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Vacationers walk across the dunes to the beach after Hurricane Arthur passed through the Outer Banks in Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

NC - Flyers stoke debate over reopening the Outer Banks

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — A flyer that's being place on parked cars along part of North Carolina's coast is telling visitors to go home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the message is emblematic of an ongoing debate over the value of stay-at-home orders and the need to restart the crucial tourist economy on the Outer Banks.

The flyer that's been distributed in Dare County said: “Stop being so selfish and ignorant about this."

Dare County rebuked the sentiment.

“The flyer sends a hateful and negative message and Dare County does not condone this action or message,” the county said in a release. “The flyer claims to be on behalf of Dare County residents, but that is not the reality.”

The county plans to allow nonresident property owners to come back on Monday.

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See also "A flyer tells Outer Banks visitors to ‘go home.’ County leaders disagree (Virginia Pilot).

A flyer going around Dare County this week is blunt: Visitors should “Go Home” to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“Stop being so selfish and ignorant about this," says the single sheet of paper, which has been placed on vehicles at major shopping areas and in some neighborhoods such as Colington Harbor.

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See also Dare County rebukes ‘hateful’ message on flyers (Outer Banks Voice)