Topsail Beach, the lone town on Topsail Island to maintain free public parking, could be next in joining the ranks of beach towns that charge public parking fees.
The Coastal Resources Commission recently granted a variance allowing the town to place an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant beach mat for wheelchair users at varying locations throughout the summer.
Coastal Resources Commission to rule on a variance request to allow Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant beach mats on the sand at Kure Beach from May through September.
Seven towns and two counties have been named as recipients of the state funding to improve accessibility, purchase property and build or renovate facilities.
A contract has been awarded and work is set to begin on a $900,000 project to increase parking capacity and renovate restrooms and showers at the Frisco Beach access.
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.
A confrontation between a Duck resident and two homeowners at a beach access May 29, which was posted on social media, ended with an arrested for trespassing and sparked discussions about public access to the beach.