"There's already three or four tore down in Kure Beach, including one that hadn't been built and at least two or three more that are being sold in the current year," says Ronnie Pernell
Ronnie Pernell is in talks to sell the Moran Motel.
After more than 35 years, he plans to retire and close the motel in December.
He's says the rising land prices and environmental regulations make it too difficult to stay in business.
That's bad news for loyal customers like Mickey Clinard of Winston-Salem. He's been coming to Kure Beach, since he was a young child.
"Coming here on vacation is like going home. Good friends, know everybody that's here. People that run the place, I know personally, and once that's gone, you know, the family side of it is gone," says Clinard.