Every year James Poulos puts up a Christmas display on W Ocean Acres Drive.  As the years have gone by, the display has grown larger, as have the crowds who come to see it.  The award from ‘The Today Show’ brought national attention to Kill Devil Hills and people come from all over to see this glittering display.  I saw it recently when I visited a friend who lives around that neighborhood.

While the display certainly does draw the crowds,  I cannot help but wonder what the neighbors make of it.  There were cars parked along the side of the road in clearly marked ‘No Parking’ areas.  And the ones that weren’t parked were jammed onto the little street, some stopped, some parked, some trying to crawl through.  I tried to turn around and go back but found that I could not do so without running over someone’s lawn.

Since parking enforcement appeared to be non-existent, (more…)