Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Few new updates! Keep in mind we dedicate our time to people who want the best in Outer Banks real estate service, use us as their representing agent, and keep us informed with their direction. We do  provide the absolute best in Outer Banks realty resources! Happy Valentine's Day!

The North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) has selected a Preferred Alternative for the Mid Currituck Bridge project. The alignment for the Preferred Alternative, identified in the project's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as MCB4/C1, places the bridge in the northern (C1) corridor with a second bridge across Maple Swamp (Option A). Aydlett Road would remain open to traffic and turning movements would not be restricted at Waterlily Road.



Beginning February 15th, an Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) permit will be required to operate a vehicle on the designated ORV routes at the Cape Hatteras National Recreational Seashore. Permits can be obtained beginning on February 15th at any of the three NPS ORV permit offices located at Coquina Beach, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Visitor Center (Buxton), and the Ocracoke Visitor Center. Permits have to be obtained in person because the person utilizing the permit is required to watch a 7-minute informational video. Permitting offices will be open year-round, seven days a week, except Christmas Day - from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - with expanded hours on weekends and holidays during the summer season. The cost of an annual permit (valid for the calendar year) is $120. A 7-day ORV permit (valid from the date issued) will cost $50.In order to provide the public with ample time to obtain a permit, there will be a transition period between February 15 and March 15 before the rule is fully implemented and enforced. During the transition period, the NPS will install new ORV route markers and information signs and begin implementation of the species management measures that were identified in the December 2010 Record of Decision for the Seashore’s Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan / Final Environmental Impact Statement. Visitor contacts during the transition will focus on informing the visiting public about the ORV permit and other beach driving requirements under the special regulation. The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) information sheet and a map showing designated ORV routes as well as pedestrian areas where ORVs are not authorized. The FAQ and map are now available on the Seashore’s website located at:


The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin temporary lane closures tomorrow, Wednesday Jan. 18 at 7 a.m., near the temporary bridge on N.C. 12 at Pea Island as crews install protective measures to prevent erosion near the south end of the bridge. Lane closures will take place daily from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., and work is expected to last for the next four to six weeks. During lane closures, crews will begin by realigning the guardrails in order to bring in a crane for a majority of the work. The work will include placing large stones and additional retaining walls at the south end of the bridge in order prevent erosion.

New project would be a fishing pier - and much more: If all goes the way that Eric Kaplan sees it going, Hatteras Island may have a new fishing pier in the near future.
KillDevil Hills Board conflict: From the moment newly-elected Kill Devil Hills Mayor Sheila Davies and Commissioners Mike Hogan and Brandi Rheubottom took their seats on the town's board at its Dec. 12 meeting, it was clear that there was a new power dynamic at work on the board.
Kelly's parade applications available
The 23rd Annual Kelly's St. Patrick's Parade set for Sunday, March 18, will celebrate The Outer Banks Hospital's 10th Anniversary and a decade of care. DUCK TOWN HALL GRAND OPENING FEBRUARY16, 2012 - see the work in progress

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