Silent auction held to help build ‘Santa’s’ new house


CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Harry Buie, the man known to many on Pleasure Island as ‘Santa,’ is one step closer to getting his new house.

Sunday, the┬ácommunity held a silent auction at Bud and Joe’s Sandbar in Kure Beach. People across the area donated items to sell at the event. There was everything from paintings and pet supplies, to a Yeti cooler.

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All the proceeds will go towards permits and materials Buie will need for his new house. He could not be happier.

“Just everything is just coming together, I’m just blessed,” Buie said. “I thank everybody and thank you, that’s all I can say right now.”

Organizers said more than a dozen contractors are now on board. They also say Buie’s new house should be completed by Thanksgiving.

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