Beach & Inlet Management

  • Scramble On For New Hanover Sand Money

    A month after learning that no federal dollars were appropriated for New Hanover County beach nourishment in the Corps’ 2021 work plan, officials are still pushing for funding.

  • Wheelchair Beach Mats Can Remain: CRC

    The Coastal Resources Commission has granted Carolina Beach a variance allowing the seasonal installation of mats that provide beach access for people who use wheelchairs.

  • Long-Term Plans Ahead for Shifting Sands

    Federal, state and local officials in coastal North Carolina are taking new approaches toward sand management and ever more serious beach erosion and channel shoaling.

  • Town Eyes New Tax Districts For Sand Project

    North Topsail Beach won’t use a town-wide property tax increase solely to pay for a $672 million, 50-year federal beach renourishment project, but the creation of two new tax districts appears likely.

  • North Topsail to Join Sand Project Agreement

    North Topsail Beach Aldermen have instructed the town’s attorney to notify the Corps of Engineers that the town will join a beach renourishment agreement with the Corps and Surf City.

  • Sunset Beach Tries Again On Dredging Plan

    Sunset Beach is now seeking state and federal permits to place beach-compatible sand offshore, after oceanfront property owners refused easements for the controversial Jinks Creek dredge project.

  • NTB Weighs How to Pay $3M Yearly For Sand

    North Topsail Beach aldermen say a tax increase, new fees could be tapped to pay for a 50-year plan to renourish its beaches, as the town continues to pay for a sand project completed five years ago.

  • Surf City Eyes $25M Berm, Dune Project

    Surf City will spend about $25 million on 6-mile berm and dune system built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the town’s southern boundary with Topsail Beach to the northern end of Topsail Island.

  • Dare County Dredge A Step Closer

    Dare County officials have given the go-ahead for a private partner to proceed with a contract with a Louisiana firm to build a dredge.

  • Federal Judge Throws Out Challenge to CRC

    A federal judge has dismissed a Maryland couple’s legal fight against North Carolina regulators to replace a house destroyed by fire on the same site, one of the most rapidly eroding stretches of beach on the Outer Banks.

  • Corps Pulls Sunset Beach Dredge Application

    The Army Corps of Engineers has withdrawn Sunset Beach’s permit application for dredging Jinks Creek because the placement area for sand removed from the channel has not been determined.