Beach & Inlet Management

  • State Drafts Plan to Study Dredge Spoils Sites

    With new Corps of Engineers restrictions on the use of federal dredged materials disposal sites, N.C. officials have drafted a plan to identify other locations and study the state’s needs.

  • UNCW Series Examines Climate Challenges

    A seminar Tuesday on managing and adapting as sea levels rise, along with other effects of climate change, kicked off UNCW’s monthly, collaborative series on coastal resiliency.

  • Public Can Weigh in on Inlet Hazard Updates

    The state Division of Coastal Management will hold several public hearings on proposed updated inlet hazard area boundaries and building rules, following hearings on the updated erosion rates used to determine the proposed IHAs

  • NCDOT Gets OK for Short-Term Erosion Fix

    After losing more than 70 feet of shoreline in the past year, NCDOT has been granted special permission to install sandbags in ways not generally allowed by state rules.

  • 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.