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Federal funding for North Carolina beaches

More than $18 million in federal funds will go to south eastern North Carolina beaches. Several projects have been approved by the house appropriations committee for the 2009 budget, according to local congressman Mike McIntyre. Some of the biggest undertakings include maintenance dredging at the Wilmington harbor and funding for further construction there.

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Wilmington Harbor Project?

I didn't know what the Wilmington Harbor is and I thought; am I the only one who doesn't know? Possibly. So I googled it and got this link... Sounds pretty cool. Especially the incrementally raising the dikes on Eagle Island to an elevation of 40 feet and 700 acres of existing marsh and upland areas for preservation of habitat to offset losses of wetlands and primary nursery areas, if this is the project that is being funded...