Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events – 2018

Spring

March 30-31          Southport Spring Festival, Southport

Southport Spring Festival LogoWelcome Spring Easter weekend in style at the Southport Spring Festival, a tradition for more than 25 years. This festival features a wide variety of activities.
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April 11-15               N.C. Azalea Festival, Wilmington

Azalea Festival LogoWilmington has been celebrating Spring Southern Style since 1948. There’s something for everyone among their community’s rich array of artwork, gardens, history and culture. This will be the 71st annual festival and is considered one of the top events in the Southeast.
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April 28-29
                     Days at the Docks Festival, Holden Beach

The annual festival occurs in April or May and is sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association. It’s the Holden Beach way to kick-off the Spring and start the vacation season. In addition to the food and arts & crafts, enjoy live music & entertainment, a horseshoe tournament and the world famous “Bopple Race”. Lots of activities for the entire family!
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May 19-20                  Blue Crab Festival, Little River SC

This will be the 37th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival. It is held on the waterfront in Little River and is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast. The purpose of this festival is one that supports and showcases the fabulous atmosphere of the local communities.
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Summer

June 30                           Riverfest Celebration, Conway SC

Conway Riverfest - CRHeld along the Waccamaw River in downtown Conway the festival celebrates Independence Day with music and events for the entire family.
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July 2-4                             N.C. 4th of July Festival, Southport

4th of July Southport - CR 190The patriotic spirit of America is alive and well in the City of Southport. For over 200 years this small maritime community has celebrated our nation’s independence in a big way. Incorporated as the N.C. 4th of July Festival in 1972 the festival committee strives to keep the focus of the festival on honoring our nation’s birthday with a little fun thrown in.
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July 4                                Battleship Blast 4th of July Celebration, Wilmington

Annual 4th of July Celebration at Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington. Featured entertainment will perform from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, followed by fireworks at 9:05 PM launched from a barge in the Cape Fear River adjacent to the USS North Carolina Battleship. The only place you need to be this holiday is downtown Wilmington for the best view of fireworks.
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Fall

September 15          Run Holden Beach, Holden Beach

 
The fifth annual event includes three races –
Half Marathon         – 6:30 AM
5K                                  – 7:00 AM
1 Mile Turtle Trot    – 8:00 AM
.

The races will be followed by a BIG all Family Friendly after party at the Holden Beach Pavilion. All of the proceeds from the one (1) mile Turtle Trot will be donated to the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol.
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October 4-6              U.S. Open King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, Southport

King Mackerel Tournament - CRThirty-nine (39) years ago a small group of community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing Southport-Oak Island area has to offer. The prizes and expenses for the first tournament were guaranteed by those community leaders signing a promissory note at a local financial institution – thus the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament was born. The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament now attracts almost 400 boats annually and is held in high esteem by the community and anglers.
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October 5-7               Riverfest, Wilmington

Riverfest - CRWilmington’s Riverfest is celebrated in October and runs from the foot of Market Street to Cape Fear Community College over a half mile of free family entertainment. Riverfest began in 1979 and is now a three-day event.
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October 20-21                 N.C. Oyster Festival, Ocean Isle Beach

Oyster Festival Logo - CRThis is the thirty-eighth (38th) annual North Carolina Oyster Festival. The coastal waters of Brunswick County provide an abundance of the marine mollusks each year bringing over 30,000 people to Ocean Isle Beach to celebrate the tasty treat. The beach center becomes a walking district that offers something for everyone: local cuisine, arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music, Oyster Stew Cook-off and the Oyster Shucking Contest.
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October 27-28                 N.C. Festival by the Sea, Holden Beach
Fest by the Sea - CRHosted by the Holden Beach Merchants Association this two day festival occurs on the last full weekend in October. This two day event is kicked off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway. There is a fishing tournament, horseshoe tournament, and a sandcastle building contest. Vendors provide food, arts and crafts, amusement rides and other activities. There is live musical entertainment both days at the Holden Beach’s Pavilion.
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TDA - logoDiscover a wide range of things to do in the Brunswick Islands for an experience that goes beyond the beach.
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Beach – Rules & Regulations

 

Public Beach Access
Welcome to Holden Beach
  
Beach Strand – Rules & Regulations

     1) No lifeguards on duty
         a) Rip tides are dangerous
.           • Swim parallel to shoreline to get out of current

     2) Keep off the dunes

     3) Responsibilities of pet owners
          a) Pets must be on a leash at all times
         b) Pets are not allowed on the beach strand
              • during the hours of 9:00am through 5:00pm

              • from May 20th through September 10th
         c) Clean up after your pets

     4) All beach equipment must be removed daily
             • between 6pm and 7am

     5) No alcoholic beverages allowed

      6) No glass containers allowed

      7) No Fireworks

      8) Please do not litter

      9) Digging holes – fill back in before leaving
.       a) Do not leave holes unattended

     10)  Fishing License is required

     11)  Observe signs for exact parking prohibitions
             • No Parking Anytime on Ocean Boulevard

Enjoy Your Stay
www.hbtownhall.com / 910.842.6488

 

 

A Second Helping

“A Second Helping”

Their food collections have now totaled more than two hundred and thirteen thousand (213,000) pounds of food since the program began in June of 2005. Hunger exists everywhere in this country; join them in the fight to help end hunger in Brunswick County.

Who     
A Second Helping is a volunteer organization that does a transfer of food program and is beginning its fourteenth year this June.

What   
It is a program to collect any leftover items from people as they leave the island. Food items are distributed to the needy of Brunswick County through one of the local churches. All food items go to “One Can Ministry” at the Sharon United Methodist Church to disperse. Non-food items go to the Rose of Sharon Thrift Shop to be sold to fund the pantry.

When  
They take donations Saturday mornings during the summer, from 7a.m. until noon beginning June 9th, and ending September 8th.

Where
The drop-off site is at the Beach Mart, south end of the parking lot, on the Causeway just off Holden Beach Road.

Why  
Your donations are put to good use in helping to feed the hungry in this area.

Ways to Give
You can either donate food or you can send cash donations. Cash donations are gratefully accepted. One hundred percent (100%) of these cash donations are used to buy more food. You can be assured that the money will be very well spent.

Mail Donations to:
A Second Helping
% Douglas Cottrell

2939 Alan Trail
Supply, NC 28462                         

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Emergency Plan

Hurricane Emergency Plan

A) Monitor Local Radio and Television Stations
.   1) Local government television channel: 8
.   2)
Weather television channel: 41
  3) Television channels: 3, 7, 10 and 12
.   4) Radio stations: 87.7FM or 102.7FM
  5) NOAA weather radio

 B) Document Checklist – important papers
.   1)
Vital & valuable papers – in waterproof container
.          
The Essentials
.             ·
Will
            ·
Letter of instructions
.          
Proof of Ownership
.             ·
Deeds
.             ·
Vehicles
.             ·
Tax returns
.         
Financial
            ·
Bank accounts
.             ·
Credit card numbers
            ·
Passwords
            ·
Safe deposit box
            ·
Bonds
            ·
Pension
.         
Computer
.             ·
Backup disk
.             ·
Passwords
.             ·
iPad
        
Health Care
            ·
Medical history
.             ·
Durable health care power of attorney
.             ·
Living will
.             ·
Do not resuscitate order
        
Life Insurance
.            ·
Policies
.            ·
Household inventory documentation
.        
Documents
           ·
Marriage License
.            ·
Birth Certificates
           ·
Social Security Cards
           ·
Passports

C) Evacuation Plan Checklist – prepare to leave
.   1)
Destinations
      a)
Motels / Hotels
.          ·
Day’s Inn                         754.3300
         ·
Microtel Inn 755.6444
.          ·
Comfort Inn 754.3044
.       b)
Shelters / Public schools will be opened as shelters
         ·
West Brunswick High School 550 Whiteville Road (Primary)
         ·
Shallotte Middle School             225 Village Road
.          ·
Union Primary School 180 Union School Road
.   2)
Routes
.   3)
Maps
  4)
Address book / phone directory

D) Supply Kit Checklist – basic living necessities
.   1)
Weatherproof container
.   2)
Water (several day’s worth)
.   3)
Food (several day’s worth)
.     a)
Non-perishable
.     b)
Cooler & ice
.   4)
Utensils, paper plates & cups, manual can opener
.   5)
Trash bags
.   6)
Paper towels & toilet paper
.   7)
Prescriptions & medicines
  8) Personal hygiene travel bag
.   9)
Bug repellant & sun screen
.   10)
Clothing (several day’s worth)
.   11)
Rain gear & hat
.   12)
Blankets, pillows and Air mattress
.   13)
Towels
.   14)
First-aid kit & book
.   15)
Flashlight, extra batteries
  16)
Waterproof lighter & matches
.   17)
NOAA weather radio
.   18)
Camera
  19)
Shovel

E) Before Evacuation
.   1)
Secure outdoor objects
.   2)
Close and lock windows and doors
.   3)
Shut off water
.   4)
Turn off lights, ceiling fans, etc.
.   5)
Shut off electricity
  6)
Refrigerator
.       ·
Turn icemaker off
.       ·
Dump ice bucket
.       ·
Remove all food

F) Grab & Go Checklist
.   1)
Personal identification
  2)
Driver’s license / photo ID
  3)
Car keys
.   4)
Cash & Credit cards
.   5)
Checkbook
.   6)
Jewelry
.   7)
Cell phone

G) Emergency Numbers
.   1)
NWS –                                         nws.noaa.gov
.   2)
HBTH – 842.6488              www.hbtownhall.com
.   3)
FEMA – 800.621.3362           www.fema.gov
  4)
ARC – 800.733.2767           www.redcross.org