A Message from the Mayor

Welcome to the Town of Burgaw’s website, thank you for visiting the site and for your interest in the town. I hope our website and town staff provides you with all the resources needed to assist you.

As Mayor, I welcome you and invite you to visit our historic downtown, our restaurants, and businesses, as well as to explore our friendly community with all it has to offer with its small-town charm. 

The town has been a progressing and thriving town rich in history, home to one of the oldest depots in NC. Celebrating 144 years of being a great place to live, the Town of Burgaw is the county seat and home of the North Carolina Blueberry Festival.

Our town offers the uniqueness of what we love about small towns with a walkable downtown area, a Courthouse Square, and connectivity to our local library, schools, parks, and the Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail. 

Burgaw is also a trail community on the Mountain to Sea Trail that traverses through Pender County.

We are proud of and appreciate the hard work of our Public Works Department which keeps the town maintained and looking lovely every day. 

With the growth of our town and the development of our Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Department we have added many youth and senior programs, family activities, and events that take place throughout the year. We also partner with our county and local schools in sharing facilities and additional programming opportunities.

We are proud of our Burgaw Fire and Police Departments for their dedication and service for the safety of the town and our residents.

We have industry and ample jobs, and while growth is inevitable we continue to cultivate a culture of community.

Looking forward to further growth, together we move forward, continuing to make Burgaw a great place to live, work, and visit while enjoying the benefits of a small town and its resources.

Please continue to visit the Town of Burgaw’s website and social media outlets for updates on what is happening in town.

Grateful for the opportunity to serve.

Mayor Olivia Dawson