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ECC 726-1911 • PUBUC SAFETY 247-2474
Vol. 7, No. 11
A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.
Beach Wheelchairs Available
By Tom Powers
a r r T ^ Disabilities kicked off their awareness effort this past month with
a ribbon cutting in Emerald Isle. Shown cutting the ribbon are Carol Lohr, Emerald Isle Mayor Art Schools, Elaine Tempel
from Pine Knoll Shores Kim Hebert and Pat Wesson. The committee was formed 20 years ago and their aim has been to make
Carteret County accessible to all persons who have a physical or mental challenges.
A recent goal has been to make the beaches more accessible to the elderly and the disabled and a number of beach wheel
chairs have been donated to help with that cause. These wheelchairs cost $2,500 a piece and their large fat tires and sturdy con-
L'acVf7?f r 11 t^e beach. They are available for loan at the local Fire Departments in Atlantic
Beach (726-3775), Pine Knoll Shores (247-2268), Indian Beach (247-7994) and Emerald Isle (354-2445) - as well as at Fort
Macon Park (726-3775). You should call ahead to reserve a chair as they are popular and its not unusual to find them checked
out by 10 a.m. most mornings. For additional information or if you would like to make a donation contact The Carteret County
Mayors Committee for Persons with Disabilities, P O Box 494, Morehead City, NC 28557 or
June 2011
The Story of
By Phyllis Makuck
Editor’s Note: Sources for this story
include three early, undated histories:
two without named authors and one by
Ethel Van Horn. Also used were records
and minutes ofBogue Banks Resort
Ministries and of Marthas Mission
Cupboards Board of Directors.
The history of Marthas Mission
Cupboard, a totally volunteer organiza
tion distributing food to needy families
in Carteret County, is a story of ex
traordinary compassion and generosity.
Since opening at its Bay Street location
in 1988, it has served approximately
200,000 individuals.
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, Permit #35
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

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