By Matthew Power. The town of Duck, N.C., has raised the ire of local builders and their affluent clients, by enacting a six-month ban on new homes with more than six bedrooms. The local Outer Banks HBA rejects the ban and may seek a temporary restraining order to prevent it. Chapter president Mark Martin asserts that the town has no relevant science to back up the decision, saying "Large homes are a trend, but right now they are not a crisis." In the two days immediately prior to the ban on July 15, local property owners rushed to obtain permits. About 20 permits for gigantic homes were issued--far more than the normal development pace.

Source: The Virginian Pilot