Today, one of our engineers remarked that he'd never seen anything as beautiful as crews putting down asphalt on the section of N.C. 12 north of Mirlo Beach damaged by Hurricane Sandy and twin Nor'easters. Many fans of our N.C. 12 Facebook page think he's right. And, for good reason.
Folks who live, work and like to visit Rodanthe and places south have had to access those beloved spots via four-wheel drive vehicles or the emergency ferry route for weeks. It hasn't been easy - that we know.
But, the sight of heavy equipment putting down fresh asphalt to rebuild this road that serves as a vital lifeline for so many offers the promise that all the hardship is about to end.