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Beach Renourishment

Beach towns ask legislators for more control of room occupancy tax money

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video Leaders from New Hanover County's three beach towns and state legislators met this morning to discuss a number of issues. They talked about proposing a bill to give towns more control over spending some room occupancy tax moeny. Full story...
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Proposed sea turtle protections could mean more red tape for beaches

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videoSome federal agencies are stepping up and proposing new ways to protect loggerhead sea turtles. But the possible new regulations are getting strong opposition from area beaches. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: Feds holding hearing on loggerheads habitat

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding another public hearing on designating hundreds of miles of beaches along the Southeast and Gulf costs as critical habitat for endangered loggerhead sea turtles. Wednesday's hearing in Wilmington is the second this week on the designation for 750 miles of shoreline. Full story...
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Area beaches and waterways get $24.5M in federal funds

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The State Port of Wilmington, several area beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway are getting some help in the form of federal funding. Full story...
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Carolina Beach dredging, renewal project nears end

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video After weeks of construction, crews in Carolina Beach are working hard to finish dredging and the beach renourishment by next week. Full story...
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Surf City bumps beach tax rate up 10 cents

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video A dime increase on the property tax rate at Surf City will go to putting more sand on the beaches. Full story...
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Sales tax bill aims to wash away funding deficit

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video Area beaches attract millions of dollars in tourism to North Carolina every year, but federal funding for beach nourishment has been slowly eroding just like many of our beaches. Now one local lawmaker has an idea to try to stem the tide financially. Full story...
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Rep. McIntyre tours Carolina and Kure Beaches

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videoIn tough economic times, Congressman Mike McIntyre says it's a "T" word that has kept us afloat. That "T" word is tourism Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: McIntyre to visit area beaches, talk renourishment

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Congressman Mike McIntyre will visit several area beach communities Thursday to talk renourishment. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Inlet dredging underway

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videoThe US Army Corps of Engineers began dredging the Carolina Beach Inlet today at the north end of Freeman Park. Full story...
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