Friday, December 02, 2011

NC 12

We so appreciate all of you who care so deeply for Ocracoke and the Outer banks.  As most of you know Hurricane Irene, which struck our area August 27th of this year, caused catastrophic physical damage to parts of the Banks and tremendous financial damage to all of us.  We can't thank you enough for your prayers and support.  Rt. 12 North is our lifeline on these fragile barrier islands.  It was damaged substantially during the hurricane with most of us being cut off from the north for a month and a half.  Folks are still trying to put their lives back together.  We thought you would like to know that Public Workshops to discuss permanent solutions for NC 12 are being held in Manteo December 5th, Rodanthe December 6th and on Ocracoke January 5th.  Our Rt.12 Northern access is of critical importance.  Let us hope that a permanent solution is soon found and implemented. -- Jude


  1. Anonymous8:34 AM

    Jude, this NC Mainlander heart is always concerned about anything which affects Ocracoke....good and bad. Hope everything will work out for the best as Highway #12 is the artery which helps sustain the quality of life on our dear Outer Banks.

  2. Anonymous1:06 PM

    Who is to say another hurricane--- due to global warming melting, polar ice caps and the inconvenient truths set forth by Al Gore-- wouldn't wipe it out again. Now please remind me why did everyone leave Portsmouth-- oh don't forget the annual Christmas day Bird Count. Before you think about progress on highway 12 check out the progress in New Orleans. Were you folks eligible for a FEMA Check?? Living in a remote area being independent and such The Mainlanders offer a big helping hand at times-- a big thank you is in order free ferry --free the ferry -- free the ferry -- down with sewers and toilets --put up with port-a potty heads up on the head case

  3. Some people feel like the ocean should wash away Highway 12 while others say we should keep rebuilding the road. Either way one thing is important and that is the Outer Banks is an important source of income for this state. Every year it brings in millions and millions of tax dollars. The tourists keep the local economy thriving. To just abandon the road or not find a permanent solution is to cut an artery not to just the people that live there but to the whole state.

  4. Anonymous9:46 AM

    Before we worry about the road we need to make sure there are plenty of public restrooms.

  5. Agreed but you can't get to the restrooms if there is no road.

  6. Anonymous5:52 AM

    And, thus the problem!

  7. Anonymous10:27 AM

    Thanks Jude-you're doing a great job.


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