Downshift in Duck

Downshift in Duck

There are 45 comments on the Charlotte.com story from Oct 21, 2009, titled Downshift in Duck. In it, Charlotte.com reports that:

Duck features a number of quaint shops and restaurants that overlook the Currituck Sound.

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Villager

Angier, NC

#1 Oct 23, 2009
Too bad they incorporated to satisfy their egos, unnecessarily spend money, and ruined everything in the process.
Hereitis

Angier, NC

#2 Oct 24, 2009
The town was becoming too big for them not to incorporate. They need some control, just not the type that is personally in their own heads.
haha

Elizabeth City, NC

#3 Oct 24, 2009
Hereitis wrote:
The town was becoming too big for them not to incorporate. They need some control, just not the type that is personally in their own heads.
too big? 400 residents at the time of incorporation?
Colington has 5000, and is just fine without 5 people wasting money on monuments to themselves. Duck is a joke.... full of power trip Yanks with Sod and attitude in hand.
haha

Elizabeth City, NC

#4 Oct 24, 2009
Villager wrote:
Too bad they incorporated to satisfy their egos, unnecessarily spend money, and ruined everything in the process.
Definitely ruined a wonderful Volunteer Fire Dept where people would hang out and be neighborly with everyone. What is it now? Looks like a Dentist Office with signs everywhere. Built from scratch, ruined by ego.... even the remaining people that put their blood sweat and tears into building the FD don't have anything to do with it anymore.
Citizen Jane

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#5 Oct 25, 2009
What do you expect when you have a neighborhood full of newcomer Yankee’s? You know they know better than anyone else. The funny part is they still call it a “Village”. They ruined the village a few years ago and now it’s just a shopping center with a road through the middle of it. Kind of reminds me of Colington, they really think they have something back there also.
HeyplainJane

Angier, NC

#6 Oct 25, 2009
Hasn't anyone told you yet that the war between North and South has been over for a very long time. Dividing line being Maryland. Get off the Yankee crap and become educated.
Citizen Jane wrote:
What do you expect when you have a neighborhood full of newcomer Yankee’s? You know they know better than anyone else. The funny part is they still call it a “Village”. They ruined the village a few years ago and now it’s just a shopping center with a road through the middle of it. Kind of reminds me of Colington, they really think they have something back there also.
Well Duh

Manteo, NC

#7 Oct 25, 2009
We hear on the national news all the time, about the "problem" that we have with illegal aliens. And about how a fence on the Mexico/US border is a solution. Well, I disagree, I'd rather have the mexicans here, and have a fence built at the Virginia line.
Rafa

Manteo, NC

#8 Oct 25, 2009
Well Duh wrote:
We hear on the national news all the time, about the "problem" that we have with illegal aliens. And about how a fence on the Mexico/US border is a solution. Well, I disagree, I'd rather have the mexicans here, and have a fence built at the Virginia line.
That's a real good idea dumbass. Where are you from? Not here.
Citizen Jane

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#9 Oct 25, 2009
Hasn't anyone told you yet that the war between North and South has been over for a very long time. Dividing line being Maryland. Get off the Yankee crap and become educated.

Who the hell is talking about the war between north/south?? They are dead!! I'm talking about the living yankee crap like you. Is that educated enough for you? Now get real and get over yourself
Well Duh

Manteo, NC

#10 Oct 25, 2009
ALL northerners are not stupid pricks, just like ALL southerners are not stupid hicks. But stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason, they are often true.

This previously uncontaminated rural natural area was nice years ago, but too much "development"------ too much concrete, asphalt and building, has ruined it.
Well Duh

Manteo, NC

#11 Oct 25, 2009
Until a tsunami comes through, or some other means of scouring the landscape and putting it back the way a barrier island/peninsula is supposed to be.
haha is Brilliant

Angier, NC

#12 Oct 26, 2009
haha wrote:
<quoted text> Definitely ruined a wonderful Volunteer Fire Dept where people would hang out and be neighborly with everyone. What is it now? Looks like a Dentist Office with signs everywhere. Built from scratch, ruined by ego.... even the remaining people that put their blood sweat and tears into building the FD don't have anything to do with it anymore.
Great Scott, you said it! You are obviously an insider and know what happened up there. It's a damn shame too.
Nice

Kinston, NC

#14 Oct 26, 2009
I moved here by choice last Spring. I am from the South as in South Florida. Most equate that to New York. Not far off the mark. I have met some wonderful people here on the Outer Banks (with one exception)and most come from somewhere else.

The exception is a woman I met from Chesapeake, VA who trashed this area for over an hour saying that she hated it here, that the place is over-run by red necks and there is nothing to do and no place to go. I was stunned.

Mind you I come from South Beach - with great restaurants and night clubs. I left for a reason - because I like it here. I love the natural beauty, the local restaurants, the people I have met and yes I love the pace.

So prejudice my friends comes in many forms. Even from your neighbor from Chesapeake with the lovely southern drawl who thinks they are from "the big city" and hates red necks. To this I say HA! And if I was a rude Southerner from Miami I would have told her to shut up and leave if she didn't like it. Instead I smiled politely and made a mental note to never allow her to waste my time with her kvetching.
Much nicer

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#15 Oct 26, 2009
Nice wrote:
I moved here by choice last Spring. I am from the South as in South Florida. Most equate that to New York. Not far off the mark. I have met some wonderful people here on the Outer Banks (with one exception)and most come from somewhere else.
The exception is a woman I met from Chesapeake, VA who trashed this area for over an hour saying that she hated it here, that the place is over-run by red necks and there is nothing to do and no place to go. I was stunned.
Mind you I come from South Beach - with great restaurants and night clubs. I left for a reason - because I like it here. I love the natural beauty, the local restaurants, the people I have met and yes I love the pace.
So prejudice my friends comes in many forms. Even from your neighbor from Chesapeake with the lovely southern drawl who thinks they are from "the big city" and hates red necks. To this I say HA! And if I was a rude Southerner from Miami I would have told her to shut up and leave if she didn't like it. Instead I smiled politely and made a mental note to never allow her to waste my time with her kvetching.
If you like it here now, you'd been in Love 10 years ago.
HeyplainJane

Angier, NC

#16 Oct 26, 2009
I am far from being a yankee, born in Munford, Alabama and that's as south as you can get. Have lived here over 30 years. So, your ignorance again does not constitute calling people yankees you idiot.
Citizen Jane wrote:
Hasn't anyone told you yet that the war between North and South has been over for a very long time. Dividing line being Maryland. Get off the Yankee crap and become educated.
Who the hell is talking about the war between north/south?? They are dead!! I'm talking about the living yankee crap like you. Is that educated enough for you? Now get real and get over yourself
Spring

Moncure, NC

#17 Oct 26, 2009
Nice wrote:
I moved here by choice last Spring. I am from the South as in South Florida. Most equate that to New York. Not far off the mark. I have met some wonderful people here on the Outer Banks (with one exception)and most come from somewhere else.
The exception is a woman I met from Chesapeake, VA who trashed this area for over an hour saying that she hated it here, that the place is over-run by red necks and there is nothing to do and no place to go. I was stunned.
Mind you I come from South Beach - with great restaurants and night clubs. I left for a reason - because I like it here. I love the natural beauty, the local restaurants, the people I have met and yes I love the pace.
So prejudice my friends comes in many forms. Even from your neighbor from Chesapeake with the lovely southern drawl who thinks they are from "the big city" and hates red necks. To this I say HA! And if I was a rude Southerner from Miami I would have told her to shut up and leave if she didn't like it. Instead I smiled politely and made a mental note to never allow her to waste my time with her kvetching.
Spoken like a true lady (or gentleman):)
Citizen Jane

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#18 Oct 26, 2009
OMG!! Heyplainjane?? Just take one guess where I'm from. PLEASE TAKE A GUESS. I'll even help you remove your big foot from your mouth(or ass). I'll let you guess three times if you like!!
Takefive

Angier, NC

#19 Oct 27, 2009
You are no lady Citizen Jane.
Citizen Jane wrote:
OMG!! Heyplainjane?? Just take one guess where I'm from. PLEASE TAKE A GUESS. I'll even help you remove your big foot from your mouth(or ass). I'll let you guess three times if you like!!
To Nice

Ramseur, NC

#20 Oct 27, 2009
Soooo glad you are a neighbor! We need more truly Nice people like you, and I really men this--not being snarky. Bless you!
To Nice

Ramseur, NC

#21 Oct 27, 2009
Oh---and to the people who always insist on the bringing up the stupid GD north/south crap everytime--STUFF IT. It's OVER. Get a life!

...and I am from NC, by the way, so don't even go there.

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