Ordinance:

R1-157.060 has a maximum lot coverage of 30% with a Graduated Decrease on larger between 4000-5000 square feet 25% and Over 5000 is 20 Percent Contained Onsite

R-157058, R2-157.061- maximum of 30 percent. Contained Onsite

Commercial- Must be designed to control the first 1.5 inches of Rainfall within a 24-hour period within the property Boundaries. Contained Onsite

Land disturbing activity over an acre requires a State permit from DENR. Department of Environmental Natural resources, (state Permit)

Proposed Changes 157.058
Lot coverage of main structure shall not exceed 30% 40%of the plated lot. All impervious structures outside of the main structure shall not exceed 30% 40% of buildable land less plus area of the main structure. All Health Department and CAMA requirements must also be met. Open decks are not considered in the 30% allowable Coverage percentage coverage of the main structure, but they must meet all setback requirements. Gravel, sand, and grassed areas are considered pervious. An approved pervious product shall be allowed to cover 30% any portion of the remaining 40% of allowed built upon area. the platted lot in addition to the allowable impervious area

Proposed Changes 157.060
Lot coverage of main structure shall not exceed 30% 40% of the platted lot. If a structure is 4,000 square feet, (gross floor area), or greater then lot coverage cannot be greater than 25% 35%. If structure coverage is 5,000 square feet, (gross floor area), or greater lot coverage is limited to 20% 30%. All impervious structures outside of the main structure shall not exceed 30% 40%of buildable land less plus area of the main structure. All Health Department and CAMA requirements must also be met. Open decks are not considered in the allowable Coverage percentage coverage of the main structure, but they must meet all setback requirements. Gravel, sand, and grassed areas are considered pervious. An approved pervious product shall be allowed to cover 30% any portion the remaining 40% of allowed built upon area. Percent  of the platted lot in addition to the allowable impervious area

Proposed Changes 157.061
Lot coverage of main structure shalt not exceed 30% 40% of the platted lot. All impervious structures  outside  of the  main structure shall not exceed 30% 40% of buildable land less plus area of the main structure. All Health Department and CAMA requirements must also be met. Open decks are not considered in the allowable Coverage percentage coverage of the main structure, but they must meet all setback requirements. Gravel, sand, and grassed areas are considered pervious.   An approved pervious product  shall be allowed to cover 30% any portion of the remaining 40% of allowed built upon area.
the platted lot in addition to the allowable impervious area

THB P & Z Board  Statement of Consistency and Zoning Recommendation
The Town of Holden Beach Planning & Zoning Board has reviewed and hereby recommends approval of amendments to chapter 157.058 (C)(7Xa), 157.060 (b)(7)(a) and 1S7.06l(D)(6Xa) of the zoning ordinances regarding Storm Water Management under Chapter 158.01

After review, The Planning and Zoning Board has found that the recommended amendments are consistent with the adopted CAMA Land Use plan and are considered reasonable and in the public interest for the following reasons.

Use of Property: the guidelines as written have no evidentiary benefits to the introduction and encouragement to improve properties for better stormwater retention. Chapter 6: Tools for Managing development. Stormwater Management Plan and Ordinances, which states the intent of the ordinances is to control stormwater as much as possible onsite.

Economic Impacts: The CAMA Land use plan Goals and Objectives, both identify the need to balance new development and redevelopment with a balance between land and conservation while maintaining the Family Friendly atmosphere as established under Objectives 5.1, By allowing and additional ten percent we can provide for small redevelopment of properties and encouraging participation by property owners in Stormwater Management activities outline under 158.0t. Those nonconforming lots who have no stormwater and are above the existing 30 percent often go undeveloped and may never participate because of the unintended reduction in use of properties.

Environmental Impacts: It will provide better stormwater management within the corporate limits of the town of Holden Beach. by minimizing sheet flow and utilizing Engineered stormwater control Stormwater Management (3.1.J) Policy.

Upon approval by the Board of Commissioners the Comprehensive Plan will be deemed amended and shall not require any additional request or application for amendment.

Update –
Timbo explained the rationale for the proposed changes. He doesn’t see any negatives with this increase mainly because all stormwater systems will have to be engineered and if there site won’t hold the water the engineers won’t allow it. The Board agreed to move forward with the proposed changes and scheduled a Public Hearing for July 18th.

A decision was made – Approved unanimously

7.   Discussion and Possible Setting of Date to Hold Interviews for Vacancies on Town Boards – Town Clerk Finnell

Agenda Packet – pages 53 – 56

There are terms expiring on Town boards in July. I recommend the Board hold interviews on Tuesday, July 18th  at 4:45 p.m. for people interested in filling vacant terms. Attached are the lists with current members and their terms.

Update –
Heather indicated that some Boards would have vacancies  and they will need to hold interviews. The Board agreed to hold interviews to fill vacancies before the next BOC’s Regular July meeting.

A decision was made – Approved unanimously

Volunteers Needed
The Town has vacancies on several of the Town Boards. Interviews for the vacancies will be held on Tuesday, July 18th at 4:45 p.m. Click here to access an application if you are interested in applying to serve. Completed applications can be emailed to [email protected] or dropped off at Town Hall.

8.   Discussion and Possible Action on Second Season of Parking – Commissioner Dyer
.   a. Parking on Private Property
Parking in LSV Spots with Cars/Trucks
c. Parking in Unmarked Areas

Agenda Packet – background information not provided

Update –
This is the second season we have paid parking and we are still having some issues with parking on the island. Commissioner Dyer addressed  the three issues listed in the agenda item. The Board asked that the public be respectful of private property. Our parking vendor Otto Connect spokesperson Jim Varner was there and indicated that we had an increased number of guests (10,000) in June due to the warm weather. They have issued four hundred (400) citations, with a higher than usual violation rate of four (4) percent. The public can call the police department office, Otto Connect or 911 if they want to report any parking violations.

9.  Town Manager’s Report

The dredge boat Miss Katie is heading back to Dare County its mission accomplished. The 50,000 cubic yards of sand dredged was added in the nearshore near the Winding River area.  The town has requested that the Coast Guard put the buoys back out in the inlet.

Previously reported April 2023
The inlet is one of five federally authorized shallow draft inlets in North Carolina. The inlet is in a dangerous condition due to shoaling. It is at a point where the USACE fleet cannot work to alleviate the matter because it’s too shallow. The inlet is nearly impassable, the Coast Guard has removed navigational buoys, boats can no longer  safely navigate there. The Town has a Shallow Draft Permit it can use, the project would allow the Town to use their SDI-5 permit to accomplish the task with the Miss Katie dredge on loan from Dare County. The anticipated total project cost is $850,500. A state grant can be applied for that would cover 75% of the cost which equals $637,875. The THB would then be responsible for the remaining 25% which equals $212,500. Brunswick County could possibly help with a 25% local share.  The motion was made to approve the resolution to apply for grant funding for the dredging of  the Lockwood Folly Inlet.

Previously reported – May 2023
Navigation in the Lockwood Folly Inlet has reached emergency status due to severe shoaling. Maintenance of the State’s shallow draft navigation channels in a manner that keeps those channels navigable and safe is required at this time. The Memorandum of Agreement is for emergency dredging of the Lockwood Folly Inlet.  The Town has made arrangements with Dare County to use the Miss Katie dredge their shallow draft, split­ hull hopper dredge  to provide dredging services for the inlet.  The total cost of the project is scoped at a not to exceed amount of $850,000. Dredging could begin by the end of the week.  The dredged material will be disposed of in the  shallow active nearshore area of our beach strand. The Board approved a Memorandum of Agreement with EJE Dredging Service for emergency maintenance dredging in the Lockwood Folly Inlet.

Miss Katie
Miss Katie

Sewer System/Greensboro Lift Station #2
Exemption review is underway, it’s a complex process, working towards starting construction next March. David met with the EPA we have passed its first level of review.  He is hoping to bypass the NEPA review process and go to borrowing in a few months with construction to occur this winter. 

Using the NEPA process, agencies are required to determine if their proposed actions have significant environmental effects and to consider the environmental and related social and economic effects of their proposed actions.

This is one of the Congressional earmarks for $2,669,867 for the Greensboro Street Lift Station #2 Hazard Mitigation Project. Despite the federal budget appropriation and that that  the grant was Congressional directed we still have to apply for the money

Coastal Storm Risk Management Study
David met with the USACE on the project.  The modeling is underway, and the next meeting is March 24th  when alternatives will be identified. 

Roadway Work – Paving
Tide Ridge paving project has been completed

Previously reported April 2023
In 2015 the Board implemented a tax increase of $.010 specifically for street paving and maintenance. The penny worth of tax revenue earmarked for paving is money that is already in the budget. Last year, Right Angle Engineering reviewed the bids and recommended Highland Paving. Highland did the work on the Brunswick Avenue project the last two years  and has done satisfactory work for the Town before. Once again Right Angle Engineering recommends the Town award the contract to Highland Paving. A motion was made to award the contract to Highland Paving in the amount of $126,000. Although it was not discussed they normally try to have paving work completed before Memorial Day.

In Case You Missed It –

2022 Consumer Confidence Report
The 2022 Consumer Confidence Report is now available. Click here to view the water quality results.

Hurricane Season
Today is the official start to the hurricane season in the Atlantic. 

Would your family be prepared in the event of a hurricane? Click here to visit the Emergency Information section of our website. You will find helpful tips to implement now, before the threat of a storm. 

Please make sure you have your vehicle decals in place now. Do not wait! These decals are necessary for re-entry to the island in the event of an emergency situation that restricts access to the island. Click here for more information on decals. 

Pets on the beach strand
Pets – Chapter 90 / Animals / §90.20
Pets must be on a leash at all times on the island.
From May 20th through September 10th
It is unlawful to have any pet on the beach strand
. * During the hours of 9:00am through 5:00pmSolid Waste GFL Pick-Up Schedule

Solid Waste Pick-up Schedule
starting the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 27th) twice a week


starting after Memorial Day (May 23rd) weekly pick-up

National Flood Insurance Program: Reauthorization
Congress must periodically renew the NFIP’s statutory authority to operate. On December 23, 2022, the President signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization to September 30, 2023.

 Upcoming Events –

Music notes illustration on the websiteConcerts on the Coast Series
The Town’s summer concert series calendar has been released! Live performances featuring local musical groups are held at the pavilion on Sunday evenings from late May to early September. The concerts are free of charge.
For more information
» click here 

10.   Mayor’s Comments

From the Mayor’s Desk (05/26/23)

We all love America and for what it stands. This Memorial Weekend, let us all remember and appreciate those that serve and have served this country. Those that made the ultimate sacrifice should always be remembered and honored.

The Holden Beach Chapel Sunday morning worship time has been changed. The service will be at 10:00 a.m. instead of 11:00 a.m. beginning this Sunday, May 28th. The dress is casual,  and all denominations are welcome.

The first free concert of the 2023 summer season will be at 6:30 p.m. at the pavilion under the Holden Beach bridge.

The “Miss Katie”, a dredge, is working in the Lockwood Folly Inlet trying to clear a safe channel. The inlet is currently not safe for boaters due to the shallow water and breaking waves. If all goes well, we are hopeful the inlet will soon be useable.

It does not look like the weather is going to be good this weekend. Rain and wind is in the forecast early, but the weather will get better later in the weekend. This is due to a low pressure system coming up the coast.

The hurricane season is upon us again. It is not too early to be making plans and preparing. The season is expected to be normal in the number of named storms.

The bike path project, including the resurfacing of Ocean Boulevard, is under contract with work starting after Labor Day.

The Town of Holden Beach is still working with architects and engineers with regards to the Holden Beach fishing pier. Options and plans are being discussed. Meanwhile public parking is available and new temporary public restrooms are onsite.

The Holden Beach fishing pier campground has been sold. The five oceanfront lots are expected to be used for homes.

Remember, no dogs are allowed on the beach strand from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. between May 20th and September 10th. Dogs must be on their leash and under control at all times. Please pick up and dispose of any animal waste.

During weather events especially, be mindful of rip currents!

Low speed licensed vehicles are required to adhere to all safety rules, just as all other licensed vehicles. Be careful and aware that officers will be on the lookout for good safety practices to help us all.

Please remember it is a no wake zone in the Holden Beach bridge area. The best way to remember it is from Lou Lou’s waterfront restaurant (east of the bridge) to three hundred yards west of the Holden Beach water tower (west of the bridge).

Welcome to the 2023 SUMMER at HOLDEN BEACH!!

General Comments –

Commissioner Gerald Arnold  – was not in attendance (AGAIN)

Town hall building with white roofs

BOC’s Meeting

The Board of Commissioners’ next Regular Meeting is scheduled on the third Tuesday of the month, July 18th


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Hurricane Season
For more information » click here.

Be prepared – have a plan!


Emergency Preparedness

No matter what a storm outlook is for a given year,
vigilance and preparedness is urged.

Here’s why this hurricane season could be unusually unpredictable
El Niño typically means a quieter hurricane season. As ocean temperatures rise, that could be changing.
Under normal circumstances, a quiet Atlantic hurricane season would be a safe bet this year: The global climate pattern known as El Niño is fast developing, and it’s known to diminish tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic basin. But unusually warm waters — in some areas setting records for this time of year — could cancel that out, creating conditions that could instead fuel an active season of revved-up storms. That means the outlook for tropical cyclone risks is significantly more complicated just ahead of this year’s season beginning June 1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists are expected to factor that uncertainty heavily into a hurricane season forecast that will be released Thursday. Seasonal forecasting is always difficult, but it’s even harder to predict which of the competing influences will win out in the months ahead. “There’s not a lot of historic precedence for this,” said Philip Klotzbach, lead hurricane researcher at Colorado State University. As the season plays out against the backdrop of global warming — which has driven a flurry of storms that intensify quickly into devastating hurricanesmeteorologists remind people that it only takes one extreme storm to turn even a quiet season catastrophic.
Unusual ocean warmth raises storm risks
Hurricane season is set to begin with an already established trend of ocean warming that has been building since early March. By the heart of hurricane season in late summer and early fall, waters around the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Southeast U.S. coast are always bathwater-like. That warmth could be especially pronounced this year. “Those warm anomalies should, if anything, get stronger,” Klotzbach said. That is bad news for hurricane risks. Warm water is a necessary ingredient for tropical cyclones, and the warmer the water, the greater the potential for extremely strong hurricanes. The warmth translates to increased moisture in the air and greater available energy for a storm to unleash. And the recent ocean warming is grabbing climate scientists’ attention because of both its timing and its widespread appearance. It’s normal for ocean temperatures to rise along the surface of parts of the central and eastern Pacific when El Niño develops — something scientists have been observing off the western coast of South America in recent months. Those changes in sea surface temperatures and in winds across the Pacific have domino effects around the world and can trigger weather extremes. But the ocean warming observed as of late has developed in areas besides those Pacific hot spots — including parts of the Atlantic key for hurricane development. The deep tropics between the Caribbean and West Africa are significantly warmer than normal, something that could encourage any atmospheric disturbances moving into the Atlantic from Africa to organize and strengthen into tropical cyclones, said Brian McNoldy, senior research associate at the University of Miami and hurricane expert for Capital Weather Gang. “When waves come off of Africa, if they get that kick right away, that might help them form a little quicker,” McNoldy said. And though El Niño is known for accelerating planetary warming, the ocean trends are appearing well ahead of the climate pattern shift. Climate scientists don’t expect El Niño to arrive in earnest until some time in the coming weeks or months.
El Niño’s influence adds uncertainty
The ocean warmth notwithstanding, El Niño typically brings meteorologists a modicum of confidence in a quieter-than-average Atlantic hurricane season. It’s part of the cascade of impacts El Niño can have on weather patterns around the world. El Niño is associated with towering clouds and a rising motion in the lower atmosphere over the central and eastern Pacific, something that changes atmospheric circulation patterns in a way that tends to send dry, sinking air over the central Atlantic. That means diminished activity in the tropical zones is key for cyclone formation and development. The circulation patterns associated with El Niño also tend to bring an increase in wind shear, or a contrast in wind speeds and direction at different altitudes, over the Atlantic. High wind shear makes it difficult for storm systems to organize into classic cyclones with defined eyes surrounded by intense winds. Those factors have prompted some early hurricane season forecasts to call for below-normal storm activity. An average Atlantic hurricane season has about 14 named storms, half of which strengthen into hurricanes, according to data from 1991 through 2020. About three hurricanes a year become “major” storms, with maximum sustained winds of at least 111 mph. Klotzbach’s team at Colorado State’s Tropical Meteorology Project in April cited a budding El Niño in predicting that this season’s tallies would come short of those averages, with 13 named storms, 6 hurricanes and two major hurricanes. But the forecast also noted the outlook contained “more uncertainty than normal.” The team will offer an updated forecast June 1. Some forecasters are eyeing chances for increased tropical activity given the unusually warm Atlantic waters. The Weather Company, which owns and Weather Underground, and weather data company Atmospheric G2 predicted a near-normal season, with average hurricane activity and 15 named storms. They said in a hurricane season forecast released last month that the ocean temperature trend “gives one pause when relying on the potential El Niño event to keep the season quiet.”
Risks of a damaging season persist
That hesitation is especially true given caution from scientists over whether El Niño predictions will pan out. It is notoriously difficult to predict its development and trajectory when evaluating climate conditions during the Northern Hemisphere springtime. Even if El Niño forms as expected, weather forecasting models suggest wind shear may remain relatively limited even through the heart of hurricane season, Klotzbach said. And an active and damaging season could still develop if El Niño arrives later than expected, or in a weaker form, he added. Besides, meteorologists urge coastal residents to remain storm-ready even in quieter-than-average hurricane seasons. They stress that conditions can allow for devastating storms to make landfall despite larger climatic trends. That warning could be especially apt given the atmospheric battles meteorologists predict in the tropics between El Niño-fueled wind shear and a surge of ocean warmth. “There’s just no way of knowing which of those is going to be more important in any given week,” McNoldy said.
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NOAA predicts a near-normal 2023 Atlantic hurricane seasonNOAA predicts a near-normal 2023 Atlantic hurricane season
El Nino, above-average Atlantic Ocean temperatures set the stage
NOAA forecasters with the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, predict near-normal hurricane activity in the Atlantic this year. NOAA’s outlook for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which goes from June 1 to November 30, predicts a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal season. NOAA is forecasting a range of 12 to 17 total named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher). Of those, 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). NOAA has a 70% confidence in these ranges. The upcoming Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be less active than recent years, due to competing factors — some that suppress storm development and some that fuel it — driving this year’s overall forecast for a near-normal season. After three hurricane seasons with La Nina present, NOAA scientists predict a high potential for El Nino to develop this summer, which can suppress Atlantic hurricane activity. El Nino’s potential influence on storm development could be offset by favorable conditions local to the tropical Atlantic Basin. Those conditions include the potential for an above-normal west African monsoon, which produces African easterly waves and seeds some of the stronger and longer-lived Atlantic storms, and warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea which creates more energy to fuel storm development. These factors are part of the longer term variability in Atlantic atmospheric and oceanic conditions that are conducive to hurricane development — known as the high-activity era for Atlantic hurricanes — which have been producing more active Atlantic hurricane seasons since 1995. “With a changing climate, the data and expertise NOAA provides to emergency managers and partners to support decision-making before, during and after a hurricane has never been more crucial,” said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D. “To that end, this year we are operationalizing a new hurricane forecast model and extending the tropical cyclone outlook graphic from five to seven days, which will provide emergency managers and communities with more time to prepare for storms.”

This summer, NOAA will implement a series of upgrades and improvements. NOAA will expand the capacity of its operational supercomputing system by 20%. This increase in computing capability will enable NOAA to improve and run more complex forecast models, including significant model upgrades this hurricane season:

    • In late June, the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS) will become operational. HAFS will run this season in tandem with the currently operational Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast Model System and Hurricanes in a Multi-scale Ocean-coupled Non-hydrostatic model, but eventually will become NOAA’s primary hurricane model. Retrospective analysis of tropical storms and hurricanes from the 2020-2022 seasons show that this model has a 10-15% improvement in track forecasts over existing operational models. This new model was jointly created by NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory Hurricane Modeling and Prediction Program and NOAA’s National Weather Service Environmental Modeling Center.
    • The Probabilistic Storm Surge model upgrade on May 2, advances storm surge forecasting for the contiguous U.S. and new forecasts for surge, tide and waves for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Forecasters now have the ability to run the model for two storms simultaneously. This model provides forecasters with the likelihood, or probability, of various flooding scenarios including a near worst-case scenario to help communities prepare for all potential outcomes.

Additional upgrades or new tools for hurricane analysis and forecasting include:

    • The National Hurricane Center’s Tropical Weather Outlook graphic, which shows tropical cyclone formation potential, has expanded the forecast range from five to seven days.
    • Over the last 10 years, flooding from tropical storm rainfall was the single deadliest hazard. To give communities more time to prepare, the Weather Prediction Center is extending the Excessive Rainfall Outlook an additional two days, now providing forecasts up to five days in advance. The outlook shows general areas at risk for flash flooding due to excessive rainfall.
    • The National Weather Service will unveil a new generation of forecast flood inundation mapping for portions of Texas and portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast in September 2023. These forecast maps will extend to the rest of the U.S. by 2026. Forecast flood inundation maps will show the extent of flooding at the street level.

NOAA will continue improving new and current observing systems critical in understanding and forecasting hurricanes. Two projects underway this season include:

“As we saw with Hurricane Ian, it only takes one hurricane to cause widespread devastation and upend lives. So regardless of the number of storms predicted this season, it is critical that everyone understand their risk and heed the warnings of state and local officials. Whether you live on the coast or further inland, hurricanes can cause serious impacts to everybody in their path,” said FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell. “Visit or for readiness resources and get real time emergency alerts by downloading the FEMA App. Actions taken today can save your life when disaster strikes. The time to prepare is now.”

NOAA’s outlook is for overall seasonal activity and is not a landfall forecast. In addition to the Atlantic seasonal outlook, NOAA also issues seasonal hurricane outlooks for the eastern Pacific and central Pacific hurricane basins. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center will update the 2023 Atlantic seasonal outlook in early August, just prior to the historical peak of the season.
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A guide for hurricane season in the Wilmington area:
Supplies, shelters, evacuations and more
It’s never too early to prepare for hurricane season. And as the Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, here are things to know to stay safe in the Wilmington area.
Twenty coastal counties in North Carolina have established predetermined evacuation zones to simplify the coastal evacuation process in the event of an emergency. Everyone living or vacationing in North Carolina’s coastal areas should know your zone.

Preparing for a hurricane — What you need to know about evacuations

Hurricane kit
Everyone usually remembers food and water, but what about medicine, insurance policies (home and auto), and other important documents?  Here is a list of supplies and documents you should have ready in your “go bag” or supply kit, according to FEMA and the American Red Cross.

Are you prepared for a hurricane? Here’s a list of supplies to have in your hurricane kit.

Pet friendly shelters
If you need to evacuate and want to take your pets with you, several emergency management services will open emergency shelters at local schools if a hurricane should hit.

Where to find pet friendly hurricane shelters in the Wilmington area

Hurricane watch or warning?
Living in coastal North Carolina, most people know when hurricane season begins. But it’s also important to know the difference between a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning.

Watch or warning:
What’s the difference between a hurricane watch and warning?
Here’s more on the difference.

Wilmington’s worst storms
Take a look back at hurricane activity for the worst storms to ever hit the Wilmington area. Names such as Hazel and Florence will forever be etched to the region.

Also check out the list of names for the 2023 hurricane season.

Worst hurricanes:
What are the 5 worst hurricanes to ever hit the Wilmington area?

2023 names:
Here’s the list of names for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.

Up-to-date weather
There are several webcams following weather on the coast. Here are a few of them. You can also follow a storm from its beginnings to now with this storm tracker.

Weather webcams:
Check the latest weather conditions via these webcams along the NC coast

Track the storm:
See where the storm is in real time

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