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Postby Grover1 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:06 am


With acknowledgements once more to "Chesapeake Bryan" of the CF ...

http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/conten ... eacon.html

He had this posted elsewhere dated yesterday ... I saw it this morning and wanted to pass it on to those who may have missed it ...
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Postby vacastle » Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:40 am


What a crock! Leave it to the Daily Advance...sometimes I wonder if the County of Currrituck is paying their rent and salaries.

This doesn't even warrant futher comment, other than it's just so stupid, and so typical of the reporting this paper does.

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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:21 am


Karl's NUGGETS are on fire!


Boy, I'll bet THAT's painful.................. :roll:
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Postby Hersh » Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:51 am


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Postby Pharoslvr » Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:26 am


:lol: ....better him than me!.... :lol:


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Postby beachbum1616 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:33 pm


:evil: I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF THE GARBAGE!!! :evil:
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Postby Gary Martin » Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:03 pm


Pardon the language but what a crock of $#!+ :!: I can smell this one all the way up here in Michigan with the wind blowing the wrong way.

The magnanimous commissioners want to restore the house... Have you people had your eyes checked lately :?:

I would have to agree, sounds like the county is paying someone at the paper :!:

My wife and I are going to the OBX later this spring for vacation again and as I've said before, not one $ will be spent in Currituck County. If I go up to the lighthouse to photograph it will be on a full tank of gas so I don't have to spend a cent in the county!

Melody, if you're reading this and want access to ANY of my photographs of the lighthouse or the lens in the lantern room to help raise funds for the OBC to fight off the carpet bagging robber barons aka the Currituck County commissioners, just let me know :!:
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Postby beachbum1616 » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:47 pm


Anyone heard any new news concerning the lighthouse?
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Postby plebetkin » Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:18 pm


O'Neal said he is not interested in continuing the animosity between the county and OBC. He said his only desire is to purchase land for the county's future.



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Postby lighthsedi » Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:40 pm


It wasn't that long ago that we moved a lighthouse out of dangerous territory. We can do it again! Let's move the lighthouse out of Currituck County and show them what the tourists were coming to see! :twisted:
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Postby beachbum1616 » Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:32 pm


:lol:

Good idea Diana :!:
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Postby cawteener » Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:46 pm


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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:25 am


Actually, I really LIKE that idea.................. :-k

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Postby Terry_Pepper » Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:11 am


After living in the US since 1973, I finally decided to file for US Citizenship in March 2001, finally taking the oath of Citizenship in April 2002.

You can't imagine the dismay I feel in seeing a situation in which a group of dedicated citizens come together, raised funds, invested their time and sweat to restore a historical landmark that nobody wanted, only to have it potentially ripped out from beneath them our own Government.

It is decidedly UN-AMERICAN.

Has the OBC considered attempting an effort to obtain ownership of the station through Legislative Transfer? There is precedence, and I am sure there are Legislators out there with sympathy to the OBC cause.

The slippery slope is being greased on a daily basis. Maybe it’s time to dust-off the fife and drum!

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Postby Pharoslvr » Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:21 am


In 1999 Cape Hatteras was moved 2,900 feet at a cost of $11.8 million dollars. To get the necessary appropriations through the U.S. Congress took approximately 6 years. (Actually, the "seed" for such an idea began 10 years before the actual move.)
If (and this is a BIG "if") you were able to move Currituck with federal funding (and consider the fact that Currituck is not in peril from natural conditions like CH was) where would you move it to?
IMHO, I can't think of a suitable site (on the "open market") that is within 8-10 miles of it's current location.
The larger tract of land that OBC already owns, back behind the current site, is mostly in "wetlands" and would probably not support a +/- 4,000 ton structure without designing a foundation that would be three to four times the size of the CH tower, at the least.

As much as I feel the frustration that most of you feel, I don't believe that moving it really is an option, either financially or historically.
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