"All People Who Live Along The Coast Are Not Wealthy"

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Local government officials from all 20 coastal counties are in Pine Knoll Shores this week for a 2 day conference.

The counties and towns represented are part of the North Carolina Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association.

The group heard from many speakers about issues affecting coastal counties, most importantly insurance rate hikes.

Insurance commissioner Wayne Goodwin, was the featured speaker, but was not allowed to comment about the rate hikes, as that issue is currently under litigation.

Many of the 20 counties and over 22 municipalities are suing, as they're upset over the proposed increase in rates.

Bobby Outten, Dare County Attorney, and Assistant Manager helped bring about the lawsuit

The lawsuit is still in the courts.

Other topics discussed at the conference, were population increases at the coast, and use of stimulus money


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  • by Jay Location: Beaufort on Apr 1, 2009 at 02:11 PM
    The way this reads, no one on the coast is wealthy, and surely some are. "All people who live along the coast are not wealthy" means that no one is. I hate to sound like your old grammar teacher, but it should read, "Not all people who live along the coast are wealthy." What you wrote made no sense.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2009 at 07:27 PM
    They want to raise our insurance here in Pamlico saying that we are beach community. Since when?? Pamlico has been the same place for a very long time. I haven't seen any beach around here. Just the trent river. Geesh.
  • by robert Location: newport on Mar 31, 2009 at 05:54 PM
    BULL Crap..I can't afford to live there..They are all trying to sing this song to make me feel sorry for them and pay their insurance. They all have "NO Trespassing signs on their property." I feel so sorry for them. Cry,Cry,Cry,
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