Fort Macon accepts Christmas trees for dune stabilization
Fort Macon State Park will collect Christmas trees through Sunday, Feb. 15, and will use them to stabilize the dune structures along the beach strand.

Signs near the Fort Macon State Park visitor center and the bathhouse will show residents where to unload their used tree donations.

Drop-off hours are during park hours, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the visitor center and from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the bath house.

Fort Macon is only accepting live Christmas trees that have been stripped of all lights, ornaments and tinsel.

Atlantic Beach 2014 Beach Driving Passes Now Available
Seasonal beach driving passes are available for purchase by the public at the Atlantic Beach Town Hall.

Beach driving is allowed from October 1st through March 15, from dawn to dusk only (no night beach driving permitted). Annual beach permits are available for purchase for $50 (AB residents) and $75 (non-residents) at the Town Hall during regular business hours and at the Fire Department on the weekends. The $50 resident fee is waived for AB residents Age 65+ for vehicles registered in AB.

A valid driverís license and registration card for a four-wheel drive vehicle must be presented at time of purchase. Each sticker must be displayed on windshield. ATV's are not allowed to drive on the beach at any time.

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