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Bald Head Island residents vote to help re-nourishment effort

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Bald Head Island residents seem to agree that beach re-nourishment is worth paying for. In a special election Tuesday, island residents voted to raise taxes to pay for an approximately $17 million re-nourishment effort. The added revenue will pay off $10 million in bonds. The town has $2 million in its beach fund. It is hoped the state will pick up the remaining $5 million needed for the project.

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Thanks for flipping the

Thanks for flipping the $5,000,000 bill tax payers. Now stay away from our Island!

you better believe if I'm

you better believe if I'm paying for, its going to take a law of some sort to keep me away from it.

Private Island using taxpayer funds???

Bald Head Island, a large sand bar on the tip of Cape Fear. Full of nothing but multi-million dollar vacation homes, a private abode for the elite and wealthy. That's all good, but this island is constantly on the move due to it's location to the ocean and river currents, it's a big sand bar and that was known when it was developed. So why is it that the average taxpayer that can't make use of this playground be subject to paying for it's beach "renourishment"? It would seem logical that the developers would have established a more realistic fund for beach re-building. The residents should fully fund their own private island erosion, not the taxpayers. Anyone venture to guess how many politicians own property on Bald Head?

Bald Head Island is not

Bald Head Island is not private