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Beach Renourishment

US House vote helps Carolina Beach renourishment project

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The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed legislation authored by Rep. Mike McIntyre to stop the US Army Corps of Engineers Corps from terminating the Carolina Beach renourishment project. The legislation was attached to the Corps budget bill and passed with unanimous support, according to McIntyre's office. Full story...
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Emerald Isle seeks new sales tax to help beaches

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The town of Emerald Isle wants a new sales tax to help renourish its disappearing beaches. Full story...
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Beach town leaders discuss $60M in coastal projects

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video The Army Corps of Engineers says it is going to work on $60 million worth of projects this year in and around the Cape Fear waterways. That's good news for many elected leaders of beach towns in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties. They say beach renourishment and dredging are critical to both the local and regional economy. Full story...
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County adopts plan to replenish Carolina Beach sand

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New Hanover County Commissioners put a new plan into place to make sure the sand on Carolina Beach will be replenished after a project cooperation agreement with the government runs out. Full story...
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Area beaches survive Irene with little erosion

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video The higher than normal tides and massive waves caused by Hurricane Irene were predicted to wreak havoc on our area's beaches, but thanks to the shift in her track, the impact was minimal. Full story...
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NC coastal jetties construction bill to become law

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Gov. Beverly Perdue has agreed to loosen North Carolina's 25-year-old policy of preventing the construction of jetties designed to trap sand and protect coastline homes and other buildings from beach erosion. Full story...
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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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Wrightsville Beach aldermen, county commissioners talk issues over breakfast

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New Hanover County Commissioners held a joint breakfast meeting this morning with the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen. Full story...
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Topsail Beach renourishment to wait for end of hurricane season

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Hurricane Earl and the rest of the hurricane season can have a huge impact on beach erosion. Topsail Beach is planning a big beach renourishment project at the end of the year, which is also the end of hurricane and turtle nesting seasons. Full story...
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Justice pulls Topsail Beach recall bill after Soles drops support

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Citing numerous complaints from Topsail Beach residents stemming from a controversy about beach renourishment, Rep. Carolyn Justice filed a bill to let voters recall public officials in the town. Full story...
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Dredging starts along Cape Fear Coast

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Carolina, Kure, Ocean Isle and Wrightsville Beaches are getting a facelift. Full story...
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Debate rages on in Topsail Beach

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videoA meeting that went late into the night dealt a blow to those hoping for more sand. Residents and homeowners at the beach are begging for more sand, but it comes at a heavy price.

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Topsail Beach renourishment project voted down

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videoIt was a full house at Wednesday night's Topsail Beach Commission Meeting. The issue: Whether to proceed with a $12 million beach renourishment project.

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Large crowd expected to weigh in on Topsail Beach renourishment

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The Topsail Beach Board of Commissioners meet Wednesday night to discuss a beach nourishment project. At stake is whether the project will take place at all.

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Southeastern North Carolina to see $24 million in federal money

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Twenty-four million of our federal dollars will be coming back to southeastern North Carolina for waterway and beach projects. The most money, more than eleven million dollars, is for dredging the Cape Fear River.

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