‘Save the Cape’ wants to stop more state funded port studies

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Submitted: Mon, 05/21/2012 - 8:57pm
Updated: Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:42pm

RALEIGH, NC (STARNEWSONLINE) — A group opposed to a new seaport in Brunswick County is pushing to have language inserted into the state budget to prohibit any additional state spending toward that end.

Members of the nonprofit, anti-port group Save the Cape have gone as far as to draft the language they want inserted into the budget bill. It would prohibit any money from the N.C. State Ports Authority, the state General Fund, Highway Fund or Highway Trust Fund or any other source from going toward building or studying a port on the Cape Fear River.

Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick, said the House version of the 2012-2013 state budget, which is expected to be released soon, may include that provision.



  • Robo says:

    This is simply not going to happen. Those opposed to any progress eventually lose out.

  • Citizen of the Republic says:

    This has kinda baffled me, why have 2 locations on the same river.

    There is alot to be said for having 1 port location.
    I know there would be some property to buy, but the logistics and convenience would be whats needed.

    Southport is one of only a few areas that someone can go and sample days gone by. The quaint shops, the parade, and the sleepy nature of a town full of friendly people is a huge draw.

    If there must be another port, the blight should all be in one place.
    Spend the money, keep it together, and save a town and a way of life for future generations.

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