I just learned that the North Carolina Department of Transportation has finally approved construction of a new bridge to replace the aging Herbert C. Bonner bridge across Oregon Inlet. The 300 million dollar project is scheduled to commence about one year from now, and may be completed as early as 2015. The new bridge is designed to be built parallel to the existing bridge.
There has been talk of this project for the last twenty years. I thought our readers would be happy to hear that it will finally happen.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the early twentieth century Doxsee Clam Factory in Ocracoke village. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112110.htm