Some Outer Banks Beaches Closed To Visitors This Holiday Weekend

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Thousands of people are expected to visit North Carolina beaches this Labor Day weekend, but some beaches are still closed due to hurricane damage.

Hatteras Island is closed, including the towns of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras. Highway 12 was washed away after hurricane Irene causing travel along the island impossible. Ocracoke Island is open to residents only, but hopes to open to visitors soon. Areas of the Cape Lookout National Seashore north of the lighthouse are closed, but the lighthouse, Shakleford Banks and Harker's Island are open.

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  • by taxman Location: wilson on Sep 3, 2011 at 08:17 AM
    Eminent Domain...get the houses off and let it go back the way it was and should be. At most it could be a basic camping area with basic infrastructure and facilities for use by all. No more tax dollars for millionaires homes and rent houses.
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      by ADB on Sep 3, 2011 at 12:04 PM in reply to taxman
      Great idea! Simply depopulate an entire county by federal decree. What Marxist utopia to you live in.
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      by Boats on Sep 4, 2011 at 05:23 AM in reply to taxman
      Look around. The islands have pretty well depopulated of native islanders already. Property values, and the taxes on them, fot so high that most of them couldn't afford to live there any more.
  • by Arthur Location: NC on Sep 3, 2011 at 05:27 AM
    The new inlet should stay as it would allow future storm surges a place to go. The other areas are just wash overs and can be filled in. The goverment should buy up land in those areas and add it to the National Seashore park to protect it and to prevent having to pay out to rich people who want houses on a barrier island!
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      by David on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:44 AM in reply to Arthur
      The inlet needs to be filled in and plans to do so are in the works, and furthermore, the land already is owned by the government.
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      by jared on Sep 3, 2011 at 08:01 AM in reply to Arthur
      I also think the inlet needs to be filled and i think houses could be put there
  • by WOW Location: Beaufort on Sep 3, 2011 at 05:13 AM
    I thought Botox Bev said the beaches were going to be open. Did I miss something?
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      by George on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:28 AM in reply to WOW
      Botox Bev? Too funny!

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