The Onslow County Board of Commissioners and the North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen have scheduled a joint special meeting next week to discuss the town’s desire for money from county occupancy tax coffers to pay for beach nourishment.
A North Carolina appeals court overturned this week the ruling that a beach access at Sea Breeze Drive in Duck is public.
A soundside boat launch area in Rodanthe will be closed for several months while a dock, ramp and parking lot are built.
A busy boat access to Roanoke Sound in Dare County will soon close until mid-May for parking lot improvements, including new measures to reduce polluted stormwater runoff.
Local governments in the state’s 20 coastal counties can apply for funding to improve public access to coastal beaches and waters for the 2021-22 fiscal year.