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$24.5 Million for Southeastern NC Beaches, Inlets, Intracoastal Waterway, and Wilmington Port

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US Congressman Mike McIntyre announced today that $24,543,000 in federal funds have been secured for the Southeastern North Carolina beaches and inlets, the Intracoastal waterway, and the Wilmington Port. Congressman McIntyre stated, “This is a great victory! Our coast is the lifeline for economic growth in our region. Federal support is critical to enhancing and protecting the economic and environmental treasure of our coast. These funds will allow the Corps of Engineers to make critical progress in all of these areas, and it is good to see our taxpayer dollars coming back home to provide jobs and enhance our citizens quality of life. As this bill moves through the legislative process, I will be working to secure even more funding for other coastal concerns.” The following projects have been approved by the full U.S. House of Representatives for the 2010 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers budget: $ 1,100,000 for Brunswick County Beaches $1,500,000 for Carolina/Kure Beach $400,000 for Topsail Beach $368,000 for Surf City and North Topsail Beaches $4,300,000 for the Intracoastal Waterway $12,150,000 for the Wilmington Harbor Maintenance Dredging $1,800,000 for Wilmington Harbor construction $998,000 for Cape Fear River Locks and Dams $2,300,000 for Masonboro Inlet.

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re: Mike McIntyre/This is a great Victory??

Is it just me, or does this just turn your stomach?? We get our pockets picked to pay for this "stimulus" bill, then Congressman McIntyre comes homes and pats himself on the back for bringing us some of OUR MONEY back (to some of us). Then, to add insult to injury, WE HAVE TO PAY IT BACK! HE SAYS IT'S A GREAT VICTORY like he's done some wonderful thing. DOES ANY OF THESE PEOPLE GET IT!! Don't they understand, if they would let us keep our money, we wouldn't need the so called stimulus.

re: Mike McIntyre/This is a great Victory??????

Obviously you are not very well informed. This is not stimulous money, this is fiscal year 2010 budget money. Get your facts strait.

I guess you'd rather have

I guess you'd rather have the money we are forced to pay be spent somewhere else? At least we're getting our piece of the pie.