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Sunday, December 26, 2010

BONNER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT


For Immediate Release:
December 21, 2010
Contact:
Public Relations Office
252-475-5900
darecountypr@darenc.com

Dare County Applauds Record of Decision on the Bonner Bridge

The long effort to replace the Bonner Bridge took a major step forward December 20 when the Federal Highway Administration signed a Record of Decision. This allows the N.C. Department of Transportation to move ahead with construction of a new bridge over Oregon Inlet.

The Record of Decision followed a press conference by U.S. Senator Kay Hagan announcing that agreement had been reached with the Department of the Interior to endorse replacement of the Bonner Bridge.

Warren Judge, Chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners who participated in the press conference said, “We are extremely pleased. The residents and visitors of the Outer Banks are delighted to receive this news during the Christmas season.” He added, “We can’t begin to thank Senator Hagan enough for assisting our efforts to overcome issues that were raised by the Department of Interior.”

An important step, according to Judge, was a meeting last month when Senator Hagan toured Dare County and viewed the Bonner Bridge by boat with local, state and federal officials. He said, “That meeting with Senator Hagan was instrumental in getting all the parties to sit together and make a commitment.”

In acknowledging the Record of Decision, Judge commended the efforts of Senator Marc Basnight who he explained, “for a long time has consistently been a strong advocate for replacement of the bridge. We thank him for the special role he has served in helping us get to where we are today.”

Judge also thanked several other elected officials. “We are grateful for leadership in Raleigh and Washington, D.C. that has worked tirelessly to help us replace the bridge. He recognized North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, Rep. Tim Spear, U. S. Senator Richard Burr, and Congressman Walter Jones for their efforts on behalf of the people of Dare County.”

Vice-Chairman Allen Burrus, who represents Hatteras Island said, “This Record of Decision would not have been possible without all the hard work done by the Citizens Action Committee to Replace the Bonner Bridge and the Bridge Moms. Together they mobilized an outpouring of public support from around the nation and proved what can happen when a grassroots effort gets cooperation from federal agencies in working together for the good of the people.”

Moving forward quickly following the Record of Decision, the N.C. Department of Transportation has already scheduled the first permit negotiation meeting for January and has three prescreened design-build teams ready to compete. These represent timesaving measures in clearing the way for construction of the new Bonner Bridge.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

October/ November Special


Fall on Hatteras is a special time of year. No crowds, beautiful warm days and cool evenings. Your your favorite fall activity...fishing, surfing, kiteboarding, wind surfing or shell collecting. In the evenings relax in your private hot tub. See our home page for specials and featured homes.


It's a GREAT DAY at the BEACH!

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Great Fall Vacations Vacations


We have availability for your fall vacation. Come to Hatteras Island and experience the best kept secret for your fall vacation. The weather is beautiful, the water is warm and the beaches are uncrowded.


Call to reserve your vacation today.


See You at the BEACH!

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Beautiful Labor Day Weekend


The road is open and it is a beautiful day at the beach. See you soon.


Sorry the sunrise is so hard to see but the sun was just a little too bright!


See you at the BEACH.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Bulletin Number: 11

Date/Time: 9/3/2010 5:33:09 PM

Re-Entry For Hatteras Island Begins 7:00am Saturday, September 4

The mandatory evacuation issued for Hatteras Island will remain in effect until 7:00 a.m. Saturday, September 4. NCDOT has been working throughout the day to remove sand and standing water on NC Highway 12 from Hurricane Earl.

With the lifting of the evacuation order for Saturday at 7:00 a.m., access for all vehicles will be restored to the Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras and the ferry dock.

Motorists are advised that although access will be permitted, there may be standing water on roadways throughout the area. Proceed with caution, as it is difficult to determine the water’s depth and can cause brake failure, loss of control, or vehicle flooding.

At noon today, the mandatory evacuation was lifted for the remainder of Dare County north of Oregon Inlet including the Towns of Duck, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Manteo, Nags Head, Southern Shores and the unincorporated areas of Dare County north of Oregon Inlet.

The bridges leading to Dare County are open and no re-entry pass is required.

Evacuation Order Still in Effect

The evacuation order for Hatteras Island will not be lifted today. I spoke with Dare County Emergency Management at approximately 3:30 pm and was provided this information. I have not seen a new bulletin on darenc.com verifing this information. However, the last bulletin stated the island was closed so they may not be planning an update.

Again, we will post more information as it becomes available.

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No Word Yet




We still have no word yet on opening Hwy 12 or lifting the Evac order. We'll let you know as soon as we get the word.

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