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This past weekend featured cold, rain, and lots of wind. Those weather conditions spelled trouble for area beaches.
Labor Day Weekend is typically the last hurrah for summer tourism, but in Carolina Beach, they’re trying to figure out what to do about beach erosion at Freeman Park.
Some vehicles were allowed on Freeman Park Sunday, a day after the town of Carolina Beach closed all vehicle traffic to prevent overcrowding.
The Town of Carolina Beach says Freeman Park is closed to all vehicle traffic to prevent overcrowding and for the safety of visitors.
Based upon the results received on the imminent critical areas from FEMA, the Town elected Friday to move forward 'as rapidly' as possible in addressing sand issues on the beach strand, according to Allan Libby, Director of Tourism and Public Information.
A proposed N.C. Department of Coastal Management (DCM) rule could soon allow the governments of Bald Head Island and Caswell Beach to put large sand bags on their coast.
As crews work to rebuild dunes in North Topsail Beach, the Army Corps of Engineers is working on a project of its own.
Just after Oak Island finished a renourishment project on the beach, Hurricane Florence rolled through. Now, the town is assessing damage from the storm while trying to prepare for Michael.
Richard Barnett spent his week boarding up the windows of million-dollar homes perched precariously at the northern tip of Topsail Island, a narrow spit of North Carolina ringed with sandbags to offer some armor against the pounding surf.