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Which of the following dates would you prefer for the Outer Banks meet?

April 25, 2020
- 14 (43.8%)
May 30, 2020
- 4 (12.5%)
June 20, 2020
- 1 (3.1%)
June 27, 2020
- 3 (9.4%)
(It's way too early for me to have a preference.)
- 10 (31.3%)

Total Members Voted: 27

Voting closed: October 01, 2019, 09:27:47 PM


Author Topic: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 24, 2021  (Read 7471 times)

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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2019, 10:24:07 PM »

The Facebook event for this meet has been created. It's a private event on Facebook, so I'm not going to bother posting the link here. It is set up, however, where the folks I've invited have the ability to invite others that I'm not Facebook friends with.

If you don't receive the invitation on Facebook due to a) not being on Facebook, or b) being on Facebook but not connected there with anyone in the roadgeek community, no worries. Everyone is still welcome to attend.

The only detail I've shared so far in the Facebook event that I haven't shared here yet is the time of the lunch gathering. We'll gather for lunch somewhere in Nags Head at 11 a.m.  I don't know yet what time we'll gather for dinner in Elizabeth City, but I figure it will be around 7 p.m. I want to reiterate again that I fully expect that, due to the logistics of this meet (the fact that lunch and dinner will be in different cities), some folks will only join for lunch while others will only join for dinner which is totally fine.

Some folks in the Facebook event have expressed a desire to wait until the end of the 2019 hurricane season (and seeing whether OBX sees any hurricane damage) before deciding whether they should attend this meet, which makes sense.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2019, 10:41:01 AM »

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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #52 on: September 19, 2019, 04:20:34 PM »

NCDOT is aiming to reopen NC-12 on Ocracoke in November.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-09-19-ocracoke-road-repair-plan.aspx

I guess Brownlie didn't have to worry (or post) about a thing then.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #53 on: September 19, 2019, 06:37:57 PM »

NCDOT is aiming to reopen NC-12 on Ocracoke in November.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-09-19-ocracoke-road-repair-plan.aspx

I guess Brownlie didn't have to worry (or post) about a thing then.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #54 on: September 21, 2019, 08:48:01 AM »

I didn't get the Facebook event.  Can someone invite me?
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #55 on: September 21, 2019, 09:10:11 AM »

I didn't get the Facebook event.  Can someone invite me?

Hi David... you actually did get the invitation and marked yourself down as a Maybe. Check your Events on Facebook.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2019, 09:13:34 AM by A.J. Bertin »
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2019, 11:56:42 AM »

NC-12 on Ocracoke Island will reopen this Thursday (with limitations) and the ferry system has announced new schedules.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-10-01-ocracoke-emergency-routes-october.aspx
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2019, 01:06:56 PM »

NC-12 on Ocracoke Island will reopen this Thursday (with limitations) and the ferry system has announced new schedules.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-10-01-ocracoke-emergency-routes-october.aspx

Good to know! Thanks for sharing. :)
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2019, 01:10:00 PM »

NC-12 on Ocracoke Island will reopen this Thursday (with limitations) and the ferry system has announced new schedules.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-10-01-ocracoke-emergency-routes-october.aspx

Good to know! Thanks for sharing. :)

You're welcome! :nod:
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2019, 05:03:40 PM »

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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #60 on: November 06, 2019, 11:05:15 AM »

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-11-06-ocracoke-ferry-schedule-change-paving.aspx

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​OCRACOKE – To facilitate the N.C. Department of Transportation’s paving operation on N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island, the North Carolina Ferry System is making an adjustment to its Hatteras- Ocracoke Silver Lake schedule beginning Nov. 7.

Starting Nov. 7, the 10 p.m. departure from Hatteras to Ocracoke-Silver Lake and the 12:30 a.m. return trip will be suspended. The new schedule will be as follows:

-Hatteras to Ocracoke-Silver Lake: 6 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 4:30 p.m.

-Ocracoke-Silver Lake to Hatteras: 8:45 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:15 p.m.

The state Ferry Division is coordinating with Hyde County Schools to accommodate any evening athletic event travel.

No changes will be made to the Swan Quarter, Cedar Island, or Ocracoke-South Dock routes. The ferry schedule change will allow ferries and crews to be available for the staging of asphalt and concrete trucks used in the paving operation.

NCDOT is working to rebuild about 1,000 feet of N.C. 12 that was damaged during Hurricane Dorian in early September. NCDOT expects to reopen N.C. 12 to vehicular traffic on or before the Thanksgiving holiday. However, at this time Ocracoke remains open only to residents, non-resident property owners, and personnel approved by Hyde County Emergency Management.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2019, 05:00:55 PM »

Ocracoke is scheduled to reopen to visitors on November 22.

https://www.coastalreview.org/2019/11/ocracoke-to-reopen-to-visitors-nov-22/
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #62 on: November 21, 2019, 02:04:13 PM »

Ocracoke is scheduled to reopen to visitors on November 22.

https://www.coastalreview.org/2019/11/ocracoke-to-reopen-to-visitors-nov-22/

Scratch that. Hyde County commissioners have voted to lift the Ocracoke visitor evacuation order on December 2 instead.

https://www.wnct.com/local-news/hyde-county-commissioners-vote-to-lift-ocracoke-visitor-evacuation-order-on-dec-2/
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #64 on: December 04, 2019, 06:05:43 PM »

NC-12 on Ocracoke Island will reopen to all traffic tomorrow.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-12-04-nc12-reopens-ocracoke.aspx
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2020, 12:01:18 AM »

Has this been committed to the April 25th date?
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2020, 05:16:55 AM »

Has this been committed to the April 25th date?
Based on earlier discussion about all the meets that are in the planning stages for the spring of 2020, I decided I shouldn't wait until this poll closes (on October 1) to make April 25 the official date of my Outer Banks meet.

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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #67 on: January 28, 2020, 06:49:16 AM »

Has this been committed to the April 25th date?

Yes indeed.  What I need to do now is pick the lunch venue in Nags Head and the dinner venue in Elizabeth City.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #68 on: February 11, 2020, 04:50:10 PM »

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/2020-02-11-ocracoke-sandbag-project.aspx

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​OCRACOKE – The N.C. Department of Transportation Wednesday will begin placing additional sand and sandbags along portions of N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island. The project is designed to shore up four segments of the roadway damaged by Hurricane Dorian and a subsequent storm in November.

The project will involve placing more than 2,500 sandbags along 4,200 feet of roadway at the north end of the island. While no major traffic delays are anticipated, NCDOT will have traffic control in place to maintain a safe environment.

Contractors hope to have the project complete in three months, but the process is extremely weather-dependent. If completion is not possible by Mid-May, work will stop until after Labor Day in order to facilitate summertime traffic.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #69 on: February 17, 2020, 04:33:34 PM »

I'm interested, but very unlikely to be able to attend that weekend.  I'll make note of the date in case plans change.

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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #70 on: February 29, 2020, 01:35:16 PM »

I've decided where we will have lunch and dinner for our gathering in the Outer Banks. I just shared the details in the Facebook event, but I thought I'd share them here as well.

We'll gather for lunch at 11:30 at Blue Moon Beach Grill in Nags Head (4104 S. Virginia Dare Trail #16, Nags Head, NC 27959).  I would have preferred 11:00, but the restaurant doesn't open until 11:30.

Dinner, for those who are interested, will be at 7:30 at Grouper's Waterfront Restaurant (400 S. Water St. #6, Elizabeth City, NC 27909).  I figure this will give everyone a full 6 1/2 hours to explore the Outer Banks area between leaving lunch and reconvening for dinner.  I had to make a wild guess for the number for the dinner reservation, so I said 12.  (On the Facebook event, we have 8 listed as going and I'm not sensing that I'll have as big of a group in Outer Banks as I had in Providence last year.)  I can always change the number for the reservation as it gets closer to the date, but if you're on the fence and can try to let me know sooner rather than later whether or not you plan to attend, that would be helpful... either here or in the Facebook event.

This meet is only two months away.  I'm really excited to host my second "city-meet-style" gathering and to explore the Outer Banks for the first time.  :D
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #71 on: February 29, 2020, 01:41:10 PM »

I'm out on this at this point due to other plans that will eventually lead me to the Gulf Coast for my cousin's wedding the next weekend.
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #72 on: February 29, 2020, 03:49:44 PM »

This gives me the opportunity to clinch US 64 and 158 east of Raleigh. I'll probably only be there for the lunch since I don't have that much to clinch in the area.

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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #73 on: February 29, 2020, 04:23:17 PM »

This gives me the opportunity to clinch US 64 and 158 east of Raleigh. I'll probably only be there for the lunch since I don't have that much to clinch in the area.

That's cool.  It will be good to have you join us for lunch!
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Re: Outer Banks NC "city meet" - April 25, 2020
« Reply #74 on: February 29, 2020, 10:48:28 PM »

Hi all, just came back to say I’m officially out for this, despite being interested in it in the past. I’ve got quite a lot going on these days.
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