August 2, 2005

Fight Urban Sprawl at Shore, Traveler Columnist Urges

Fight Urban Sprawl at Shore, Traveler Columnist Urges: "Remnants of character remain. Amid the beach-wrack of Nags Head (or is it South Nags Head?) the 70-year-old First Colony Inn sits clad in cedar shingles and wooden, white-railed porches—a glass of oak-aged sherry at a Kool-Aid party. One Florida-style concrete mid-rise pokes into the inn's ocean view. When I visited, construction was under way on a miniature golf course right behind the inn—'as if we needed another miniature golf course,' sighed the day manager."

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