Public Notice

Public Notice

Volunteer resources and contacts to help post-Hurricane Dorian


BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County Emergency Services coordinates offers for donations and volunteer assistance with the Brunswick County Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

Questions about who to contact for help, how to volunteer or how to donate items? Contact Emergency Services Volunteer and Nonprofit Coordinator Leslie Stanley for direction to the appropriate VOAD agency or county department based on your needs.

A list of VOAD partner organizations that may be able to assist residents with unmet and construction needs post-Hurricane Dorian is available at

Based on the level of impact to Brunswick County, VOAD anticipates that its available resources are enough to serve the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian. VOAD is thankful to everyone who has reached out to offer help.

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From NC Coastal Reserve: Two Additional North Carolina Coastal Reserve sites open to visitors after Hurricane Dorian


Two Additional North Carolina Coastal Reserve sites open to visitors after Hurricane Dorian

Original release:

Release: Immediate Contact: Patricia Smith
Date:  Sept. 12, 2019 Phone:  252-726-7021


MOREHEAD CITY – Two additional N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve sites are open to visitors after closure due to Hurricane Dorian. Open Reserve sites include:

  • Permuda Island Reserve near Topsail Island,
  • Zeke’s Island Reserve near Kure Beach,
  • Rachel Carson Reserve in Beaufort,
  • Masonboro Island Reserve near Wilmington, and
  • Bird Island Reserve near Sunset Beach.

Visitors should exercise caution when visiting the sites and be aware of the risk of potentially hazardous conditions associated with storm damage. Grounded vessels have been documented on several Reserve sites; visitors should refrain from disturbing the vessels to protect personal safety and respect vessel owners’ personal property while removal efforts are underway.

Five Reserve sites remain closed to visitors to protect public safety until site assessments are completed and immediate hazards are addressed. These are:

  • Currituck Banks Reserve near Corolla,
  • Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve in Kitty Hawk,
  • Emily and Richardson Preyer Buckridge Reserve near Columbia,
  • Buxton Woods Reserve on Hatteras Island, and
  • Bald Head Woods Reserve on Bald Head Island.

Updates will be posted on the Coastal Reserve’s website at and via its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve protects natural areas for education, research and compatible recreation. Since its creation in 1989, the program has preserved more than 44,000 acres of unique coastal environments at 10 sites along the coast.

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