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.
Add another thing to worry about when you head out to the beach. No, it's not the sun. It's the sand.
A new study from the EPA suggests that playing in beach sand could lead to some unwanted symptoms, like diarrhea and vomiting.