From the Town | 2020 Census

Todd J. Rademacher, CZO, the Planning Director for the Town of Sunset Beach asked that we post information about the 2020  Census to our website.  Here is his email:
I am writing to see if you could put something in your newsletter encouraging everyone to fill out the 2020 Census. It is so important to get an accurate account for a myriad of reasons. The link to fill out the census is Below is a small blurb from the census you may want to include in your newsletter. Thank you for your help.
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
It’s also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.
Todd J. Rademacher, CZO
Planning Director
Town of Sunset Beach
910.579.6297 x.1014

Upcoming Election Information | Two Items of Interest

2020 General Election

The 2020 Presidential General Election will be held on Tuesday November 3rd.  There are three ways to cast your ballot in North Carolina:

  1. Absentee ballot by mail.
  2. One Stop in person Early Voting.
  3. In person on Election Day.

To be eligible to cast a ballot this year all voters must reside in Brunswick County by Sunday October 4th, and be registered to vote by Friday October 9th.  If you have not previously voted in Brunswick County and have submitted a voter registration form through DMV or another governmental agency it is recommended that you verify your registration using the Voter Registration Tool at the Board of Elections web site, .

To request an Absentee Ballot by mail each voter must submit a Ballot Request form to the Board of Elections.  North Carolina will NOT be doing mass ballot mailings to all voters.  You may request an Absentee Ballot at any time for any reason.  Ballots will begin to be distributed in early September.

In person One Stop Early voting will begin on Thursday October 15th, and run through Saturday October 31st.

The Early Voting schedule and locations will be finalized at a special Board of Elections meeting on Tuesday July 14th at 6:00 pm in the County Commissioners’ chamber.  Should anyone wish to make a comment about Early Voting, the Board has established a Comment portal at:

On Election Day November 3rd the polls will open at 6:30am and close at 7:30pm.  All forms, tools, and additional detailed information are available at the Brunswick County Board of Elections website:   If you have any questions you may call the Board of Elections at (910) 523-2620.

Board of Elections Poll Worker Opportunities

On a regular day-to-day basis the Brunswick County Board of Elections staff consists of 5 full time employees who manage and maintain the elections process for the 105,000+ voters in the county.  At election time however the staff can grow to 300-350 with the addition of temporary help and poll workers.  As you have observed many of the Poll Workers are seniors who have the time to contribute to the community.  As with any group of this type there is turnover and the need to recruit new personnel.

Being a Poll Worker can be a rewarding experience, and besides it pays $10-$13 per hour based on the experience and the type of assignment.  If you think you would like to participate, the link contains information from the poll worker team at the Board.  You can register for both an in-person or on-line session by clicking

If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call or contact Adrianne Rushton, Assistant Deputy Director Brunswick County Board of Elections,

Randy Pelton

910 575-2637

Household Hazardous Waste Collection (TBA)

The Brunswick County Solid Waste Department is in the process of implementing a permanent household hazardous waste (HHW) collection at the county’s landfill site. The two annual events in Shallotte and Southport are discontinued.  We are hoping to have this facility opened during the fall of 2020.  Please email to be added to an email list to be notified when the program is scheduled to begin. 

From the Town of Sunset Beach

Hi Everyone:

The Town of Sunset Beach would like you to remember that during this pandemic you can help to protect yourself while also protecting our community. Remember your 3 Ws:

  1. WEAR a cloth face covering.
  2. WAIT 6 feet apart and avoid close contact.
  3. WASH your hands often or use hand sanitizer.

It is important to take care of yourself and to be respectful and take care of other.

We are also encouraging our local businesses to support the use of masks by their employees and their customers.

Supplies in the region are very limited. Food, cleaning supplies, and toiletries are not always readily available. When shopping for essentials in the area, we ask that you please leave some for the next person.

We encourage you to bring your own supplies when visiting the area. We especially encourage you to bring your own toiletries as we cannot guarantee availability in restrooms.

Please, continue to use caution when interacting with people or going out into the public. Take care of yourself, by taking care of others.

Thank you.

Hiram J. Marziano, II

Town Administrator

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Census 2020 Update From the Town

Just a reminder to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire if you haven’t done so already. The census data is important to our community. The information collected in the 2020 Census helps determine how federal dollars flow into our Town each year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of our community, and helps to keep your tax rate lower. Click here to see how Sunset Beach is doing and for a link to the questionnaire.


Lisa Anglin

Town Clerk


Bagel Dock – To Go Only. Hours of operation are as usual – 6:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m – (910) 575-1200

Boat Landing – Closed Monday & Tuesday. Reopen Wednesday at 11:30 for takeout orders. Please call (910) 575-2259 –

Boundary House – Closed until further notice

Calabash Deli – Open regular hours – (910) 579-9801 –

Central Mamma’s Restaurant – 1021 Beach Drive, Sunset Beach, NC. Open regular hours – (910) 579-6545 – Carry Out available.

Dominoes Pizza – 6278-7 Beach Drive SW Unit 7, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 – (910) 575-3800 –

Fibbers – Closed until further notice

Grand Strand Coffee Bar – 9869 Ocean Hwy. W. Carolina Shores – around corner from Food Lion – Carry out and drive up window.  Open regular hours.  (910) 575-7684

Gravy Southern Eatery – Opening back up Tuesday for To Go orders only ( Please call (910) 579-4733.

House’s Place at the Beach (The VAC) – We will be returning to operation on Tuesday, March 24th with DELIVERY available of our NEW full menu as well as take out availability from 11 am – 8 pm. Call (910) 766-6193 to place your orders on Tuesday and stay turned in as we highlight some of our great new offerings like pizzas and more!
Menu –

Inlet View Bar & Grill – Closed until further notice

Island Seafood Company – Curbside Pick Up & Food Truck – 6778 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach – Hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Please call first (910) 579-5777

La Cucina – Open daily from 4pm to 8pm take out only with full menu. Please call ahead with your order – (910) 579-9777.

Maria’s Pizza – 120-7 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach – Now offering curb side delivery, take out and delivery to Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach and Calabash from 11:30 am- 9:00pm (910) 579-3233 –

Patio’s Tiki Bar & Grill – 4495 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC – Curbside & Delivery – * Daily 20% Off Menu Items – while supplies last* – Delivery for orders of $25+ Call Ahead: (843) 427-7228

Pizza Hut – 5054 N. Main St., Shallotte, NC 28470 – (910) 754-6105 –

Roberto’s Ristorante – 6737 Beach Dr. SW, Ocean Isle Beach – (910) 579-4999 – Take out – Menu on website:

Sarah’s Kitchen – Open for Take Out or Delivers. Please Call (910) 575-3777

Sugar Shack – Pick up & Delivery orders – (910) 579-3844 –

Talk of the Town – Hwy 904 & Old Georgetown – Tues. – Sat. 4pm – 7pm – (910) 579-5998 – Take out & Delivery within a 5 mile range