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Beach Renourishment

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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Wilmington City Council discusses legislative priorities

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videoWilmington City Council members met with state legislators this morning. They ran through their 2013 legislative agenda and had the opportunity to tell state leaders what's most important to the Port City. Full story...
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New River Inlet project done

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videoThe Town of North Topsail Beach has successfully completed its New River Inlet Channel Realignment Project. This effort benefits commercial and recreational boaters and the residents of the Town who reside at its north end. Full story...
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Bald Head Island dredging delayed

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video The start to a new dredging project at Bald Head Island will have to wait a little longer. The Village of Bald Head Island says the dredge has arrived, but the contractor doing the work for the Army Corps of Engineers is waiting on a pipe to be shipped. Full story...
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New River Inlet Channel realignment project begins

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video The New River Inlet Channel Realignment Project has begun on the north end of North Topsail Beach. The project will widen and deepen the New River Inlet Channel, and the sand from the channel will be placed on the northern 1.7 miles of the beach. 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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New Hanover Co. hires 'sand man'

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New Hanover County has filled what it calls a key role tasked with managing the county's waterways, shore protection and beach nourishment efforts. H. Layton Bedsole Jr. will join the county October 30 as its new Shore Protection Coordinator, or what has become popularly known as the county's "sand man." 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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Commissioners approve Pleasure Island beach renourishment, discuss incinerator's future

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved a more than $14 million renourishment project for both Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Part of the price tag is being funded at the federal and state level, something that commissioners say could soon come to an end. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Future funding for New Hanover Co. beach renourishment in question

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video Commissioners are at a point where funding beach renourishment could soon be put on the shoulders of the county. Also, it seems the Wilmington Convention Center is making it even more difficult to protect the county's beaches. Full story...
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County leaders talk sand, bans with Carolina Beach & Kure Beach

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video Leaders from both Kure Beach and Carolina Beach met this morning with New Hanover County Commissioners. The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss issues important to all communities, from dredging to smoking on the beach. Full story...
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County Commission helps Kure Beach finance renourishment

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video One topic at Monday night’s New Hanover County Commission meeting was money. Kure Beach needs nourishment money and the Fed is not too generous. Full story...
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