Stories Tagged "Beach nourishment"

Duck takes first step to deal with shoreline loss

With losses of beach ranging from 50 to 90 feet in the past 15 years, the Town of Duck is mapping out plans to manage its shoreline. full story »

Jun 6


Two decades in the works, beach widening begins

A dredge sent a slurry of sand onto the Nags Head beach at nightfall Tuesday, starting a project with roots dating back at least two decades. full story »

May 24


Tax hikes would raise $4.35 million for sand project

Proposed town tax increases would raise a little more than half of the $4.35 million needed to start paying off the debt on Nags Head's beach nourishment project. full story »

Apr 13


Counterpoint: Nourishment is the best alternative

Timothy W. Kana, director of Nags Head's beach nourishment project, disputes contentions by coastal scientist Stan Riggs that it is a losing bet. full story »

Apr 13


Nourishment is officially a go for Nags Head

Other than the weather or equipment failure, no more obstacles appear to be in the way of Nags Head moving forward with pumping sand onto 10 miles of beach. full story »

Apr 6


Scientists are not so bullish on nourishment

ECU Coastal geologist Stan Riggs doesn’t believe Nags Head’s beach nourishment project has much, if any, chance of being successful. full story »

Apr 5


AG addresses question on nourishment

Beach nourishment money can be used to move or tear down houses that are blocking the beach, an attorney general's opinion says. full story »

Mar 28


Low sand bid is $2 million under town’s budget

Nags Head entered uncharted waters Tuesday when it opened bids for its long-envisioned 10-mile beach nourishment project. full story »

Feb 22


Sand fatigue

Nags Head's Board of Commissioners could build a ton of political goodwill if it would just put the brakes on beach nourishment.

Feb 21


Expanded use of 1 percent tax should be restored

Regional cooperation took it on the chin once more when it was revealed that an addition of 1 percent to the occupancy tax might be limited to beach nourishment projects. full story »

Feb 20


New sand plan calls for a townwide tax increase

Taxpayers townwide will share financial responsibility for pumping sand onto the beach under another new Nags Head funding plan. full story »

Feb 16


Nags Head sets hearing for new tax districts

Nags Head is moving forward with setting up two municipal service districts on the oceanfront to help pay for beach nourishment. full story »

Jan 19