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Old 03-23-2020, 05:46 PM
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03-24-2020, 10:08 AM
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A lot of this is really sad. I have read a bunch of responses on multiple news paper and other websites. Many of the responses are down right embarrassing for me since I have lived in NC 99 percent of my life. Just the vitriol and ugliness is hard to read. I always thought that those that are local or think they are local in many of these communities were pretty sound minded people but I guess that is not the case. And for a fact many of those posting the hateful disrespectful comments are no more local than those that come and visit this state. They might own a house and now live here full time but it doesn't make them a local like those that have lived here all their life. Its a shame but this health scare is (like mentioned above) bringing out the true colors of those that are local NC residents. There is nothing wrong with the owners wanting to go to a property they own and pay taxes on. Listen I live inland and have a place at the coast and every year we welcome those and help those that live along to coast during hurricane season. We have multiple influxes of coastal residents in our area every year. Our shelves get emptied our gas stations go dry hotels and streets are full but you don't hear the ugliness that you are hearing now that things have switched up a bit.
Everyone has to realize that it is not just your community that is affected . Everyone's shelves are getting emptied and hospital beds will fill. I can self contain here or at my place at the coast. And most people that own and don't rent their places respect those that live here full time I know I do. What if during a hurricane every county around the coastal counties were to say you are not welcome here for the foreseeable future because you empty our shelves fill our streets etc? I am sure they would feel the same as those that want to access there properties do now and they would not like it one bit.

Folks just need to calm down and think smart. Some of the practices that are being implemented just don't make sense. You cannot do one thing and ignore the other.
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Bad attempt to scare people away that want to come here? Be an excellent time for the roads to get fixed..... or they gonna wait for July 4th week to announce that?
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Bad attempt to scare people away that want to come here? Be an excellent time for the roads to get fixed..... or they gonna wait for July 4th week to announce that?
Ha! No, just a bunch of yankee retirees feeling left out and wanting their moment of fame in the media. They haven't raised enough with their parking meters yet to do any repaving.
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Or an attempt to protect all the old folks that live there in the offseason.

Unless y'all agree with the Lieutenant Governor of Texas
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Or an attempt to protect all the old folks that live there in the offseason.

Unless y'all agree with the Lieutenant Governor of Texas
I hope you are not serious?.....
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Or an attempt to protect all the old folks that live there in the offseason.
Offseason? No such thing anymore, Beaufort has turned into a full-time yankee retirement community and now it's transitioning into a gated golf cart yuppie village with Bucky's latest overdevelopment in Lennoxville. Nearly all of the local born and raised folks left a long time ago.
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Hello, Can a town legally do that????? If so we could be in for some bad times!!!!
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Here is what Norma Houston has to say about that. Read this and then the declaration and see if you think it passes muster.

https://canons.sog.unc.edu/can-count...lter-in-place/
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Just something to consider;...our hospital has 135 beds. I do not know how many ventilators it has, probably not a lot.
This action isn't meant to be infringing on someone's rights or to be a governmental encroachment on our free movement. It is rather an attempt to reduce further spread of this virus. If left to it's own devices, society will choose to not follow these measures as evidenced by spring break, crowds of people on our beaches, etc.
It would not take much to overwhelm the resources of our hospital. This doesn't really have much to do with yankees, transplants, or locals.
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Offseason? No such thing anymore, Beaufort has turned into a full-time yankee retirement community and now it's transitioning into a gated golf cart yuppie village with Bucky's latest overdevelopment in Lennoxville. Nearly all of the local born and raised folks left a long time ago.

Yes that's what I meant. The non-tourist season. When the only people there are the retired yankees.

I don't like them any more than anyone else but I'm not a psychopath who is okay with people dying either.

This pandemic is really letting true colors shine.
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A lot of this is really sad. I have read a bunch of responses on multiple news paper and other websites. Many of the responses are down right embarrassing for me since I have lived in NC 99 percent of my life. Just the vitriol and ugliness is hard to read. I always thought that those that are local or think they are local in many of these communities were pretty sound minded people but I guess that is not the case. And for a fact many of those posting the hateful disrespectful comments are no more local than those that come and visit this state. They might own a house and now live here full time but it doesn't make them a local like those that have lived here all their life. Its a shame but this health scare is (like mentioned above) bringing out the true colors of those that are local NC residents. There is nothing wrong with the owners wanting to go to a property they own and pay taxes on. Listen I live inland and have a place at the coast and every year we welcome those and help those that live along to coast during hurricane season. We have multiple influxes of coastal residents in our area every year. Our shelves get emptied our gas stations go dry hotels and streets are full but you don't hear the ugliness that you are hearing now that things have switched up a bit.
Everyone has to realize that it is not just your community that is affected . Everyone's shelves are getting emptied and hospital beds will fill. I can self contain here or at my place at the coast. And most people that own and don't rent their places respect those that live here full time I know I do. What if during a hurricane every county around the coastal counties were to say you are not welcome here for the foreseeable future because you empty our shelves fill our streets etc? I am sure they would feel the same as those that want to access there properties do now and they would not like it one bit.

Folks just need to calm down and think smart. Some of the practices that are being implemented just don't make sense. You cannot do one thing and ignore the other.

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Originally Posted by offshore3144 View Post
A lot of this is really sad. I have read a bunch of responses on multiple news paper and other websites. Many of the responses are down right embarrassing for me since I have lived in NC 99 percent of my life. Just the vitriol and ugliness is hard to read. I always thought that those that are local or think they are local in many of these communities were pretty sound minded people but I guess that is not the case. And for a fact many of those posting the hateful disrespectful comments are no more local than those that come and visit this state. They might own a house and now live here full time but it doesn't make them a local like those that have lived here all their life. Its a shame but this health scare is (like mentioned above) bringing out the true colors of those that are local NC residents. There is nothing wrong with the owners wanting to go to a property they own and pay taxes on. Listen I live inland and have a place at the coast and every year we welcome those and help those that live along to coast during hurricane season. We have multiple influxes of coastal residents in our area every year. Our shelves get emptied our gas stations go dry hotels and streets are full but you don't hear the ugliness that you are hearing now that things have switched up a bit.
Everyone has to realize that it is not just your community that is affected . Everyone's shelves are getting emptied and hospital beds will fill. I can self contain here or at my place at the coast. And most people that own and don't rent their places respect those that live here full time I know I do. What if during a hurricane every county around the coastal counties were to say you are not welcome here for the foreseeable future because you empty our shelves fill our streets etc? I am sure they would feel the same as those that want to access there properties do now and they would not like it one bit.

Folks just need to calm down and think smart. Some of the practices that are being implemented just don't make sense. You cannot do one thing and ignore the other.
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So what get's you past the roadblock if you are a property owner? I drove right back after Florence...rode out the previous hurricanes.

I do have a problem with this mentality, as Seawolfpack says, a scarcity mentality is rarely the right call in times of crisis.
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A lot of this is really sad. I have read a bunch of responses on multiple news paper and other websites. Many of the responses are down right embarrassing for me since I have lived in NC 99 percent of my life. Just the vitriol and ugliness is hard to read. I always thought that those that are local or think they are local in many of these communities were pretty sound minded people but I guess that is not the case. And for a fact many of those posting the hateful disrespectful comments are no more local than those that come and visit this state. They might own a house and now live here full time but it doesn't make them a local like those that have lived here all their life. Its a shame but this health scare is (like mentioned above) bringing out the true colors of those that are local NC residents. There is nothing wrong with the owners wanting to go to a property they own and pay taxes on. Listen I live inland and have a place at the coast and every year we welcome those and help those that live along to coast during hurricane season. We have multiple influxes of coastal residents in our area every year. Our shelves get emptied our gas stations go dry hotels and streets are full but you don't hear the ugliness that you are hearing now that things have switched up a bit.
Everyone has to realize that it is not just your community that is affected . Everyone's shelves are getting emptied and hospital beds will fill. I can self contain here or at my place at the coast. And most people that own and don't rent their places respect those that live here full time I know I do. What if during a hurricane every county around the coastal counties were to say you are not welcome here for the foreseeable future because you empty our shelves fill our streets etc? I am sure they would feel the same as those that want to access there properties do now and they would not like it one bit.

Folks just need to calm down and think smart. Some of the practices that are being implemented just don't make sense. You cannot do one thing and ignore the other.

I understand your point and its a good one but I also understand the frustration with having your community overrun with potentially sick people who do not live there full time who can take up all 135 beds and probably 25 ventilators in the local hospitals.
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I understand your point and its a good one but I also understand the frustration with having your community overrun with potentially sick people who do not live there full time who can take up all 135 beds and probably 25 ventilators in the local hospitals.
So is the ratio of beds to property owners worse than it is in Raleigh? Please don't guess at the answer either you know or you don't.
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So is the ratio of beds to property owners worse than it is in Raleigh? Please don't guess at the answer either you know or you don't.
I don't know what the ratio is but I do know that I have two places to stay, one in Raleigh and one in New Bern I could choose to live at one or the other. I have chosen to stay at Raleigh because I don't believe in exporting my problem onto others. I spend 80% of my time in Raleigh and I know smaller communities who see population increases over this will have more of a difficult time.
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Beaufort doesn't have a hospital, Carteret County does. The county has issued a proclamation asking visitors to stay away.
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How can the current situation be compared to a hurricane?
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There is a big difference between what's happening now and a hurricane. Sometimes people are ordered to leave the coast and other times it's by choice. When people flee the coast and go inland they are not overloading a health system. It's not like Raleigh is infected and you can't catch Covid19 on the coast. If the hospital is overloaded some of the sick may not get the care that they need and in doing so some people may die that didn't have to. The higher population areas are better equipped to handle more sick people than the small town coastal hospitals. It's not about empty grocery store shelves or keeping the virus out, the virus is already here. At this point no one knows how bad it's actually going to get in Carteret County. How long do you think it would take to overwhelm a 135 bed hospital and remember the hospital isn't just sitting there empty. Personally I don't like shutting down towns. If more people practiced social distancing maybe fewer businesses would have to close. If reports of local businesses encouraging people to to come to the coast are true, while the local authorities are asking people to stay home, then the local businesses played a part in the crack down. Just asking people to stay home for a few weeks and not come to the beach until the infection numbers is known isn't taking away anybody's property rights. Maybe if more people followed instructions this wouldn't be necessary and all these more restrictive measures wouldn't be necessary for everybody.

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