Beach News

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Beach News is a courtesy service provided by the Carteret County Shore Protection Office that furnishes on-line news relevant to the beaches of North Carolina with special emphasis to Carteret County.  Please visit http://www.carteretcountync.gov/list.aspx if you wish to be added to or removed from the "Beach News" distribution list.   Recent "Beach News" is provided below.


BEACH NEWS for 2020

2/17/2020
AWESOME PROGRESS, 2nd SUBMERGED PIPELINE SET   
Post-Florence Renourishment Project (Phase II)

http://www.carteretcountync.gov/797/

Beach Projects Help But Choices Lie Ahead
https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/02/beach-projects-help-but-choices-lie-ahead/

Sandbridge’s $20 million beach replenishment project to begin
http://www.pilotonline.com/news/environment/vp-nw-sandbridge-beach-0214-20200216-jrg5xwmrqjf7lnetbxmt7d7u3a-story.html

Long a holdout, Currituck County to study beach nourishment 
https://www.outerbanksvoice.com/2020/02/16/long-a-holdout-currituck-county-to-study-beach-nourishment/

Army Corps spiffing up Rudee Inlet ahead of dredging project
https://www.pilotonline.com/news/environment/vp-nw-rudee-inlet-dock-0212-20200214-etzepdqc5nhlzkbrl64onwdrfm-story.html

Buxton Meeting Highlights Concerns with New-in-2020 Flood Maps
https://islandfreepress.org/outer-banks-news/buxton-meeting-highlights-concerns-with-new-in-2020-flood-maps/


2/14/2020
PIPE FLIPPED AT 1st SUBMERGED PIPELINE LANDING (HEADING WEST NOW)   
Post-Florence Renourishment Project (Phase II)

http://www.carteretcountync.gov/797/

Avon takes a step forward towards a potential beach nourishment project 
https://islandfreepress.org/outer-banks-news/avon-takes-a-step-forward-towards-a-potential-beach-nourishment-project/

Town Approves Moving Forward On Study To Extend Beach Nourishment
http://www.islandgazette.net/news-18/index.php/top-stories/item/9061-town-approves-moving-forward-on-study-to-extend-beach-nourishment 

State Extends Time For Input On New IHAs
https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/02/state-extends-time-for-input-on-new-ihas/

Renourishment a go for prized SC rookery Crab Bank in Charleston Harbor
https://www.postandcourier.com/news/renourishment-a-go-for-prized-sc-rookery-crab-bank-in/article_644e861a-4c15-11ea-a7a2-0b6fa7c9f203.html 

2/10/2020

NICE PROGRESS  
Post-Florence Renourishment Project (Phase II)

http://www.carteretcountync.gov/797/

A long-awaited Hunting Island beach project began this week. Here’s what you’ll see
https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/article239945788.html


2/8/2020
PROJECT START! 
Post-Florence Renourishment Project (Phase II)

http://www.carteretcountync.gov/797/

Dredging has started, beach project underway
http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_22de87aa-49f1-11ea-a333-1bca8d7fafde.html

Sunset Beach wants exception to state regulations to dredge man-made canals, Jinks Creek
https://portcitydaily.com/local-news/2020/02/06/sunset-beach-wants-exception-to-state-regulations-to-dredge-man-made-canals-jinks-creek/


2/5/2020
LIBERTY ISLAND IS HERE; COULD START TOMORROW OR SATURDAY 
Post-Florence Renourishment Project (Phase II)

http://www.carteretcountync.gov/797/

Carteret County Beach Commission Meeting Agenda
February 11, 2020; Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall, 2 pm

Duck looks at flood damage prevention ordinance 
https://www.thecoastlandtimes.com/2020/02/04/duck-looks-at-flood-damage-prevention-ordinance/

Duck beach access case delayed
https://www.outerbanksvoice.com/2020/02/04/duck-beach-access-case-delayed/


2/3/2020
Latest Bogue Banks nourishment project begins
http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_cd06c304-446b-11ea-b238-d3beba7e9846.html

As SC island homes fall into ocean, owners behind them wonder if they’re next
https://www.postandcourier.com/news/as-sc-island-homes-fall-into-ocean-owners-behind-them/article_7e986a32-30c6-11ea-9ac3-d78c896d1fcd.html

County looks to dredge Old Ferry Channel
http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_69cb3396-4539-11ea-885f-a75dc323a083.html

Big flooding fixes coming for vulnerable Eastern Shore Drive in Virginia Beach
https://www.pilotonline.com/news/environment/vp-nw-virginia-beach-shore-drive-flooding-20200202-5jrt2cbx2jcl7nup5fw6d7zj4i-story.html 

Editorial: Don’t weaken South Carolina’s beachfront laws 
https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-don-t-weaken-south-carolina-s-beachfront-laws/article_43228d5a-4446-11ea-8747-9f4d3afd1bbb.html


1/31/2020
SC beach building boundaries would stop at existing houses under new bill 
https://www.postandcourier.com/news/sc-beach-building-boundaries-would-stop-at-existing-houses-under/article_2aa2f446-4148-11ea-853f-e7add39b92ec.html 

State asserts public right to North Inlet marshes (SC)
https://coastalobserver.com/state-asserts-public-right-to-north-inlet-marshes/ 

Surf City to vote on extending berm to all oceanfront properties, $237m Corps project hits planning phase
https://portcitydaily.com/local-news/2020/01/30/surf-city-to-vote-on-extending-berm-to-all-oceanfront-properties-corps-project-hits-planning-phase/ 

Report Details Increasing Climate Threats
https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/01/report-details-increasing-climate-threats/ 

PUBLIC NOTICE - The Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers (Corps) received an application from the Town of Surf City seeking Department of the Army authorization to perform excavation of Banks Channel, and place approximately 1.6 million cubic yards of sand along the oceanfront shoreline, associated with a beach nourishment project in Surf City, in Pender and Onslow Counties, North Carolina.
https://saw-reg.usace.army.mil/PN/2019/SAW-2019-00658-PN.pdf 


1/29/2020
PIPELINE ARRIVING; SUBMERGED LINE SET; LOOKING TO START NEXT WEEK  
Post-Florence Renourishment Project (Phase II)

http://www.carteretcountync.gov/797/

Sunset Beach Threatens to Take $1.2M Lot
https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/01/sunset-beach-threatens-to-take-1-2m-lot/

How will rising seas, harsher storms affect Beaufort, SC? Hear what experts say
https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/article239599023.html 

Nourished beaches provide good return on investment
http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/opinions/editorials/article_dc748500-422d-11ea-af08-b72f980d0f31.html


1/27/2020
Dredging for dollars: $144M in Bogue Banks nourishment essential to maintaining beaches
http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_8eeb4874-3fc0-11ea-9927-f78ba03467fc.html 

Southern Shores ponders town-wide beach project
https://www.outerbanksvoice.com/2020/01/22/southern-shores-ponders-first-town-wide-beach-project/ 

Funding Available For Study To Extend Beach Nourishment
http://www.islandgazette.net/news-18/index.php/top-stories/item/9028-funding-available-for-study-to-extend-beach-nourishment 

Grain by grain, Briarcliffe Acres tries to restore dunes lost to hurricanes (SC)
https://wpde.com/news/local/grain-by-grain-briarcliffe-acres-tries-to-restore-dunes-lost-to-hurricanes 

New Dare Flood Maps Misrepresent Risk 
https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/01/new-dare-flood-maps-misrepresent-risk/ 

Town Council Hears Freeman Park Update
http://www.islandgazette.net/news-18/index.php/top-stories/item/9026-town-council-hears-freeman-park-update 

New FEMA Flood Zone map brings changes to Onslow
https://www.jdnews.com/news/20200126/new-fema-flood-zone-map-brings-changes-to-onslow 

KDH tries new approach to event homes
https://www.outerbanksvoice.com/2020/01/23/kdh-tries-new-approach-to-event-homes/


1/22/2020
IRON STEAMER WILL SERVE AS STAGING AREA, STILL LOOKING AT 1st WEEK of FEBRUARY 
Post-Florence Renourishment Project (Phase II)

http://www.carteretcountync.gov/797/ 

NC 12, Channel Shoaling Concerns Escalate
https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/01/nc-12-channel-shoaling-concerns-escalate/ 

Wind-blown sand on section of NC 12
https://www.thecoastlandtimes.com/2020/01/22/wind-blown-sand-on-section-of-nc-12/

Bald Head Gets $3M for Sand Project
https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/01/bald-head-gets-3m-for-sand-project/ 

Ghost worms that feed migrating SC birds threatened by pace of beach renourishment 
https://www.postandcourier.com/news/ghost-worms-that-feed-migrating-sc-birds-threatened-by-pace/article_a7dc5152-323c-11ea-8b5c-3bf692a74d39.html 

Nearly 100 Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles Rescued After Recent Cold Spell 
https://islandfreepress.org/outer-banks-news/nearly-100-cold-stunned-sea-turtles-rescued-after-recent-cold-spell/


1/20/2020
Shifting Sands:
Using Taxes to Build the Best Beaches
 

Kitty Hawk agrees to proposal for post-Dorian beach survey and analysis

Federal disaster relief is being wasted on NC beaches

1/17/2020
Rule Change May Threaten Coastal Areas
https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/01/rule-change-may-threaten-coastal-areas/ 

SC senators push laser mapping to better plan for flooding 

Currituck dune vegetation program now accepting applications 

As beach work moves north, town presses to reopen access

Virginia Beach will need to spend billions of dollars to battle sea level rise, says new city report

Long-Stalled Dredging at Hatteras Inlet Scheduled for Late January

There’s never been federal funding available for these 2 NC beaches. Until now. 

Corps Funds Bogue, Topsail Sand Projects

ACE funds county beach master plan

1/13/2020 

First phase of Pawleys Island beach renourishment nears completion

Administration sued for failing to protect green sea turtles from climate change

1/8/2020
PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING, LOGISTICAL NOTES, 1st WEEK of FEBRUARY START 
Post-Florence Renourishment Project (Phase II)
http://www.carteretcountync.gov/797/ 

Dare officials concerned about FEMA flood maps
https://www.outerbanksvoice.com/2020/01/07/dare-officials-concerned-about-fema-flood-maps/

Coastal Research: One Town’s Septic Risks 
https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/01/coastal-research-one-towns-septic-risks/


1/3/2020

Inlets cut by Dorian fill back in
http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_d767d202-2bfc-11ea-9b55-4fe1988aa38d.html 

Dune clearing at North Litchfield lots raises questions 
https://coastalobserver.com/dune-clearing-at-north-litchfield-lots-raises-questions/

Fort Macon accepts natural Christmas trees 
http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_4ccf3612-2da0-11ea-b570-8bf76d0c2463.html

Give Natural Christmas Trees a Second Life
https://www.coastalreview.org/2020/01/live-christmas-trees-can-have-second-life/ 

Parks, beaches put Christmas trees to use to restore dunes 
https://www.jdnews.com/news/20200102/parks-beaches-put-christmas-trees-to-use-to-restore-dunes