Beach & Inlet Management

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    Inventory Tracks ‘Armoring’ of Beaches, Inlets

    Newly released data lists all hardened structures, beach re-nourishment projects and other changes made to East Coast beaches since 2012, raising questions about what should be done to offset their effects.

  • Plan Streamlines Re-Nourishment Permitting

    The state will soon roll out a new biological review system to fast-track permitting for certain types of beach re-nourishment projects, trimming at least three months from the approval time.

  • Topsail Beach’s Request for Sand Site Stalled

    The Corps will not seek an exception to federal restrictions in order to designate an area of Banks Channel as a sand source for Topsail Beach re-nourishment projects, but town officials aren’t giving up the idea entirely.

  • Judge Halts Topsail Beach Building Permits

    A judge has blocked Topsail Beach from issuing building permits for a stretch of oceanfront lots, a move prompted by a lawsuit brought by property owners upset about the town’s recent repeal of its dune protection ordinance.

  • Topsail Beach Repeals Dune Ordinance

    Rather than add controversial provisions to accommodate development, Topsail Beach commissioners voted 4-1 Wednesday to simply scrap the town’s longstanding dune-protection ordinance.

  • Property Owners Divided Over Dune Rule

    Topsail Beach property owners, some with their lawyers, turned out Saturday for the first of two public hearings over proposed changes to the town’s dune-protection ordinance.

  • Federation Takes Living Shorelines Online

    The North Carolina Coastal Federation and Restore America’s Estuaries collaborated to make a one-stop shop for all things living shorelines, including training, learning and connecting.

  • Southern Shores Sets Forum on Beach Plan

    Town officials in Southern Shores have set a date for a forum to gauge public opinion on a proposed beach re-nourishment project that will likely require a tax increase.

  • ‘Many’ Figure Eight Owners Haven’t Voted

    As the world’s attention is focused on Election Day, a pending vote on a controversial plan to build a terminal groin on Figure Eight Island may not have generated the response proponents wanted, so far.