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Currituck county commissioners reject hotel and shops building plan

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CURRITUCK, N.C. (AP) -- Currituck County commissioners have
rejected a request to allow a hotel and shops to be built in a
four-wheel-drive area where about 100 wild horses roam.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported that the
commissioners rejected the rezoning request from developer Gerald
Friedman on Monday. Friedman wanted to rezone more than 37 acres in
Swan Beach to general business from residential.

The commissioners have rejected similar requests at least twice
before.

Friedman says his land originally was set aside for commercial
development in 1969. He also says it's no more intrusive than a
23-bedroom house where weddings are held or the many home
businesses operating in the area.

In response to Friedman, county inspectors say they found nine
home businesses not in compliance.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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