New NCDOT ferry division dredge Manteo was
christened last week by Governor Pat McCrory
So, who's surprised at this development? Surely, not EyeonDare. It was 100% predictable, and nothing but a political ploy from day one.
Related blog post:
(excerpts)...."Data obtained by EyeonDare indicates that the Dare County Tourism Board (DCTB) is set to approve a one time grant of $1,000,000 towards helping to pay for dredging in Oregon Inlet. The DCTB’s steering committee voted, unanimously on June 9th to recommend the grant....the
bureau has been under fire in recent months from members of the public and EyeonDare who charge that the organization has become too rich, too political, and has drifted too far away from it legislated mission of promoting tourism by spending too much money and time on event grants and local politics. An independent audit of the bureau for the year ending June 30, 2014 showed it had in excess of $12,000,000 in unexpended funds. The bureau is funded by a 1% occupancy tax and a 1% food/ beverage tax..."