Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is reporting BIG fall-out from the passage of Amendment 1. “Our phone rang continuously [Wednesday]," said Chamber vice president for media relations Angie Brady-Daniels, with angry calls from regular out-of-state visitors who declared that they were going to start heading anywhere for vacation other than North Carolina.
The Facebook page, "Visit North Carolina," which is run by the state Department of Commerce’s Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development, logged 878 (mostly negative) comments on Amendment 1. An administrator admonished visitors to refrain from foul language and reminded them that the site was intended for discussions about travel, not politics.
But now, and thanks to the unconscionable bullying represented by the passage of Amendment 1, travel is politics.
How long before we hear that Amendment 1 is negatively impacting the High Country?