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, June 5, 2020

World War II on Bogue Banks

World War II on Bogue Banks

The time is 1940. England is experiencing war in all its savagery. The German Air Force has begun nearly daily bombing of London and other major population centers. The German Navy has implemented a blockade of the British Isles. The German Army is occupying Paris as well as most of the Continent and is planning to invade England.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Mayor Ken Hanan: 1985-1991

 The following represents the fourth in a series of posts on the early mayors of Pine Knoll Shores. Most of the information and quotes, unless otherwise indicated, come from back Shore Line issues available on PKS History Committee member Susan Phillips provided supplementary information from town records and an Internet search.

Ken Hanan

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Shore Line 1983-85

The period from 1983 to 1985 is a time of celebration and dissension in Pine Knoll Shores —as interesting for what does not happen as for what happens. Let’s begin this retrospective with the celebrations. 


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Shore Line: 1980-82

A.C. Hall design drawing of proposed town village from PKS archives. 
Photo by Susan Phillips.

1980 ushers in a new phase of growth in Pine Knoll Shores. It is the decade of McGinnis Point and Beacon’s Reach as well smaller multi-family properties. Side-by-side patio homes, town houses and condominiums encourage more North Carolinians to buy second homes here. There are plans to build a shopping center or “village,” which is to contain a supermarket, drugstore, variety store, bank and restaurants. But, the greatest source of real growth is in residential development by what the paper generally refers to as “the Roosevelt Interest.” 

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.