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Beach Erosion

Oak Island crews collect sea oats seeds to protect the dunes

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video Volunteers are helping the Town of Oak Island collect sea oats seeds that will allow the town to continue replenishing their dunes. This helps to guard against major water damage during storms. Full story...
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Discussions continue on how to protect, regulate mouth of Cape Fear River

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videoThe Cape Fear River is both an environmental resource and an economic engine in our area. A meeting today continued the discussion about how best to protect and regulate the mouth of the river and the area around it. Full story...
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Senate approves terminal groin restrictions

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videoA bill passed in the Senate today puts major restrictions on permanent terminal groins along the coast. Other regulations have to do with the maintenance of these structures. Full story...
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Little change in erosion on NC beaches

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There has been little change in beach erosion patterns in North Carolina over the past seven years. Full story...
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Dunes at Fort Caswell disappearing

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videoStrong winds and high tides typically affect the North Carolina coastline, especially during hurricane season. But the effects on the beach near Fort Caswell have been especially rough this year. Full story...
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Sandy helps uncover old shipwreck at Surf City

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Beach erosion from Hurricane Sandy has unearthed a section of the William H. Sumner, a three-masted scooner that ran aground in Surf City in 1919. The ship was sailing from Puerto Rico to New York when it happened. Full story...
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Carolina Beach prepares for flooding and erosion from Sandy

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videoGov. Bev Perdue has declared a state of emergency for eastern North Carolina as Hurricane Sandy heads north. Meanwhile, the Cape Fear Coast is getting ready. One area in particular is hoping to reduce a big problem from hurricanes past. Full story...
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Sandy could make N. Topsail Beach erosion even worse

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video Beach erosion is common in many coastal communities. However, in North Topsail Beach the erosion has become so severe it is threatening to wash an entire neighborhood into the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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Continued beach erosion exposes more sandbags at The Riggings

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video With beach renourishment way overdue, residents at a Pleasure Island condo complex say the sandbags protecting their homes have been more exposed than they normally are. Full story...
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NC Coastal Resources Commission schedules public hearings on updated oceanfront erosion rates

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The NC Coastal Resources Commission will conduct eight public hearings during August and September on a proposal to incorporate updated long-term average annual erosion rates into the state’s oceanfront development rules. Full story...
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