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Citizens want to "Stop The Paved Road"!

A Petition to "Block commercial development in the 4x4 beach of Corolla, North Carolina" and save the wild horses is now on-line.

Please consider an email to the Currituck County Commissioners to voice your opinion on commercial development in the 4x4 area before the next Meeting.

Developer Claims Religious Discrimination...
Currituck County Commissioners mull deal. Currituck's effort to block business growth on the remote northern Outer Banks is facing another legal battle that has some county officials rethinking their current strategy.

Board of Commissioners Chairman Paul O'Neal said last week the county would be better off settling its differences with a developer suing to develop business lots on Carova Beach.

Developer contends visitors want shops nearby. Really! Please read their comments here and more comments here...

New association forms to preserve and protect the 4x4 beaches.

New Currituck County Ordinance Restricts Horse Tours

The ordinance will:
- Cap the number of tour operators at the 10 already in business.
- Require each operator to buy a license renewed annually at a cost of $950 per vehicle.
- Limit tour operators to five vehicles. Those who own fewer than five cannot expand.
- Outlaw the use of buses for tours.
- Limit tour hours to between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. west of the dunes.

Chip Freidman sues Currituck County Developer Charles "Chip" Friedman sues Currituck County to reverse the county's recent denial of plans for a 290-unit inn and nearby offices and stores on 37 acres in the off-road community.

In May, Currituck's Board of Commissioners voted for the third time to deny Friedman's rezoning request. The decision upheld a 30-year-old county policy to restrict commercial development on Currituck's northernmost beaches.
Currituck seeks to dismiss Swan Beach suit

Ocean Pearl Ocean Pearl takes shape as graders level roads and fill pot holes.

signs More Signs for the Beach? Commissioners dodge real concerns on the beach for yet another year.
Currituck County Commissioner Vance Aydlett, supports a permit system. "We've got to do something," he said. "We've talked and talked about it." story

Wild Horse Herd On Corolla Could Double After Bill Approval
A recently passed bill in the House of Representatives could soon double the size of the herd of wild horses on Corolla.
Republican Reprsentative Walter Jones says his bill, "The Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act," has unanimously passed through the House of Representatives.

According to the congressman's website, the bill calls for a new management plan that would allow the number in the herd to be between 110 and 130 horses. The current number allowed is 60.

According to Jones, equine genetic scientists say there should be at least 110 horses in the herd to keep it going. The bill now moves onto the Senate for approval.
ducks-vs-horses-supporters-spar-over-which-one-to-protect - Nov 8, 2012

Electronics Recycling
Currituck County has expanded its electronics recycling service area to include the Currituck Outer Banks. Computers, monitors, flat screens, cellphones, PDA's, fax machines and more can now be taken to the Corolla Library, located at 1123 Ocean Trail. If residents in Corolla have a very large item (ex: large television wall console unit), please contact the Public Works Department at 252-232-2504 to make special arrangements for proper disposal.

Ocean Hills files to withdraw public dedication of roads. See BOC agenda.

Traffic issues in the 4WD area.
Some Commissions now agree with the residents that the only way to make the 4WD area safe and enjoyable again is to limit the traffic. Residents ask commissioners to review a new simple beach permit.
Oct 9 Hamptonroads

 The 4x4 area faired well. A few shingles, some siding and minor flooding. Beach looks good. Duck got slammed.
NC12 ripped apart.
Pics of Rodanthe
Hatteras Island cut off from mainland in 5 places

Ernesto covers paved roads with 4 feet of water. Pictures

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