This is the official website for the Town of Calabash, North Carolina-"The Seafood Capital of the World". Calabash is a coastal community, bordering South Carolina located between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. A Mayor-Council form of government with a Town Administrator who together operate the Town of Calabash. Calabash has a six-member town council, a Mayor and five commissioners each serving a 4-year term in office. The Board of Commissioners meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at the town hall located at 882 Persimmon Road. You are encouraged to attend.
Calabash was incorporated in 1973. At that time, Calabash was a small fishing village with a handful of seafood restaurants. We have since grown into a small town with a year-round population of 1,868 residents. Currently, there are over 30 restaurants in town serving people from all over the world each year. The Mayor and Board of Commissioners invites you to explore our website and learn everything you would like to know about our beautiful town; from our history, which began as early as 1691, to current events and future plans.
The town would like to thank you for visiting our website. If you are planning a trip to the Carolina Coast be sure to stop by Calabash and try the local fare, do some shopping, take a fishing voyage or dolphin cruise, or just relax and enjoy the peaceful beauty of our quaint town. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
TOWN OF CALABASH IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Stormwater Neighborhood Watch Committee
The Town of Calabash is looking at starting a neighborhood watch committee for stormwater management purposes. We were hoping to fill this committee with citizens from different neighborhoods from around the Town of Calabash. The Town has received confirmation from people in some neighborhoods, but is continuing to seek volunteers from the following neighborhoods: Pine Bur; Harbor Drive; Landing; Baypoint; and Hidden Valley. If you are from one of these neighborhoods and are interested in volunteering on this committee, please contact Town Clerk, Sue Stuhr at 910-579-6747.
NEW YEAR'S EVE BONFIRE
The Town of Calabash will celebrate its fifth public New Year's Eve bonfire and celebration starting at 8:30 pm on Saturday, December 31st. Festivities will take place in the Hurricane Fishing Fleet parking lot next to the Calabash River. Like prior years, there will be a casting of messages in a bottle. Anyone wishing to can write good wishes and place them in the bottles, which will be taken out to the Gulf Stream by the Hurricane Fleet. The menu for the bonfire consists of ham, baked potato bar with various toppings, green beans, cornbread and a variety of desserts. The entertainment will be very enjoyable, so come ring in the new year Calabash style!
FREE EDUCATIONAL FORUM ON ELDER LAW TOPICS
Helayne Levy from the Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center has a speaking engagement in Calabash, on all the legal, financial and personal issues that aging citizens are facing in connection with their long term care. She will be discussing various elder law topics including paying for long term care, aging in place, Veterans Benefits, Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance and products, resources, supports and services in Brunswick County. This engagement is free and open to the public. Anyone interested can call their office at 910-755-7526 or email at clientservices@aPracticeWithPurpose.com
At the South Brunswick Islands Center in Calabash:
Thursday, December 15th 1-3 PM
Click the link below to make a payment by credit or debit card.Please remit 2013 Town Tax Payments to Brunswick County. Late tax payments (2012 or earlier) may be paid here.
Please click on the link below for a service request form. Service requests must have all pertinent information completed, including the name of person making request and contact information. Service requests will be completed and documented in a timely manner. You may email these forms to email@example.com or fax to 910-579-5494/910-579-5495.