Bill would allow Bald Head to enforce no-wake zones

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Kayakers navigate a creek int he marshes of Bald Head Island. (Photo: Star News)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (StarNews) — Bald Head Island’s public safety officers would be formally authorized to enforce no-wake zones under a bill sponsored by N.C. Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick.

Currently, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and N.C. Wildlife Commission have the authority to enforce the zones along Bald Head Creek, a popular tributary on the island for kayaking and paddle boarding.

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“They don’t have the manpower to be in that area” to patrol the no-wake zones, Iler said. The village “has a boat and would have the ability to enforce the no-wake zone. They’d be able to enforce it themselves.”

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