Page 2 The Shoreline June 2008
During April, there were 91 calls for
service including two for accidents, six
to assist other agencies, five to assist
fire/EMS, one for domestic, four town
ordinance violations, 35 welfare checks,
nine alarms and two unlocked doors.
Thirty-three citations involving 39
charges were issued: nine for speeding,
four driving with a suspended license
or no operator's license, nine seatbelt
violations, two drug violations and 15
other; 27 warning tickets were issued.
There were 84 residence checks and 420
On April 21, two officers responded to an
alarm at the aquarium. Nothing unusual
was found, but as they were leaving,
they noted a suspicious-looking vehicle
turning off of NC 58 onto Pine Knoll Blvd.
After a brief high-speed chase, the car was
stopped. The officer asked the driver if
there was anything illegal in the vehicle
and the driver admitted that there was.
Just under a quarter pound of marijuana
was found and the driver and passenger
were taken into custody and the vehicle
The two Indiana residents, with no
fixed local address, were charged with
two felonies and one misdemeanor and
placed in jail under a $7500 bond where
they remain. Also found in the vehicle
On April 30, a report was taken of a
vehicle that had been broken into at Ocean
Park. A cell phone had been left on the
console and was missing.
A bright green sticker is available at
the Public Safety Building to put on
your phone with the emergency number
for police and emergency services (911)
as well as the non-emergency county
dispatch number (504-4800).
During April, there were 25 calls for
service. Eleven were EMS calls and
eight patients were transported, with six
requiring paramedic assistance.
TTie fire department had 14 calls, three
for activated alarms, seven service calls
and four mutual aid calls.
One of the mutual aid calls was at
the Ocean Club Resort, a 12-building
oceanfront condo complex in Indian
Beach. Twenty-five paid and volunteer
firefighters from PKS answered the call;
ten stayed at the public safety building
to cover in case of another call and
fifteen went to the fire. There was a brisk
southwest wind fueling the flames and
blowing embers a mile away. The fire
affected one building that was reduced
to rubble but did not spread to adjacent
buildings. Eight area fire departments
responded to the call. The building did
not have a sprinkler system because the
state did not require them at the time of
Of interest, this fire occurred a year and
a few days after the Shutters fire in PKS
with the same type of vvond conditions. The
cause of that fire is still undetermined.
Galling All WWII Vets
Are you a veteran who saw service in the
"Big One" (WWII)? Do you have a friend
or neighbor who served in the military
during World War II?
Recently, a small committee convened
to identify PKS residents who served
their country between December 1941
and August 1945. Their goal is to develop
some mode of recognition that might be
paid these veterans for the contributions
they made to insure freedom and the
American way of life.
If you served, or know of a PKS resident
who did, please contact Jake Rife at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill White at
May Board of
By Charlie McBriarty
The concerns of at least two citizens
were voiced at a public hearing at the May
regular monthly meeting of the PKS Board
of Commissioners (BOC). The public
hearing was about a zoning amendment
requiring street names and numbers to
be posted and visible on the seawalls of
the Pine Knoll Shores canals and on the
beach side of oceanfront homes.
Questions and concerns focused on the
need for the ordinance, additional costs
to homeowners, need for standardization,
privacy concerns and enforcement issues.
Commissioners' responses focused on
enhanced safety and security that would
result. For example these postings would
mean that a call for help could more
precisely describe the location thereby
enhancing the speed of the police or fire
A series of recognitions and resolutions
were also presented, including: recognition
of the PKS Garden Club for more than 34
years of continuous attention to the public
gardens and landscape and resolutions
supporting Safe Boating Week May 17
thru 23 and Seat Belt Awareness May 19
thru June 1.
The town manager reported on the
schedule for the finalization of the 2008-
2009 town budget. The budget message
was scheduled to be read on May 30 and
a public hearing will be held at the June
10 BOC meeting that will convene at 7
p.m. in town hall.
adopting and enacting a new code for the
town was passed. In addition, a six month
moratorium on construction of wind
driven generators was enacted. Finally,
rather than voting on the static line issue
that was considered at the previous
regular meeting a special meeting will be
held for further discussion.
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