Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Posted by EOD at 4:54 PM
(quote).... I am all for being good ti our public servants and for training them, but I was shocked when I heard that the Rodanthe Fire Department is using department monies aka tax payer monies to send their dive team to the Bahamas. The dive conditions in the Bahamas are nothing like the conditions here, where they in fact will be diving. Their training would be better served and cheaper if they used a local dive business to dive the local environment in which they will actually be working. Not to mention supporting a local business or two. Let's call it what it is....a paid vacation. Who do they think they are.....County commissioners?....(unquote).
Property owners in Rodanthe pay an extra 4 cents per $100 valuation for fire protection.
EOD does not know anything about this matter, so he will simply throw it out there for anyone who wants to explain, debate, or disavow the above remarks.
Interestingly, an article now appearing in JDNews.com down in Jacksonville, NC says that North Carolina has just been named as one of the Top Five diving destinations in North America. The article says...(quote) North Carolina placed in the Top 5 in North America for best overall diving destination, big animal diving, wreck diving and best diving value for the dollar. While the state was edged out of the top spot for wreck diving this year by the Great Lakes, reader votes moved North Carolina into the No. 1 spot for advanced diving.(unquote). Read more here.