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  • piene2 Nov 12, 3:50 p.m.

    "Another reason to quit trying to build and rebuild a highway on a sandbar. Condolences to the family. Life given for the sake of tourism according to the all-knowing.
    Glass Half Full"

    Totally ridiculous! Construction work is a dangerous occupation, workers are often injured or killed so let us stop all construction. Farm work is a dangerous occupation, workers are often injured or killed so let us stop all farming. Commercial fishing is a dangerous occupation, workers are often injured or killed so let us stop all commercial fishing. Fire fighting is a dangerous occupation, workers are often injured or killed so let us stop all fire fighting. capiche?

  • btneast Nov 12, 2:26 p.m.

    It would cost the state more in tax revenue to close the road than to rebuild it every year or two. Therefore there is nothing wasteful about it.

    You are correct. Tourism is a huge revenue producer for this state. Overall in NC, tourism generates 18 billion in sales, with the state netting 1.5 billion in tax revenue annually. NC is the 6th most visited state in the nation. The OBX is one of the most visited areas in the state. To close that highway would be truly cutting your nose off to spite your face. NC residents taxes would increase to offset the lost revenue, so keeping it open actaully saves you tax dollars.

  • chrisnrali Nov 12, 2:20 p.m.

    stop trying to live on the sandbar first, then the highway wouldn't be missed now would it?

  • rocket Nov 12, 1:23 p.m.

    "How many more lives have to be lost before the state stops wasting money on a never ending project?"

    It would cost the state more in tax revenue to close the road than to rebuild it every year or two. Therefore there is nothing wasteful about it.

  • Disabled Vet Nov 12, 12:59 p.m.

    I am sorry the man has died. How many more lives have to be lost before the state stops wasting money on a never ending project?

  • Glass Half Full Nov 12, 10:46 a.m.

    Another reason to quit trying to build and rebuild a highway on a sandbar. Condolences to the family. Life given for the sake of tourism according to the all-knowing.

  • Skywatch_NC Nov 12, 10:32 a.m.

    Prayers and thoughts with Mr. Stevenson's family.

    Wonder how fast he was going when he came upon Mr. Anderson's disabled truck?

  • SportsLover75 Nov 12, 10:30 a.m.

    Prayers for his family and friends.

  • piene2 Nov 12, 9:23 a.m.

    Construction work is considered a high risk occupation.
    Condolences to his family.

  • michaelclay Nov 12, 9:19 a.m.

    I think that's Old U.S. 421 in Boone not N.C. 421.

  • miseem Nov 12, 8:52 a.m.

    Sounds like being on a DOT crew is as hazardous as being in law enforcement.

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