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, November 14, 2014

Bogue, The Name

“Bogue Banks is her name,
A not so ordinary island or name.”
To rephrase the lyrics of the David Gates song “Aubrey.”

There are a multitude of stories about the derivation, source and meaning of the name Bogue. Whether referencing local historians who share the stories told to them by their elders or searching works of learned scholars, you will find the answers less than definitive. Oh, yes, some will insist they know the truth, but with all the various tales told, it seems wise to remain a bit skeptical. A review of available literature and discussions with those who have also looked into this subject produced the following information.

            Edward Moseley map 1737, first to use Bogue for inlet, sound and banks

Monday, November 3, 2014

Homeowner Associations: Reefstone

Most of the multifamily complexes built in the 1970s were on the ocean side. Reefstone is an exception. Its layout and design are also exceptional. The only other area to use a similar concept is a section of McGinnis Point that is also on the sound side. Phase I of Reefstone was started about a year after Phase I of Pine Knoll Townes.

Homeowner Associations: Pine Knoll Townes

Parts I-III of “Homeowner Associations” focus on four of the largest: PKA, PIKSCO, Beacon’s Reach and McGinnis Point. The first two consist of all single-family homes, the latter two, a combination of single- and multiple-family dwellings. However, multi-family units began to appear earlier in Pine Knoll Shores, in the 1970s.

After completing the canals and the general layout of the PKA section of Pine Knoll Shores, the Roosevelts began to sell off property to developers whose buyers’ market was primarily in North Carolina and Virginia. The property was divided into relatively small parcels. Wanting to make the most of their investments and to appeal to the desire for vacation property without the burdens of home ownership, developers decided to construct multifamily complexes. One of the first was Pine Knoll Townes.

Map showing in black other HOAs that existed in 1972 when Pine Knoll Townes I and II first appeared.