Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Carolina Beach, N.C. is the top choice for vacationing motorists from Ohio, according to the results of a readers' poll that appeared in Home & Away magazine's July/August 2009 issue. Home & Away, an American Automobile Association (AAA) publication distributed to over 580,000 drivers in Ohio, placed Carolina Beach atop a list of five favorite beach destinations including Poipu, Hawaii; Sanibel Island, Florida; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Seabrook Island, South Carolina.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Just contact us and let us know about rates and availability. I should note that July and August are quickly filling up, and dates are getting fewer and far between in September though there are some free times in September and October, so act fast.
To recap: The place is literally 100 feet from the ocean with 3 public accesses within a short walk. (One of which is Freeman Park.) We have cable in the living room, a queen bed in the bedroom and a pull-out sofa.
And to those who have already enjoyed OBP, please share your thoughts here.
Carolina Beach Town Attorney Steve Coggins says they need authority from the state to govern the town marina effectively.
During the past 50 years the marina has been governed by multiple state and federal agencies. Coggins says overtime the marina traffic has increased and so has the number of agencies that oversea it, making it difficult to take needed immediate action.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Here’s one species Masonboro Island could do without but is sometimes overrun with: the litterbug.
They come in all shapes and sizes, but all have in common the nasty habit of not picking up after themselves. They’re particularly numerous on holidays such as the Fourth of July, when they have a predilection for leaving behind beer cans.
Approaching the barrier island after this Independence Day, Hope Sutton, of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, was met with the unmistakable mark of the beer-loving litterbug.
“It was polka-dotted with beer cans,” Sutton said of the northern end of the island, which is between Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach. “By the time I was in the inlet, I could smell the beer.”
Sutton said a quarter-mile of the 8-mile-long island was covered with cans, beach chairs and even tents on Sunday. The trash can poison animals and kill vegetation and micro-organisms that live in the water, said Sutton, who manages Masonboro Island for the state.
Click here to read the rest about this travesty.
(Image from the Star-News)