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Pine Knoll shore-line. volume (None) 1973-1978, June 01, 1977, Image 1

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Pims ICNOLL SHOP.E LINE Issue 50 June 1977 Editors: ilary Doll Betty Hammon The major nev\rs item from our Commissioners this month is that the budget, following the public hearing on Lay 17? v;as adopted. The Commissioners (and the taxpayers) are pleased that ”No increase froiji .,20 per ,]100 valuation in Town taxes is anticipated*" Mary Catherine Smith, Commissioner of Finances, represented Pine Knoll Shores at a Civil Defense Meeting in New Bern on I'iay 25* I^i advance of the hurri cane season she lists for us the emergency stations for our town. More in formation will be available later, but meanwhile, keep this list available for future use. Civil Defense Base Stations and Equipment 1. Town Hall (our main civil defense station) - CB radio; wiring for genera tor; police radio 2, Craig Vfillis home on uimosa Blvd. - ham radio 3* A.C.Davis home on Carob Court - basement equipped for emergency genera tor 4, Bill Macdonald home on Ash Court - radio and generator 5* Bill Ford home on Salter Path on beach just east of Mimosa Ocean Park 6, Robert Bloomer home on Locust Court 7» Louise Jolitz home on Oakleaf - first aid station 8, Kerney Smith home on Oakleaf at Holly - basement equipped for emergency 9* Ray Scoggins home on Pinewood 10. Natalie Hiltz, registered nurse, home on Salter Path at 'allov/ - radio Natalie and Fred Hiltz are already trained Emergency Radical Technicians. Natalie has a scanner so that she can keep in touch with emergencies in PKS« The tov/n is purchasing a bag mask and gauges so that oxygen can be adminis tered if needed. These v;ill be kept at the Hiltz home along with other emergency equipment so that Natalie could help until the Rescue Squad arrives. And speaking of rescue squad, fourteen Pine ICnoll Shores residents are taking the course at Carteret Tech for Emergency Medical Technicians. It isn't easy, but those who are taking it are learning a great deal and having lots of practical training* It is taught by members of Carteret County rescue squads and Ann Gibbs, R.N., v/ho speak from personal experience. The course will be offered again in September just in case you missed it this time and v/ould like to take it then Sports note: That 12 foot long, 503 pound blue marlin you heard about (did you?) v/as caught by Bill Hev/ett, Pine Knoll Tovmes, off The Isabel, v/ith fellow fishermen .OIIADEE JOiTE.S, IGIT KI^IGHT, DICK i.^ii:SFISLD, and '^LT ^OiLKER- SON, PKSj as excited witnesses to the feat. Ken reports that the sight of that magnificent silver blue crcature rising, all glittery, out of the shimmering sea is seared in their memories for keeps. TUl'^I-IS TOUKIT JiEilT finale: Bill Martin and Linda Sledge won the final match over Mimi i c.rtin and Bill Robbins. RIP CURREIIT ALERT! The Institute of Oceanography suggests, in a bulletin we f.^und in an Alabama gulf resort, life saving advice on hov/ to escape the undertov/. Regular bobbers in our own waters may consider these tips a. reviev\r and i\dll certain ly \vant to share their knowledge with guests v;ho plan to plunge into the sea around here, A RIP CURREKT is a strong, narrow current flowing out to sea, perpendicular to the shore, and carrying back to sea the uater brought in by v/aves and longshore currents. . It's part of a generally circular pattern of water movement off m.ost long, gently sloping beaches. It makes a break in the long parallel lines in the pattern of sea surface betv/een the beach arid the area wherj the waves are breaking offshore. It seems to be a cross pattern line, running -perpendicular to the beach, sometimes forming small, choppy waves or a foam line, or even, if there's suspended sediment in the v/ater, a long, brovjnish band of darker v/ater. LOOK FOR THOSE SIGNS BEFORE GOING INTO THE ■^"AT.iR, TUEN — if you'r ^ a rip current, you'll feel the bottom is moving fast tov/ard shore, and you'll notice you are farther out to sea than you expected to be, or that the area where the waves are brjaki^g seeiiis to be approaching swiftly. DON'T ST ART SlT:i.aiING DESPERATELY TO SHORES This could be fatal. Swim parallel to the beach and you'll soon be safe, since the rip current is rarely more than 10 or 20 feet v>ride. OR relax and

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