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.
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.
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 the 750-foot-long structure intended to protect the east end of town from erosion wrapped up earlier this month.
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.
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.
Congressman Greg Murphy says he supports efforts by state legislators and others that could allow long-debated jetties to be built at Oregon Inlet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The least terns are back at Rich Inlet and Figure Eight Island, but environmentalists fear that a planned terminal groin threatens their future there.
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.
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.
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.