These kinds of ignorant comments are part of what makes regular county dialogue so poisonous all the time.
I don't live on Wrightsville Beach but frequent there in the summer. On nice summer days there are so many friggin' people there on the sand looking down the strand is like looking at an ant pile.
Something similar to this online image: http://tinyurl.com/afumn34
People are parked end-to-end all down Salisbury street, every lot completely full, people parked off-island and walking down Eastwood road (I don't know how they do it with all that stuff), cars backed up past the Military Cutoff stoplight, and on and on...
I understand after asking someone that they had to close off one side of street parking on Lumina on the weekends due to emergency vehicles not being able to get through the backed up traffic (which I certainly believe after experiencing the traffic myself each weekend.
I was upset myself at the rate increase until I looked up the budget myself and saw their expenses and see that they have no choice (as we all do even in Wilmington) but to raise money from somewhere.
These regular bashing, such as yours, of Wrightsville Beach when they are obviously under a lot of budget pressure due to the very SUCCESS of being so open to vacationers and day visitors like myself.
You have no idea of what you are talking about.
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