State of Things
11:25 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Highway 12

Highway 12 wash out
Highway 12 wash out
Credit Western Carolina University

In the past two years alone, it has cost the state and federal governments more than $22 million to repair Highway 12. The iconic road on North Carolina's Outer Banks is a lifeline for permanent residents and an economic boon to the region and the state during tourism season. But the shifting sands of the barrier islands may make a permanent road impossible in the near future.

Host Frank Stasio discusses the future of Highway 12 with Allen Burrus, a Dare county commissioner and business-owner on Hatteras Island; Rob Young, Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University and a professor of geology; and Derb Carter, attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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