Turtle Season Update
See page 8
Vol. 14, No. 7
k Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.
By Tom King, CERT Civilian Leader
During a hurricane, some folks leave Pine Knoll Shores and some choose to
remain. After the storm passes, the Police Department conducts a survey of the
to-wn to determine if there is damage or if any citizens are in need of assistance. If
required, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will assist the police
in this service.
To give priority to those who have remained, the Hurricane Good Neighbor
Program (HGNP) was developed. Those who participate in the HGNP will be given
the highest priority in determining whether assistance is required; those who do
not participate will be at a higher risk and will have to wait until a random survey
of the town is conducted. The HGNP is designed to get help to those who need it in
a more efficient manner than relying on randomly discovering an issue in a search
of the town.
A notice of the activation time of the HGNP will be emailed to those on the
town-wide email list, posted on the towns website (townofpks.com) and Facebook
page, and announced on the towns radio station (1610 AM). In addition, a notice
will be given on the county’s Code RED system. Generally, the activation will be
48 hours prior to expected hurricane landfall (sooner if the 48 hours falls between
10 p.m. and 7 a.m.).
If you are remaining in town and desire to participate, after the activation time
given, call 646-6506 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to contact a CERT representative.
Outside these hours, please leave a voicemail with your name and phone number;
you will receive a return call.
The CERT representative will ask for the name of the head of the household,
household address, the names and ages of those in the household who will remain
in town, landline phone number, cell number(s), an off-island contact in case of an
emergency (name and phone number) and names of anyone in the household with
special health considerations (and the nature of those considerations). In addition,
the representative will determine if there are pets in the home and if they are
If you notify CERT that you will remain in town and have a change of plans,
please call the number above to advise that you will be leaving. This will keep a
team from unnecessarily checking on your residence.
After hurricane passage, those participating in the HGNP will be called to
determine the status of all in the household. If assistance is required, or if we are
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Close Out 12th Year
By Jean McDanal
Thank you. Pine Knoll Shores, for your commitment and dedication to making
our 12th year one of the best. The first event, held on Saturday, May 25, was the 5K
and lOK Beach Runs. It was a gorgeous morning with little wind and a low tide.
These races remained entirely on the beach this year. The medal winners were:
Males 15 and Under
1®* Elise Richardson
1®* Bradley Powell
2"'* Audrey Schipprack
2^ Micah McKinney
S"'* Stephanie Surrusco
3^*^ Ben Newton
Females Over 65
1®* Phyllis Ford
1®* Devon Baker
2^ Will Garren
3'^* Brett Snyder
1®* Daniel Emunson
2"^ Emily Carter
2"^ Max Boorsma
S"'* Christine Giampa
3^" Willie Ryder
A big thank you goes to Robert Holman and his team for spearheading this
The second event, the Warrior Reception and Auction, on Thursday, May 30,
was held at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Four hundred attendees were
welcomed with tables of delicious assortments of foods donated by over 20 local
restaurants. Guests snacked as they perused and bid on over 100 items in the
silent auction. Many members of the Pine Knoll Shores Garden Club and Pine
Knoll Shores Womens Club prepared baked goods for the dessert table. Thanks
go to Barbara Baccollo and our troop of kitchen workers who kept the food tables
refreshed, as well as Class Act Catering.
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Atlantic Beatch, NC 28512
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