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PINE KNOLL SHORE LINE
ISSUE 33 JANUARY 19?6
EDITORS* Mary Doll
meeting, I^iursday, December 11, at Bogue Banks Country Club - Mayor
KEN H^LER reported that a telephone survey had found that 90^ of the 80;:^ contacted
recently were against construction of a convent2.on center in PKS, Although the Coun
ty Economic Development Council has tentatively proposed that the County build the
three million dollar center on Bridge Road, PKS, this area is not zoned for such a
Nelson Taylor, Town Attorney, explained to the townspeople in attendance that there
is no possibility of their getting back fire ta,xes some of them have paid the County
since the fire contract with Atlantic Beach was signed. The eastern part of PKS was
formerly in the Atlantic Beach fire district, and Atlantic B'-jach has made it clear
lij-y woiad cpdit the town for the taxes collected by the Coiinty during that period,
aitnough State law does not allow this money to be returned to individual peoplR. It
was apparent that most people were ready to adjust to this since the amount of iponey
small, JOHN COLLIER, for one, said his was $11, and he was not worried
aoC/Uw the loss.
The Bo^d appointed five men to study the Town's fire protection needs, including the
building a substation or a town hall with a fire station, but
emphasized that such a study did not mean a town hall was in tomorrow*s
rfpv looked at. The five men aret BILL ROPBINS,
JAGX GOLDSTEIN, BILL MUELL®, BILL JORDAN AND BILL UEBELE, (After copying those
names, one wonders if maybe Mr. Goldstein is rSIfy called Jack).
McCULLEJT reported that the Town will soon receive the eastern end
1 + street system, and the Board agreed to try to have the speed limit
® Salter Path within town limits. They also voted to conduct an extra
last Wednesday of each month at the Town Hall, at which no formal action
would be taken, and to which the public would be invited.
^ the future, representatives of both PIKSCO and Pine Knoll Association will attend
iioara meetings, and presidents of these organizations have been asked to study pro
posed waterways ordinances with LARRY JEROME, Chairman of the Planning Board.
At the new COASTAL RESOURCES CENTER on Bridge Road,, PKS more lectvires and films are
in store for us. On Tuesday, January 13th, at 8j00 P.M., Dr, Michael 0*Connor will
speak on "Coastal Erosion* Processes and Problems”, and on January 2?th, we can hear
Mr, Jim Brown on "Commercial Aspects of EJstuaries”. The lectures will continue
every other Tuesday through May 11th, The films will start up again later this
month, with schedules to be announced in local newspapers.
If you haven’t been seeing the releases on these Coastal Resources Centers, here is
a brief description? there are three of them - each located near one of North
Carolina’s famous capes - Cape Hatteras, Cape Fear and Cape Lookout, Each center
serves a geographically sepa3::ate'coastal region of our State, They uill effer educa
tion opportunities for elementary and high school students in the marine sciences,
teacher training, applied research labs, marine advisory services, extension educa
tion programs to bring this information directly to coastal residents, public
programs (such as those we have already had) and exhibits, high quality tourist
attractions, and even jobs. Our particular center will focus on fisheries, with
emphasis on education. Curious to know more? Stop in at the center.
We are proud to say that one of our Pine Knoll Shore residents, ED CRUMLEY, has been
appointed by our Governor as the Carteret County member of the Administrative Board
oi the State’s M^ine Resources Centers, This Board is made up of 16 persons through
out State to administer the affairs of these Centers, On 22 January, the Pine Knoll
Shores Center will be used for the Official swearing in ceremonies.
Strange things are happening on that piece of land on the northside of the BEAUFOR-
MOREHEAD CAUSEWAY. If you have been uneasy about the future of this area (and there
is increasing distress being aired by several groups, includ3.ng ovx PKS Garden Club)
please voice your own feelings in letters. Write one to Colonel Homer Johnstone,
U.S, Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington, N, C. 28^01, with copies to our own
County Board Chairman, Ken Newsome, and to Walter Jxies^-our member of Congress,
House of Representatlveat Washington^ D. C« 20515*