Contractors expect to get underway in mid-November on the Brunswick County town’s long-planned $11.4 million, 1,050-foot terminal groin as well as a beach nourishment project with sand from Shallotte Inlet.
Beach & Inlet Management
Holden Beach, Corps begin $3M storm risk planning study
The Holden Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management Project General Reevaluation Study is to consider feasibility and alternatives for federal participation in cost-shared management measures including beach nourishment for up to 50 years.
NTB won’t join beach nourishment project partnership
North Topsail Beach will not be committing to a joint multi-million-dollar beach nourishment project with Surf City and the Army Corps of Engineers.
‘Ditch of Death’: Navigation in Hatteras Inlet dicey … again
Shoaling threatens navigation in economically vital Hatteras Inlet, prompting frustrated fishers to dub the South Ferry Channel the “Ditch of Death.” A consultant, responding to conditions, told the Dare County Waterways Commission Monday that continuing to dredge the passage appears “futile.”
North Topsail Beach service districts plan draws ire
Those who spoke during a public hearing Saturday largely opposed a plan to assess property owners according to district to pay for a proposed $672 million beach project.
Residents Challenge South Jinks Creek Permit
Two Sunset Beach property owners have filed an application to appeal a recently modified state permit to dredge South Jinks Creek.
Murphy Says Jetties Needed at Oregon Inlet
Congressman Greg Murphy says he supports efforts by state legislators and others that could allow long-debated jetties to be built at Oregon Inlet.
Scramble On For New Hanover Sand Money
A month after learning that no federal dollars were appropriated for New Hanover County beach nourishment in the Corps’ 2021 work plan, officials are still pushing for funding.
Wheelchair Beach Mats Can Remain: CRC
The Coastal Resources Commission has granted Carolina Beach a variance allowing the seasonal installation of mats that provide beach access for people who use wheelchairs.
Long-Term Plans Ahead for Shifting Sands
Federal, state and local officials in coastal North Carolina are taking new approaches toward sand management and ever more serious beach erosion and channel shoaling.
Town Eyes New Tax Districts For Sand Project
North Topsail Beach won’t use a town-wide property tax increase solely to pay for a $672 million, 50-year federal beach renourishment project, but the creation of two new tax districts appears likely.
North Topsail to Join Sand Project Agreement
North Topsail Beach Aldermen have instructed the town’s attorney to notify the Corps of Engineers that the town will join a beach renourishment agreement with the Corps and Surf City.
Sunset Beach Tries Again On Dredging Plan
Sunset Beach is now seeking state and federal permits to place beach-compatible sand offshore, after oceanfront property owners refused easements for the controversial Jinks Creek dredge project.
Corps Asks State to Eliminate Dredge Window
The Corps says eliminating the environmental limit on when hopper dredging of federal channels is allowed at North Carolina ports would save millions of dollars.
NTB Weighs How to Pay $3M Yearly For Sand
North Topsail Beach aldermen say a tax increase, new fees could be tapped to pay for a 50-year plan to renourish its beaches, as the town continues to pay for a sand project completed five years ago.
Surf City Eyes $25M Berm, Dune Project
Surf City will spend about $25 million on 6-mile berm and dune system built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the town’s southern boundary with Topsail Beach to the northern end of Topsail Island.