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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 21 Issue 10, March 1964
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As the Outer Banks has become barren over time, losing its vegetation, the dunes have come alive and processes of movement have sped up due to storms along the coast. With the Outer Banks protecting more than 1.5 million acres of agriculture and forestry, there is argument for replanting of vegetation on the Outer Banks to provide critical stabilization.
The North Carolina legislature has added a total of 3,647 extra teachers to reduce the teacher-pupil load and improve public school instruction. But the teachers of the state believe the load is still too heavy, and smaller class size was the number one priority of two-thirds of the members of the NC Education Association.
The North Carolina Outer Banks and Cape Hatteras National Seashore is now receiving traffic thanks to a new bridge. The 2.5 mile long Bonner bridge has replaced the ferries across Oregon Inlet and Hatteras Island, and has made possible 24-hour access to and from Hatteras Island.
With the expected drop in 1964 tobacco income, North Carolina farmers have several opportunities to help them offset this drop. Given the state's farm economy, there is believed to be enough steam to absorb the tobacco cut without taking a dip in total farm income.