SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — As part of our countdown to 2022, Port City Daily is revisiting its most read stories of the year.
Coming in seventh is coverage of one small beach town that had banned shade devices — cabanas, tents, canopies, and awnings — along its coastline for years. Only single-pole umbrellas were allowed.
Yet, visitors had begged for Shibumi to be the exception since the lightweight shades first hit the sand in 2016.
In July, Ocean Isle changed its ordinance to allow “wind-powered beach shades” — language that came straight from Shibumi’s request to change the code.
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