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Lousy economy seen in canceled NC vacation rentals

NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- The slumping economy is showing up in canceled summer vacation rentals on the North Carolina coast. The president of the North Carolina Vacation Rental Managers Association says cancellations are higher than usual. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports the problem is becoming evident because deposits for summer rentals booked last year usually are due in February. Scott Leggat said one Outer Banks real estate company said it had a 32 percent cancellation rate. He said the Outer Banks and beaches below Wilmington seem to be most affected. Leggat also said beach closures on the Outer Banks to protect endangered birds also could be affecting cancellations. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Here is a wild assumption...

Maybe all them Yankees from up North just are sick and tired of all the Yankees from up North. Maybe they figure that if they stay home, they won't have to look over at the next rental cottage and see their neighbors from back home over there.


Some of us might not like them coming down here, but we sure could use their money!

Speak for yourself, scalawag.

Maybe YOU want yankee dollars, but I sure as heck don't. I'm more than happy to exchange a slower local economy for no yankees down here. Wilmington and New Hanover County were on the map LONG before the yankees (a.k., fire ants) decided to move en masse here just to tell us how to do things the way they did them in "Joy-zee" and "New Yahhk." It is my belief that if the yankees left and once again SOUTHERNERS filled the posts of government, we'd survive and thrive on our own just fine. You are the kind of scalawag collaborator that would make any alumni of the Vichy government proud. On a separate note, I will be STUNNED if my comment gets posted.


your kidding, right? I say erect a fence at our northern border...charge 1500.00 toll if you are from north of VA. If you move down here to find a home...250,000 yankee relocation fee...that ought to keep us going!

Ha ha ha!

Knew that would provoke some interesting responses! Love getting people riled up...