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N. Topsail officials remove tons of rocks, visitors find ocean gems

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video The town of North Topsail Beach is closing parts of the beach while they try to remove tons of rocks from their beaches before May. "Well I stubbed my toe yesterday and my toenail came off," Visitor Lukas Richardson said. Rocks ranging from one to six inches in diameter cover North Topsail Beach. Full story...
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WWAY INVESTIGATION: Is beach renourishment worth the money?

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videoSurf, sand and sun are big draws for southeastern North Carolina. In fact, our beaches keep much of our economy afloat, but they take a lot of maintenance. Full story...
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David Rouzer tours beach renourishment project

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videoUS House Representative-elect David Rouzer stopped in Topsail Beach Thursday to take a tour of a beach renourishment project that has been five years in the making. Full story...
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Beach leaders meet to talk future

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video Federal and state funding for beach renourishment and other projects are dwindling. Local leaders are forced to find a way to make up for that money. Full story...
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Rouzer's roundtable launches start of fall battle with Barfield

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videoLabor Day is the unofficial kick-off to the fall campaign season. Today at Wrightsville Beach, one Congressional candidate got an early start by getting some feedback from area mayors. Full story...
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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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