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Bald Head Island dredging delayed

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.

US House vote helps Carolina Beach renourishment project

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.

Beach town leaders discuss $60M in coastal projects

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.

Corps of Engineers does emergency dredging on Bald Head Island channel

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.

Dredging project aims to fix damage from Hurricane Irene

video With all the jobs in our area that rely on the beaches and waterways, dredging is a big deal. The Army Corps of Engineers just received hurricane supplement money to start restoring channels damaged during Hurricane Irene.

Cape Fear River gets routine dredging

video Just like the roads in our area, the Cape Fear River needs some regular work to keep traffic flowing. That's what's going on now near downtown. Despite the need for the regular dredging, some people oppose the work.

Irene’s impact on waterways affects boaters, fisherman

video Hurricane Irene's had a big impact up the coast from here, but the Coast Guard says our area's beaches were relatively unscathed. Boaters and fishermen from Pleasure Island say the Carolina Beach Inlet has become even more of a problem after Irene.

Wilmington port gets federal money for dredging

The State Port of Wilmington is getting some federal help clearing the way for ships.

ONLY ON 3: Orton owner told to stop work on wetlands

videoFor nearly a year, the gates at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County have been locked. Now we are finding out more about what's going on behind the iron bars, and some if it may land the owner in trouble

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