yokelle...well said. I share your feelings. While I do not live in Southport, I live close by, and have for over 33 years. I guess that is long enough to call it home. Yes, I own property and live in/on it. I avoid Oak Island like the plague from Memorial day until Labor Day, and daily when the large employers in the area are changing shifts. Trying to get turned on LBR is not worth the hassle. We generally go to Shallotte or Leland for most of our needs during the tourist (terrorist) season. Hopefully, some day, the roads will improve, though. I understand there is a place called Myrtle Beach just over the state line to the South. Maybe some of the tourists would find it more to their liking to visit there instead of Southport. I surely won't stop them.
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