Local historian presents plan to preserve scenic Highway 11

Having worked on Highway 11 issues for 30 years, I am very encouraged to see so much interest in, and support for, efforts to preserve the integrity of the Highway 11 scenic corridor.

The problem is folks appear to be sharply divided into two schools of thought. One group, the clear majority, wants to put a halt to all commercial and residential development along our portion of the scenic highway, and the other group fears that efforts to preserve the scenic corridor would unduly restrict their private property rights.

One thing everyone needs to keep in mind is that Highway 11 is not the Blue Ridge Parkway, nor

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