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Currituck County wants to limit horse visits

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COROLLA, NC (AP) -- Officials in Currituck County are considering reducing the number of trips allowed to watch the wild horses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported officials are considering authorizing larger vehicles for the trips to see the wild horses of Corolla.

Nine companies advertise four-wheel-drive vehicles to see the wild horses. That attracts about 3,000 people a day in the summer. The state made the horses a featured attraction in tourism advertising.

Residents of the north beach communities often have complained about the traffic and the disturbance.

Currituck County commissioners are considering an ordinance that could cut the number of tour vehicles permitted from 46 to 25. Operators would be allowed to use larger vehicles so they could serve the same number of customers.

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