Health & Safety Resource Committee: Defending Yourself at Home – The LAW in North Carolina 

Date:  March 21, 2024

Time:  1:30 – 3:30  PM

Host:  Sea Trail Health & Safety Resource Committee

Place: Pink Palace Main Room

Topic: Defending Yourself at Home – The LAW in North Carolina

In 2011 the NC Legislature passed new laws regarding self-defense of persons and self-defense while at home.  The home defense laws are very good for homeowners, but there are rules! The presentation will provide an in-depth look at the law/rules which we all need to understand.  Knowing the law can help you make better decisions.

The presentation is not about firearms or tactics.

Speaker: Mr. Steve Westfall, with 27 years in Federal Law Enforcement, U.S. Secret Service-retired, Graduate Instructor of  The Law of Self Defense Academy in Colorado.

Mr. Westfall, presented a similar program in Sea Trail in April of 2018.

Amazon – Watch out for recent scam tactics!

Stay Up to Date with Weather Emergency Information

As many of you are aware we have a number of avenues that Emergency Weather is communicated with us.  The Town of Sunset Beach emails, CAMS emails and CODE RED Notifications.  If you are not aware of these very timely announcements please click on the following links to find the details for each.  These can be very helpful for you to stay current with any severe weather event before and after as well.

CAMS:  Extreme Weather Information

CODE RED Notifications:   Sign-up to receive Emergency Alerts on your smart phone – Click HERE to sign-up.

Town of Sunset Beach:  Click Town of Sunset Beach website  On the left column of the Home page, drop down to the last aqua box entitled Email Sign Up.  Complete the information requested and SUBMIT.

All of this information plus much more is also found on our Hurricane Preparedness Page


Pet Courtesy Reminder

Please remember to follow the STMA rules and always pick up after your pets when walking them in Sea Trail.  This means you must pick up after your pets everywhere in Sea Trail even in vacant lots, wooded areas, etc.  If you are walking there, others may also walk there as well.  Please keep your pets off of other property owner yards.  Please DO NOT walk your pets on the golf course or the cart paths.  Golf course property is for golfers only.

Attention Dog Walkers

Dog Waste – We have been asked to remind property owners to please clean up after your dogs when walking them in SeaTrail.

  • Per STMA Rules:  c. Leash ordinances of the Town of Sunset Beach are applicable throughout Sea Trail development.  A person must accompany a dog or cat when it is outside the boundary of the owner’s private property; and, (1) dogs and cats shall be on a leash and controlled by the person accompanying the pet; (2), the accompanying person shall carry bags or utensils to promptly remove and dispose of pet feces.

Please be respectful of your neighbors and keep your pets off of other’s property.

How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself.

Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center reported that people lost $57 million to phishing schemes in one year.

Click HERE for more details!!

–Federal Trade Commission – Consumer Information