Welcome to the history blog for the Town of Pine Knoll Shores, NC. Browse our site and discover the people, places and events that create the rich heritage of this unique coastal community. Come back often. New posts are added monthly.
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
AC Hall design for Ocean Park with
dune front deck, 1967
This first person
account by Tom Tempel, who lives across the road from Ocean Park and the sittum,
vividly recalls the stormy years of 1996 through 1999. It gives life to the
hurricanes and northeasters, the efforts to repair damage and respond to nature’s
pounding. Key to it all are the many people Tom introduces who worked to make
the Ocean Park sittum the pleasant restful spot it is. The post originally
appeared as an article in the June 2016 issue of The Shoreline.