A growing number of people are moving to the Supply area, making it hard to find land. Many people who live in the Supply area go to Shallotte to shop and buy things like gas, food,and clothes.
Supply is located midway between the town of Bolivia, the county seat of Brunswick County, and the city of Shallotte, and is just south of the Green Swamp. It is also home to Brunswick Medical Center. Chad McCumbee, an ARCA and NASCAR driver, is a notable resident.
The novel Holly by Albert French is set in Supply, although the novel indicates that there is a courthouse in Supply, but since Supply is not a county seat it is unclear why the novel so indicates.