Builder: Resort Proposal For The Outer Banks Could Bring Jobs

There's talk a new resort coming to the Outer Banks, that will bring more than a thousand jobs to the area.

The company, SAGA Construction, claims they want to build a resort in the Pine Island Community in Corolla, that's according to the Daily Advance.

Company leaders say it would bring 32 million dollars to the county, and a million in tax revenue.

The paper states, county leaders say this announcement is premature, since approval for the project has not been discussed.


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  • by carrie Location: obx on May 17, 2010 at 09:40 AM
    First of all - this post is supposed to be about a proposed "resort" in Pine Island, not Yankee's, lets stay on the subject folks - it is important. Second - it is my understanding that this resort is to be built on property sold by the Audubon society, that in all reality should be left vacant and open for wildlife and ecosystems. Did they need the money to pay for legal bills to save the Plover and destroy our economy? What a trade off. Also, anonymous is right about Saga construction. They build cheap construction, bring in out of town labor, and don't pay a fair wage. They are ruining the pay scale for our own talented laborers and craftsmen on the beach. Enough said.
  • by Anonymous on May 14, 2010 at 03:32 AM
    If SAGA builds the resort it will be of the cheapest construction, yes - laborers will be brought from out of town, and as soon as the project is complete SAGA will move back to Arabia or Dubuai, wherever it is that they are from.
  • by jo Location: dare on May 13, 2010 at 08:02 PM
    The rich know the new bridge will make the area more accessible and want a piece of the pie
  • by Nicole Location: Duluth, MN on May 13, 2010 at 09:08 AM
    The thing that vacationers love about the OBX is the character and small town charm. We vacation every year in Hatteras and will absolutely, without a doubt, stop vacationing there if it is "taken over" by big resorts.
  • by deep Location: obx on May 13, 2010 at 05:46 AM
    I'll get excited if they give the construction jobs to *local subcontractors* who are desperate for work, instead of out-of-town crews full of illegals like others have been doing here. You should be ashamed of yourselves, you put many good middle class people out of work doing that, in a time when there was no where else to turn. Nobody who loves this area ignores/exploits the people who live in it by breaking the law and plenty of businesses have.
  • by Ken Location: Eastern NC on May 12, 2010 at 04:56 PM
    Obviously these people with all the money haven't tried to get to Corolla in the Summer time. That's all they need up there: More Traffic on that 2 lane, winding, can't see more than 1/4 mile ahead, tight road. And it'll probably give them 1 more reason to stop driving on the beach. Might run over some rare breed of wild horsefly. Keep on developing the beaches to the point where no one will even be able to see the ocean without staying in one of these high priced places. We all need to do whatever we can to preserve beach access for people who want to walk and those who like to drive on it. If they keep building, soon it's going to be like Myrtle Beach and Virginia Beach and who really wants that.
  • by Junkman Location: Nags Head on May 12, 2010 at 04:19 PM
    Sounds like the rednecks are active again. THey love money when it comes from "yankees" but just can't bring themselves to accept anyone from outside the clan. By the way. I always thought yankees played baseball in New York. In any case, in this economy a project of this size won't get off the ground thank to the mess old W left us.
  • by KDHGirl Location: Kill Devil Hills on May 12, 2010 at 03:59 PM
    WOW. You are all some hateful people. I, for one, am excited about the idea of a well-planned, true resort for those that wish to have it. It will be clean, beautiful, well-managed and provide jobs for so many that are in desperate need. Relax, read about it, and state your opinions without being so ugly. I am proud to live here, and you are all embarrassing the area you say you love. I don't get it.
  • by Clint Location: Manteo on May 12, 2010 at 03:49 PM
    TO B......That is a good thing. It is mainly Northern Folks that own the businesses so If yall were not here they would not be here and we could have are beach back! By the way why do so many of yall move down here and then tell us how you did things back home? If it was so good then how come you left?
  • by pete Location: kdh on May 12, 2010 at 03:36 PM
    what a load of BS
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