Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 3:31pm

Citizens and Guests of Kure Beach,

It is with great hopes that we look forward to 2022 and the possibilities for a better year for our nation.

I do feel compelled to discuss our outside New Years' Eve Celebration at the Ocean Front Park. Your Council from the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic has relied on the experts from the State and the County to guide our paths. At this point there is nothing from the Governors' Office or the County that prevents outside events at any level of participation.
Football games, parties, restaurants, will all have various celebrations.

Based on the most recent news and the growth in cases I recommend you take a look at the latest CDC directions so you can make your own decision on what is best for yourself, your family and your community. Also available for everyone, "New Hanover County Health and Human Resources offering free COVID testing on Dec. 30, to encourage a safe start to the New Year."

Whatever your personal decision may be, we hope you have a pleasant evening and great New Year.

For additional information on Covid-19, you may visit the CDC Website at or the New Hanover County Website at

Best Wishes,

Craig. Bloszinsky
Mayor Kure Beach