Rourk Library in Shallotte Temporarily Closes to the Public


Brunswick County’s Rourk Library branch location in Shallotte is temporarily closed to the public; the reopening date is still to be determined. Library patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the county library system’s extensive virtual services or visit one of its other four locations at this time.

Curbside pickups for library items will also discontinue at the Rourk Library location until it reopens. Rourk Library will not issue fines while closed. Patrons can still return items through the book drop outside the library.

Free Wifi will remain available for individuals in the library parking lot. Individuals are asked to follow the Three Ws—wear a face covering, wait six feet apart from others, and wash hands regularly—whenever visiting a library branch or parking lot for Wifi access.

Brunswick County will provide an update when the Rourk Library branch location reopens to the public.

More information about Brunswick County’s library system and its virtual services are at

Media Inquiries:  contact the Communications Director at 910.253.2995 or email


New Owners to Sea Trail January, 2021

Please click New Owners January, 2021 to find the most current list of new owners moving into Sea Trail.  To find their specific information as to street address, email addresses and phone numbers just log in to the Member Directory section of the website.  Please Note:  This specific information is only available on the member directory once the new owner updates their profile information themselves.

We will continue to add New Owners to the Newsletter on a monthly basis or as we receive it from our STMA administrator.

Welcome to all!!

Ray Dillon Passed

Ray Dillon, longtime Sea Trail resident and husband of former Garden Club member, Marie Dillon, died this morning at his son’s house in FL. No other details are available.

Please keep the Dillon family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank You!

I wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of my friends and family who have traveled this journey with me the past several years. Without you support and love, I would have never gotten thru this with my Dad and Mom. Your outpouring of love, cards, texts and phone calls still gives me pause and brings me great comfort. I will always cherish all of my fond memories with my parents, here in Sunset Beach and Sea Trail. This is truly paradise! Thanks for letting us be a part of it… Thanks for all of your love!!

Candy, Cliff & Camp Fowler


Dear Sea Trail,

I hope this first week of 2021 is going well for all of you.  A few updates that I wanted to bring to your attention:

CAMS:  We have completed the first week of transitioning to CAMS for our financial management.  A large percentage of our homeowners have paid their 2021 dues and we thank you!  If you are having any issues, please call CAMS at 1-877-672-2267.   Please be aware that your dues payments need to be received by CAMS by January 29th.  We appreciate your patience during this transition!

FACILITIES:  All indoor facilities (Pink Palace, MAC and Fitness Center) will continue to be closed until further notice due to the increasing numbers of COVID in our area.  We will re-visit this decision in two weeks to determine if it is feasible and safe to re-open the facilities.

LIBRARY:  We have decided to re-open the Library on Monday, January 11th at 10:00 am.  Everyone must wear masks and limit your time in the library (enter at your own risk).  The library will continue to have a volunteer assistant to insure that we only have a maximum of 4 people in the Library which includes the volunteer.  The library will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Please do not visit the library if you have any cold or flu symptoms.

COVID VACCINES AND INFO:  COVID Vaccines –  Our Website team of Candy Fowler and Emily Shea are doing a wonderful job of keeping our website updated with up to date information on the COVID vaccine.  There are links to all of the latest COVID information on our website.   At the bottom of this email are links to our website, CAMS, Coronavirus information etc.   I encourage you to use our website, as it is an excellent resource.  You do not need to log in to view this information!

RIPTIDE BUILDERS:   There are a lot of exciting things happening in Sea Trail since Riptide Builders Development Inc. purchased Sunrise Corporate Development Holdings, LLC. on August 4, 2020.  We plan to keep the Sea Trail Community informed of Riptide Builders current plans for development and building activity.  The Website Team has created a Riptide page on our Sea Trail MA website, which will keep our community informed on Riptide Builders latest Sea Trail information.  Riptide Builders will be sending out a newsletter soon to all Sea Trail homeowners and these newsletters will also be posted to the Riptide Builders STMA website page.  Stay tuned for exciting news!

I know it is a very stressful time in our world.  I encourage you to take a walk through our beautiful community or on our peaceful Sunset Beach.

Take Care and Stay Healthy!!
Roz Dahlen, STMA President

John Goodrich Passed

As many of you know, Sea Trail Garden Club member and STLGA member, Kate Goodrich, lost her dear husband John last week. John was a  former President of the Sea Trail Property Owners Association (now the Master Association).

Donations in John’s honor can be made to Brunswick County Family Assistance

Please keep Kate and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Brunswick County COVID Vaccine Updates

More details regarding COVID Vaccines in Brunswick County:

  • To sign-up to receive vaccine updates from the Board of Health Sunshine List:  Call (910) 253-2250. Wait for the prompt for the COVID info. You will connected with someone who will ask you for your email address. You will then receive updates regarding vaccinations, scheduling for Brunswick County and other important updates.
  • For more details in Brunswick County regarding vaccines, scheduling and other FAQs go to:
  • To sign-up to receive updates from the Brunswick County Sunshine List, go to:



Long Term Care – The Silent Stalker – Exclusive Webinar

The Health & Safety Resource Committee had scheduled a presentation on wills, taxes, trusts, etc. on January 28, at the Pink Palace. This event has been cancelled because of Covid-19 restrictions. This program was offered a year ago and it was well received by the residents.  The program is being held in an upcoming Webinar.  The presenters have been offering these for other Brunswick County Communities during the lock-down.  Below is the information regarding the webinar and a link to register.

Long Term Care – The Silent Stalker – Exclusive Webinar
Back by popular demand: Join us with special guest Barbara Franklin, nationally recognized long-term care planning expert, for a replay of this important event:

– What is long-term care?
– What are the costs of care?
– What are the odds of needing care?
– What are your options?

All attendees receive complimentary Family Planning Guide.

Date/Time:  Jan 6, 2021 9:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Register HERE

Brunswick County’s Computers for Kids Program

Computers for Kids 

Did you get a new desktop or laptop computer this Christmas? Did you know that instead of trashing your old ones, you can donate them to Brunswick County’s Computers for 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


Sad News

It is with extreme sadness that I inform you that Steve Plotz, Joan’s husband, passed away this morning. Joan has had such a difficult time these last couple of months and now needs our love and prayers more than ever. A service will be planned for 2021.


Holiday Greetings from Sunset Vision

Click Happy Holidays from Sunset Vision to read the Holiday Letter from Sunset Vision which includes their accomplishments for 2020 and vision for 2021!  Your support through memberships, donations, and event participation makes our gifts to the town possible. And don’t forget, your donations to Sunset Vision are tax deductible! Visit us online at if you’d like to make an end-of-year donation.

A New Club/Activity: Sea Trail Fishing Club

A fair number of Sea Trailers like to fish.  A proposal to begin a fishing club was presented in early November and residents expressed an interest in joining.  A fishing club is a great way for like-minded anglers to get together to share fishing knowledge, learn from one another or perhaps introduce new anglers to the activity.  I have been a member of fishing clubs in the past, learned a lot and developed lifelong friendships.  Some club activities that are enjoyable are:
  • Fishing expert guest speakers at meetings
  • Annual fishing contest with year-end awards
  • Raffles
  • Annual dinner
  • Group fishing trips aboard charter boats
  • Joining other members aboard their boats
  • Socializing and swapping fish stories at monthly meetings
  • Youth fishing events
The Sea Trail Fishing Club could be simply an email group for anglers to arrange group fishing trips or a formal club with elected officers, by-laws and regular meetings.  Please drop Steve Heins a note at to indicate your interest to join this new Club or just to ask a question.  Due to COVID, an initial meeting will not be planned until a later date when the vaccine is widely distributed in our area.
Thank you,
Steve Heins