Beach & Inlet Management

  • Math May Favor Buyout of North Topsail

    A $30 million buyout of North Topsail Beach’s most vulnerable properties would save over 30 years nearly twice what the town will spend trying to hold back the ocean, says a new university analysis that Mayor Dan Tuman calls “uninformed.”

  • Bogue Banks Sand Project Nears Final Leg

    The $20 million, post-Florence renourishment of beaches on Bogue Banks should be completed by April 30, just ahead of the busy tourist season, but damaged public beach accesses may not be repaired as quickly.

  • Dare Waterways Commission Shifts Focus

    With attention long spent on navigation in Hatteras Inlet, Dare County Waterways Commission discussions recently turned to Oregon Inlet, where shoaling at the old bridge is too severe for dredge access, and other problem areas.

  • Topsail Towns Prioritize Storm Projects

    North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach are selecting storm mitigation projects to be funded with multi-million-dollar state grant from the state Division of Water Resources.

  • Push On to Change Sand Rule Interpretation

    Topsail Island officials, with support from the state’s congressional delegation, are calling for changes that would once again allow use of a longtime source of sand for beach renourishment projects.

  • Group Seeks Corps’ OK On Dredge Spoil Plan

    The N.C. Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association has presented a plan to the Corps of Engineers to again allow towns and businesses to place dredge spoil in federally maintained disposal sites.

  • Questions Arise Over Dredge Firm Selection

    An alternate member of the Oregon Inlet Task Force has questioned the proposed selection of a new company with no significant dredge experience as contractor to maintain Oregon Inlet.

  • Sunset Beach Must Redo Dredge Application

    The state Division of Coastal Management has informed Sunset Beach that its application to dredge part of Jinks Creek must be resubmitted because of missing information, delaying the project until late 2019 or early 2020.

  • Florence’s Toll: Room Tax Revenues In Focus

    The loss of hotel and motel rooms, rental cottages and condos from Hurricane Florence damage has yet to become clear as North Carolina beach town officials begin their annual budget process.

  • CRC: Changes to Dune Rules Add Flexibility

    Changes to sand dune rules that would give property owners more leeway in moving sand shifted by winds or storms and allow for improved beach accesses are now set for final state approval.