Due to the limitation of the number of characters allowed and length of this message I will be splitting it into 2 parts, this is Part 2 of 2
Seems there is more interest in Canopies, than a truly more important issue that ‘Surfpainter” has brought to our attention, that being, 5000+ views which is good, but less than 100 replies.
‘The wild horses of Corolla are again being seriously jeopardized by the threat of commercial development of the north beaches. Developer Gerald Friedman wants to build a hotel, boardwalk, and 19,000 square feet of commercial buildings including office, service, retail, recreational and entertainment uses! If you love the wild horses and the fragile land that sustains them - HELP US SAY NO TO THIS DANGEROUS PRECEDENT. It will surely usher in the end of these unique beaches as we know it. This area is located at the north end of Swan Beach, mp17.
Will, If I'm out of bounds posting this notice I will remove it asap.’
There are about 100 responses for ‘Surfpainter’, now do a search for ‘Canopies’, how many different threads have address this issue, and this issue will start up again next summer.
I have included the link provided by ‘Surfpainter’ for those who have not replied .
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I am hopeful when the canopy folks run to the end of their complaint list and everything is perfect, they start to channel their efforts toward more important issues .
Those who are guest for a week or two that travel to OBX once a year who waste their precious vacation time counting canopies and tallying distance between canopies should perhaps consider vacations elsewhere, where nothing is allowed on the beach after a bewitching hour, this includes people.
Those who are local, could / should find a more noble and less selfish endeavor to support, such as;
write letters to your Congressman or Senator to support these pressing and important LOCAL issues;
Support / non support for off shore oil exploration, don’t see any comments on that issue remembering what happen in the Gulf of Mexico, it will be decades if ever , before the gulf returns to normal
Wind farm construction off shore( Green Energy)
Get involved or form a group that would help support and get the Bonner Bridge ( safety rating single digits on a scale of 100) replacement started.
Similarly, what can we do to help keep the ‘Oregon Inlet navigation channels open’ for the Waterman. whose livelihood depend on that water way being open and provide the GREAT seafood that we all enjoy and Promotes the OBX economy.
Get behind ‘Surfpainter’ , I commend you that has already signed up, but here is the URL for the other 5000 who viewed ‘Surfpainter’, entry, who has not
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Establish a HELP/volunteer system prior to any catastrophic event, such as when Hatteras was without power, water , food, many without shelter. If you can’t be here, Send funding to help feed them.
Yes, I did supply $$$ during this crisis…
Setup and advertise a convenient summer food banks/drop off point that OBX summer quest could deposit or leave food that might be thrown out upon leaving after their vacation , to be distributed among the needy.
Do something about the ‘NOT SAFE ‘kite boarder’ issue behind Jockeys ridge
Write the Chamber of Commerce, realtors and local Police Dept. regarding the traffic nightmare that happens every Sat. during peak rental season , causing multi mile backups when coming onto OBX.
Suggest to the Chamber to turn the traffic lights to flashing Yellow, and try as an experiment to let trained traffic police or trained ‘flaggers’ control traffic including through Duck, which in my opinion is a major contributor to this problem. I don’t think it could get much worse and maybe a bit better
The Hatteras realtors are already sending the guest through Elizabeth city route 17
In conclusion , Local should find a better cause to direct their energy, yes, I know ‘ Nagshead’ has passed a canopy ordinance, now get those ‘pens’ to work, and support something that is useful that everyone will benefit from.
Visitor should enjoy their precious 1 of 2 week vacation instead of aggregating oneself with nonsense,
None of u s have badges, hat or whistle, just opinions,
and in the infamous words of ‘Forrest Gump’ ,
‘’that's all I have to say about that”