New research shows that tiny creatures that serve as food for fish and crabs have dwindled in areas of the ocean near Charleston after dredging projects.
Dredging is underway in Carolina Beach this week.
Local, state, and federal leaders met in Carolina beach today to discuss dredging along our coast.
A spokesperson says a dredging project to restore the south end of North Topsail Beach is complete.
Town officials said a beach re-nourishment project that had to be extended due to weather and equipment delays should be completed by the end of the extension.
The Town of North Topsail Beach will continue pumping sand on the beach until May 10, as it waits for another extension from the Army Corps of Engineers.
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.
Surf, 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.
US 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.
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.