Beach Wheelchairs: Available to Rent from the Town

Sunset Vision raised the funds in 2019 to buy four  beach “All Terrain” wheelchairs and donated them to the Town of Sunset Beach.  The Town rents these wheel chairs at a very nominal rate for citizens and visitors with disabilities so that they can enjoy our beautiful beach.  The wheelchairs feature heavy duty wheels, non-corrosive plastic bearings, 2 swivel and 2 rigid wheels, padded cushion seat, user-friendly folding footrest, and an umbrella.  They are manufactured by MJM international and are made from healthcare grade polymer plastic to inhibit/control the growth of bacteria.  They are lead and latex free.  To reserve a chair for use during a visit to Sunset Beach, please call Town Hall at 910-579-6297.  For more information about the wheelchairs and Sunset Vision click Past Projects | Beach Accessible Wheelchairs



On National Slam the Scam Day. March 8, 2023 and throughout the year, Social Security give you the tools to recognize Social Security-related scams and stop scammers from stealing your money and personal information. Share scam information with your loved ones. Slam the Scam!

Recognize the four basic signs of a scam:

  • Scammers pretend to be from a familiar organization or agency, like the Social Security Administration. They may email attachments with official-looking logos, seals, signatures, or pictures of employee credentials.
  • Scammers mention a problem or a prize. They may say your Social Security number was involved in a crime or ask for personal information to process a benefit increase.
  • Scammers pressure you to act immediately. They may threaten you with arrest or legal action.
  • Scammers tell you to pay using a gift card, prepaid debit card, cryptocurrency, wire or money transfer, or by mailing cash. They may also tell you to transfer your money to a “safe” account.

Ignore scammers and report criminal behavior. Report Social Security-related scams HERE to  the SSA Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

Visit for more information and follow SSA OIG on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay up to date on the latest scam tactics.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Assistance

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax assistance to anyone, free of charge, with a focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income. There is no AARP membership requirement. Tax-Aide volunteers are located nationwide, and are trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code.

Tax-Aide sites are open through April 18. On-site tax assistance is available through walk-in and appointments. Click HERE to view locations, day/times available and to make an appointment here in Brunswick County. Locally, there are two sites within easy driving range, Southwest Brunswick Branch Library; 9400 Ocean Hwy. W. Carolina Shores, NC.  & Rourk Branch Library; 5068 Main St. Shallotte, NC.  The Carolina Shores location requires appointments made in person at the library.  Appointments are filling up rapidly.

Please Note:  You must allow to access your location on their website page to find all the Tax-Aide locations available in Brunswick County.

Are You Purchasing New Technology?

Are you planning on upgrading your computer or laptop over the holidays or in the New Year?   Did you know that instead of trashing your old ones, you can donate them to Brunswick County Computer 4 Kids Program?

Computers for Kids accepts old computers (equipped with Windows XP or later), flat screen monitors (working), mice and keyboards, and power cords. They wipe all hard drives, repair the computers, install new software and give them to students throughout Brunswick County.

BC Computers for Kids is located in building F at the Government Complex in Bolivia. They are typically on site Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am until 3 pm. For more information you can visit their website or you can contact them via email