CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - A big observance for the four communities in southern New Hanover County will be held this weekend. The area was incorporated years ago, and local officials will be holding an anniversary party for the area known as Pleasure Island.
Several years ago, Carolina Beach resident Daniel Norris published a couple of books about the history of Carolina Beach and nearby communities.
A look at the some of the pictures depict the early history of the beach town, which was established in 1857. Much of what was around Carolina Beach in its earlier years is still there today.
In 1938, a Chamber of Commerce was formed at Carolina Beach, but it was a marketing idea by merchants and business owners that happened in the mid seventies that gave Carolina Beach, Fort Fisher, Wilmington Beach and Kure Beach the name Pleasure Island.