North Carolina Newspapers

Issue #4
August 1973
Pine Knoll Shores is now a town. By a vote of 120 to 26, residents
voted to incorporate. 146 residents voted in the election, or 90%
of those eligible. The campaign brought out many different viewpoints.
The newly elected commissioners now have the task of drawing all
viewpoints together so that all of us can contribute toward making our
new town the well-organized, pleasant place that all of us want for our
home. This issue of the Shore-Line is devoting much of its space to
information about our newly elected commissioners.
With George Washington’s portrait watching over the ceremony in the
Beaufort County Court House, the six PKS commissioners were sworn in
by the Clerk of Courts on Friday, August 3, at 11:00a.m. Their families
felt a tingly thrill at the historic occasion; none of them had ever been
in on the making of a town before. At least one wife had a tear in
her eye,
Jim Redfield was chosen mayor of Fine Knoll Shores at the first meeting
of :the commissioners on Saturday, August 4, He will welcome cooperation
from r^ident and non-resident property owners,
G06D?^P0RT‘CF THE YEAR AWARD: Fourteen candidates ran for six jobs.
Voters 'had tough decisions to make. The people who ran were an
experifeticed and talented lot. The non-winners were STAN BRUNT, JOHN
SLEDGE, AND GUS WERTZ. The good sport thing comes now: tied for sixth
were RUDY McBRIDE and RAY SCOGGINS, One of them had to be chosen by
lot. Ray lost. Poll people present said he was just wonderful about
it, giving Rudy a big handshake and wishing him well. So, from now on,
it*s SCOGGINS-THE-SPORT, The commissioners hope to call on these gentlemen
for help in getting our new town off to a good start.
The newly elected commissioners come from varied backgrounds and from
all corners and shores of PKS, Your editors have whipped up brief
JIM REDFIELD is a retired consultant to top managements of major corp«
orations, providing counsel in general management, organization, long
range planning, and marketing. His 30 years experience in this field
will be of much value to him in his new role as mayor, Jim has a B,A.
from the University of Cincinnati. He and his wife, Carol, lived in
New York just prior to coming to PKS about a year and a half ago. They
are both eager fisher-people, photographers, and musicians, but their
great love is gardening and their garden is glorious, both to the eye
and to the palate, Jim and Carol have a son, James, Jr., who lives
in California,
JIM RAMSEY, 56, is the retired General Manager in Transportation of U.S.
Steel Corporation, with 35 years experience as a business executive. He
has an A,B, from Westminster College and attended Harvard Business School.
H e is an ordained elder of the Presbyterian Church, Jim and his wife,
Margie, formerly lived in Pittsburgh, before moving to Pine Knoll Townes
Condominiums of which Jim is president. The Ramseys' son, Craig, and
their daughter, Pat, both live in Pittsburgh, There are six grandchildren.
Margie and Jim are golfers and l#ve to fish.
RUTH BRAY is well known to most of us because she is owner and manager
of the Atlantis Lodge, Her enthusiasm and friendly ways have made many
of us realize what a desirable place Pine Knoll Shores would be to live,
Ruth, who has been a widow since 1957, built the motel "to be happy and
stay busy," this despite friends who warned her that she would go broke
out there in the boondocks and starve to death. From twelve units the
Atlantis has grown to forty-six, but it has kept the dunes and island
vegetation which make it fit into our area so well. Ruth's excellence
in her profession has led to her being an officer in the North Carolina
Motel Association. She has two children and six grandchildren,
BILL DOLL, 47, moved to PKS in January of this year, from Sheboygan,
Wisconsin, where he had been vice-president of the H.C, Prange Departme,nt
Stores, He has a B,A, in Economics from the Univ. of Wisconsin and 25
years experience in retailing. He and his wife, Mary, have a son, Jon,
soon to begin graduate work at the University of Washington in Seattle,
and a daughter, Julie, about to start her freshman year at Seattle

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