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Thu June 15, 2006
Keeping Kure Cute
By Catherine M. Welch
Wilmington, NC – The coastal town of Kure Beach is looking to a bill in the state senate to preserve its beach-town charm.
Senate Committee approved legislation Wednesday that locks in the town's 35-foot building limit,protecting it from future changes.
Kure Beach Mayor Tim Fuller says the building limit has shaped the town's character during the 60 years that it's been on the books.
It is an important part of the community. It keeps our buildings on a small scale that we think fits in well with the small size of the town.
Fuller says the town will continue its fight to keep high-rise development from sprouting in Kure Beach, if lawmakers fail to approve the measure.
The bill is expected to go before the full senate for a vote next week.