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BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The start to a new dredging project at Bald Head Island will have to wait a little longer.

The Village of Bald Head Island says the dredge has arrived, but the contractor doing the work for the Army Corps of Engineers is waiting on a pipe to be shipped. That means they expect to start pumping sand by the start of February, instead of the projected start date of Jan. 25.

The village hopes the sand will help renourish West Beach on the island. Adding sand and plans to build a terminal groin are expected to help erosion issues on Bald Head’s South Beach.

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2015 years 10 months ago

It’s certainly true that the privileged wealthy do live on this island, but also consider the importance of Bald Head. Our barrier islands protect North Carolina from sea level rise and dampen natural disasters like hurricanes and tsunamis. The protection of these islands saves thousands of dollars for North Carolina residents.

2015 years 10 months ago

I can see protecting the beach front property from hurricanes, but protection from sea level rise?
If the sea level rises at Kill Devil Hill its gonna raise the Albermarle and Pamlico sounds the same height. So a sea level rise at Bald Head results in the intracoastal rising the same height.
They are all interconnected.
The only thing Bald Head does is maybe stop a few waves from building near the mainland shores.
It doesn’t stop hurricane storm surge
or sea level rise from “climate change”
And it probably changes the erosion patterns….

Of course ANYONE who builds close enough to the water to get damage from this has GOT to be crazy…..


2015 years 10 months ago

So there was 4 terminal groins approved a few years back, how did Bald Head get in line for one ahead of the pack, there is more taxpayer dollars pumped into Bald Head than anywhere around here, and yet they want to be a private island, why do they always milk the taxpayer?

2015 years 10 months ago

It’s because the residents of Bald Head Island are the entitled rich.

The Capitalism of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan and Ford has been left behind on the pages of history. Today’s “rich” have conned the government to believe that they are too big to fail and have lined their pockets with taxpayer $$ while they form sycophant organizations the likes of Americans for Prosperity to spew fear and hate. Most low income Americans simply don’t earn enough to pay their ordinary and necessary living expenses.


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