Contractors say this Outer Banks town should be planning for a jetty at its south end, three years after an unprecedented 10-mile beach re-nourishment project.
Beach & Inlet Management
Dare County Chips In at Oregon Inlet
The county will spend $300,000 toward an effort to dredge the inlet, which has become so dangerous that the Coast Guard is assuming broader power to regulate boat traffic.
Carteret County Finds Groin Too Costly, Ineffective
While some N.C. beach communities are rushing to build terminal groins to control erosion, Carteret County found that they would be too expensive and probably ineffective at Bogue Inlet.
Huge Sandbag Wall at N. Topsail Gets OK
The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission yesterday gave North Topsail Beach the green light to build a massive sandbag wall to protect beachfront houses.
County May Help Pay the Mason Inlet Tab
Thanks to a new state law, New Hanover County may begin to consistently funnel money to help maintain relocated Mason Inlet.
Bulldozers and Turtles? Oh My
Soon the public will have a chance to comment on a series of proposals aimed to change the way inlets are managed, such as extending the time “window” for dredging and beach re-nourishment into turtle and bird nesting seasons.
County to Birds: You’re on Your Own
New Hanover County wants to be relieved of monitoring shorebirds at relocated Mason Inlet after a third of the way through a 30-year commitment.
No Sand on Shack, Park Says
After listening to the public and consulting the experts, the superintendent of Cape Lookout National Seashore decided to back away from his controversial request that dredged sand be considered to shore up the eroding end of Shackleford Banks.
Groups Critical of Ports’ Wood Pellet Studies
The Ports Authority claims that wood pellet plants in Morehead City and Wilmington would have no significant effects on the environment. Others seek a more thorough evaluation.
Time Is Up for Oregon Inlet Task Force
Today is the deadline for the state’s Oregon Inlet Land Acquisition Task Force to submit its report on ways the state can acquire Oregon Inlet and surrounding lands. Many questions still remain.
Sales Tax Hike Not Likely to Help Build Groins
Three proposed terminal groin projects in Brunswick County aren’t likely to see much money if voters approve an increase in the county sales tax.
As Sand Rushes In, a Deadline Looms
As a dredge makes its way to the nearly impassable Oregon Inlet once again, a legislative task force hurries to finish its report on the state’s plans for taking over the inlet and adjacent land on the Outer Banks in Dare County.
No Easy Answers Yet for Maintaining Inlets
The Coastal Resource Commission’s inlet management study won’t be meeting its deadline to state legislators. The results of the study will be the basis for policy decisions on a series of complex issues relating to inlets.
Deja Vu All Over Again?
A task force created by the state legislature is studying ways to acquire Oregon Inlet and adjacent lands. With the land in hand, the state could then resurrect the old plan to build jetties at the inlet.
Meetings Set for Inlet-Management Study
The first of four meetings to hear what people think are the best ways to manage the developed inlets along the N.C. coast will be held this week in Buxton.
CRC Removes Restrictions at Old Inlet
To no one’s surprise, the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission yesterday sided with its science panel and agreed to a rule change that will lift the development restrictions from Mad Inlet at Sunset Beach.