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It's been a few years, what have I missed?

It's been a few years, what have I missed?




Haven't been on the board in quite a few years, but I gave an Uber ride to a passenger who was from Kitty Hawk, and I was feeling nostalgic.

WIfe and I are now empty nesters, and we haven't been to the beach in about 4 years.

Was the bridge in the northern beach area ever built? We usually stayed up there, Duck/Corolla, but the favorite place we ever rented in all the years we went there, was a house in Colington Harbour. Wish it was still a rental. We think about it often.



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Totally Changed, but much remains the same


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And the northern bridge is still a pipe dream. Bonner is finally getting redone though-


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In 4 years?

The builders are working steady cranking out oceanfront mini-motels. Some of the oldest motels have fallen to the developers.

The public beaches south of Southern Shores to Nags Head were replenished in 2017. The beaches look really nice. I hope the replenishment holds.

There is a new waterpark about 3 miles inland from the WMB. I haven't been but those who have liked it. https://www.h2obxwaterpark.com

Kelly's Restaurant has been sold to a developer, is now closed, suppose to be another grocery store.

Publix is now hiring for a new store they built in KDH next to the Lowe's.

Rumor has it traffic getting to the WMB is better, I'm not sure I believe that.

As always don't drink and drive here.


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Haven't been on the board in quite a few years, but I gave an Uber ride to a passenger who was from Kitty Hawk, and I was feeling nostalgic.

WIfe and I are now empty nesters, and we haven't been to the beach in about 4 years.

Was the bridge in the northern beach area ever built? We usually stayed up there, Duck/Corolla, but the favorite place we ever rented in all the years we went there, was a house in Colington Harbour. Wish it was still a rental. We think about it often.

obxited


I don't think that bridge will ever be built. If it does, Carova and Corolla will be changed forever. Well, that could be a positive for us in Nags Head with less traffic but I prefer the tradeoff of leaving the far northern beaches to their slow change. We have lots of new houses and a variety of different grocery stores with two more being built. Funny how we never complained much when our only choice was SeaMart! However, the beauty remains with plenty of water sports to choose from. And the sunrises and settings!




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The NPS's attitude and performance has improved dramatically. We've returned to a sane balance between conservation and access. Birds and turtles are protected while most of the beaches are open most of the time. The ugly confrontations between park police and surf fishermen that marked former park superintendent Mike Murry's reign are a distant memory.


RE: It's been a few years, what have I missed?




The NPS's attitude and performance has improved dramatically. We've returned to a sane balance between conservation and access. Birds and turtles are protected while most of the beaches are open most of the time. The ugly confrontations between park police and surf fishermen that marked former park superintendent Mike Murry's reign are a distant memory.

TwentyPSI


Crotalus, Anchorman and Dennis/Fbg are a distant memory. But Bobby B. still entertains all that view!


RE: It's been a few years, what have I missed?




The NPS's attitude and performance has improved dramatically. We've returned to a sane balance between conservation and access. Birds and turtles are protected while most of the beaches are open most of the time. The ugly confrontations between park police and surf fishermen that marked former park superintendent Mike Murry's reign are a distant memory.

TwentyPSI


Crotalus, Anchorman and Dennis/Fbg are a distant memory. But Bobby B. still entertains all that view!

Squid Pro Quo


I have fewer stars than you and the old timers because I was bad?


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[I have fewer stars than you and the old timers because I was bad?

bobbyg


Those little stars don't show up on my i-Pad, but they do on my laptops/Desktops. I'm not sure how you get smiling stars. Were you bad bobbyg? Do tell.......


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My wife and I bought a cottage. It’s pretty nice.


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The Hatteras-Ocracoke Tunnel underwent some pretty significant repairs not too long ago. Traffic was diverted, but it is back to functioning in full capacity now in time for the 2018 season. Of course the cost of the yearly pass went up a bit because of the repairs.

Other than that, nothing much has changed.