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DARE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL

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JUST HOW MUCH IS $34 MILLION? SOUTHERN soundcheck For it or against it, the decision to “renourish” ten miles of Nags Head shoreline involves dumping as much cash as sand — exactly $34 million at last count— a sum so large it’s almost impossible to comprehend. (It’ll be even harder if it disappears.) To better picture the number, we offer a range of other ways that money could’ve been spent locally. Some are silly; some make sense. All are guaranteed to last at least one season.

getactive $34 million equals…

A $991.37 local restaurant gift certificate for every man, woman and child in Dare County (34,296 people as of 2009)

startingpoint Another top-ofthe-line pier like Jennette’s ($25 million construction) — plus 10 years of operating budget ($900,000 annually)

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Fourth of July fireworks for the next 1,360 years (at $25,000 a year)

SEPT 17TH / OCT 22ND NOV 5TH / ROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK CHECK DAREARTS.ORG OR CALL 252.473.5558 FOR MORE INFORMATION

Free round trip on the Chesapeake Expressway for 2.83 million “weekend” visitors (at $12 each) Two years of funding to dredge Oregon Inlet (at an estimated $17 million a year)

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UNC-Chapel Hill for all 1600 high schoolers (at $20,000 a student) — or a 2003 Ford Mustang convertible

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A full-size replica of the Eiffel Tower

A Festival Park Summer Concert Series starring: Mariah Carey ($1 mil); Nelly Furtado; ($1 mil); Beyonce ($2 mil); Jennifer Lopez ($3 mil); George Michael ($3 mil); Sting ($3.2 mil); Christina Aguilera ($3.6 mil); Elton John ($4 mil); Celine Dion ($6 mil); and the Rolling Stones ($7 mil)

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CIRCUIT FILM TOUR

An extra $8,607.59 for all 395 Dare County public school teachers – for the next 10 years 26 years of budget gap for Dare County Schools (based on projected shortfall of $1.3 million for 2012)

Rentals • Lessons Boards • Wetsuits Surfwear • Sunglasses Sunblock • Sandals T-Shirts MP 13.5 Beach Rd. Nags Head 252-441-7349 milepost 9

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