I am aware of the great work "NoPortSouthport" is doing and I applaud them. (Have I revealed my bias?) Still my feeling is there is a silence from the Southport community that is quite unnerving. Is it because many feel it is so far off into the future they can afford to let it sit on the backburner before they speak out? Do they not have a sense of what may come at them? Look at any comparable operation, east coast or west. Port Newark, NJ, the areas adjacent to the Savannah port, San Pedro, CA, south of LA. These ports are surrounded by dead zones, no one wants to live near them. The pollution, noise, traffic makes these areas inhabitable for the demographic groups that now inhabit the areas of Southport and BSL. To gain what? Jobs whos numbers have already been questioned. UNCW professor questions economic impact of proposed port | StarNewsOnline.com | Star-News | Wilmington, NC
A previous poster used the phrase"cottage industries" that will come with the port, how quaint, a cottage, what a vision. I say to that individual go visit above listed locations and you will find nothing "cottage" about them. The NCIT needs to be stopped now.