Volume 31 | October 2022

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Message from Mayor Allen


Welcome to the October edition of our Town newsletter. Fall has officially started and we have a lot of great events planned over the next few months.

Thankfully, Hurricane Ian did not cause extensive damage. We had to reschedule our Fall Festival, and we are excited to announce that it will be held on October 29th. This will be a full day of fun at the Belville Riverwalk park as Halloween Movie Night is also scheduled for that evening. We hope you can join us for all the fun. Don't forget to stop by the pumpkin patch at the Park - it is now open.

We are happy to announce that the Town received a $25,000 grant from FOCUS Broadband for security and WiFi at the Belville Riverwalk!

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


Breaking News

Town Updates

  • Upcoming Events
  • Peak Hurricane Season is Here!
  • Park Updates
  • COVID - 19
  • Town Emergency Information Website

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Monthly Meetings Schedule

Other Town Updates

  • Social Media Update
  • Our YouTube Channel
  • Job Vacancies: Two employee positions are open 

Ongoing Belville Riverwalk Park Initiatives

Breaking News

The Town Receives a $25,000 Grant for the Belville Riverwalk Park!

The Town of Belville applied for and received a $25,000 grant from Focus Broadband to enhance visitor experience and improve safety at the Belville Riverwalk Park. The grant funds will allow the Town to create a park environment where visitors can conduct online research from the outdoor classroom; utilize online platforms to treasure hunt, scavenger hunt, research local history and culture, learn about the local environment, and participate in interactive mapping activities in the natural environment; easily receive information about park events, weather alerts, transportation information, etc.; actively participate in park planning and maintenance by participating in surveys and reporting park needs/issues; and complete school/business work while enjoying the outdoors. Safety improvements include: Installing license plate recognition technology at the gates; installing cameras along the Riverwalk and other areas of the park; and providing free WiFi to park goers and to operate the cameras in real-time. 

StoryWalk at the Park!

What’s better than a walk in the park? StoryWalk!

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

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.

Kiwanis International is a service club in support of children. The local North Brunswick chapter is dedicated to enhancing children’s literacy in addition to providing many other services in support of children throughout Brunswick County.

Westport Lofts are Under Construction!

Construction is underway. Westport Lofts broke ground last month on a four-story, 291-unit complex in Belville (along NC133/River Road). Designs include 12 spacious floor plans ranging 553 square feet to almost 2,000 square feet, including one, two and three bedrooms. There will also be options for carriage houses and townhomes. The complex also has a “resort-style” pool, 24-hour fitness center and cross training studio, luxury pet spa and paw park, entertainment pavilion, poolside grilling, resident business center and coworking lounge, coffee bar and rooftop terrace. We're looking forward to welcoming the new residents to the beautiful Town of Belville!

Town Updates

Upcoming Events


A pumpkin patch is at the Belville Riverwalk Park. Stop by and pick out the perfect pumpkin.   

Saturday October 8, 2022

The Coastal BUDS Buddy Walk® is a fun excuse to get outdoors, raise awareness and celebrate Down syndrome. Whatever your pace, your involvement helps to raise awareness of Down syndrome and support our programs so we can continue to provide activities and events to individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Not able to attend? No problem! You can still make a charitable donation to show your support to Coastal B.U.D.S.! Please register here 

Sunday October 9, 2022

The 4th Annual Harvest Gathering for the Skarure Woccon Festival. Please join us at the Belville Riverwalk Park from 12:00 - 5:00 to celebrate the culture of the Skarure Woccon Cape Fear Indians. We'll have food, dancing, drumming, story telling, raffles, face painting, performances and lots of family fun! Admission is free. 

Saturday October 21 & 22, 2022

The Bands, Brews, and BBQ annual event features award-winning BBQ, local craft beers, music and a beautiful view at the Belville Riverwalk Park. The event includes a BBQ Cook-Off in which both professionals and amateurs compete – and which attendees get to enjoy.

October 29, 2022

Fall Festival AND Halloween Movie Night at the Park! Come join us from 10AM - 3PM for our Fall Festival. Halloween Movie Night will be from 7PM - 9PM. Our Fall Festival will include lots of vendors with yummy food, artesian crafts, and community goodies; there will be a bounce house for the kids; lots of entertainment; and other kids activities. Our Movie Night will feature The Haunted Mansion with Eddie Murphy. 

PEAK Hurricane Season is Here!

The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30 with the peak season from mid-August to late October. We just cleared Hurricane Ian, but the season isn't over yet.  

To get ready for a hurricane:

  • Build an emergency kit.
  • Make a family communications plan.
  • Know you’re the routes you need to leave your home (evacuation routes). Locate your local emergency shelters.
  • Closely watch/listen to the weather reports. Listening every hour as the storm nears.
  • Put fuel in all vehicles and withdraw some cash from the bank. Gas stations and ATMs may be closed after a hurricane.
  • If authorities ask you to leave, do so quickly.
  • If you leave (evacuate), be alert to flooded or washed-out roads. Just a few inches of water can float a car. Think: Turn Around, Don't Drown.
  • Keep a photo I.D. that shows your home address. You will need it when asking police if it is okay for you to re-enter your area or home.
  • Secure your property.
  • Bring inside all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
  • Cover windows with permanent storm shutters or board up windows with 5/8” plywood, cut and ready to install. Tape does not stop windows from breaking.
  • Put in straps or extra clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will lower roof damage.
  • Trim trees and shrubs around your home, so they are more wind resistant.
  • Clear clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Reinforce garage doors. If wind enters a garage it can cause dangerous and expensive structural damage.

Know the terms:

  • Hurricane Watch – hurricane conditions (sustained winds greater than 74 mph) are possible. Watches are usually issued 48 hours before the beginning of tropical-storm-force-winds.
  • Hurricane Warning – hurricane conditions (sustained winds greater than 74 mph) are expected. Warnings are usually issued 36 hours before the beginning of tropical-storm-force-winds.
  • Tropical Storm Warning – tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within 36 hours.

You can follow this link for more information, including what to do during and after a hurricane and past hurricanes in NC. 

Park Updates

Angie's Fresh Produce

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

Alligators at the Park

Has anyone noticed that there are alligators at the Belville Riverwalk Park? If not, please keep this in mind when you are visiting the park. Below are some Common Sense Safety Tips from NC Wildlife:

  • Do not intentionally feed an alligator no matter what its size.
  • Do not throw food into waters where alligators may be found.
  • Fishermen should dispose of fish scraps in garbage cans, and not throw them into the water.
  • Do not feed ducks, geese, other waterfowl, or fish in areas where alligators have been seen.
  • Follow local leash laws or otherwise keep pets on a leash in areas where alligators could potentially occur.
  • Never leave children unattended near any body of water.
  • Don’t allow pets to swim, exercise, or drink in or near waters that may contain alligators.
  • Be particularly cautious between dusk and dawn when alligators are most active.
  • Do not harass or provoke any alligator.
  • Children and adults should never approach an alligator or any other large wild animal.

If the alligator is in a residence or place of business, or interrupting traffic on a public road, call WRC at 800-662-7137. (Hotline Ph#, 24/7). Additional information can be found here

Live Video of the Riverwalk & Brunswick River

A new live camera has been installed in the park to capture the beautiful scenery within the park. The feed will be used by WECT as a part of its First Alert SkyCam Network, available here. The camera’s video will also be available through the Town of Belville’s website

The camera is located at an integral location along the Belville Riverwalk, close to the boat ramp that was used to help with multiple rescues during Hurricane Florence.


Brunswick County COVID Tracker - Weekly Community Level Data (September 28)


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

At the September 26th Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board received the $25,000 grant from FOCUS Broadband. Emily Miller, Business Solutions Consultant, presented the Board with a 'photo-op' check to celebrate the Town receiving the grant.  

Monthly Meetings Schedule

September Monthly Meetings Schedule*

  1. Parks and Recreation Board Meeting - October 13th at 6:00 PM
  2. Planning Board Meeting - October 4th at 6:30PM
  3. ABC Board Meeting - October 18th at 6:30 PM
  4. Board of Commissioners Meeting - October 24th at 6:30 PM

*Please check with the Town or follow press releases and notifications for meeting cancellations and changes.

Other Town Updates

(1)  Social Media Update – Are you connected to the Town's Facebook page to receive information from Town Hall? Follow the links below to join us on social media so you don't miss any announcements!

Town of Belville Facebook page

Town of Belville Instagram page

Town of Belville LinkedIn page

Please note that we will soon be merging the Belville Riverwalk Park Facebook page with the Town of Belville page. Please follow the link above to be sure you're following the Town's official Facebook page. Thank you!

(2)  Meetings Available on YouTube – Did you know that the Board of Commissioners and Planning Board meetings are available to watch on our YouTube channel? To see all of the videos currently available, click here and be sure to subscribe so you do not miss any new videos!

(3)  Welcome Angelia Munford! Angelia is our new part-time Administrative/Recreation Assistant. We look forward to working with her on all the upcoming Town projects! Welcome, Angelia!

Ongoing Belville Riverwalk Park Initiatives

Duke Energy Education Pavilion

The Duke Energy Education Pavilion is located along the Park's boardwalk. Please contact Town Hall at (910) 371-2456 for up-to-date information and reservations.
Riverwalk Farmers' Market

Seaview Crab Company

Seaview Crab Company will be at the Farmer's Market on Thursdays from 2pm-5pm, Fridays from 11am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Angies Fresh Produce is at the Riverwalk Marketplace on Saturday and Sundays! Come check it out!

Riverwalk Veterans' Memorial

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. 

Beginning stages of the memorial.
A few bricks at a time.
Growing monthly.
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