LOCATION: The Town of Calabash is located in Brunswick County on the southeastern coast of North Carolina and is the southern most city in North Carolina bordering South Carolina. It is 25 miles North of Myrtle Beach, SC and 50 miles South of Wilmington, NC. Our closest highway is ‘Highway 17’.

POPULATION: Approximately 1,895 residents and is growing rapidly.

: Moderate and we enjoy all four seasons. We 
rarely have snowfall in the winter.

Primarily a fishing village with shrimp boats docking daily during the season selling fresh caught shrimp. Charter boats for tours and deep sea fishing are also available.

The Town is famous for its 'Calabash Seafood'. This type of flavoring originated here and is unique. Others have tried to copy it with little success. If you want to taste the real 'Calabash Seafood', you must come to Calabash.

Calabash has all the amenities any Town would need.

Fire Department
Calabash Fire Department- one of the best and well equipped Fire Departments in the area. Has an ISO rating of 4 which is a good rating.

The area is patrolled by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department. The crime rate is very low in this area.

Utility Information:
Public Utilities (Water & Wastewater lines)
75 Courthouse Drive (Building I)
Bolivia, NC  28422

Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (Power Company)
795 Ocean Hwy NW
Supply, NC  28462

Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation (Phone, Broadband & Cable TV)

640 Whiteville Rd NW
Shallotte, NC  28470 

Town of Calabash
Building Inspector
The Town of Calabash has an immediate opening for the position of Building Inspector.  An employee in this class performs building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire inspections, code enforcement, and other work as directed to ensure compliance of all regulations, ordinances, and codes for the Town of Calabash.  This position works with the current Calabash Building Inspector under the general supervision of the Town Administrator.
The applicant must possess a high school diploma (or equivalent), a valid NC Driver’s License, and must meet all requirements of the NC Code Officials Qualification Board in order to perform the position.  The applicant must possess strong communication skills, interpretation skills, record keeping skills, and be able to maintain effective working relationships.  The position requires that the applicant be able to handle a number of physical tasks, indoors and outdoors, in varying weather conditions.

The ideal applicant will hold a minimum of Standard Level I Certificates in all fields and hold probationary certificates in next level fields.  Individuals that do not hold all field Standard Certificates but have Probationary Certificates and can obtain Standard Certificates within 6 months will be considered. Salary is negotiable depending upon education and experience.  Calabash offers an excellent benefits package.  Submit resume to: Chuck Nance, Town Administrator, Town of Calabash, 882 Persimmon Road, Calabash, NC  28467, or email to  Open until filled.  EOE.

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Click on the link below for our current Business Directory for a detailed list.

    Town of Calabash Business Directory

Click on the link below for the Spring/Summer 2020 Calabash Navigator edition

    The Calabash Navigator

Contact the Brunswick County Board of Elections for registration and voting information including where you vote at 910-253-2620

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