Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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44 Summer 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Field Trip to 28428 Carolina Beach To the sea, the sea, boardwalk and all By Philip M. Read S ome might say it's the Coney Island of our Carolina. Sure, there's no original Nathan's Famous Hotdogs stand here. But there is Britt's, which since 1939 has been creating melt-in-your-mouth donuts to die for. "It's like eating air. It is just wonderful," said Donna Norris, a local who swears by them. ere's no Cyclone rollercoaster, taking riders on an 85-foot, 60-degree plunge at speeds of 60 mph. But there are upwards of 20 pulsating rides, such as Flying Bob's fast-paced simulation of a toboggan run and the be-sure-to-hang on Wave Swinger, though you have to wait till the 5 p.m. opening. It's Carolina Beach, whose seaside shops and boardwalk book-ended by hotels make for a stroll punctuated with the sounds of the arcade and even the smell of Italian sausage, offering a whiff perhaps of the Jersey Shore. Still, this is quintessential North Carolina. Continued on Page 46 ❱❱ PHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILIP M. READ The big draw of Carolina Beach, its namesake beach.

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