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remedies which are available to arrest it. He stated that Bogue Banks is fortunate in
being one of the most stable of the State’s coastal islands. Because of its east-west^
position, the normal erosion mte on Bogue Banks, averaged over a number of
BEACH years, comes to an annual rate of two feet, (One of those representatives
present estimated that his area had lost as much as thirty feet this year).
Col,Dennison also said that studies have shown that on Bogue Banks the drift,
i.e. the annual net movement of sand, is from west to east,
Dennison pointed out that for the long term there is nothing, whether bulkheads,
groins or whatever, that will guarantee effective control over the shifting of sand by
the sea. However, there is in his opinion a temporary corrective measure which may be
effective. The sand which a storm has taken from the beach and, perhaps, even from the
frontal dunes is deposited near the shore and probably at or near the reef which is
usually found not far off shore. After the winter storms those sands will, in the normal
course of events, tend to return over the summer to the beach from which they came.
This process can be accelerated by using bulldozers to push the sands back on to the ^
beach and then stabilizing them with sea oats and other grasses, Beach nourishment
of this sort offers the best practical method of preventing further erosion by future
storms. If this method is pursued, additional assistance may be found in the use of
other beach feeders such as snow fences, groins, etc., but they alone, said Col, Dennison,
will not "build” a beach. Indeed, such sand as those devices may trap will be denied to
that portion of the beach lying further along the natural "drift" since that area would
have received the sand had its movement not been interrupted,
Ted Hearth recommended that such beach "pushing” be undertaken immediately, since
Igtter on in the season CAMA will restrict the time of such projects because of environ
mental considerations. He asked those present to propose such an undertaking to those
they represented. It was estimated that the cost would be approximately ^>10, per line^
foot and that any area in which such work might be done would have to consist of not
less than 400-500 continuous feet of beach,
At a meeting of the Board of Adjustment held April 5 (see this issue) Hearth
announced that the Roosevelts, the Ramada Inn and all five of the aeacon's Reach home
owners associations have agreed to cooperate to repair some 10,000 feet of the beach
Bobbie and Elva Smith moved into their home at 151 Loblolly Drive early in
December, Formerly of Ayden, North Carolina, they have been spending every summer in
their cottage at Emerald Isle since 1959. No one had to tell them about Pine Knoll
Shores. They had been watching it develop over the years and decided that this is where
they wanted to build their retirment home.
Now they are living in their retirement but neither one of them is yet
OUR NEW retired, Bobbie is with I.E.Dupont in Kinston and Elva works at "t-he^
Ayden-Grifton High School, Many hours a week are thus spent travelling
NEIGHBORS forth. They have always been active in their community and
were especially active in the Methodist Church in Ayden, They look
forward to retirement when they will once again have time for these things.
Of course they have other reasons to anticipate retirement, Bobbies likes all
kinds of fishing and intends to be a fulj[ time sportsman. Siva enjoys needlework, reading
and the other creative activities connect with home making. However, while Bobbie will
leam golf, she intends to leam to play the piano.
The Smiths have two daughters who have married and settled in Carteret County,
Elva Lee works at the Farm Bureau in Beaufort while Jo Ann is a personal banker at
Wachovia in Jacksonville, Still at home with Bobbie and Elva are their two dogs,
Midnight and Chocolate and their Siamese cat, Ming.