Island Wide Planned Power Outage

Island-wide Planned Power Outage – Thursday, March 16, 2023 Starting at 9:00 a.m., and may last up to two hours. This is due to a pole changeout on the mainland that is impossible without de-energizing the entire Bald Head Island line. Duke Energy customers registered for outage alerts will receive a text/email based on their … Continued

Updates and Reminders

Key Information: Reminders & Events:   Partial Lane Closure – Duke Energy will be bringing over a crane to install the final switchgear on Monday, March 13, and will be leaving on Tuesday, March 14. There will be a partial lane closure during rigging operations. The red rectangle below shows the area of the road … Continued

Hire a Licensed Contractor

The Village wants to remind property owners to make sure that they are hiring licensedcontractors. This is for safety and liability. Our Development Services Director, whoperforms building inspections cited a recent instance where an unlicensed person washired to do electrical work. Live wires were left exposed near duct work which couldhave resulted in injury of … Continued

Opportunity to Provide Input on Draft Commercial Area Master Plan

The Commercial Area Master Plan committee (CAMPC) met on Thursday, February 16, 2023. During this meeting, the Village’s planning consultant (Cole Jenest & Stone) shared the draft plan, the committee provided its recommendations for the plan and its recommended future actions for the Village Council, and the committee received comments from the public.  If you … Continued

Online Occupancy Tax Payment Option Coming Soon

All Village Utilities customers should have received a notice in their latest water bill announcing an online, paperless system for submitting occupancy taxes.  This notice applies to property owners who rent on a short-term basis.  A short-term rental is defined as any accommodation that is rented for less than 90 days to the same person but does … Continued

Updates and Reminders

Key Information: Reminders:   Golf Course – The front nine holes of the BHI golf course will be closed next week (Monday, 1/9 to Friday, 1/13) so the Village and the Club can install a new drainage pipe between holes 6 and 7.  Play will be available on the back nine during the closure. Siren … Continued

Prepare for Freezing Temperatures

The National Weather Service indicated that within the last 24 hours area temperatures have dipped below freezing for the first time in a month.  Chilly temperatures are expected to continue for the next couple of days and could return later this season. The Village wants to make sure you are prepared for freezing temperatures.  Please … Continued

Project Updates and Reminders

Key Information: Reminders: Update on Duke Energy Project at the Wildlife Overlook –As previously reported, the Village and the Bald Head Association have been coordinating with Duke Energy on the installation of new switchgear at the wildlife overlook area. Here’s the current schedule (subject to weather and other impacts): While some of this occurring, traffic … Continued

Wilmington Harbor Maintenance Project Starting Soon

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracted with Marinex Construction to provide maintenance dredging of the Wilmington harbor inner ocean bar.  Approximately 1,000,000 cubic yards of the dredged material will be placed on South Beach on Bald Head Island.  The dredge Savannah arrived Wednesday afternoon and is located near Battery Island. Yesterday, Village staff had … Continued

Lighthouse Landing Fire A Year Later

A full year has passed since the Department of Public Safety was dispatched to a structure fire in the vicinity of Lighthouse Landing.  The dispatch came through at 7:56 p.m. on November 20, 2022, the fire was partially contained around 9:45 p.m. and fully contained around 1:00 a.m.  Several mutual aid agencies provided assistance. The … Continued