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Old 09-09-2011, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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Well why don't we extend that to every house lying in a disaster-prone area?. All homes on flood plains in the east, near drought areas in the southwest, in tornado alley in the midwest, in the vicinity of fault lines in the west, where crippling blizzards and ice storms happen every year in the northeast and upper midwest. Shoot all those houses up in Vermont and New Hampshire near rivers which never flooded like they have until Irene passed through. Obviously the owners foolishly built those houses decades ago not thinking that one day a hurricane could breeze on through and cause the rivers to go hog wild. Only a fool would say that wasn't nature taking her course.
To some of this I agree. If your home is in an area were there is a history. That you know it will happen. It has shown it to be a hazard area. There are places all the time that are destroyed and rebuilt, only to be destroyed and rebuilt later. This area of the Outer Banks have proven over the years to be such a location. Yet we still build it back. I will not address the rest as the examples you give are from abnormal events that have no history. If they had a history such as fire zones in California. Which we hear about year after year after year. Yet they still are allowed to rebuild.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I like the idea of making the entire NC coastline private, including the roads. Then when the mainland complainers show up and want to visit, the residents could charge them a hefty fee for access. Maybe $100 per car per day (to help pay for the roads and beach renourishment) Kind of a pay as you go, or stay home thing.

The funny thing about the Outer Banks and those big, expensive ocean front homes is that the locals don't use them. They get rented to people who live inland and are just visiting for the weekend or week to enjoy the ocean and ride on those freshly paved roads.

Ironic ain't it?
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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I like the idea of making the entire NC coastline private, including the roads. Then when the mainland complainers show up and want to visit, the residents could charge them a hefty fee for access. Maybe $100 per car per day (to help pay for the roads and beach renourishment) Kind of a pay as you go, or stay home thing.

The funny thing about the Outer Banks and those big, expensive ocean front homes is that the locals don't use them. They get rented to people who live inland and are just visiting for the weekend or week to enjoy the ocean and ride on those freshly paved roads.

Ironic ain't it?
I say go for it. Of course this would make you 100% self governed. You will pay all the bills. Since you would not be a state or a US territory. You would be 100% on your own. You would of course have to also give up any state, county and federal support. You do know us inland folk will be charging you the same.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I say go for it. Of course this would make you 100% self governed. You will pay all the bills. Since you would not be a state or a US territory. You would be 100% on your own. You would of course have to also give up any state, county and federal support. You do know us inland folk will be charging you the same.
We'd also give up paying all those taxes to Raleigh and Washington, DC and the instant that happened you inlanders would be begging to rebuild Highway 12.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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Rule under law state is considered the states within a 12 mile limit. And how are we going to get there. No Bridge or ferry ports. The fact of letting the coast work as nature intended. A saving dollars using ferry service that can be adjust to the changing coastline. Rebuilding a road or a bridge is stupid.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Rule under law state is considered the states within a 12 mile limit. And how are we going to get there. No Bridge or ferry ports. The fact of letting the coast work as nature intended. A saving dollars using ferry service that can be adjust to the changing coastline. Rebuilding a road or a bridge is stupid.
Well it's getting rebuilt and commercial flounder season opens next month.

It's a win, win.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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Well it's getting rebuilt and commercial flounder season opens next month.

It's a win, win.
Till the next one and you will be please fix highway 12. Oh and my insurance will also go up. Due to the under insured. Good luck on the fishing. Hope that they do not upset any turtles.
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I've been down there many, many times. It makes no sense to keep pouring money into it for a road that goes nowhere. ITS A SANDBAR YOU LIVE ON. Anything past the Bonner bridge should be 4 wheel drive only. If there are repairs to do like now, Bring in the dozers and move the sand around, its all @&%$# sand . Not to mention the millions needed to repair or build a new bridge to replace the Bonner Bridge.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:16 PM
 
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I like the idea of making the entire NC coastline private, including the roads. Then when the mainland complainers show up and want to visit, the residents could charge them a hefty fee for access. Maybe $100 per car per day (to help pay for the roads and beach renourishment) Kind of a pay as you go, or stay home thing.

The funny thing about the Outer Banks and those big, expensive ocean front homes is that the locals don't use them. They get rented to people who live inland and are just visiting for the weekend or week to enjoy the ocean and ride on those freshly paved roads.

Ironic ain't it?
Us locals (well, the natives and old-timers who weren't tourons themselves first) have a particular saying pertaining to the subject: Leave your money at the bridge, turn around, and go home.

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Old 09-11-2011, 06:52 AM
 
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I'm for rebuilding 12. People act like it gets rebuild all the time, but I'm not mistaken this is only the second time, the first being Isabel in 2003.

Still those houses bring to mind this bible verse:

"And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it." - Matthew 7:26-27 KJV
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