Volume 30 | September 2022

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Message from Mayor Allen


Welcome to the September edition of our Town newsletter. Summer is winding down, school is back in session, and soon enough the temperatures will start to drop.

We are excited to announce A LOT of great events happening at the Belville Riverwalk Park this fall! We'll have the Feast of the Pirates, the Heritage Bike Ride, our Annual Fall Festival, the Cape Fear Buddy Walk, the Skarure Woccon Harvest Festival, a Halloween Movie Night, and the BBQ, Brews, Bands Business Bash. We hope you can join us for all the fun. Don't forget to stop by the pumpkin patch at the Park - coming soon in October. 

We are happy to announce that the Town received a $500,000 grant to extend the Belville Riverwalk! We're working through the preliminary environmental work to complete a design for Phase II of the Riverwalk. We look forward to the ribbon cutting ceremony and opening the Riverwalk to the public.  

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 $500,000 Grant for the Riverwalk Extension!

It’s time to celebrate, folks! The Town of Belville is thrilled to announce that we received a $500,000 Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant to extend the Belville Riverwalk! We love our Riverwalk and we are so excited to extend it further north along the Brunswick River.

Our New Park Sign

Our new Belville Riverwalk Park sign is up. We're proud of it and think it reflects the beauty of our park. 

Westport Lofts are Under Construction!

Westport Lofts broke ground 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

Saturday September 17, 2022

Feast of the Pirates is back! Bring yer mates and join us for some pirate fun!

Saturday September 24th, 2022

Brunswick Heritage Riverside Bike Ride

The 2nd Annual Brunswick Heritage Riverside Ride will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022. This event is a 16-mile bike ride along northern Brunswick County’s Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor from Phoenix Park in Navassa to Belville Riverwalk Park in Belville and back.

Various age groups and experienced levels of cyclists are welcome to participate in this ride but must be able to ride 16 miles at a casual pace. Helmets are required and cyclists should give their bicycle a thorough safety inspection prior to the event. There is no cost to participate. Check-in for the ride will be held between 6:45am and 7:15am, with participants departing from Phoenix Park at 7:30am. There will be a 15- to 20-minute break at Belville Riverwalk Park before beginning the return half of the ride.

Pre-Registration for the event is required and participation is capped at 200 participants. No day-of registration will be offered. Find out more and register HERE

Saturday October 1, 2022

Belville's Annual Fall Festival will be lots of fun!

Saturday October 8, 2022

The annual 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. You can register and donate HERE

Saturday October 8 & Sunday October 9, 2022

SAVE THE DATE! Skarure Woccon Harvest Festival - more information to come.

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 2022 - Date TBD

Halloween Movie Night at the Park from 7PM - 9PM. More information to come.

October 2022 - Opening Date TBD

A pumpkin patch will be at the Belville Riverwalk Park. Stop by and pick out the perfect pumpkin. Opening date will be announced soon.  

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. September is the most active hurricane month. 

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.  

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 (August 24)


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 August 22nd Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board heard a presentation about Constitution Week from Mr. Louis Harmati. Vince Matthews was appointed to the Parks & recreation Board.   

The Board recognized Athina Williams, Town Manager, for 16 years of hard work with the Town of Belville.

Monthly Meetings Schedule

September Monthly Meetings Schedule*

  1. Parks and Recreation Board Meeting - September 8th at 6:00 PM
  2. Planning Board Meeting - September 13th at 6:30PM
  3. ABC Board Meeting - September 20th at 6:30 PM
  4. Board of Commissioners Meeting - September 26th 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!

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! 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 or go directly to Polar Engraving to place your order online.
Beginning stages of the memorial.
A few bricks at a time.
Growing monthly.
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