monkey (Wilmington, NC)
By Paul Hockaday
(Exit Homeplace Realty (Wilmington, NC))
Between Wilmington, NC and Carolina Beach, NC on South College Rd/Carolina Beach Rd is an area locally known as Monkey Junction.  Why is it called Monkey Junction?  Apparently, early in the 1900's, a service station owner decided to add live monkeys to his amenities in the hopes of attracting business from Pleasure Island visitors.  Since the service station was located near the intersection of two main roads, the area commonly became known as "Monkey Junction".  Here is a website that has been dedicated to Monkey Junction: Monkey Junction has been getting a lot of attention as of late due to a proposed annexation by the City of Wilmington.  Star News ran an article last week that hit briefly on what all was going on in the area.  If you would like to read ...
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