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Dredging

Wrightsville Beach dredging project likely to last into mid-June

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videoWork to replenish sand at Wrightsville Beach will last longer than expected. Wrightsville Beach Town Manager Tim Owens says the contractor handling the dredging project and the Army Corps of Engineers have asked for an extension to finish the work. Full story...
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$9M dredging project getting Wrightsville Beach ready for summer, hurricane season

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videoBeaches are a huge economic engine for our area, but they need constant maintenance and repair. Today we got a look at how that happens. Full story...
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State, feds reach long-term dredging agreement

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videoState and federal officials have finalized an agreement to again allow dredging in North Carolina's coastal waters so fishing and transportation vessels can more easily move through shallow inlets and channels. Full story...
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State budget would change environmental commissions

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The proposed North Carolina budget would change the way two environmental commissions operate, ending the terms of nearly all the members on both the Environmental Management Commission and the Coastal Resources Commission by July 31. 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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House bill would restrict species from commercial fishing, raise recreational license fees

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video Commercial fishing is a $180 million industry in North Carolina. Now a bill in the state House could filet a chunk of commercial fishing And turn it over to recreational anglers. Full story...
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Onslow Co. lawmaker says higher boat fees could pay for dredging

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videoA state senator is suggesting that money from higher boat registration fees should be used to pay for dredging North Carolina's coastal inlets. 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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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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Today's headlines from 'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice'

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video A convicted felon is in jail after police say he set fire to a historical home on Richard Switch Road. Jamie Early Barton is facing a slew of charges and is being held without bond. Full story...
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Feds chip in big bucks for local renourishment, dredging projects

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video It looks like federal money for beach renourishment hasn't dried up yet. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) announced today millions of dollars for renourishment at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, as well as for dredging the Wilmington Harbor, which will help Bald Head Island. 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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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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Corps of Engineers does emergency dredging on Bald Head Island channel

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The Army Corps of Engineers had to do emergency dredging of the channel off the coast of Bald Head Island. Last week, river pilots discovered what they call a speed bump in the area of Reach Two. The speed bump caused the channel to not have the depth safe for commercial shipping traffic. Full story...
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