Volume 32 | November 2022

Message from Mayor Allen


Welcome to the November edition of our Town newsletter. The season of gratitude is upon us and we are thrilled to welcome cooler weather and the upcoming holidays. We hope you can take time to honor our veterans, celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family, and will help us support our thriving local businesses on Small Business Saturday this month. 

Thank you for an amazing Fall Festival! We are honored to partner with our co-sponsors Duke Energy and Crest Residental who helped make this special event a reality.

I appreciate each of you for taking the time and effort to be part of the growth of Belville. We are excited for our future, none of which would be possible without our residents and businesses. 

As always, take care of each other!



Mike Allen, Mayor


Town Updates

  • Upcoming Events
  • October Happenings
  • Park Updates
  • COVID - 19 Updates
  • Town Emergency Information Website

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Monthly Meetings Schedule

Town Updates

Upcoming Events

Veterans Day Ceremony & Operation Green Light

The Town of Belville along with Brunswick County has joined Operation Green Light. This initiative shows support for veterans by lighting county buildings and infrastructure green from November 7 to November 13.

Residents can participate by changing one light bulb in the entryway of your house or business to a green bulb during the week of Veterans Day (Nov. 7-13).

Please join us and Mayor Mike Allen for a special Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th at 11:00 AM at the Belville Riverwalk Veterans Memorial. We hope to see you there!

Our Veterans Memorial, located on the south side of Riverwalk Park, continues to grow! For more information about adding a name to the memorial, please contact Jim Bucher at parksandrec@townofbelville.com. 

Monday, November 21, 2022

The Town of Belville Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you and your family out for dinner and watch some Monday Night Football between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals to help support our department raising funds for our new playground equipment and future park upgrades at our Belville Riverwalk Park. Come join us on Monday, Nov. 21st at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Monkey Junction (Wilmington) between 5:00-9:00. 10% of all sales will be donated back to us so please invite everyone you know to come enjoy great food and atmosphere for this night! 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Mark your calendars for our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and join us for this beautiful tradition! Don't miss a visit from Santa, music by the Brunswick Bass Band, and performances by the Coastal Dance Academy. The Christmas Festival will be held from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM and the tree will be lit at 5:00 PM. The holiday movie in the park will start at 6:30 PM, bring your blankets!

October Happenings

Coastal Buds Buddy Walk at Belville Riverwalk 

This was a huge fundraiser for Down’s syndrome, and they raised over $90,000. Thank you to all who participated, and a special thanks to Finance Clerk Brenda Williams for serving as the town liaison for this event. Mayor Mike Allen approved Proclamation P22-05 - A Proclamation to Raise Awareness for Down Syndrome and Support the Coastal Buds Buddy Walk.

Photo credit: Coastal Buds

Cape Fear Band of Skarure Woccon Indians Harvest Festival 

Cape Fear Band of Skarure Woccon Indians held their Harvest Festival on October 9th at the Belville Riverwalk Park. BOC approved Resolution R22-27 Resolution Commemorating Indigenous People’s Day. A special thanks to Chief Lovell Pierce for making this event a success!

American Flood Coalition Leaders in Resilience Reception

Mayor Allen, Town Manager Athina Williams, Finance Clerk Brenda Williams, and Town Clerk Sharon Niemann attended the American Flood Coalition Leaders in Resilience Reception in Wilmington on October 11th. Leaders across North Carolina gathered in celebration of ongoing efforts to boost flood resilience across the state. 

BBQ, Brews, and Bands Business Bash

The N. Brunswick Chamber of Commerce sponsored the BBQ, Brews and Bands Business Bash at the Riverwalk on Oct 23rd. A good time was had by all. The BBQ vendors worked all night, getting the BBQ just right. Mayor Mike Allen enjoyed being one of the judges. Congratulations to the winners! 

1st Place - Feelin' Swine BBQ - Michael Frazier

2nd Place - Team Nobles - Lavern Nobles

3rd Place - KT's BBQ - Tony Hardeman

People's Choice - Feelin" Swine BBQ - Michael Frazier

Photo credit: Leland Magazine

StoryWalk at the Park

The Kiwanis Club of North Brunswick County, in conjunction with the Town of Belville and First Bank, launched StoryWalk at the Belville Riverwalk Park this October! 

StoryWalk is an interactive, outdoor activity where young children and their families stroll through the park, stopping to read the pages from a children’s book posted along the path.

Fall Festival and Halloween Movie Night

This Saturday, October 29th we welcomed 60 vendors to our Fall Festival along with a bounce house, entertainment, and food trucks! We ended the evening with Halloween Movie Night and a screening of The Haunted Mansion featuring Eddie Murphy. Thank you again to our co-sponsors Duke Energy and Crest Residential for making a difference in the lives of our youth.

Park Updates


Belville is partnering with ecoEXPLORE an initiative of the NC Arboretum. The Belville Riverwalk is now designated as a hotspot. Kids or adults who enjoy exploring and science can scan the image on the sign, or go to their website www.ecoexplore.net to find different species of interesting plants and animals to search for at the Belville Riverwalk Park. We hope you will join in the fun!

Shelter Decorations

Please help us to keep the shelters looking new. We are no longer allowing staples to attach decor to park structures, please plan accordingly and bring string or rope to hang your decorations if you are reserving a shelter.

Riverwalk Farmer's Market

Seaview Crab Company will be at the Farmer's Market on Thursdays from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM, Fridays from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM, Saturdays 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sundays 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Angie's Fresh Produce offers delicious fresh fruits and vegetables along with Seaview Crab's line of fresh seafood. They're open Saturday and Sunday at the Park. 

Duke Energy Education Pavillion

The Duke Energy Education Pavilion is located along the Park's boardwalk. If your organization would like to conduct a training session or educational retreat at this facility Please contact us to make a reservation (910) 371-2456.

COVID-19 Updates

Brunswick County COVID Tracker - Weekly Community Level Data (October 31)


Town Emergency Information Website

You may access the Town's emergency information page by clicking here or visiting us at townofbelville.com/emergency-information/. Here you will also find a link to sign up for Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation's (BEMC) outage texting service known as COAST (Cooperative Outage and Status Texting). This service will allow members to report and receive an outage status.

On the emergency information page, you will also find a list of important phone numbers, the NCDOT Division 3 Guide, the Brunswick County Access and Functional Needs form, along with several other important pieces of information relating to our Town.

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Chief Deputy Brian Chism of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office attended the BOC 10-24-22 meeting, introducing himself to the board and community. 

Teneia Jones (Blue Feather) representing the Skarurè Woccon thanked the Mayor and Board of Commissioners for the Resolution for Indigenous People’s Day, and presented a symbolic staff to Mayor Allen to honor their partnership with the Town of Belville.

Jeff Gruenewald, Chief Maintenance Engineer, has joined our Belville team and is already working hard on improvements to our municipal facilities. As some of you may know, we are working to renovate all of the picnic shelters at the park. Thank you Jeff for these amazing upgrades!

The Resolutions passed recently include:

  • R22-26 Resolution Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month
  • R22-27 Resolution Commemorating Indigenous People’s Day
  • R22-28 Resolution Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October 2022.
  • R22-29 Resolution Declaring the Month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Monthly Meeting Schedule

November Monthly Meeting Schedule*

  1. Planning Board Meeting-November 1st at 6:30 PM
  2. Parks and Recreation Board Meeting-November 7th at 6:00 PM
  3. Board of Commissioners Meeting-November 14th at 6:30 PM
  4. ABC Board Meeting-November 15th at 6:30 PM

*Please check with the Town or follow press releases and notifications for meeting cancellations and changes. If you would like to get notified about meeting schedules via our email sunshine list please contact sniemann@townofbelville.com

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