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OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY)– A construction site threatens a family’s vacation on Oak Island.

They have been waking up to their vacation house shaking early in the morning. Not only is it ruining their vacation, but now they have concerns about safety.

“You can totally feel the house shake,” Jennifer Quade explained. “I could feel it on the porch. I could feel it in the house.”

Quade and her family have been vacationing on Oak Island for 9 years now to relax on the beach.
This year that is not happening.

“At 9:00 the house started shaking and I was like what was that?” Quade said.

It is piling for a new house being drilled into the ground just 8 feet from her bedroom window.

“It’s way too close,” she said. “I really didn’t expect the house to shake. I think that’s the icing on the cake for me.”

Now Quade is too nervous to leave any of her family members alone in the house.

“Today is the most nerve racking,” she said. “Yesterday we got out to the beach a lot. You can still hear it from the beach front. But today, with the work they’re doing, I haven’t gone out on the beach at all.”

Quade says she has tried talking to the property owner, Ken Kiser.

“I told him I thought they could wait a few weeks to get started, that we were paying a premium to be here at the beach,” she said.

She says she was confused by the response she got from him.

“He said it would take a day to a day and a half to get the work done and he assured me he wouldn’t be here after that,” Quade explained. “However, it’s the third day and they’re still here.”

Kiser told us he is following all of the building rules for this new property. These houses must be built year round, because they take at least four to five months to complete. Quade says she is now paranoid about her future vacations.

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2016 years 2 months ago

Good thing that the other neighbors dont have a rooster to crow at sun up!!! she would complain even more!! sound of progress.

2016 years 2 months ago

Planes are disappearing-out of sight, out of mind. In India, women are being raped constantly, and children are starving in unreached areas of the world. All this woman wants to worry about is being woken up at 9 am by construction? Oh please. Give me a break. YOu need to get your priorities straight lady. Feel grateful that you even get a vacation at all. And WWAY, please find something of more value to report on.

Local gal
2016 years 2 months ago

Welcome! We are so glad you decided to vacation in the Brunswick Islands.
I live at Holden Beach – please consider us next year. We were voted Best Family Beach.
Enjoy your stay! Ya’ll come back now, ya here!

2016 years 2 months ago

You know what lady let me tell ya something. Say we eliminate this noise and house shaking that is waking you up at 9am. You know whats gonna happen around here?

1. A sonic boom is gonna shake your pictures off the wall and rattle the pilings. ( us locals just replace them and go on)
2. A flock of gulls are gonna fly overhead and drop stinky little poop bombs on everything below including your head. ( Us locals cuss and go on)
3. The sand from the beach is gonna get right in the crack of you behind and make… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

Completely agree with you that this isn’t news or even newsworthy. If the owner of the property isn’t breaking any codes and is within his property line, let the man be. They should have asked her if she thought that the ground didn’t move or if no sounds were created when the house she is vacationing in was being constructed. Also, if she didn’t want a neighbor, she had plenty of time to by the property beside the home, so that no one could build there. LOL

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