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March 2005 • Vol. 1, No. 8
A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Fire Chiefs Honor Flynt
With Life Membership
By Bill White
Bruce Flynt, our town’s acting
director of emergency services, lias been
honored with life membership in the North
Carolina Assn. of Fire Chiefs (NCAFC)
in recognition of his more than half
century of service as a firefighter.
The Life Member Certificate was
presented Feb. 6 during the association’s
Mid Winter Conference at the Sheraton
in Atlantic Beach. The three-day event
brought together scores of fire chiefs and
other officials from around the state. The
presentation to Flynt before a packed
meeting room on the final day of the
conference was made by Cathy Lohr,
executive director of the association, and
NCAFC President Alex Stanland, chief
of the Winterhaven Fire Dept, in New
Flynt began his firefighting career in
1951 with the South Fork Fire Dept, in
Forsyth County. He served as chief of the
department for eight years before retiring in
1987. He continued serving South Fork as a
volunteer fireman until he and his wife moved
to Pine Knoll Shores in 1992, whereupon he
volunteered with the PKS Fire Dept. He became
the town’s fire inspector at that time and last
year he took over as acting emergency services
director when the position became vacant.
Flynt’s wife, Barbara, and daughter, Mrs.
Karen Allen, were on hand for the life
membership presentation, as was his son-in-
law, Michael Allen, who is following in Flynt’s
footsteps. Allen is fire chief in Davie County
as well as chairman of that county’s board of
commissioners. Flynt’s grandson, Brent Crotts,
is also a fire fighter and paramedic in Davie
Joining in the celebration were the Flynt’s
friends and Pine Knoll Shores neighbors,
Robert and Barbara Miner.
LIFE MEMBER - Cathy Lohr, executive director of the N.C. Assn. of Fire Chiefs,
presents a Life Member Certificate to Acting PKS Emergency Services Director Bruce
Flynt. Looking on is NCAFC President Alex Stanland.
See a proud moment of Bruce Flynt and his family on page 3
Centenarian ~ Pine Knoll Shores resident
Hilda Poit marked her 100th birthday
February 17. A story on the birthday party
and another photo appear
on page 9.
By Yvette Bannen
TheFiret ArborDay tookplacein 1872inNebraska
and it Ls a special day dedicated to planting tnses and
Pine Knoll Shores recognizes the value of trees, there
will be two ArbcH- Day censmonies.
The first will take place at Hall Havai on Friday,
March 18at 10 am. with a dedication ceremony by the
Garden Qub in memory of Betty Finefiiock and Joan
Dawson who were members of tfie Garden Qub.
At 11 am. (here will be another ceremcmy at the
Public Safety Building where the Community
Appearance Committee will plant a weq)ing yaupon
Citizens are invited to attaidboth ceremonies and,
in keeping with the spirit of the day, to also plant a tree
in theirownyard in honOTof, or in memory of, someone
Town Hall 247-4353
By Dick Reeves and
This month the Community Appearance
Commission expects to receive the fifth
consecutive Tree City USA award from the
N.C. Forestry Service acting for the Arbor Day
Foundation. At the Board of Commissioners
meeting March 8, Mayor Lamson is expected
to accept a new plaque and flag signifying the
award. As before, this flag will fly proudly at
Town Hall below Old Glory and the state flag.
The presentation coincides with the
celebration of Arbor Day March 18, which will
be marked in Pine Knoll Shores with two
ceremonies. See the accompanying story for
details of the two observances.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored
by the National Arbor Day Foundation in
cooperation with the National Association of
State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
To become a member, a city or town, regardless
of size, must meet four requirements: (1) a tree
board or department. (2) a tree care ordinance.
(3) a community forestry' program with an
annual budget of at least $2 per capita (4) an
Arbor Day observance and proclamation. To
maintain our membership we must continue
projects prescribed and accepted by the
The CAC has continuously safeguarded
ourtown’s appearance since its founding. What
sets us apart are the trees and shrubs, many of
which have been recognized and identified for
historic significance (see previous issues
delineating the pioneering work of Bill
Continued on page 3
Morehead City, NC 28557
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