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January 2009 • Vol. 5, No. 7 A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.
Town Hall 247-4353
Energy Drive Still a Plus
Despite Cold Weather Setback
By Bill White
After three months of gratifying declines
in usage, consumption of electric power
in Pine Knoll Shores spiked in November.
(CCEC), which serves
PKS, reported that an
average of 117,514
kilowatt hours per
day were used in the
this year as opposed
to 105,750 kilowatt
hours per day in the
same period last year,
an increase of 11,764
kilowatt hours per day or 11.12 percent.
The culprit was the weather, with CCEC
reporting that this November was 25
percent colder than the corresponding
period last year, keeping heat pumps
Tip of the Month
running a lot longer.
While disappointing, spikes in usage,
town officials point out, have to be
the weather turns
abnormally hot or
the town leaders, who
a campaign to
Warm savings. Keep your
thermostat at 68 degrees. For
every degree above or below this
setting, your heating bill could
change 3 to 5 percent. Clean or consumption in the
replace heating system filters community as a
once a month or as needed. , of helping the,
nahon achieve energy
that PKS remains ahead of the game in its
conservation campaign. The three months
of reductions in usage since year-to-year
(Energy Drive) Continued on Page 4
Beware, Turkey Crossing!
ly did the turxey cross the road? To escape a holiday roasting pan? To get in
some off-season beach time? We may not know why, but we do know this wild
turkey proceeded carefully. Public Services Director Ernie Rudolph, who took the
photo, swears the bird looked both ways and waited until no cars were in sight
before crossing. He says he first saw it on Oakleaf Drive and got his camera ready,
stalking the turkey until he finally got a good shot. Knowing that turkeys are not
great fliers, he wonders how they are crossing Bogue Sound to get here.
Parading Pooches - Shoreline contributor and recreation committee member Jill Cross
had a doggone good idea when she set out to populate a Christmas Parade float with
pets of the canine variety, hopefully lap size. The result, captured here by the camera,
was a howling success, the crowd matching the four-legged participants yap for yap.
See parade story and photo layout on page 9.
Street Address Rules Clarified
Shores the house, much less the address
on the wall next to the door, is often not
visible from the street. Several times over
the past few years public safety officials,
concerned that precious seconds and
minutes could be lost in an emergency
because a property could not be identified
immediately, have urged homeowners to
take steps to make sure house numbers
were in the right place and could be seen
under all conditions. At one point an
example of a post bearing reflective house
numbers was produced and prominently
published in The Shoreline as a suggested
course of action.
(Street Address) Continued on Page 4
Town officials have been crunching
numbers for several months in a concerted
effort to bring about a practical solution
to the problem of properly identifying
single-family residences so they can be
easily located by emergency personnel
answering an alarm. The situation
revolves around displaying house
numbers in front of every residence in
such a way that anyone approaching the
property from the street has no doubt as
to what the address of that property is.
A town ordinance mandating that house
numbers be displayed on the home itself
has long been in force. But in a densely
vegetated community like Pine Knoll
LABRIE LAWRENCE J EiUX
144 BEECHWOOD DR
PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC 28512
ch, NC 28512
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