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The shore line / volume (None) 1979-current, August 01, 2011, Image 1

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n/Tlie^-7 . Shoreline Laser Show See page 31 Vol. 8, No.2 A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C. 1 Photo by Elise Bray PAp PARKIMQ STARTINa May 14, 2011 Saturday, SandAy It Obsemd Holidays 7:30 am • 3>30 PARKING $10 !per space R OAY Is Paid Parking Working? By John Brodman In May of this year, Pine Knoll Shores instituted paid beach parking on weekends and holidays only for its two largest beach accesses at Memorial Park and the Iron Steamer. Parking is free after 3:30 p.m. on weekends, on all other days and at all the smaller beach accesses throughout town. Paid parking at the two Photo by Tom Powers (Continued on page 3) August 2011 Wade and Charlie By Phyllis Makuck Wade and Charlie have been friends for at least 12, maybe 15, years. Wade lives year round in Salter Path. Charlie disappears for the win ter and returns every spring. When in town, Charlie visits daily, going to the back door first. Then, if Wade does not appear, Charlie goes around to the front to look for him. Wade is Wade Willis, who, with Vesta, owns Willis’ Seafood. Charlie is an elegant great egret. “He may not even be a “he” says Wade. “Can’t really tell if it’s a male or female. I just started calling him Charlie years ago.” Laughing, Vesta says, “Some times, I think he cares more for that bird than he does for me.” Wade just smiles. He gives Charlie mainly shrimp and flounder—usually about three pounds of shrimp and one flounder per day. “The fact is that bird would eat as much as Id give him,” says Wade. “He’ll take what I hand him, fly off and come back for more. If he doesn’t see me and get a handout at the back door, he comes ‘round the front and stares in the window, lookin’ for me, lookin’ for more shrimp or fish. Must have a nest with little ones somewhere.” Indeed, the long tail plumes sug gest the bird is breeding. Great egrets produce a single brood each year. The (Continued on page 3) i The Pine Knoll Shores Radio Station broadcasts 24 hours a day with weather and emergency info. EMERGENCY- CALL 911 ECC 726-1911 • PUBUC SAFETY 247-2474 Standard Pre-Sort Permit #35 Atllaiitic Beach, NC 28512

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