Oak Island officials try to calm buil...

Oak Island officials try to calm building height fears

There are 5 comments on the StarNewsOnline.com story from Oct 15, 2009, titled Oak Island officials try to calm building height fears. In it, StarNewsOnline.com reports that:

Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 10:49 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 10:49 a.m. In Oak Island, many residents shudder at the thought of accommodating hotels and high-rise condominiums on the beachfront such as those in Myrtle Beach.

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oki dreamin

United States

#1 Oct 15, 2009
Just the thought of high rises on Oak Island makes me sick to my stomach. We've been to beaches in California, Oregon, Hawaii, Florida, the Carribean and Texas. To us, nothing compares to standing on the boardwalk of a beach house on Oak Island, looking down the beach and seeing boardwalk after boardwalk. When I descripe Oak Island to my friends, I tell them that in 11 miles of beach there are only a handfull of businesses. They agree that it sounds perfect. I pray that high rises will never be on Oak Island.
Oki Home

Wilmington, NC

#2 Oct 16, 2009
My wife and I retired here because it is more like a small town. We don't want another Myrtle Beach or even a St. Jimmy. Don't let greedy politicians sell us out!

Kenner, LA

#4 Oct 16, 2009
I agree. Oak Island is one of only a few places that don't look like a "beach community"...

Roanoke, VA

#5 Oct 16, 2009
It Would break my heart to see high riseson the island I would like to retire to when that time comes for me.

Since: Sep 09

Wilmington, NC

#6 Oct 16, 2009
Say no to high rises We need more roads and parking.There are plenty of places like that now. In fact you can buy them dirt cheap in Fla. because they are empty.

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