Would iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse be underwater now if it wasn’t moved 20 years ago?

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When experts decided in 1999 that the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse had to be moved to survive, Dare County officials sued to stop the risky relocation.

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the colossal effort and Charlotte Observer reader Phil Hildebran, 57, of Taylorsville wondered if the encroaching Atlantic had finally reached the spot where the lighthouse once stood…

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