It appears that some of you out there still just don't get it. It is NOT the Yankees at St. James that does not want this monstrosity in their back yard, it is MOST everyone in the area. I am NOT a Yankee, I was born in NC and have lived here most of my life, except for the time I was in service. There are a lot more things to consider than money. I know most of you would sell your souls for a couple hundred bucks and a pack of Marlboros and a 12 pack of Miller Light, but we already have TWO(count 'em) TWO hazards in the area now......Sunny Point, which WILL be a target should a war break out, and Progress Energy, which is a disaster waiting to happen. An emergency situation at either will shut down everything in the area including, you guessed it, a PORT, if and when one is built. The port itself will also be a HAZARD. Think of all the evil stuff that comes into one (Morehead City comes to mind). I suppose most of the ones that support it (the port) live far enough away that 24/7 traffic, both truck and rail won't destroy your homes and your peace and quiet as well. Well, you would sing a different tune if this was going to happen in your front yard. I agree, we could use jobs, but there are many places this port could be built without destroying a community and adding to two already dangerous facilities in the area. I applaude the Southport aldermen for their decision, but wonder why they ever considered it in the first place.
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