Beach Town in a Forest

Beach Town in a Forest
Beach Town in a Forest, Pine Knoll Shores located in Carteret County on North Carolina's Crysal Coast. Photo compliments of Bill Flexman and Dave Prutzman

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Influence of Friends

Alice Green Hoffman had many friends. Most of what we know about them comes from Alice’s unpublished autobiography or from their having married famous husbands.The four we know the best are featured here: Helen Benedict Hastings, Edna Ryle, Lillie De Hegermann-Lindencrone and Princess Victor Duleep Singh.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Homeowner Associations: Pine Knoll Village

 The story of the area that is now Pine Knoll Village is the story of a town center that could-have-been, but, finally, the development that took place there added to the single-home subdivisions and homeowner associations.

Homeowner Associations: Beachwalk

Construction in the 1980s would determine the final mixture of single-family residences and condominium complexes. In this timeframe, multi-family complexes dominated, but the influence of the Roosevelts’ attitudes toward conservation and the trends they set in developing homeowner associations persisted.

Part VIII of the Homeowner Association (HOA) series focuses on Beachwalk, an oceanfront condominium complex, which started to be developed around 1982. When it was under development, Pine Knoll Association, PIKSCO, Reefstone, Pine Knoll Townes, Coral Bay West, Beacon’s Reach and McGinnis Point were already on the map.

Homeowner Associations: Bogue Shore Club

By mid-1986, Beachwalk had new neighbors and Pine Knoll Shores had another homeowner association, the Bogue Shore Club.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Main Street, PKS

Crossing the town from border to border, this road links all parts of the community together; it connects us to Atlantic Beach on the east and Indian Beach on the west and all places beyond. How State Road NC 58 came to be and why it follows the route it does is an interesting story.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Alice the Gambler

Risk-taking may have been the overriding character trait of Alice Green Hoffman. Coming to the remote island of Bogue Banks in 1915 as a single woman was certainly a gamble, but Alice had an early attraction to betting and had become accustomed to winning long before she started losing.  

"Races at Longchamp" by Manet. Note stylish women watching.[i])