• 61°

Letter: Reader urges drivers to relax over Alligator River Bridge delays 

Enjoyed your column, “Surrounded by love,” in the May 5 edition, and yes, that is what we do here in Dare County. It is a very caring community and I say “community,” as that is what Dare County is. 

What I don’t understand is all of the negative comments on the repairs of the Alligator River Bridge. We have lived in East Lake 45 years and we appreciate the work being done. We live at the foot of the bridge and we had to go around twice but we enjoyed the ride through the country – just know it will take you an extra hour. 

To me it is a little inconvenience for the safety of people who travel across the bridge and to prevent a total closure due to a loss of the bridge from deferred maintenance failure, then having to bring the ferries back or go around. 

People tell me, “I sat there for an hour.” No you didn’t, unless it was stuck open or an accident. We were coming back from Columbia the other day, we got stopped, there were 13 boats and when the bridge opened the cars going west went first and we still only sat there 20 minutes. 

Relax folks, take a 10-minute power nap or enjoy the view. Think how long it would take you if we had to go back to a ferry. 

Thank you, just wanted to give a view from someone who lives at the foot of the bridge. 

Rosemarie Riccitelli Doshier, East Lake 

 

News

Bobcat on the refuge

News

Future of Soundside Event Site discussed

News

NPS issues interim rules for filming in park areas

News

Manteo commissioners approve permit for new athletic field house at Manteo High School

News

Weekly North Carolina gas price update

Crime

North Carolina man receives 13 years in federal prison for drug distribution

Crime

Cooper announces reward for information about Wilson County murder

News

North Carolina State Highway Patrol commander announces retirement

Crime

Cooper announces reward for information on Hoke County murder

Hyde

New video conference capabilities for students at the Hyde County Davis Center

Lifestyles

Dare County employee receives 25-year service pin

Crime

North Carolina sentenced to federal prison for dealing heroin

Business

Food Bank of the Albemarle announces Employees of the Year

Business

Kill Devil Hills pizzeria shows appreciation for essential workers

Crime

Man sentenced to prison, ordered to pay restitution for health care fraud

Crime

Elizabeth City man sentenced to 90 months for firearm offense

Business

Sales leader for Standard Insurance in 2020

Business

Leah Wood named Outer Banks Hospital Employee of the Month for February

News

Manteo welcomes new employee Jo Briggs

News

Vaccination center in Greensboro to administer 3,000 daily vaccines

News

Gambino crime family’s elder Gotti, Peter, dies in North Carolina prison

News

Cooper, North Carolina prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates

News

State and local COVID-19 update

News

Bar owners can postpone ABC fees under new law signed by Cooper