2017 PARC Survey

Scott Sherrill - Monday, June 26, 2017

The Pine Knoll Shores PARC Committee requests your participation in the 2017 PARC Survey. Please share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns with us – we will incorporate your response as we continue to serve and plan for recreation in PKS.

The survey is available online at this link:

If you are unable to complete the survey online, paper copies are available at Town Hall and the Public Safety Building, weekdays, between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

The survey is open to everyone, full and part-time residents alike.

The deadline to complete the survey is July 16, 2017

Survey results will be available through The Shoreline and the PKS website.

Questions about the survey should be directed to:

Eli Valsing


Town of Pine Knoll Shores

252-247-4353, ext 20

Know Where You Are on the Beach

Scott Sherrill - Friday, June 16, 2017

Ladies and Gents,

I am sad to report that a young 17 year old boy lost his life on Bogue Banks last week while swimming in the ocean.  Once again the culprit was a rip current.  There are things every person going to the beach should know before entering the water.

Know how to respond if caught in a rip current- If you are coming to the beach and bringing people who do not know this important life-saving technique, take the time to tell them.  When caught in a rip current a swimmer should not attempt to swim directly back to shore.  He/she should swim parallel to the shoreline until out of the current, and then swim to shore.

Recognize a rip current- Sometimes a rip current is actually recognizable.  When you see a calm/flat area in the area on the water where the waves are breaking immediately to the right & left , that is probably a deeper area where the water is moving fast away from the beach.  This could be a rip current.  Point this out to all in your party when you arrive.

Know where you are on the beach- One of the most critical elements of response by our Paramedics/EMT’s is to deploy them quickly to the right location.  You would be surprised by the number of people who do know where on the beach they are located.  All of our public beach accesses have a letter assigned as an identifying marker (see the map below).  For our two large eastern private accesses: Ocean Park is at 99 Dogwood Circle, and Hammer Park is between 101 and 103 Bay Street.  For everyone else: if you have will have friends and guests to your homes ensure they know the street address on Salter Path Road where they are located.

Beach Access Map

Public Input Session

Scott Sherrill - Friday, June 09, 2017

The Town of Pine Knoll Shores, in collaboration with the Eastern Carolina Council, will hold a one-day community-visioning workshop to provide public input for future development in Pine Knoll Shores.

Location:         Main Board Room, Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall, 100 Municipal Court, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

Date & Time:  June 29, 2017, 9A – 5P

Other:             Coffee, snacks, and refreshments will be provided; lunch will be on your own.

RSVP:              Please email Ryan Griffith at with the number of planned participants in your party.

The impetus of this session is the public involvement surrounding the potential development of the privately held 9.3-acre vacant parcel located at the corner of Salter Path Rd and Pine Knoll Blvd but is just one part of a larger study being conducted. The goals for this day-long, hands-on community workshop will be to develop a framework for an ongoing vision that may be used to guide other planning processes like development ordinance updates, land use plans, master plans, and other documents.

As a group, we will refine and agree upon a community vision for possible development goals and objectives of the community, which lists potential opportunities for growth and preservation, and includes a description of what the attendees wish the community to look and feel like in the future. We will utilize techniques to make sure that all members who attend actively participate in the process, and that we have experts on environmental science and design, market analysis, and others in the room. Real-time modeling using computer software will be utilized to display how development scenarios could affect the community.

Facilitating this process is Ms. Ryan Griffith of Eastern Carolina Council. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and a Master’s Degree in Community Planning. Ms. Griffith has extensive training and experience in market analysis and community building, and holds a certification as a National Charrette Institute Facilitator. Other experts on site are to-be-determined.

 Although there may be elected officials of the Board of Commissioners or Town advisory board appointees in attendance at this event, it is not, nor should it be interpreted to be, an official meeting of any of those entities.