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

Friday, March 29, 2019

Shore Line 1979

Architectural Drawing photographed by Susan Phillips from PKS town archives.
The Shore Line was not being published when the dedication took place.

 “After a hiatus of more than a year the Shore Line is back in business with a new format, a new editor and a new sponsor.” With these words, 14 months after founding editors Betty Hammon and Mary Doll said their goodbyes, the paper begins anew in September 1979. 

1978 Shoreline



“So this is the final issue,” announces Mayor Ken Haller in the June 1978 edition of what has become the Pine Knoll Shoreline. Throughout 1977, founding editors Mary Doll and Betty Hammon expressed their lack of time and energy for keeping the paper going. However, by adding George and Moni Eastland to the staff and having the paper appear quarterly rather than monthly, they hoped to continue. The March 1978 issue appears on schedule, but by June, the plan has fallen apart. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

1977 Shore Line


The Shore Line changes as 1977 progresses. It adds writers, moves from black mimeograph print to blue stencil, reduces frequency of issues, grows from four to six pages, introduces yellow paper and begins to use double-sided sheets. There is no shortage of news and interesting stories, but first a look at what is happening with the paper.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Shore Line 1976

The Shore Line Story Continues...

Early drawing of Marine Resource Center

Among big news stories in 1976 are a marine resources center in Pine Knoll Shores, a miniature golf course on the town’s eastern border, a high-rise bridge over Cape Carteret, more condominiums east and west of Pine Knoll Townes, plans for a Fire Department, formation of a Community Appearance Commission and Shore Line’s introduction of new staff members. As the town marks another year of growth, Betty Hammon and Mary Doll remain as editors and receive official commendation for “the valuable contribution to the life of the community made by their paper.” 

Shore Line 1975

Growing pains are evident in 1975 reporting on Pine Knoll Shore.... 

Swing bridge is originally the only bridge from mainland to Bogue Banks

History in the making and resistance to change are unconscious themes of Shore Line editors Mary Doll and Betty Hammon in 1975. References to bridges, roads, ordinances, fire protection, garbage collection, mail delivery, and boundaries dominate the paper’s pages.