The Army Corps of Engineers will exercise a federal Coastal Barrier Resources Act emergency exception and take sand for Wrightsville Beach nourishment from the Masonboro Inlet/Banks Channel borrow source instead of an offshore borrow site.
Park service seeks 10-year dredge, beach sand permit
For the first time in more than a decade, the National Park Service hopes to unclog two channels that passenger ferries and private boaters use to access Cape Lookout National Seashore, and place the material that is dredged onto the soundside beach in front of the lighthouse compound.
Buying out threatened oceanfront homes is not a crazy idea
Dr. Rob Young, director of the Western Carolina University/Duke University Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, compares the costs of a possible buyout of 80 highly exposed properties in Rodanthe to the costs of beach nourishment, which could be triple that amount over 15 years.
Carteret County begins search for Bogue Banks sand
Carteret County Beach Commission members were presented with potential offshore borrow locations from where the county may pump sand onto Bogue Banks ocean shorelines.
Report prompts Currituck board to consider sand project
The county-contracted study of more than 22 miles of Currituck County shoreline finds 158 houses could be affected by erosion over the next 30 years.
Rodanthe sand project unlikely, but new study to begin
Beachfront property owners in Rodanthe want beach nourishment to protect their erosion-threatened houses, but the questions of how much sand and how to pay for it are unanswered.
Duck’s $7.4 million beach nourishment delayed until spring
Contractor Weeks Marine cited equipment issues, weather-related delays and its commitment to another time-sensitive job.
Corps policy has caused nonfederal dredging costs to soar
The Army Corps of Engineers says its five-year-old rule blocking local governments, marinas and private entities from using its dredged material disposal sites will remain.
NCDEQ awards $20M for coastal storm damage projects
Funds will go to beach nourishment, artificial dunes, and other projects to mitigate or remediate coastal storm damage to the ocean beaches and dune systems of the state.
Science on the Sound talks to resume Sept. 29
Dr. Reide Corbett is set to discuss beach nourishment on the Outer Banks Thursday at the Coastal Studies Institute, ECU Outer Banks Campus, in Wanchese.
Corps begins new look at Surf City’s 50-year beach plan
The Corps is reevaluating the Topsail Island town’s proposed 50-year federal project now that North Topsail Beach has backed out of the partnership.
Tiresome issue won’t stop Wrightsville Beach sand project
Other New Hanover County towns’ beach nourishment work was slowed when the dredge encountered tires from old artificial reefs but the known offshore debris field isn’t halting Wrightsville Beach’s plans to pump sand from its new borrow site.
Kill Devil Hills begins first of 7 Dare nourishment projects
The Kill Devil Hills beach nourishment project began Monday and is expected to be completed in about a month.
Local governments may apply for beach project funding
Local governments may now apply for state funds to help cover the costs of oceanfront projects designed to reduce damage caused during coastal storms.
Officials describe Avon, Buxton nourishment projects
The two projects, which have been in the works for years, are expected to begin this summer and each take about 40-60 days to complete.
Kill Devil Hills nourishment project tentative start in June
Marine Inc., the company performing the beach nourishment project in Kill Devil Hills, expects the work to take 25 to 35 days, ending mid-July.