Beach & Inlet Management

  • 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.

  • Corps Puts Limits On Dredged Sand Disposal

    A Corps of Engineers policy adopted more than a year ago could mean big costs and other challenges for coastal towns and businesses that need to dispose of dredged sand from non-federal projects.

  • Corps’ Rule Could Dash Town’s Sand Plan

    Holden Beach officials were recently surprised by an Army Corps of Engineers requirement not previously enforced that could mean the town’s sand source for beach re-nourishment goes instead to Oak Island.

  • Topsail Towns Discuss Florence’s Lessons

    Officials from Topsail Island’s three towns gathered last week to hear the advice of a coastal engineering expert, talk shoreline protection and confer on their long road to recovery from Hurricane Florence.

  • Dare Moving Ahead on Inlet Dredge Plan

    A private contractor is expected to be selected this month to carry out the state’s new $15 million plan for addressing shoaling problems in shallow-draft inlets.

  • Topsail Beach Board Upholds Building Permit

    Topsail Beach’s board of adjustment has denied a building permit challenge by nearby property owners who say that construction on the oceanfront would put their land at greater risk of flooding.