Pleasure Island News and Events

Carolina Beach Planning Department to Host Community Discussion – The Town of Carolina Beach wishes to extend an open invitation to participate in a discussion about allowances and changes to the Town’s sign regulations with the goal of enhancing economic development while preserving community appearance. Any and all signs will be on the table for discussion including but not limited to permanent signs, temporary signs and any other sign not now displayed inCarolina Beach. Members of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Business and Economic Development Committee and the Chamber of Commerce are encouraged to attend. This informal meeting will be held on February 4, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., in the Police Training Room of Town Hall. Should there be any questions, please contact Gary Ferguson at (910) 458-2986.

Cheer on your Team during the Super Bowl at Tangerine Caribbean Grill – On February 7th, Tangerine will be offering Super Bowl Specials as you cheer your on your team in their quest for the coveted Lombardi Trophy. Specials include Chili Bowls, Blackened Ribeye Sandwiches, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, $.40 wings, Personal Pan Pizzas, Nachos, Quesadillas, Burgers, Seafood Tacos and Classic Fish Fry Platters. All of these items are also available to go along with their full menu. Additionally, Tangerine’s will be offering a variety of drink specials. Tangerine Caribbean Grill is located at 300 N. Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach.

Lazy Pirate Gears Up for Super Bowl – Celebrate the Super Bowl at The Lazy Pirate as they host the 1st Annual Super Bowl Pig Pickin’ Party. The Lazy Pirate will offer free food and prizes and an appearance will be made by the Miller Girls. The Lazy Pirate also offers the largest flat screen televisions on the Island. They are located at 701 N. Lake Park Boulevard next to the Drifter’s Reef Motel. For more information contact them at (910) 458-5414 ext. 505.

Special Olympics Gears up for their Annual Polar Plunge – This year’s Special Olympics Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, February 20th at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk next to the Courtyard Marriott. Come take a chilling plunge into the Atlantic Ocean to support the Special Olympics of New Hanover County. Join them for an afternoon of live music, art, food, a silent auction, classic car show and much, much more. In order to plunge, you must raise a minimum of $50.00 (or $30 for students with proper ID). To request a brochure or for more information please email to or call (910) 341-5876.

On-Line registration is available for this year’s Lo-Tide Run – This year’s 6th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Day Lo-Tide Run is scheduled for March 13th at 9:00 a.m. On-line registration is now available through the website at While on-line registration is preferred, mail-in registration forms will be available for download on the website as well as distributed to local businesses.

14th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook Off Applicants being Accepted – On April 17th, chefs from restaurants on Pleasure Island and surrounding communities gather on Pleasure Islandfor our famous Chowder Cook Off. This wonderful, daylong event includes live music, fun for the kids and, of course, great food. If your business is interested in competing in this year’s Cook Off, please contact the Chamber offices for an application or visit our website

Kure Beach Street Festival to be Held on April 24, 2010 – The annual Kure Beach Street Festival is rapidly becoming one of the town’s “rites of spring”. This year the festival will again be held on the last Saturday in April. This will be the fourth annual street festival and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. So, please mark your calendars and plan your calendars and plan on enjoying a day filled with old-fashioned family fun. Free entertainment will include three live bands, recorded music, a kid’s korner; inflatable bounce castles and a car show featuring some of the Sun Coast Cruisers finest award winners. The festivities will start at 11:00 a.m. on K Avenuein front of the Kure Beach Pier. Stay tuned for more details as the festival

Real Estate and Weather – last week there were 24 new listings, 2 under contract, and 5 sold on Pleasure Island.  The weather will be rainy tomorrow, partly sunny on Sunday and rain off and on throughout the week with chilly temperatures.

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