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Currituck County Has Now Decided to Erect a Fence

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Postby OBC, Inc. » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:24 am


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Postby wheland » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:17 am


I'm going to go out on a limb here and make a prediction.

I think that there will be a compromise brokered by the business people of the County who have heard from both local patrons and seasonal visitors about this situation.

The OBC may have to compromise and build however many parking spaces and possibly rest rooms on the part of that parcel of land that holds the Keeper's House they are building.

If this were to happen everybody wins and can say that they prevailed and all can get on with life as we know it.

The County commisioners can hold on to the idea that they forced those outside agitators from OBC to adhere to the regulations that everyone else has to. On the other hand OBC will maintain control of what is rightfully theirs.

It would be a win/win situation- of course it's based in logic and intelligence so the County commisioners may not be able to grasp the concept.

Just some thoughts.


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Postby beachbum1616 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:31 am


Dennis,

You may very well be right!

Does anyone know where exactly is the property that is owned by the OBC and is next to the lighthouse grounds? We have been there a number of times, but I didn't know about this propery the last time we were there. Is it located behind the giftshop/private parking area?
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Postby Pharoslvr » Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:15 am


Stephen,
I've always assumed that it was that parcel behind the gift shop. If not, the only other place that it could be would be the parcel on the other side of the road behind the Keeper's Quarter's.
I don't remember the area behind the gift shop containing any wetlands, but then I didn't spend much time walking that parcel, eithre.

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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:20 am


I am sure that the wetlands part is the land across the street from the keeper's quarters. If you have walked out on the little bridge pathway, espeically in the summer, better hope you don't get carried away by the bugs.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:00 pm


I guess that's why I seldom go to OBX from mid-June till mid-September! :)

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Postby island » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:55 pm


I am surprised there are no comments here about the home page news story Ross posted yesterday.
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Postby wheland » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:26 pm


island wrote:I am surprised there are no comments here about the home page news story Ross posted yesterday.


Island,

I'm sorry. I guess it isn't clear in my post from yesterday- I was making my comments in response to reading that very article after it was posted on another website.

I think that as I said in my earlier post that due to the County Commisioners taking things as far as they have they have woken up the local businessmen who contribute to those Commisioners and are kept in business byt the tourists and Lighthouse Enthusiasts who have possibly made their thoughts known enough- we may stay away or at least not spend money in the area.

I think it's possible that there will be a compromise that can be spun as a win by both sides- the OBC can builkd however many parking spaces and rest rooms that can be accomadated on the part of the 10 or so acres that they have and the county will allow them to count the others already there as part of the amount required by the county regulations.

This will not make everyone happy and won't give the county the cash cow of the lighthouse but it may save the Commisioners jobs- or at least their contributors will continue to give them money.

I of course could be completely mistaken and things will continue on as they have been going.

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Postby island » Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:42 pm


Dennis,

I read your post but for fog in my mind I guess I did not make the connection to the news story.

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Postby Grover1 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:49 pm


Dave,

Ross posted that about 10:15am in the east ...

A shy, anonymous, unassuming LH.netter caught wind of that story from the CF forum from their "ace" Chesapeake Bryan and, with attribution, re-posted the link to the article here about 810am ... Stephen, Brent, Beth and Peter responded, as did Dennis later in the day ...

We all continue to be fascinated by the twists this spectacle continues to take.

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Postby island » Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:32 pm


re-posted the link to the article here about 810am


Typical of some newspapers, this link will not connect to the subject story after a day or so. By the time I saw it, the link to the story was void.
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Postby Pharoslvr » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:14 pm


It's been one hell of a thread....a lot of interesting comments along the way :!:

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Postby plebetkin » Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:37 am


if the time, effort, resources (people and money) for this issue were put to use preserving endangered lighthouses, how much better the world would become. Yet, we watch a county's commissioners bog down in the pettiness of protecting what they perceive to be their interest, basically an effort to make money for the county off the backs of the OBC
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Postby plebetkin » Sun May 01, 2005 5:07 am


Question: will the lighthouse be able to open for the public this year?
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Postby COTA » Sun May 01, 2005 4:08 pm


Peter, If I make no mistake I thought Currituck was open for the season already. Will have to doublecheck though.
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