December 24, 2011

Video: Winter Snow Scenes from Pleasure Island, NC

Winter snow scenes from Pleasure Island, NC. Photos taken in 2009 & 2010 and feature Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher.

December 17, 2011

Video: Merry Christmas from Carolina Beach Today

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Photos are from past snowstorms here on Pleasure Island.
Music: " Away in a Manger" by Shane & Shane

December 8, 2011

Video: 16 Foot Minke Whale Washes Ashore Carolina Beach

A 16-foot-long Minke whale washed ashore this evening on Carolina Beach, NC. The whale had extensive shark bites but it is unknown at this time whether the death was caused by the bites or if they occurred post mortem. A necropsy was set to be performed Thursday morning.

Here is the 11:00pm WECT news story:

December 7, 2011

Videos: Humpback Whale off Wrightsville Beach, NC

Here are three fantastic videos of a humpback whale off the coast of Wrightsville Beach, NC. The videos were posted on 12/06/2011 by jfishwitch.

December 3, 2011

Videos: Unusual Nature Encounters in NC

Here are a couple of interesting videos from North Carolina featuring some unusual nature encounters from the Atlantic.

The first video was taken on March 18th, 2011 and features a group of fisherman who were fishing for tuna off Oregon Inlet, NC and ended up attracting a pod of Killer Whales (Orcas). The second video was taken at Fort Macon State Park, NC on March 17th of 2009 and features a Harbor seal that had wandered up on the shore for a day of sunning. And speaking of seals, last year there were several reports of Harp seals coming ashore on Carolina beaches. Harp seals are typically only found in the Arctic region.

So now we wonder, what will the 2012 winter bring for North Carolina?

Video posted by threefishtacos

Video posted by stovetopearth

December 2, 2011

2011 Toys for Tots Information for Pleasure Island, NC

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Here is a list of the toy collection sites on Pleasure Island to drop off your unwrapped gifts:

•Bank of America

•Carolina Beach Elementary School
•Domino's Pizza
Fort Fisher Museum
•Island Bait and Tackle
Kure Beach Town Hall
•Lazy Pirate Sports Bar & Grill

On Saturday, December 10, 2011, from 10am to 2pm, there will be a "Toys for Tots" Tennis Mixer at Joe Eakes Park in Kure Beach. The entry fee will be a toy for the "Toys for Tots." Even if you don't play tennis, please stop by and donate a toy for this most worthy cause. A collection bin will be at the park for the event. For more information, please click here.

For additional toy drop locations throughout Wilmington or to learn how to donate on-line, please visit the Marine Corp's Toys for Tots

If you would like to volunteer your time and help wrap gifts, please contact the Wilmington, NC Toys for Tots Coordinator, Mr. Michael Gautier.

Photo Credit: Marine with child

December 1, 2011

2011 Carolina Beach Fire Department Annual Toy Drive

The Carolina Beach Fire Department will be holding their annual toy drive on Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Food Lion. There will also be drop boxes located at the Fire Department.

The toy drive benefits all those in need on Pleasure Island and your generous gift will help make it a truly special Christmas for some deserving children.

If you have a need or have other questions, you may contact the CBFD at 458-2985.
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