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Vol. 10, No. 14
A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C
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Sweep volunteers (above) were pleased to welcome Camp Sunshine campers .(below)
in cleaning up the beach after the Independence Day weekend—Photos by John Brodman
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By Janie Price
Best friends Lucette Johnson and
Charlotte Ridgway from Davidson and
Charlotte, respectively, never guessed
that their vacation to the Crystal Coast
would result in an ocean rescue—and
a little bit of notoriety. The rising high
school freshmen were swimming just
beyond the breakers in front of the
Clamdigger Inn in Pine Knoll Shores in
beginning to show signs of distress and
drifted out over their heads.
Mayor Ken Jones of Pine Knoll Shores con
gratulates Charlotte Ridgway (left) and Lucette
Johnson on their quick thinking and thanks
them for their willingness to take life-saving
action.—Photo by Brian Kramer
late June when they noticed an adult couple
panic when they discovered they had
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Independence Day Beacli Sweep
This year s Independence Day Beach Sweep was held on Monday, July 7, right
after the busy holiday weekend that also included a visit by Hurricane Arthur. The
beach cleanup is sponsored each year by the Pine Knoll Shores Parks and Recre
ation Committee (PARC) and the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.
About 25 volunteers turned out this year, fewer than the 44 who showed up last
year, but everyone was ready to grab a trash bag and comb their favorite section of
the Pine Knoll Shores beach for trash left behind. We had an extraordinary group
show up this year, consisting of eight special needs children from Carteret Coun
ty’s Camp Sunshine, ready to hit the beach. These kids really loved the opportunity
to visit the beach and pitch in, and they all returned with bags full of trash.
While the hurricane may have distracted people from coming, it may also have
washed away (or prevented) some of the trash we usually find after the Fourth of
July, notably the paper residue left over from fireworks. Cigarette butts and food
packaging were the bulk of our pickups this year. The beach was in pretty good
shape—let’s hope it’s a sign that people are actually getting smarter about cleaning
up after themselves.
Special thanks to everyone who came out to help; Windy Arey Kent from the
aquarium, John Brodman and Tom Kerwin from the Pine Knoll Shores Parks
and Recreation Committee and Darlene Austin from Carteret County Parks and
Peter and Phyllis Makuck current resident*'
549 Coral Ridge Rd
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512-6901