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Currituck Lighthouse Purchase Pondered

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Postby lighthsedi » Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:29 pm


I have loved Currituck County for years and my parents were (underscore were) property owners in the county but they are getting on my last nerve!! :wink: I think one of our artistic members that we have here should design a t-shirt that says something about leaving our lighthouse alone with the Currituck lighthouse on it. We could put it on Cafe Express so that whoever wants one can buy one. I SURE WOULD and I'd wear it while I was in the county!! (but don't make it too mean)
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Postby Pharoslvr » Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:27 pm


....this is the latest news that was just aired on WRAL (Raleigh-Durham) this evening:
"The Commissioner's last week suggested solving the problem by buying the lighthouse from the non-profit. But the head of the group (John Wilson) says that its IMPOSSIBLE because the deal with the federal government specifically bars the sale of the historic beacon."

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Postby COTA » Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:55 pm


:D

I AM CERTAINLY UP FOR A T-SHIRT DESIGN! I'D GO AS SOON AS CURRITUCK OFFICIALLY OPENS AND STAND THE GROUNDS-OR A SHIRT TARGETED TO JONES!

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Postby Ross » Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:03 am


Well, I'm sure the government would find some way to make that specific sale clause go away, they have with everything else that has their favor.
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Postby vacastle » Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:03 am


The portion of the text of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000 which addresses a sale of a conveyed"historic lighthouse"...
Reversion.--In addition to any term or condition
established pursuant to this subsection, the conveyance of a
historic light station shall include a condition that the
historic light station, or any associated historic artifact
conveyed to the eligible entity in conjunction with the historic
light station conveyance, including but not limited to any lens
or lanterns, at the option of the Administrator, shall revert to
the United States and be placed under the administrative control
of the Administrator, if--

(D) the eligible entity to which the historic
light station is conveyed, sells, conveys, assigns,
exchanges, or encumbers the historic light station, any
part thereof, or any associated historic artifact,
without approval of the Secretary


Reported in the Daily Advance article yesterday morning, posted in this thread several posts back...
Wilson recalls Martin saying that commissioners would like to put the county's dispute with OBC over the lighthouse behind them, and that one way to do that would be for the county to purchase the beacon.

Wilson said he told Martin that wasn't possible.

"I told him the deed from the federal government to the OBC specifically precludes the possibility of any sale of the lighthouse," Wilson said.
http://www.dailyadvance.com/hp/content/news/stories/2005/01/27/20050127edaobc.html


Now several other regional papers, and WRAL (Raleigh-Durham) have picked this story up, and are emphasizing this very important point.

Sure, Currituck County will try to find a way to wiggle around this. They've already shown us all that they will stoop to any level. On the other side, there's OBC, Inc. who does business totally above board, and has very strong legal counsel.

So for OBC, Inc., its "here we go again".

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Postby COTA » Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:40 am


I wonder how long this is going to go on before it will be all over. Not soon enough.

As for the above posts about sales for a t-shirt, I can have my own made and I will before I head back to the OBX!!! :evil:
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