PINE KNOLL SHORE-LINE
Issue // 3
Election Day will soon be here. Election on incorporation is August 1. Although
only residents may vote in this election, many non-residents have expressed inter
est in incorporation. Six commissioners will be elected from a slate of fourteen.
Those who have filed are RUTH BRAY, STANLEY BRUNT, JOHN COLLIER, JOHNNIE DENNIS,
WILLIAM DOLL, WILLIAM FORD, HARRY HALL, WAIGHTSEL HICKS, H. W. McBRIDE, JAMES
W. RAMSEY, JAMES W. REDFIELD, RAY SCOGGINS, DAVID SLEDGE, and GUS WERTZ. From
among the six elected, the commissioners will choose the mayor. 161 residents
have registered to vote in this election.
Meanwhile, whatever the result of the vote on incorporation, two organizations
will continue to function in the best interests of their people. One is the
PIKSCO group under the leadership of NELSON BENZING who works closely with his
board members: GEORGE KLOEK, chairman, building committee; BILL SMITH, safety
and security; MARY KATHERINE SMITH, qecretary-treasurer; LUCY ELMENDORF; and
The other group, the Pine Knoll Shores Association, represents property owners
whose lots are in the section usually referred to as New Pine Knoll Shores which
was opened up in 1967. This group, since its June Meeting, has been led by CARL
HAMMON as president, BILL DOLL as vice-president, and LOUISE JOLITZ as secre
tary- treasurer . The other members of the current board are DON BROCK, JESSE
DAVIS, RICHARD KERR, CHARLES KING, GEORGE McNEILL, and GERT WARNER.
These two groups will go on serving their "constituents" when and if incorpora
tion occurs and will be cooperating with commissioners of the incorporated village
in the best interests of both groups.
Your editors have received encouragement and even dollars from all over the
country. ELIZABETH and BOB AMES from Camillus, N. Y. are counting the days
until New Year’s when they will move into their now completed home on White Ash.
The Ames have been corresponding with co-editor DOLL and husband since they were
down here in early spring to work on their home. Elizabeth wrote after getting
the last newsletter, "I just feel I am getting more mail from you than I actually
am... Just great — please keep it going".
VIC BRYANT of Durham writes, "Our daughter, Dewey, during Easter weekend, when we
were in residence with her horse, told us how friendly everyone was when she was
riding around the sound and the canals".
And now, hear this: PETE REMPE of El Paso, Texas says, "Pine Knoll Shores has
always been close to my heart as I arranged the first meeting with the Roosevelts
in my office at 90 Broad St., N. Y. C. when I was with Stone and Webster. I am
the guy who thought up the name Pine Knoll Shores and am delighted that the whole
plan has worked out so successfully".
He has offered to divulge more on this historical theme in future issues.
ELIZABETH and HARRY SCHLIMPER of Long Island, N. Y., write, "We are looking for
ward to building our house on Loblolly and retiring from the long winters and con
gestion of the New York area". Watch for them; they will be trailing their sail
boat down in October.
Speaking of sailboats, the editors know of these sailboating families in Pine
Knoll Shores — the HALLS, the WILCOXES, the BENZINGS, the HINTONS, the CHUCK
SLEDGES, and the HAMMONS. Who else?