The Army Corps of Engineers’ Wilmington District has published a notice of intent to prepare an environmental study for North Topsail Beach’s proposed shoreline hardening.
Ocean Isle Beach may test hay, pine straw bales to trap sand
The Brunswick County town has been granted a variance to use hay and pine straw bales as an alternative to sand fencing at six areas on the eastern end of the island.
Topsail Island panel to lobby for terminal groin funding
North Carolina law bars state money for terminal groins, but the Topsail Island Shoreline Protection Commission has made it a goal this year to change that law.
Construction of Ocean Isle Beach’s terminal groin complete
Construction of the 750-foot-long structure intended to protect the east end of town from erosion wrapped up earlier this month.
Ocean Isle Beach terminal groin, sand projects set to begin
Contractors expect to get underway in mid-November on the Brunswick County town’s long-planned $11.4 million, 1,050-foot terminal groin as well as a beach nourishment project with sand from Shallotte Inlet.
Ocean Isle Wins Appeal on Terminal Groin
A federal appeals court panel has affirmed a lower court’s decision allowing Ocean Isle Beach to proceed with construction of its proposed terminal groin.
Murphy Says Jetties Needed at Oregon Inlet
Congressman Greg Murphy says he supports efforts by state legislators and others that could allow long-debated jetties to be built at Oregon Inlet.
Bills Would Clear Way for Terminal Groins
Legislation filed last week in the North Carolina General Assembly is aimed at getting federal help to extend jetties at Oregon Inlet and build a proposed terminal groin at North Topsail Beach.
A Look Back: Holden Beach’s (Un)Done Deal
For years, Holden Beach was determined to build a terminal groin to deal with its serious erosion problems, but the pricey plan was scuttled after property owners looked closer.
Corps Issues Final Study on Figure Eight Groin
The Army Corps of Engineers has released its final environmental study on Figure Eight Island’s proposed terminal groin project, and island homeowners have applied for a permit to build the structure at Rich Inlet.
Terminal Groins: Easements Needed
Communities proposing terminal groins may have to get the permission of property owners to build these controversial structures. What happens if they say no? We explore possible answers in this Special Report.
Corps: No Hearing Needed for Groin Study
Newly revised plans call for a larger terminal groin in a new location at Figure Eight Island, but the Corps says no public hearing on the changes is needed.
Groin Project Threatens Tern Habitat
The least terns are back at Rich Inlet and Figure Eight Island, but environmentalists fear that a planned terminal groin threatens their future there.
Time to Forget the Groin at Figure Eight
An ill-conceived effort to build a terminal groin on a spit of land in Rich Inlet should be abandoned in favor of a more environmentally friendly alternative.
Groups: Figure Eight Groin for the Birds
Figuratively speaking, that is. The feathered kind, like the little piping plover, will likely suffer if Figure Eight Island builds its proposed terminal groin at Rich Inlet, environmentalists say.
Trip to Rich Inlet Shows What’s at Stake
Wildlife habitat and a popular playground for people will likely be lost if Figure Eight Island builds a small jetty to protect a handful of houses.