News Articles – 1928

Federal Point, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher
– from the Wilmington Star, Wilmington News, Wilmington Post

Source:
Bill Reaves files: Federal Point/Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Fort Fisher 1725-1994

 

May 27, 1928
Real Estate Transfers:

  • Mrs. Jennie L, Kure to Mrs. Edith Mary Schulken, lot 4 in block 15, plan of Fort Fisher Beach. (Wilm Star, 5-27-1928)
  • In July 1928, L.P. Wells sold to W.L. Schutt, lot 11 in block 61, Carolina Beach. (Wilm Star, 7-14-1928)

 

July 4, 1928
(advertisement) A big celebration was to be held at Carolina Beach to celebrate the holiday. The program of events was as follows: 11 to 12:30 – Free music and dancing in Danceland Pavilion.

  • 3:00 to 5:30 – Dancing
  • 5:00 – Fishing Boat Races in the Ocean
  • 5:30 – Swimming Races and Athletics
  • 8:40 – Dancing in Danceland
  • 9:30 – Grand Fireworks Display
  • 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Dancing in Danceland
  • Music by The Carolinians. Dancing all day!  (Wilm Star, 7-1-1928)

 

August 9, 1928
Bennie Platt and Mrs. John D. Britt won the seasonal dancing honors at Carolina Beach when they took first place in the finals at Danceland over the hardest completion a resort dance floor has ever seen. They were awarded a diamond stick pin and a diamond ring.

Second place honors went to Edward Murphy and Miss Kathleen Murrin with Sergeant and Mrs. W.E. Lytle taking third place. (Wilm Star, 8-10-1928)

 

August 10, 1928
The State Highway Commission awarded contract to West Construction Company for building the new highway to Carolina Beach. The road was to cost $199,244 and construction was to start around October 1.

The Construction was delayed as the authorities did not wish to interfere with summer traffic to the Beach. The beach road was promised completed by early Spring of 1929 and will be available for the summer season of 1929 at the beaches. (Wilm Star, 8-11-1928)

 

August 11, 1928
Charles H. West, and his Carolina Aces, were appearing at Danceland, Carolina Beach. (Wilm Star, 8-11-1928)

 

August 19, 1928
(advertisement) Auto racing on the beach strand at Carolina Beach was held Wednesday and Thursday, with at least five out-of- town racing cars entered. This was a feature of the area‘s Feast of the Pirates celebration. (Wilm Star,  8-19-1928)

  • AUTO RACES – CAROLINA BEACH
  • SIX WELL KNOWN DRIVERS SPEED ALONG AT 90 AND 100 MILES PER HOUR THRILLS ASSURED
  • ADMISSION TO RACES $1.00
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA RACING ASSOCIATION   (Wilm Star, 8-19-1928)

 

December 2, 1928
Considerable headway had been made in the construction of the new hard-surfaced highway to Carolina Beach by the West Corporation Company, recently awarded the contract for the road by the State Highway Commission.

Actual construction had started a month earlier and since the contractor had been successful in building the road to Carolina Beach to Keyes‘ Store. The highway was to be maintained by the State Highway Commission and will be known as a continuation of N.C. Route 40, which extends from the Virginia line to Wilmington.

The new road was of sand asphalt construction with a width of 16 feet. The old highway to Carolina Beach was worn down considerably by heavy traffic. The new highway was to be opened well in advance of the 1929 season at the beaches. (Wilm Star, 12-2-1928)

 

Source:
Bill Reaves files: Federal Point/Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Fort Fisher 1725-1994