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Buxton, the largest town on the island with about seven-hundred residents, hosts thousands of visitors each year to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. There is also the United States Weather Station, a Naval facility, and a Coast Guard station at Buxton. With an increasing number of visitors, tourism has replaced commercial fishing as the major private industry.
Edwin Atkinson’s persistence has resulted in the erection of a temporary bridge over the Yadkin River at Siloam. The original bridge collapsed on February 23, killing Atkinson’s parents and two other people. With the support of state and federal officials, Atkinson’s request was fulfilled.
The Jack Rose family of Tyrrell County has a thriving at-home business which produces and sells about one-thousand copper tooled pictures each year. The family of five artists sell their original copper tooling pieces in area crafts shops, through special orders, and in crafts shows.