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


Welcome to the PKS History Blog

Each entry provides a small vignette of history. Together, they form a mosaic narrative, a pictorial history of our community with a timeline of significant events in the history of Pine Knoll Shores. Our blog serves as a growing repository of historical data, photos, letters, documents and the stories they tell about Pine Knoll Shores, stories that concern the notable and significant as well as the ephemeral and mundane.

Navigating the Site

Subject Listing:  Blog topics are grouped by Subject and are listed in the right sidebar menu under Subject headings. Clicking on any one will take you directly to the post on that topic. 

Alphabetical Index:  Above this section on the top menu bar is a link to an alphabetical listing of all titles. Click on “Alphabetical Index,” and select a title of interest to you.

Links:  Within each page there are underlined items that, if clicked, will link you to a further discussion of a subject. History is about links, about context, about understanding the interplay of events, the forcing functions that surround an event.  We will attempt to put events in context in an effort to provide a better understanding of why things are the way they are. Nothing happens in a vacuum.

Approach: The approach the History Committee is taking is non-academic. We are not writing a doctoral thesis or history textbook. Our hope is that we’ve included some interesting snippets that people might enjoy, stories that make Pine Knoll Shores unique and history with the fun bits left in.

Geographical Area: The focus is on the Town of Pine Knoll Shores but is expanded to include the Roosevelt/Hoffman properties, other parts of Bogue Banks, and Eastern Carolina with links to the world beyond.

Contributors:  History Committee members are writing most selections, combining material developed from the PKS collection with independent research. The site also contains contributions from other community authors and material originally published in The Shoreline.

You are all historians. Often local history deals with the people, events and decisions we know first hand. When you share your story, it could be added too.  Share your comments, ideas, suggestions, historical material and stories. Write a post. Contact the History Committee at or call 252-247-4353.