Frequently Asked Questions

Dogs on the Beach

No dogs shall be permitted on the beach strand between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during the period of Memorial Day through Labor Day. This shall apply regardless of whether or not they are leashed. No dogs are allowed any time in public accesses or public parking areas. It shall be the responsibility of the owner, keeper or custodian of any dog that excretes any feces on public property (including the beach strand) or on private property without the consent of the owner or person in lawful possession of such private property to promptly remove any feces deposited by such animal and dispose of the feces in an appropriate trash receptacle. Doggie Bag Dispensers are located at all of the beach access areas for your convenience.

Loud Music

The creation of any unreasonably loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise in the town is prohibited. The following acts, among others, are declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this section; but this enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive: Blowing horns, Music, Use of any gong or siren, Amplified music advertisements, and Hours for construction activity. Anyone violating this section shall be cited by the chief of police or one of his deputies. The offender shall pay a civil penalty of $25.00 into the office of the town clerk within 72 hours following the receipt of the citation. If this penalty is not paid, in accordance with G.S. 160A-175, violation of any provision of this section shall be a misdemeanor punishable upon conviction in accordance with Town's Ordinance Section 1-6.

Hours for construction activity  

No construction activity shall take place before the hours of 8:00 a.m. and after the hours of 8:00 p.m. Construction activity shall include, but is not limited to, the following activities; hammering, nail guns, sawing, sanding, pressure-washing, generators and air compressors for construction use, dump trucks and earth moving equipment, and any other noise producing construction related activity that is determined to be a nuisance.