Emerald Isle should be applauded for looking for ways to pay for beach re-nourishment projects with its own money.
Metaphorically speaking, that’s what the state legislature will be doing if it passes a foolish bill on sea-level rise.
Local governments in coastal North Carolina paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2011 to lobby Congress for money for their shore protection projects.
It’s high time for a realistic, sober assessment of the state of our environment.
Next time you’re stuck in traffic, you can turn your thoughts to the empty, $400 million superhighway that may soon be built through Tyrrell and Dare counties.
Remember when coastal real estate was a liquid asset and great investment? Though those days are gone, we could learn from our mistakes.
In the past several years, huge progress has been made in gaining acceptance for low-impact development along our coast
These studies fail to adequately reflect the inherent risks of protecting buildings along the volatile oceanfront.