Charlie Grainger's Coming Soon to Carolina Beach

Charlie Grainger's, the popular hot dog shop in Wilmington, is getting ready to open the doors at their new Carolina Beach location. The grand opening has been delayed, so we'll have to wait just a bit longer to get our hands on those awesome dogs, but more information is coming soon. We don't know about you, but we'll be keeping a close eye on when those doors officially open!

Recently featured in Our State magazine, the original Charlie Grainger's in Wilmington, NC has been a popular lunch spot for locals since opening in 2013. Less than three years later, 250 new Charlie Grainger's franchises are getting ready to open, in nine different states. The Carolina Beach location is sure to be a hit, as residents and visitors alike will get to enjoy the mouth-watering hot dogs, brisket and barbecue that has made Charlie Grainger's a household name.


Town of Kure Beach Now Accepting Vendor Applications for Holiday Market

Did you know the Kure Beach Holiday Market is only two months away?! If you're interested in being a vendor at this popular 2-day event, be sure to review the rules of the event and submit your application before September 30, 2016.


2016 Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival - Deadline for Artists is Approaching!

Are you an area artist with a passion for the Pleasure Island community? Could you use an extra $200? If so, we want to see your skills! The 2016 Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival is looking for artists to design this year's event poster, but the deadline to submit is quickly approaching!

The winner of this year's poster contest will be awarded $200, plus the following:

  • $1.00 commission for all posters sold at the festival.
  • VIP treatment at this year's festival.
  • Recognition for 23rd Annual Seafood, Blue & Jazz Poster Graphic
  • Complimentary booth and opportunity to sign posters at the festival in the Arts & Wine Garden


Join us at the 2016 Boogie in the Park Concert Series

On the first and third Sundays, from May through October, the Ocean Front Park at 105 Atlantic Avenue in Kure Beach hosts a free summer concert series from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, featuring some of the area's most talented entertainers in rock, pop, jazz, and crossover country.

Bring the family, bring your guests, or just come by yourself with your chair or blanket and park it by the sea. The 2016 concert lineup features performers to suit every musical taste, and those in between. For more details visit us at www.pleasureislandnc.org. Here is what's in store for the next few weeks...


Moving to Carolina Beach or Kure Beach? Here's what you need to know

Want to experience that laid-back beach attitude on a permanent basis?  Our community has grown by nearly 30% since the millennium. There is a reason for that. Visitors come to our beautiful beachfront towns for a summer getaway, and then get bitten by that magical beach bug.

Who wouldn't want to watch sunsets and sunrises over the beautiful coastal waters of Eastern North Carolina every day? Or take a dip in the refreshing waters of the Atlantic anytime you want? Or stroll the boardwalk at Carolina Beach every weekend? Or visit the amazing restaurants, art galleries, and cultural amenities the Pleasure Island communities have to offer?  Carolina Beach and Kure Beach are not only great places to visit and vacation, but they are wonderful places to live, work, or retire.


Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue Beach Sweep

Come join your fellow community members and beach lovers with the Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue Beach Sweep!

You're invited to assist Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue in conducting a sweep of the main beach strand. Come work hand in hand with Carolina Beach Lifeguards to help clean and preserve our beautiful beach so everyone - including future generations - can continue to enjoy it.

WHAT: CB Ocean Rescue Beach Sweep

WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 2016; 8:30 to 11 am

WHERE: Meet at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Stage at 8:30 am

Contact Cpt. Soward at (910) 458-2985 with any questions.


Community Blood Drive

The Masonic Lodge #753 will be holding a Community Blood Drive to benefit the American Red Cross on Monday, July 18 from 2:00 - 6:30 pm at 415 Harper Avenue in Carolina Beach.

According to the American Red Cross, there is an emergency need for blood, and community blood drives like this one help build the organization's blood reserves and save lives. You can learn more about donating blood, find out if you are an eligible donor, and schedule a donation time online by visiting http://www.redcrossblood.org/ and entering sponsor code: Lodge 753 in the search bar.

You can also complete your pre-reading and donation questions online with RapidPass, which helps speed the process along and reduces wait times. Simply visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass the day of your donation, read the information, answer the questions and print the pass.

On behalf of the Masonic Lodge #753, and the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, thank you for your consideration and support!


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