Archive for the ‘Skyway’ category

Vote on November 3rd…

October 30, 2009

If you watch Fox news (and most of you do) you are aware that local elections are coming up on Tuesday next.

Many in the past have not gone to the polls and a result of that is now we have a president we don’t want, an economy we don’t want, debt we don’t want, taxes we don’t want, government run socialistic heath care we don’t want, indecision we can do without and generally the country is really messed up.

If we’re ever going to start to do something about it we must speak up now!

Go to the polls Tuesday and VOTE!

One vote, One country and One freedom you don’t want to loose.

Know the issues and find out which candidate best represents you.

In Brunswick County, North Carolina there is the issue of a billion dollar bridge that most people I have talked to feel we need desparately…and the sooner the better…A landmark bridge that will not only alleviate congestion on the roads crossing the Brunswick and Cape Fear rivers, but allow the local economy to prosper beyond imagination.

Just think of what a new road does to any area.  There is allways a boost to the ecomomy.  With good planning Brunswick county will not only be the fastest growing county, but it will also be the best for starting a business in and the best for living and retiring in.

One candidate says;  “It will cut my town in half…I don’t want it”  another candidate says;  “The Skyway is Myway”

Find out who said what and do your part and together we can make a difference for ourselves and for the next generation.

The temporary setback we have experienced will soon pass and we better hold on because the best ride is yet to come…

Vote on Tuesday!

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A Vision for Leland…

October 21, 2009

Imagine coming over the bridge from the East and driving along a well manicured “causeway” to a little village on the Bruswick river with sidewalk cafes, wine shops, antique shops, hardware stores and just about any other shop or service you would want to spend some time in.

It is the place you deceided to retire to because it was “near” a little city on the Cape Fear river yet had all the amenities of a big city you were looking for…

There were quality brick homes on golf courses,  Movie theaters,  coffee shops…I could go on and on

Yet, all this could also be reached on a landmark bridge called the “skyway”..

In a few minutes you could drive your electric car 60 feet over the river back to that “little city” (which had now grown to a bigger city)

You were just as happy as you could be and glad that the people in the local government had had the vision to build, build, build and do it in an organized way…

This might also be a place with allmost no crime because of the friendly police in their electric cars and on their bicycles, peddeling from neighborhood to neighborhood keeping as safe as Mayberry.

Oh! did I mention the name?  This shangrila in southwest North Carolina is called North Brunswicktown after the historical settlement on the same side of the Brunswick river.  It was once called Leland, Bellville and Navassa but the citizens of the area voted in a referendum to change the name and now nobody remembers the hardships of the past.

The place was growing so efficiently that the municipality had to lower the taxes which caused more people to want to move here and spend more money and before you knew it you were living in the most desireable place for both you and your younger children that was rated a number #1 place to visit (or retire in) on the eastern seaboard.

Funny, a lot of people allready are of this opinion…but!  Is there not allways room for improvement?

Come visit us today!

Skyway is my way…

October 14, 2009

Today I went over to City Hall and listened to the deliberation of the “officials” for about an hour and then I left…

I came away with the conviction that the Skyway from New Hanover county should take the northern route just to the north of Brunswick Forest for the least impact on existing neighborhoods and the best advantage for improved flow of traffic and positive impact on local commerce.

If you google the area map and follow a path from the bottom of Independence Boulevard across the river passing south of Mallory Creek and leaving Shellmore of Brunswick Forest on the left, then along side the “wire road” to a cloverleaf on Ocean Highway #17 continuing west to Lanvale Road and then on to the soon to be built “loop” (I-140) you will have the complete route built on almost completely vacant land.

It behooves Brunswick County to set a moratorium on building in the “corridor” to allow the road to be engineered and built as quickly as possible without interference in the new neighborhoods nor in the newly constructed Cape Fear National Golf Course.

It will cost over a billion build the Skyway and even after the (on the go) tolls are figured in will still have an annual shorfall of at least 40 million each and every year for the next 40 years.

Wheww! roads are expensive.

Better to go ahead now as we are back on the track to prosperity (if not just inflation) and the costs will only escalate as time goes on.

After all, it’s just a number on a piece of paper or some bytes in a computer.  Barry and Rohm will cook the books and make it happen along with everything else.

….anyway! the Dow just shot over 10,000 today (October 14th,2009) and that should put us all in a good mood..

…also, Don’t forget to vote on November 3rd and remember a vote for Bob to do the job is a vote for Lelands prosperity in the future.

Exercise your freedom to choose and make a difference with your vote on the 3rd!