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Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce hosting lunch with police chiefs

Michael P. Bowden will be sworn in as the new Kure Beach Police Chief on July 1. Photo courtesy of the town.
Kure Beach Police Chief Michael P. Bowden. (Photo courtesy of the Kure Beach.)

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is inviting island residents to have lunch with Carolina Beach Police Chief Chris Spivey and Kure Beach Police Chief Michael Bowden next week.

The lunch will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. at Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill in Kure Beach. Topics that will be discussed include how the 2016 season is going so far in the beach towns, what issues are facing businesses and residents on Pleasure Island, criminal trends, surveillance cameras and the new Carolina Beach Police Department mobile app.

Tickets for the lunch are $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. The menu features a water and tea drink service, salad and the choice of a grilled chicken salad, a ribeye sandwich, a Cubana (Cuban sandwich), fried shrimp or fried flounder. Seating is limited, and reservations must be made by contacting

Attendees will be able to meet and talk with the two chiefs to ask questions and voice concerns about issues they feel need to be addressed. The chiefs will then address the crowd for about ten minutes each following lunch service.

Both chiefs were promoted to their positions from within their respective departments in the last year. Chief Spivey was sworn in last September, and Chief Bowden was sworn in on July 1st following longtime Kure Beach Police Chief Dennis Cooper’s retirement. Spivey and Bowden served their communities for 15 and 16 years, respectively, before becoming top cop in their departments.

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