LAND USE UPDATE
_ The Pine Knoll Shores Land Use Plan Update is nearly complete. The required hearings
were held May 26, 1987 both in the afternoon and the evening. There were some 20 people
at the afternoon session but in the evening only Town officials were present and there
was no more input after the first hearing.
Certain technical corrections were requested such as correcting the name of the
N.C.Aquarium but very little substantive material was discussed. Maureen Parker was con
cerned about the preservation of the maritime forest and the possibility of an ordinance
to protect the forest was discussed.
The next step is the approval of the plan by the Board of Commissioners after which
it will be sulanitted to the CRC for approval.
Commissioner Libby was in charge of drawing up the plan and his committee consisted
of: Bob Armstrong, Art Browne, Nell Crumley, Ken Haller, Morgan Hammer, Larry Jerome
and Ed Olsen. They were recognized for the amount of work that went into it and thanked
for their effort.
TEN YEARS AGO IN THE SHORE LINE
New Neighbors welcomed were Helen and Bill Granger, Charlotte and Whitney Lawrence
and Irene and Raymond Sinclair.
A Rip Current alert was given which is just as good advice now as it was then and
is being reprinted in its entirety:—
A Rip Current is a strong, narrow current flowing out to sea, perpendicular to
the shore, and carrying back to sea the water brought in by waves and longshore
currents. It's part of a generally circular pattern of water movement off most
long, gently sloping beaches. It makes a break in the long parallel lines in
the pattern of sea surface between the beach and the area where the waves are
breaking offshore. It seems to be a cross pattern line, running perpendicular
to the beach, sometimes forming small, choppy waves or a foam line, or even, if
there's suspended sediment in the water, a long, brownish band of darker water.
LOOK FOR THOSE SIGNS BEFORE GOING INTO THE WATER, THEN — if you're in a rip
current, you'll feel the bottom is moving fast toward the shore, and you'll
notice you are farther out to sea than you expected to be, or that the area
where the waves are breaking seems to be approaching swiftly. DON'T START
SWIMMING DESPERATELY TO SHORE! This could be fatal. Swim parallel to the beach
and you'll soon be safe, since the rip current is rarely more than 10 or 20
feet wide. OR relax and let the current carry you seaward through the siirf zone
and into the rip head where the current slows down. Then it's a leisurely swim
back to the beach on a course parallel to the rip current.
NOW HEAR THIS!
A Raft-up is planned for Sunday, July 19th! Bring your boat, your canoe or anything
that floats and join the group in the Sound opposite Hoffman Inlet between 1 and 5 p.m.
You'll want some food, something to drink and a piece of line to tie to the boat next
to you. If you don't have a boat, locate someone who does and come with them. Mark
your calendar because there won't be another Shore Line before that date.
Organizers; Paul Heim - 247-6381
Hoot Gibson - 247-6250
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