Want to ask a question? Click here

What are they building across from the Grill House on Carolina Beach Road?

Judy Royal

No, it’s not a new restaurant or shopping center.

The Long Leaf and Masonboro Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses are building a new Kingdom Hall on the site at 6307 Carolina Beach Road. The old Kingdom Hall, at 6201 Myrtle Grove Road, was sold to the Wilmington Academy of Arts & Sciences, a private school now located there, in May 2008. The congregations bought the 2.67-acre tract on Carolina Beach Road in December 2007 so they could upgrade and build a bigger, more visible place of worship, said Alfred Wade Jr., coordinator of elders for the Long Leaf congregation.

Since leaving the former Kingdom Hall about a year and a half ago, the congregations have been waiting their turn on the Jehovah’s Witnesses regional building committee’s list. In the meantime, Long Leaf has been meeting at the Leland Kingdom Hall and Masonboro at the one on Gordon Road.

The Carolina Beach Road tract is undergoing site work now, and construction by a group of congregations from various places is planned to take place over two weekends with completion in early May, Wade said.

Currently for 6307 Carolina Beach Road there is an active electrical permit for a temporary power pole, with no submittal for a building permit, according to New Hanover County inspection records.

The land is zoned residential. Churches are permitted by right in any zoning designation, said Steven Still, assistant chief zoning enforcement official for New Hanover County.

User-contributed question by:
D.A. Watson

Got a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Click here to let us know!

Bookmark and Share

Ask a question

Ask a question

If you’re looking for answers about living in coastal North Carolina, you’ve come to the right place. If we don’t have the answer to your question, we’ll find out or try to find someone who does. Hey, that’s our job! So, ask your question below and we’ll do our best to find the answer. Once we do, we’ll post it in an appropriate category.

Can we use your name to credit you by name (no e-mail or other contact information) with this question when we post an answer?
Your question:

Post a comment

Talk to us!

Have a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Use this form to let us know. Note that all comments are moderated and must be approved before they are posted, although you may see your own comments the first time you post them.

Your comment: