For the purpose of this code, unless otherwise specifically provided, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings.
   "BOARD OF ALDERMEN."  The governing body of the Town of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
   "BOND."  When a bond is required, an undertaking in writing shall be sufficient.
   "COMPUTATION OF TIME."  The time within which an act is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first and including the last day; and if the last day is Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, that shall be excluded.
   "COUNTY."  The County of New Hanover, in the State of North Carolina, except as otherwise provided.
   "IN THE TOWN."  Any territory, jurisdiction of which for the exercise of its regulatory power has been conferred on the town by public or private law.
   "MAYOR."  Mayor of Wrightsville Beach.
   "MONTH."  A calendar month.
   "OATH."  Includes an affirmation in all cases in which, by law, an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in such cases the words swear and sworn shall be equivalent to the words affirm and affirmed.
   "OFFICIAL TIME STANDARD."  Whenever certain hours are named in this code, they shall mean standard time or daylight saving time as may be in current use in this town.
   "OWNER."  Applied to a building or land, shall include any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant, or tenant by the entirety, of the whole or a part of such building or land.
   "PERSON."  A corporation, firm, partnership, association, organization, and any other group acting as a unit, as well as an individual.
   "PERSONAL PROPERTY."  Every species of property except real property, as herein defined.
   "PRECEDING, FOLLOWING."  Next before and next after, respectively.
   "PROPERTY."  Includes real and personal property.
   "REAL PROPERTY."  Includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments.
   "SIDEWALK."  Any portion of a street, between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.
   "SIGNATURE" or "SUBSCRIPTION."  Includes a mark when the person cannot write.
   "STATE."  The State of North Carolina, except as otherwise provided.
   "STREET."  Includes any public way, road, highway, street, avenue, boulevard, parkway, alley, lane, viaduct, bridge, and the approaches thereto within the town and shall mean the entire width of the right-of-way between abutting property lines.
   "TENANT" or "OCCUPANT."  Applied to a building or land shall include any person who occupies the whole or a part of such building or land, whether alone or with others.
   "TOWN."  Town of Wrightsville Beach, except as otherwise provided.
   "WRITING" or "WRITTEN."  Includes printing and any other mode of representing words and letters.
('72 Code, § l-2)