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PINE KKOLL SHORELINE
Editors: Bary Doll
Betty Hammon, and George
PINE KNOLL SHORES - A PROGRESS REPORT
If the niimber of people building new homes and moving into Pine Knoll
Shores is an indication, the town is maintaining its position as a
desirable place to live. In 1977 new home building permits totalled 23,
according to records of PKS’s building inspector, Kearny Smith. Most
of the 23 were completed during the year, along with six that were
begun-in 1976. However, of this total, occupancy permits were issued
for 20, with the others scheduled for occupancy later.
Total value of the new homes erected last year amounted to $1,078,835j
v;ith the value of the individual homes increasing to over the $50,000
The year 1978 appears to be starting off at an even better rate than
previous years. Already, in the first three weeks, homes with a total
value of $135,000 have been started, and inquiries concerning building
requirements and standards are surpassing former years.
Moreover, improvements in the way of life for Pine Knoll Shores also
have been taking place. The Carolina V\Jater Service has erected and
placed in service a new 150,000-gallon tank, along with an additional
deep well, to strengthen that company's service to the community.
In addition, Carteret-Craven Electric Membership Corporation, will
shortly begin the construction on Roosevelt Drive of a new 30,000 KVA
electric sub-station that will improve its service to the groxiring
community. Upon completion of the project later this year, the area
will be completely landscaped with shrubs and grass so as to harmon
ize xd-th its surroundings. To serve the new sub-station, a new 115
KV power line will be erected along Salter Path Road from Atlantic Beach.
Plans for the new tox-jn hall-fire-and-rescue complex are continuing
apace, with construction expected to begin xdthin the next 90 days
and completion later this year. This will provide improved facilities
for the conduct of the tox-jn’s business, as well as more adequate and
modern quarters for the police department, and a central location
for the tox>jn’s new fire and rescue equipment expected to be acquired
in the next few months. With respect to the new fir e fighting equip
ment and its volunteer force — members of which are now attending
classes in the proper use of the equipment — it is expected that
rates for fire insurance to homeox'jners xd.ll be reduced.
In order to maintain a harmonious community scene, a new Community
Appearance Committee has been appointed. The purpose of the committee
is to work with new residents — those building new homes in PKS — and
to offer ideas, advice, and guidance with their grading, driveway,
and landscaping of the property, VJhile the committee has no enforce
ment powers, it expects through discussions with property owners to
encourage them to maintain housing and landscaping standards that will
harmonize with and enhance the already attractive qualities of the
While Pine Knoll Shores, xdth its some 350 attractive homes, is no metro
politan center it does have a spirit of neighborhood interest surpassing
other communities. This is especially evident in its desire for main
taining ^ environmental balance heightened by the appeal of architec
turally individual and attractive surroundings.