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.
As Carova residents prepare for higher seas, stronger storms and other effects of climate change, some residents are more focused on the human impacts.
Despite federal disincentives and increasing perils from climate change, new houses continue to pop up in this enclave for the wealthy at the remote northern end of Currituck Banks.
Commissioners amended zoning text Dec. 5, less than a week after a California-based solar company filed a lawsuit against the county for turning down its request for a permit.
Some blame the owners of erosion-threatened or destroyed beachfront houses, but there is plenty of blame to go around, including policy, regulatory and enforcement shortcomings, climate change and government inaction.
A rule approved in September deleted an exception that would allow homes of up to 2,000 square feet to be built in areas where the new erosion rate-based setbacks would prevent construction of new houses.
The Coastal Resources Commission wants more feedback before changing language covering exposed and damaged septic systems for oceanfront houses on erosion-prone beaches.
With two-dozen oceanfront septic systems compromised by storms so far this year and spilling on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Dare County, several have been repaired only to be washed away again.
Input from the public will help refine and prioritize the recommendations and action steps needed to finalize the draft Blueprint Brunswick 2040 comprehensive land use plan and parks and recreation master plan.
The Coastal Resources Commission Thursday directed Division of Coastal Management staff to craft proposed amendments to address issues associated with houses on the public beach as a result of erosion.
Lawsuits over property rights, buyer’s responsibility and risk, public trust and public health issues — frustrations mount over how to address the problem of houses teetering at the ocean’s edge.
New Hanover County commissioners want more information, including a hydrological study, before determining the types of development suitable for the land across from Wilmington’s downtown.
Carteret County commissioners voted to rezone more than 80 acres for a development near Peletier, off N.C. 58, in the western part of the county.
Windsor has been selected for a $839,450 grant to fund rural economic development projects.
The Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Coalition to recognize projects in Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover counties that demonstrate outstanding environmental stewardship.
Developers looking to build a trio of high-rise condominiums on the Cape Fear River’s west bank across from downtown Wilmington have withdrawn their annexation and rezoning requests submitted to the Brunswick County town of Leland.