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The shore line / volume (None) 1979-current, September 01, 1983, Image 1

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• SHORE LINE Published by The Town of Pine Knoll Shores In The Interests Of Its Citizens Post Office Box 757, Atlantic Beach, N. C. 28512 ^Volume IV - Number 12 September I983 Ken Haller and Noel Yancey - Co-Bdltors At their September meeting, the Pine Knoll Shores town commissioners voted unani mously to back Morehead City in its all-out stand in favor of Alternate k as the site of a new bridge to the mainland. TiHAPTi little discussion, the PKS board approved a resolution by Commissioner ■ ' Bill Dixson offering "full support" to the stand taken by the Morehead City MOREHEAD Town Council in refusing to make its streets available for a bridge at the ON BRIDGE Alternate 1 location favored by the state. The new PKS resolution also urged Governor Jim Hunt to intervene directly to persuade the State Board of Transportation to change its stand in favor of Alternate 1 which calls for building a high rise dual-lane bridge near the present draw span which would be tom down. **I believe as governor he owes it to the people of Bogue Banks and Eastern Carteret ^ounty to intervene in this decision,** said Dixson, In adopting the new resolution, the PKS board altered a stamd it took previously which said that while it felt Alternate 4 was best it would accept the decision of the State Board of Transportation. Dixson said he felt this statement "was a mistake.** Mayor Wayne Cleveland, who only votes in case of a tie, said in answer to a question a reporter that **If I had been voting, I would have supported the (Dixson) resolution, I personally think Alternate 1 only answers half the problem and Alternate 4 answers the complete problem.** Alternate 4- would extend from U.S. 70 near the Golden Corral restaurant across the sound and connect with Salter Path Road near the Water Slide. It would cost about $25 million compared with about $12 million for Alternate 1. The Dixson resolution calls for construction of Alternate 4 as a third bridge to Bogue Banks and for retention of the present draw span at Atlantic Beach for its remaining 20 years of life expectancy. Dixson said this solution had won the approval of all concemecB, including the State Board of Transportation, until "All of a sudden there appeared to be some freebee money TOWN OF PINE KNOLL SHORES Post Office Box 757 Atlantic Beach, N. C. 28512 M/M JACK GOLDSTEIN R~3/125 loblolly DR MOREHEAD CITY NC 28557 A A Bulk Rate U. S. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 1 Atlantic Beach, N. C. 28512

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