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Beach Erosion

As beaches erode, debate rises

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Rising seas probably played a role in the erosion gnawing at much of the East Coast over the past century, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says. As the seas start to rise faster, it warns, erosion will only get worse. Full story...
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NC Coastal Resources Commission says sandbags must be removed

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videoSandbags are the last line of defense for many beach front homeowners, but the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission says they have to go. The removal of the sandbags in Kure Beach is a very sensitive subject. Full story...
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Study to look at Masonboro Island erosion

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Masonboro Island in New Hanover County is known as an undeveloped treasure among the state's barrier islands. Yet, its shoreline also carries a critical story — a history of erosion and accretion cycles, as well as dredging of nearby inlets. Full story...
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Terminal groin decision today

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video The Coastal Resources Commission held the final public hearing on the issue last night in Sunset Beach. Today the group plans to make its final recommendations and present them to the legislature April 1. Full story...
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Terminal groins considered for slowing beach erosion

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Some local leaders traveled to Raleigh today to push for a way they say will help slow beach erosion. Full story...
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Dredging causes erosion along Bald Head Island, residents fear more with Hurricane Bill

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videoHurricane Bill has Bald Head Island residents and officials concerned. Even though Bill may stay far off our coast, the storm churns up the water and the massive swells can erode the beach. Full story...
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