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Carolina Beach has a special piece of history. The town incorporated in 1925; five years later it built a boardwalk. It's not like other boardwalks with shops and food eateries. This one now sits atop a sand dune with the town on one side and the ocean on the other. It burned in 1940 and the town built it back. A hurricane got it in 1944, and in 1954, Hazel destroyed it along with 350 town buildings. It was rebuilt both times. The question always is \"What do we do about the boardwalk?\" But it always comes back and it always remains \"the boardwalk.\"
How to improve the iconic boardwalk, destroyed twice by hurricanes and once by a fire, has been a problem inspiring many possible solutions since the 1940s. Over the decades, the issue has continued to be on any city election platform and inspired the creation of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Preservation Association. The author infers the oft-asked question “what do we do about the boardwalk?” needs answering, since the boardwalk built in 1930 is as much a part of a Carolina Beach summer as the beach.