Carolina Beach lifeguards heading to national competition

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Submitted: Tue, 08/06/2013 - 3:59am
Updated: Tue, 08/06/2013 - 1:10pm

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Carolina Beach town council wasted no time Monday night approving up to $10,000 to send lifeguards to the National Ocean Rescue competition.

The money joins approximately $8,500 raised from local merchants by Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative.

The town council thinks the competition will make a strong statement about the beach town.

“I think the national exposure tells vacationers and tourists that we have a safe beach with an outstanding ocean rescue team, so you can feel confident when you come here with your children.” Carolina Beach Mayor Bob Lewis said.

No one at the meeting opposed the move.


  • CB resident says:

    That’s funny because there were pictures of these lifeguards displaying large amounts of alcohol in their hotel room at this no expense (to them) lifeguard competition. That rubs this Carolina Beach resident entirely the wrong way.

  • Guesthouse says:

    Hardly. Are you the cb resident that knows exactly what money was taken out with every lifeguard and how they spent their pennies? Why does it matter what they had in their hotel room or how they paid for it? Cash or credit?
    Wish the ignorant ones would get the facts straight before they publicly open their mouths.

  • Guest class of 70 says:

    The article mispoke . Of the10k needed, over 9k was raised. Get your facts straight people.

  • Guest 10101 says:

    “The money joins approximately $8,500 raised from local merchants”

    Maybe it’s just me, but that word “joins” sure makes it sound like the $10K is additional, and then there was all of that crazy stuff about the council “approving up to $10,000″ in expenditures which kind of, sort of, completely verifies that.

    Hey, don’t listen to me, I’m just looking at this from the perspective of a sane person.

  • L. W. Hatch says:

    Authorizing very large expenditures in just 15 minutes is an example or proof they voted before the meeting. LEGAL???? We might need to ask NSA if we can have access to their telephone calls, text messages and e-mails from personal computers. November 5th will be here soon and we all need to remember this in two years at the next election.

  • Guestwhatof it says:

    What part of the story did you not read? Oh maybe it was the part where there is over $8500 that has been raised to go towards the trip. $8500 minus $10000 hardly constitutes a very large expenditure. And why is it so unbelievable that they could come to a decision in 15 minutes. Perhaps the council wants nothing more than to support their guards in a competition that they have not had the opportunity to go to before. Maybe just a show of support?

  • Guest notfernothing says:

    in one a them stories like this here one if maybe, if it aint no trouble, if I could a learned just some more.

    If maybe, if it aint no trouble, maybe you all could be telling us WWAY where that there competition is an how many a them people that the towns gonna be paying for there are.

    Hey I aint no big shot schooled news reporter so maybe I’m just not knowing what I’m talking about.

    Real sorry WWAY if I’m bothering you all with just pesky stuff like this an I shouldn’t be.

  • Wilmington Observer says:

    I’m all for the lifeguards going to any competition that they want to, provided they raise their own funds. If they wore their “uniforms” and held a bake sale, car wash or combination of the two, they could quickly raise the needed funds IF the event was properly marketed and run.

    If TAX DOLLARS are spent to send them to the competition will they be “on the clock” during this event? Why not? If someone gets sick, or injured, during the trip will the Town cover the medical bills? Why not?

    Put your swimming suits on (guys & gals) and wash some cars. If you put a smile on your face and make it an enjoyable experience, you might just earn enough tips to pay for your meals too!!,

    Wilmington Observer

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