"BEACH NEWS"

"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 e-mail rudi@carteretcountygov.org if you wish to be removed from or added to the "Beach News" e-mail distribution list. Recent "Beach News" is provided below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

12/31/12

 

D.C. judge sends CHAPA lawsuit to stop ORV plan to Boyle

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/12.28.2012-DCJudgeSendsCHAPALawsuitToStopORVplanToBoyle.html

 

Town wants authority clarified

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_fb3d8d72-5105-11e2-96c3-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Folly’s erosion doesn’t affect whole beach, just hot spots

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20121231/PC16/121239886/1006/folly-s-erosion-doesn-t-affect-whole-beach-just-hot-spots

 

Insurance act may increase premiums

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_77f6ae5c-520a-11e2-a459-0019bb2963f4.html

12/27/12

 

Old Christmas Trees Can Keep On Giving

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=1ea41a67-a974-49d5-812e-5cfdf47d593d

 

Beach town seeks clarification on public trust areas

http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/beach-town-seeks-clarification-on-public-trust-areas-1.69429

 

Science panel talks about sea level rise

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_cbe99eb4-4c80-11e2-b1ab-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Beach nourishment still being pursued for S-curves, but nothing is definite

http://islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/12.21.2012-BeachNourishmentStillBeingPursuedForSCurvesButNothingIsDefinite.html

 

12/20/12

 

Bill would mean millions for dredging, Hagan says

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/12/19/bill-would-mean-millions-for-dredging-hagan-says/

 

Sandy Relief Bill May Rescue Oregon Inlet

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=7917cca2-1ba8-4926-be7f-bbb8ebc6f471

 

Masons Inlet dredging contract approved

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=11311&iid=355&sud=30

 

Wrightsville’s renourishment and sea level rise

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=11312&iid=355&sud=30

 

Offshore interests may spin wind turbines

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=11306&iid=355&sud=30

 

North Topsail Beach considers parking area

http://www.post-voice.com/news/article_314f9706-49f0-11e2-a589-0019bb2963f4.html   

 

Memo - Pending NFIP rate increases

http://www.protectthebeach.com/temp/2012%20NFIP%20changes.pdf

 

12/17/12

 

Dredge can no longer reach blocked inlet channel

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/12/14/dredges-can-no-longer-reach-blocked-inlet-channel/#more-88634

 

County makes life a beach for Coastal Conservation League (S.C.)

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20121214/PC16/121219655/1006/county-makes-life-a-beach-for-coastal-conservation-league

 

Army Corps suspends dredging of Oregon Inlet

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/12/army-corps-suspends-dredging-oregon-inlet

AP - http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/12/14/3221827/oregon-inlet-too-shallow-for-dredge.html

 

12/13/12

 

Topsail Beach to seek county help with inlet dredging

http://www.post-voice.com/news/article_e3db5d4c-43c4-11e2-8c45-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Surf City plans winter sand push to improve dune line

http://www.post-voice.com/news/article_4ec5f3e8-43c4-11e2-91ea-001a4bcf887a.html

 

New Bonner Bridge to address old problem

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/12/new-bonner-bridge-address-old-problem

 

SELC, Defenders take another shot at DOT plan to replace Bonner Bridge

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/12.12.2012-SELCDefendersTakeAnotherShotAtDOTPlanToReplaceBonnerBridge.html

Feds eye Southeastern N.C. for offshore wind energy

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20121212/ARTICLES/121219882/1015/news01?Title=Feds-eye-Southeastern-N-C-for-offshore-wind-energy

 

North Carolina takes step forward in offshore wind hunt

http://watchdogs.blogs.starnewsonline.com/22167/north-carolina-takes-step-forward-in-offshore-wind-hunt/

 

Feds Call for Offshore Wind Proposals

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=14931f66-f03f-4a89-abf3-8182f6e114c8

AP - http://hamptonroads.com/2012/12/us-government-examining-wind-farms-outer-banks

 

12/12/12

 

Dispute between conservationists, officials could doom Folly Beach park (SC)

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20121212/PC16/121219814/1006/dispute-between-conservationists-officials-could-doom-folly-beach-park

 

Giant dredge working to deepen river basin, make turning easier for ships

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20121211/ARTICLES/121219911/1015/news01?Title=Giant-dredge-working-to-deepen-river-basin-make-turning-easier-for-ships-

 

Beach project underway

http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/beach-project-underway-1.62658

 

12/10/12

 

Jones urges Obama to request hurricane relief for North Carolina’s inlets

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/12.07.2012-JonesUrgesObamaToRequestHurricaneReliefForNorthCarolinasInlets.html

Letter - jones.house.gov/sites/jones.house.gov/files/Letter to President Obama on Sandy Funding -- 12-12.pdf

 

Clogged artery stifles flow of marine commerce

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/12/07/clogged-artery-stifles-flow-of-marine-commerce/

 

Buxton added to study of Hatteras nourishment

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/12/09/buxton-is-added-to-hatteras-nourishment-study/

 

DOT answers some questions about Highway 12 repair

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/12.07.2012-DOTAnswersSomeQuestionsAboutHighway12Repair.html

 

Beach driving remains a popular tradition

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/12.07.2012-DOTAnswersSomeQuestionsAboutHighway12Repair.html

 

County’s costs decrease after Corps locates more funding for Carolina-Kure sand projects

http://portcitydaily.com/2012/12/07/countys-costs-decrease-after-corps-locates-more-funding-for-carolina-kure-sand-projects/

 

12/7/12

 

NEW - NOAA Publishes Collaborative Report on Sea-level Rise

http://www.cpo.noaa.gov/reports/sealevel/

related - NOAA predicts sea level will rise 0.2 to 2 meters by 2100

 

NTB gets sand more sand on the beach

http://www.post-voice.com/news/article_c630dd4a-3ee1-11e2-b34e-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Carolina and Kure Beach renourishment funding announced                                             

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=11232&iid=353&sud=30

 

Corps of Engineers christens SWART

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=11233&iid=353&sud=30

 

12/3/12

 

DOT’s long-term solution to problems at S-curves not expected until March

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/11.30.2012-DOTsLongTermSolutionToProblemsAtSCurvesNotExpectedUntilMarch.html

 

DOT is looking at two options for Highway 12 repairs

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=219#body-anchor

 

Cycle of shoaling creates danger, financial losses

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/12/02/cycle-of-shoaling-creates-danger-financial-losses/

 

Group wants more reform

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_d5e2e744-3c05-11e2-a9d4-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Editorial - Legislators must work together to help give eastern part of state clout

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20121130/ARTICLES/121139953/1108/opinion?Title=Editorial-Legislators-must-work-together-to-help-give-eastern-part-of-state-clout

 

 

 

11/30/12

 

Oregon Inlet faces steady dredging after Sandy

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/11/oregon-inlet-faces-steady-dredging-after-sandy

 

Corps will put sand on Mirlo Beach, Burrus says

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/11/29/corps-will-put-sand-on-mirlo-beach-burrus-says/

 

No plans to smooth out escarpment

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=11198&iid=352&sud=30

 

Dredge will be at Hatteras Inlet in about 10 days

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/11.29.2012-DredgeWillBeAtHatterasInletInAbout10Days.html

 

Channel changes

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_31dc444e-396a-11e2-bacf-001a4bcf887a.html

 

How to fix NC 12: Up and over

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/11/28/2512472/mc-12-up-and-over.html

 

11/28/12

 

Sens. Rabon, Brown explore for coastal funding solutions

http://portcitydaily.com/2012/11/27/sens-rabon-brown-explore-for-coastal-funding-solutions/

 

Lawmakers want to form caucus for coastal issues

http://watchdogs.blogs.starnewsonline.com/21921/state-lawmakers-talk-about-forming-coastal-caucus/

 

After short-term fix for N.C. 12, DOT has a $226 million plan

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/11/27/2510400/after-short-term-fix-for-nc-12.html

 

Settlement reached over insurance on absentee properties

http://portcitydaily.com/2012/11/27/settlement-reached-for-insurance-on-absentee-properties/

                                            

11/27/12

 

An idea for surviving future storms: Raise the coast

http://www.islandpacket.com/2012/11/22/2287316/raising-the-coast-solution-to.html

 

N.C. Outer Banks: Dollars at risk as ocean advances

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/11/nc-outer-banks-dollars-risk-ocean-advances

 

Beach nourishment project on track for 2013

http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/beach-nourishment-project-on-track-for-2013-1.54753?tc=cr

 

Channel clogged again, buoys gone at Oregon Inlet

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/11/21/channel-clogged-again-buoys-gone-at-oregon-inlet/#more-86416

 

Carolina Beach Gets Update On Required Rockwall Maintenance

http://islandgazette.net/news-server5/index.php/news/local-and-state-news/local/17955-carolina-beach-gets-update-on-required-rockwall-maintenance

 

Corps to finalize contract for projects at Carolina, Kure, BHI

http://portcitydaily.com/2012/11/26/corps-to-finalize-contract-for-projects-at-carolina-kure-bhi/

 

11/22/12

 

Figure Eight groin impact studied

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=11161&iid=351&sud=30

 

Genetic turtle tags reveal surprise nesting trends

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=11165&iid=351&sud=30

 

Sea level rise guesstimates, 2 mm per year for Wilmington

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=11163&iid=351&sud=30

 

Lobbyist: Superstorm Sandy sent Congress a message

http://portcitydaily.com/2012/11/21/lobbyist-superstorm-sandy-sent-congress-a-message/

 

Dare County to examine widening Rodanthe beach

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/11/20/dare-county-will-examine-widening-rodanthe-beach/

 

Rebuilding of Rodanthe beach under study

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20121120/LETTERS/121129987/1107/opinion?Title=Speak-softly

 

The ocean’s assault on northern Hatteras continues.....WITH VIDEO

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/11.20.2012-TheOceansAssaultOnNorthernHatterasContinuesWITHVIDEO.html

 

SELC not pursuing efforts to hold up Bonner Bridge CAMA permit

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/11.21.2012-UPDATESELCNotPursuingEffortsToHoldUpBonnerBridgeCAMAPermit.html

 

11/20/12

 

Coastal conference confronts controversial issues in Wrightsville Beach

http://coastal.news14.com/content/top_stories/671811/coastal-conference-confronts-controversial-issues-in-wrightsville-beach

                                                                          

NCBIWA conference gives focus to Holden Beach terminal groin plan

http://portcitydaily.com/2012/11/20/ncbiwa-conference-give-holden-beach-terminal-groin-plan-focus/

 

Beach nourishment solution considered

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/north_carolina/beach-nourishment-solution-considered

 

Federation Urges CRC to Pass Groin Rules

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=2159f265-6e02-4469-b6a9-d6827619853a

 

Coastal Resources Commission eases erosion mitigation process

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20121116/ARTICLES/121119738/1015/news01?Title=Coastal-Resources-Commission-eases-erosion-mitigation-process

 

11/16/12

                                                                          

Houses on the Beach and the Public Trust

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=9012b83a-7c6b-4f2f-9cdb-009f91193952

 

Topsail Beach spends $225,000 to keep inlet open

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20121115/ARTICLES/121119803/1020/news01?Title=Topsail-Beach-spends-225-000-to-keep-inlet-open

                               

Coastal Resources Commission holds public hearing

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20121115/ARTICLES/121119784/1015/news01?Title=Coastal-Resources-Commission-holds-public-hearing

 

Masonboro jetty on the rocks

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=11125&iid=350&sud=30

                     

Tangier Island wins $4.1 million federal jetty project (Va.)

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/11/tangier-island-wins-41-million-federal-jetty-project

 

Corps of Engineers considers Lynnhaven Inlet jetty (Va.)

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/11/corps-engineers-considers-lynnhaven-inlet-jetty

 

11/14/12

                                                                          

More sand made a big difference. But for how long?

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/11/13/more-sand-made-a-big-difference-but-for-how-long/

 

Beach Nourishment Contractor Selected; Future Funding In Question

http://islandgazette.net/news-server5/index.php/news/local-and-state-news/local/17816-beach-nourishment-contractor-selected-future-funding-in-question

 

Emerald Isle updates plan for beach nourishment

http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/emerald-isle-updates-plan-for-beach-nourishment-1.48776

 

Editorial: Municipal Tax Districts For Beach Nourishment

http://islandgazette.net/news-server5/index.php/opinion/opinion-section/editorials/17831-municipal-tax-districts-for-beach-nourishment-2012

 

11/9/12

                                                                          

Climate Change, Insurance and the Coast, part 1

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=9febfa30-048c-41d4-ba0c-44de50fdcbd0

 

Climate Change, Insurance and the Coast, Part 2

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=ec29d101-3b72-4e09-910b-4ae94f9d295e

 

NTB set for dredging work

http://www.thependerpost.com/news/article_1b702534-28fa-11e2-8b16-001a4bcf887a.html

 

N.J. sand dunes protected Shore towns from Hurricane Sandy's wrath

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/nj_sand_dunes_protected_shore.html

 

Engineer sees slow rise in coastal flooding trend

http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/45773-engineer-sees-slow-rise-in-coastal-flooding-trend

 

Surf City joins those against coastal property insurance increases

http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/surf-city-joins-those-against-coastal-property-insurance-increases-1.46354

 

11/7/12

                                                                          

North Carolina's coast is 'hot spot' for rising sea levels

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/11/04/v-print/3644027/nc-coast-a-hot-spot-of-rising.html

 

Wings Over Water relocates several Pea Island events after eruption of public outrage

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/11.05.2012-WingsOverWaterRelocatesSeveralPeaIslandEventsAfterEruptionOfPublicOutrage.html

 

County protests bridge access for bird watchers

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/11/05/county-protests-bridge-access-for-bird-watchers/

 

Bald Head erosion only significant impact from Hurricane Sandy

http://stateportpilot.com/news/article_f8daf5fc-2689-11e2-8c08-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Costs of Shoring Up Coastal Communities

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/science/storm-raises-costs-of-shoring-up-coastal-communities.html

 

National Seashores: On the Front Line of Climate Change

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=01a206c4-6562-449c-8e19-ab1e2c26cbb4

 

The sea's challenge

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/11/06/2466212/the-seas-challenge.html

11/5/12

 

Rule change allows homes to be rebuilt to same size

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/10/rule-change-allows-homes-be-rebuilt-same-size

 

FEMA to the Beach Rescue... Again

http://nccoast.org/Blog-Post.aspx?k=7c052544-5131-43e2-b0fe-733d768d225a

 

Sandy reminds us of coastal hazards

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2012/10/31/hurricane-sandy-new-york-new-jersey-coast-line/1669745/

 

10/30/12

 

Condemned Nags Head, N.C., homes in tug of war

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/10/condemned-nags-head-nc-homes-tug-war

 

Supreme Court puts local beach rules in limbo

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/10/25/supreme-court-puts-local-beach-rules-in-limbo/

 

Bald Head Island's sand appeal to be heard in federal court Thursday

http://stateportpilot.com/news/article_b7a1be84-1d58-11e2-99b4-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Sea turtles have another banner nesting year; hopes raised for threatened species (NC)

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20121029/PC16/121029163/1006/sea-turtles-have-another-banner-nesting-year-hopes-raised-for-threatened-species

 

Sandy results in some beach erosion

http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/sandy-results-in-some-beach-erosion-1.39604?tc=cr

 

10/24/12

 

CRC denies SELC challenge to Bonner Bridge Major CAMA permit

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/10.23.2012-UPDATECRCDeniesSELCChallengeToBonnerBridgeBridgeMajorCAMAPermit.html

 

Groin Project Would Benefit One Family Most Directly

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=3fa91b0a-4675-4722-bfe6-fce5b36cefcd

 

Goodwin Calls for Hearing on Homeowners Insurance Rate Request
http://www.ncdoi.com/media/news2/year/2012/102312b.asp

 

Insurance commissioner denies homeowners rate increase

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/10.23.2012-UPDATEInsuranceCommissionerDeniesHomeownersRateIncrease.html

 

Homeowners insurance rate increase denied

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/10/23/homeowners-insurance-rate-increase-denied/

 

10/22/12

 

New study might help officials find money for inlet maintenance

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20121019/ARTICLES/121019585/1020/news01?p=1&tc=pg

 

NC coastal residents protest proposed insurance hike

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/17/2418650/coastal-residents-protest-insurance.html

 

Opposition grows as rate bureau files for insurance hikes

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10979&iid=346&sud=30

 

Coastal residents protest insurance rate hike

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20121017/ARTICLES/121019672/1020/news01?Title=Coastal-residents-protest-insurance-rate-hike-

 

Bedsole claims sandman post as county’s new shore protection coordinator

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10986&iid=346&sud=30

 

10/17/12

 

Groups Challenge Bonner Bridge Permit

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=ef757be0-f610-4bfa-bbb8-94a0f8019e05

 

Groups threaten to sue feds over sea turtle protection

http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20121012/NEWS/310129986?Title=Groups-threaten-to-sue-feds-for-sea-turtle-protection

related - http://www.protectthebeach.com/newsletters/2010/Dec10.pdf

 

Opposition to insurance rate hike grows in Carteret County

http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/opposition-to-insurance-rate-hike-grows-in-carteret-county-1.31091

 

Officials against rate hike

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_28454e70-1864-11e2-8aad-0019bb2963f4.html

 

10/12/12

 

Beach sand project challenged at NTB

http://www.thependerpost.com/news/article_18e7d9cc-12db-11e2-a67c-0019bb2963f4.html

 

NHC hires a shore protection coordinator

http://watchdogs.blogs.starnewsonline.com/21566/nhc-hires-a-shore-protection-coordinator/

 

NC-20 critical of rate request

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_ae50e418-147a-11e2-9f54-0019bb2963f4.html                                

 

Are the Horseshoe Crabs Telling Us Something?

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=5280edb8-fdae-415b-8985-b24fad637464

 

Romney and Ryan are for open beaches? Really?

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=214

 

Flawed data and outright untruths

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/opinions/letters_to_editor/article_5092471a-12d4-11e2-b4a0-001a4bcf887a.html

 

10/8/12

 

Slow progress at Bonner Bridge

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/09/slow-progress-bonner-bridge

 

Coastal insurance rates may rise

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_056a97b8-0ef3-11e2-9d69-0019bb2963f4.html

 

N.C. insurance industry requests rate hike on homeowners’ policies

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/10.03.2012-NCInsuranceIndustryRequestsRateHikeOnHomeownersPolicies.html

 

Insurance rate request calls for 30-percent hike along coast

http://www.jdnews.com/news/local/insurance-rate-request-calls-for-30-percent-hike-along-coast-1.24180?tc=cr

 

NTB approves $2.8 million bond for beach project

http://www.thependerpost.com/news/article_570064e6-0d62-11e2-9425-001a4bcf887a.html

 

N.C.'s coast can live with warming

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/01/2383790/ncs-coast-can-live-with-warming.html

 

Editorial - Insurance industry's numbers don’t add up

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20121006/ARTICLES/121009730/1108/opinion?Title=Editorial-Insurance-industry-s-numbers-don-8217-t-add-up

 

Editorial - Yes, coast is more vulnerable to hurricanes. But kitchen fires?

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20121007/ARTICLES/121009718/1108/opinion?Title=Editorial-Yes-coast-is-more-vulnerable-to-hurricanes-But-kitchen-fires-

 

 

9/26/12

                                                            

Folly Beach park to open again? (SC)

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120926/PC16/120929482/1006/folly-beach-park-to-open-again

 

Officials seek help to make sure Corps has funds needed for dredging (Morehead City)

http://www.jdnews.com/news/officials-108726-funds-seek.html

 

Cape Fear River study examines effects of dredging

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120922/ARTICLES/120929890/-1/news01?Title=Cape-Fear-River-study-examines-effects-of-dredging

 

Running ferries will be a challenge until dredge gets to Hatteras Inlet

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/09.25.2012-RunningFerriesWillBeAChallengeUntilDredgeGetsToHatterasInlet.html

 

Repairs to start Tuesday on Bonner Bridge in Dare County

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/09.21.2012-RepairsToStartTuesdayOnBonnerBridgeInDareCounty.html

 

State OKs funding for dredging plan

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_faf0def4-04fd-11e2-91cf-0019bb2963f4.html

 

9/21/12

                                                            

Pipeline dredge working in Ocracoke Inlet and headed to Hatteras Inlet soon

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/09.18.2012-PipelineDredgeWorkingInOcracokeInletAndHeadedToHatterasInletSoon.html

 

N.C. agency weighs coastal erosion

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/09/nc-agency-weighs-coastal-erosion

 

State permit issued for Bonner Bridge replacement

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/09/20/state-permit-issued-for-bonner-bridge-replacement/

 

State issues CAMA major permit for Bonner Bridge construction

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/09.20.2012-StateIssuesCAMAMajorPermitForBonnerBridgeConstruction.html

 

Coastal Federation members not discouraged by sea-level rise bill

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10834&iid=342&sud=30

 

Sand Island, restored a year ago, disappears after Hurricane Isaac

http://blog.al.com/live/2012/09/sand_island_restored_a_year_ag.html

 

9/18/12

 

North Topsail Beach awards inlet dredging contract

http://www.thependerpost.com/news/article_6d3371b4-fcfe-11e1-9843-001a4bcf887a.html

 

‘Extreme shoaling’ of channel may delay ferries

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/09/17/extreme-shoaling-of-channel-may-delay-ferries/

 

Records and Rants

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=210

 

9/6/12

 

County To Discuss Beach Nourishment Funding: New Requirement Costly For County

http://islandgazette.net/news-server5/index.php/news/local-and-state-news/local/17276-county-to-discuss-beach-nourishment-funding-new-requirement-costly-for-county

 

$4.4 million funding could be last time

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10760&iid=340&sud=30

 

Port pilots sound inlet alarm

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_cfc18872-f478-11e1-be32-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Editorial - Kure Beach gets help from neighbor Carolina Beach and New Hanover County

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120902/ARTICLES/120909973/1108/opinion?Title=Editorial-Kure-Beach-gets-help-from-neighbor-Carolina-Beach-and-New-Hanover-County

 

Class War On The Beaches

http://www.metronc.com/article/?id=2434

 

8/31/12

 

Draft policy on sea-level rise to get hearing

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120830/ARTICLES/120839966/1020/news01?Title=Draft-policy-on-sea-level-rise-to-get-hearing-

 

NTB to exercise eminent domain for easements

http://www.thependerpost.com/news/article_56e5c510-f1f5-11e1-a99a-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Captains worried about future of dredge boat

http://www.wect.com/story/19391117/captains-worried-about-future-of-dredge-boat

 

Roger Shew - Less talk, more action on sea-level rise

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120822/ARTICLES/120829888/-1/opinion?p=1&tc=pg 

 

Sea Level and the Naysayers

http://www.nccoast.org/Blog-Post.aspx?k=8e97061c-9d28-450e-9d17-338c0f983bfe

                                                                                     

8/24/12

 

Setback factors static

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10693&iid=338&sud=30

 

Mason’s Inlet migration triggers winter project            

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10689&iid=338&sud=30

 

Rising sea level puts the Shore in 'hot zone'

http://www.app.com/article/20120819/NJNEWS/308190015/LBI

 

8/21/12

 

North Topsail Beach ready for dredging project

http://www.thependerpost.com/news/article_8c221ba8-e6e1-11e1-bbfa-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Fishermen say New River Inlet needs dredging

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/say-107391-fishing-shrimp.html

 

New Hanover County considers plan to dredge Mason Inlet

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120820/ARTICLES/120829981/1015/news01?Title=New-Hanover-County-considers-plan-to-dredge-Mason-Inlet

 

Town takes action on Irene sand plan  

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_9c0626aa-e875-11e1-a46b-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Waiting on the judge

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=206

 

8/16/12

 

Loss of sidecast dredge would affect Bogue Inlet
http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/tideland_news/news/article_9e3bb5e4-e6da-11e1-a5f0-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Beach nourishment project moves forward

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/moves-107202-nourishment-banks.html

 

8/15/12


Agencies, Groups Critical of Groin Project

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=02799e04-a1f5-489a-9ef2-36cb0e2561c5

 

Coastal N.C. counties shine light on insurance rates

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/08/coastal-nc-counties-shine-light-insurance-rates

 

Maritime Study: What It Will Take to Stay Competitive

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=4d2f5541-75fb-409b-8114-6d4b54f645eb

 

UPDATE: Defendants and intervenors respond to CHAPA’s objection to Boyle transfer

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/08.14.2012-UPDATEDefendantsAndIntervenorsRespondToCHAPAsObjectionToBoyleTransfer.html

 

Carl W. Sigel: Warming, seriously

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/08/11/2260915/carl-w-sigel-warming-seriously.html

 

Please, give the sand some time

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/08/14/please-give-the-sand-some-time/#more-77070

 

8/9/12

 

Taking Measure of a Storm's Potent Punch

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=b85e7b5b-04d3-4600-8ed6-92a97d10374b

 

CHAPA objects to transferring lawsuit to Boyle’s court

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/08.08.2012-UPDATECHAPAObjectsToTransferringLawsuitToBoylesCourt.html

 

County leaders debate sand manager position

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120802/ARTICLES/120809925

 

Sandman’s role shifts to shore protection

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10618&iid=336&sud=30

 

Bogue Inlet dredging is under way

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/tideland_news/news/article_22e23ee0-e158-11e1-a74e-001a4bcf887a.html

 

New digital map to help track shoreline erosion

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120808/ARTICLES/120809742/1020/news01?Title=New-digital-map-to-help-track-shoreline-erosion

 

8/5/12

 

Southern states fight estimates of sea level rise

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/08/04/2244821/southern-states-fight-estimates.html

 

Beach Towns Meet With County Leaders On Room Tax Distribution

http://islandgazette.net/news-server5/index.php/news/local-and-state-news/local/17096-beach-towns-meet-with-county-leaders-on-room-tax-distribution

 

Drivers, surfers return to Cape Point

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/08/03/2243454/beach-driving-returns-to-cape.html

 

Sea Level measure now law

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_4012fb68-dd79-11e1-953a-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Sea-level bill becomes law in NC; gov refused veto (AP)

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/08/02/v-print/2975812/sea-level-bill-becomes-law-in.html

 

A shame we won't see change on sea change bills

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/08/05/2243644/sea-change.html

 

Cheap and fast rather than accurate

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/opinions/letters_to_editor/article_4646eb66-de82-11e1-82bb-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Contract awarded for Bonner Bridge repairs in N.C.

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/08/contract-awarded-bonner-bridge-repairs-nc

 

8/2/12

 

Perdue lets sea-level bill become law

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/08/01/2237605/sea-level-bill-will-become-law.html

 

Sea-level rise bill becomes law

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120801/ARTICLES/120809970

 

Public hearing on beach project

http://www.jdnews.com/news/beach-106764-hearing-proposed.html

 

Beach erosion is major problem for one local park (SC)

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/19138882/beach-erosion-is-major-problem-for-one-local-park

 

Yes, we're warming the earth

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/31/2232527/yes-were-warming-the-earth.html

 

N.C. can't outlaw global climate change

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/08/01/2234915/nc-cant-outlaw-global-climate.html

 

Guest Column: Why Park Service policies are bad for wildlife protection

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/07.31.2012-GuestColumnWhyParkServicePoliciesAreBadForWildlifeProtection.html

 

7/31/12

 

Will She or Won't She?

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=579c4cf3-79a0-40d2-af7c-5a7ce4a2d388

 

New beach passes winter test with no sand loss

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/07/26/nags-head-beach-weathers-winter-with-no-sand-loss/#more-75167

 

Concern with sea level rise

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/opinions/letters_to_editor/article_9acf5620-d82c-11e1-9ef5-001a4bcf887a.html

 

7/28/12

 

Sand projects get funding OK

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_8b0f0ae0-d670-11e1-b846-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Hilton Head woman continues beachfront property battle

http://www.islandpacket.com/2012/07/26/2147055/hilton-head-woman-continues-beachfront.html

 

D.C. judge is inclined to send CHAPA lawsuit to Boyle

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/07.26.2012-DCJudgeIsInclinedToSendCHAPALawsuitToBoyle.html

 

Judge Boyle spins some surprising notions in status conference

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/07.27.2012-JudgeBoylesSpinsSomeSurprisingNotionsInStatusConference.html

 

Officials, residents discuss N.C. sea level rise

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/07/officials-residents-discuss-nc-sea-level-rise

 

Build It and They Will Come and Come and Come

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=1023b594-f80d-4801-8b1d-cfe238fddce8http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=1023b594-f80d-4801-8b1d-cfe238fddce8

 

The Derb and Terry Show gets even more bizarre

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=203

 

Frank C. Perry: Voila! All fixed

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/28/2225565/frank-c-perry-voila-all-fixed.html

 

7/23/12

 

Terminal groin solutions attacked

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10513&iid=333&sud=30

 

Lawrence Cahoon - Face the facts on sea-level rise

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120721/ARTICLES/120729928/-1/opinion?Title=Lawrence-Cahoon-Face-the-facts-on-sea-level-rise

 

Turtles are nesting in record numbers – just don’t credit the new restrictions

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=202

 

Ford: Beach driving, fishing, sharing

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/22/2211197/beach-driving-fishing-sharing.html

 

7/18/12

 

Perdue signs bevy of bills; many have coastal impact

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_6e80a384-d0ee-11e1-a8e7-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Dome: Sea-level rise bill still on Perdue’s desk

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/17/2204278/sea-level-rise-bill-still-on-perdues.html

 

USACE will dredge Bogue Inlet

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/tideland_news/news/article_f30987e4-d0d8-11e1-8c36-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Application for Permit – New Road or highway project - Bonner Bridge

http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/wetlands/Notices/2012/SAW-1993-03077-PN.pdf

 

Scott Voorhees: Belief bumbles

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/17/2204062/scott-voorhees-belief-bumbles.html

 

7/17/12

 

Coastal legislation remains unsigned

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120716/ARTICLES/120719762/1015/news01?Title=Coastal-legislation-remains-unsigned

 

No quick resolution of Bonner Bridge replacement lawsuit is likely

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=201

 

Did legislators do their (sea) level best?

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/14/2197441/their-level-best.html

 

Beach balance

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/16/2202191/beach-balance.html

 

7/13/12

 

University ready to break ground for research lab (Orrin Pilkey Marine Sciences and Conservation Genetics Center)

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_2a24e354-ccfb-11e1-b5c0-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Bald Head Island, Corps of Engineers still arguing in court

http://stateportpilot.com/news/article_93c67812-cb80-11e1-ac12-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Sea level bill draws reactions

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_8eb1cda0-ccfb-11e1-8a7a-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Spoil islands are now vital nesting areas for local shorebirds

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120711/ARTICLES/120719919/1015/news01?Title=Spoil-islands-are-now-vital-nesting-areas-for-local-shorebirds

 

7/9/12

 

Sea-Level Rise Debate Brings Curtain Down      

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=47397a4d-a4cb-42eb-8715-32f8a8b06c7c

 

Room occupancy tax to pay for Kure Beach sand

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10460&iid=331&sud=30http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10460&iid=331&sud=30

 

Judge Boyle is still with us and gets an invitation to stay

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=200

 

DOT verses The Corps of Engineeers

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120707/LETTERS/120709779/1107/opinion?Title=DOT-verses-The-Corps-of-Engineeers

 

In N.C., restrictions on sea-level rise science soften

Evan Lehmann, E&E reporter, Published: Thursday, July 5, 2012

North Carolina lawmakers abandoned legislative language barring estimates of accelerated sea-level rise when planning coastal building projects, ending a political debate that was mocked by comedians and reviled by scientists.  Both chambers of the state Legislature adopted a bill Tuesday that jettisons provisions requiring state officials to consider only historical elevations of seawater, an order pursued by the Senate that ignores scientific warnings about the future impact of rising temperatures on melting ice sheets.  The newest bill allows state and local officials to consider both past and future sea-level rise when crafting land-use plans for projects like housing developments and public infrastructure. But it also delays the use of those regulations for four years, until additional research is complete. The bill is waiting for the governor's signature.

 

Opponents of the bill seemed to breathe a sigh of relief at the outcome, following weeks of cutting criticism between scientists and lawmakers as the issue of sea levels pivoted into a wider argument about climate change.  "The bill that finally passed was a hell of a lot better than what we started out with," said Frank Tursi, assistant director of the North Carolina Coastal Federation, an environmental group.  The measure establishes a moratorium on building standards and other rules that incorporate protections against rising sea levels, the current rate of which varies from 2 to 4 millimeters a year, depending on location, along the North Carolina coast. The moratorium prohibits rules using historical and future rates of sea-level rise until 2016.

 

Climate 'Kool-Aid'

 

The bill also instructs the state Coastal Resources Commission to study the physical and economic impacts of sea-level rise beginning in 2015. The current debate about rising oceans ignited in response to the commission's 2010 recommendation that the state should begin planning for a 39-inch rise by 2100.  An economic development group named NC-20 led the campaign to dismantle the commission's recommendation, saying scientific estimates of future sea rise based on computer modeling are just a guess. The group encouraged conservative lawmakers to pursue legislation banning future estimates after the commission retreated from its efforts to establish the 39-inch "benchmark."

 

Tom Thompson, president of NC-20 and the economic development director in Beaufort County, said the bill passed this week marks a victory for North Carolina residents who refuse to drink the climate change "Kool-Aid."  "Our position at NC-20 is very simple: We are not averse to science," Thompson said. "We are for science -- properly done, properly documented, properly interpreted. And quite frankly, accelerated sea-level rise does not meet that test."  But scientists, and some lawmakers, disagree with Thompson. The coastal commission reviewed leading scientific studies on future sea-level rise before making its recommendation in 2010.  In response, the state Senate passed a bill last month that prohibited state officials from using mainstream scientific studies predicting that oceans will rise more quickly beginning in about 2030 when creating land use plans.

 

World's attention is 'very distracting'

 

But the House balked at the Senate bill, which aimed widespread negative attention on the state during an election year.  Republican state Rep. Ruth Samuelson, the majority whip, quoted a proverb when asked by email why the House deviated from the Senate bill. She suggested her chamber did not want to be "a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own."  Republican state Rep. Chuck McGrady said the intense fascination of national media on the Senate bill made House lawmakers uncomfortable. The attention peaked when comedian Stephen Colbert ridiculed North Carolina for trying to outlaw sea-level rise.  "I don't think people like that sort of focus," said McGrady. "It's very distracting. I think cooler heads came together [in the House]."  But the changes were not enough for McGrady, a former national president of the Sierra Club and perhaps the only Republican to vote against the House bill Tuesday. He opposes the four-year moratorium on regulations, which he says would help the state prepare for rising seas.  "It clearly does create a restriction for the Coastal Resources Commission," he said of the House bill. "My view is let the ... commission do their job."

 

Environmentalists, meanwhile, say there is one upside to the attention on their state.  "This negative publicity that we've had over the past month will throw a spotlight onto an issue that will be extremely important to coastal North Carolina," said Tursi, of the North Carolina Coastal Federation. "And as time goes by ... reality will force us to acknowledge what's going on."

 

7/5/12

 

Coastal Resources Commission to appeal Riggings decision

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120704/ARTICLES/120709892/1015/news01?Title=Coastal-Resources-Commission-to-appeal-Riggings-decision

 

Terminal groin project comment extended

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120704/ARTICLES/120709891/1015/news01?p=2&tc=pg

 

Environmental Outlook: Rising Sea Levels

http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2012-07-03/environmental-outlook-rising-sea-levels

 

Sea level bill OK'd

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_40450966-c5e9-11e1-af19-0019bb2963f4.html

 

House Republicans Question Global Warming Science Push Moratorium

http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/house_republicans_question_global_warming_science_push_moratorium

 

N.C. Senate passes bill to regulate rising seas

http://www.jdnews.com/news/rising-105718-seas-bill.html

 

N.C. lawmakers want more study of ocean rise

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/03/2175803/nc-lawmakers-want-more-study-of.html 

 

7/2/12

 

Legislators water down proposals on sea-level science

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/30/2171075/legislators-water-down-proposals.html

 

Figure 8 First Out of Gate With Groin Project

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=ab3caa85-c50e-42c4-bf6f-d064b624e876

 

Service works on cape plan (Lookout)

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_66dc4c5a-c301-11e1-b1b8-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Carolina Beach Talks Beach Nourishment; Inlet Funding

http://islandgazette.net/news-server5/index.php/news/local-and-state-news/local/16807-carolina-beach-talks-beach-nourishment-inlet-funding

 

Editorial: County Should Help Fund Kure Beach Nourishment

http://islandgazette.net/news-server5/index.php/opinion/opinion-section/editorials/16798-editorial-county-should-help-fund-kure-beach-nourishment

 

Dredging proposal deserves support (SC)

http://www.islandpacket.com/2012/07/02/2119632/dredging-proposal-deserves-support.html

 

Finally, someone in Washington hears us

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=199

 

Sea-level panel’s mainstream report

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/02/2173740/sea-level-panels-mainstream-report.html

 

6/29/12

 

New Bill on Sea-Level Rise Yet to Surface

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=feb8c4f6-5bd3-425e-8280-7dd42503f6f5

 

Supporters of bill to overturn ORV rule find a friend on Senate committee

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/06.27.2012-SupportersOfBillToOverturnORVRuleFindAFriendOnSenateCommittee.html

 

DOT plans a permanent bridge at Pea Island, but long-term fix for Rodanthe not decided

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/06.27.2012-DOTPlansAPermanentBridgeAtPeaIslandButLongTermFixForRodantheNotDecided.html

 

Sea-level rise bill opposed by local residents

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10428&iid=330&sud=30

 

Glenn Lancaster: Stable sea levels

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/28/2163497/glenn-lancaster-stable-sea-levels.html

 

6/27/12

 

NEW DRAFT CRC SeaLevel Rise Policy – June 21, 2012

http://dcm2.enr.state.nc.us/Hazards/SLRPolicyDraftJune2012.pdf

 

Data shows sand to supply project

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_278fa6ce-c06c-11e1-989b-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Officials look to dredge up funds for the coast

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/06/27/hatteras-access-bill-set-for-senate-hearing-today/

 

Hatteras access bill set for Senate hearing today

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/06/27/hatteras-access-bill-set-for-senate-hearing-today/

 

Editorial - Keeping waterways and beaches usable a vital economic need

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120626/ARTICLES/120629763/1108/opinion?Title=Editorial-Keeping-waterways-and-beaches-usable-a-vital-economic-need

 

6/26/12

Group plans to present petition against sea-level-rise bill

http://watchdogs.blogs.starnewsonline.com/20569/group-plans-to-present-petition-against-sea-level-rise-bill/

 

State Policy Won't Affect Insurance Rates

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=ea98fb1c-05b8-4c4c-aa6a-d0142cc7caa9

 

Sea Level Rise may continue for Centuries

http://www.enn.com/sustainability/article/44586

 

Beach nourishment funding not included in N.C. budget

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120625/ARTICLES/120629820/1015/news01?Title=Beach-nourishment-funding-not-included-in-N-C-budget

                                

Proposed local option sales tax gains attention in General Assembly

http://www.jdnews.com/news/sales-105451-general-tax.html

 

In Hot Water

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/26/2159038/in-hot-water.html

 

6/25/12

 

News Release (USGS) – Sea Level Rise Accelerating in U.S. Atlantic Coast http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3256&from=rss_home

report - http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate1597.html

 

Related Story - Coastal Review OnLine

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=8b725950-bc20-440e-a4ef-997f5c0b0c18

 

Lawmakers debate science as sea level rises faster along East Coast

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/24/2157936/as-nc-bill-seeks-to-limit-sea.html

AP - http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/sea-rise-faster-east-coast-rest-globe-16639189

 

News Release (NRC) – California Sea Level Projected to Rise at Higher Rate Than Global Average; Slower Rate for Oregon, Washington

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=13389

report - http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13389

 

California sea level to rise 6 inches by 2030

http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/3280/20120625/california-sea-level-rise-6-inches-2030.htm

 

State Budget May Cut Local Beach Nourishment Funding

http://islandgazette.net/news-server5/index.php/news/local-and-state-news/local/16729-state-budget-may-cut-local-beach-nourishment-funding

 

Mark Otten: Iffy science

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/23/2153453/mark-otten-iffy-science.html

 

6/22/12

 

CRC sea level policy goes forward

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_f5c5f9ec-bc72-11e1-9434-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Ancient North Carolina Records Show Sea-Level Rise Related to Warmer Temps

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=ancient-north-carolina-records-sea-level-rise-related-warmer-temps

 

N.C. lawmakers pass on sea-level bill, call for study

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/06/nc-lawmakers-pass-sealevel-bill-call-study

 

NC sea level calculation bill rewritten

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/20/2149135/nc-sea-level-calculation-bill.html

 

CRC mulls over next step on The Riggings' sandbags

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120621/ARTICLES/120629926/-1/news01?Title=CRC-mulls-over-next-step-on-The-Riggings-sandbags

 

Carolina Beach Inlet Association tells legislators about funding needs

http://watchdogs.blogs.starnewsonline.com/20556/carolina-beach-inlet-association-tells-legislators-about-funding-needs/

 

6/21/12

 

Emerald Isle sales tax quest stalls

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/tideland_news/news/article_f322f8b6-badd-11e1-ba16-0019bb2963f4.html

 

CRC to consider amended sea-level rise policy

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120620/ARTICLES/120629966/1015/news01?Title=CRC-to-consider-amended-sea-level-rise-policy

 

Sea-Level Rise Plan Draws a Crowd

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=d4b9926e-99b6-453e-b133-e15bd582b12c

 

Sea level rise policy to be presented to Coastal Resources Commission

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/sea-105273-level-policy.html

 

Hatteras access bill to get hearing in U.S. Senate

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/06/hatteras-access-bill-get-hearing-us-senate

 

N.C. sea level calculation bill hits snag in House

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/06/nc-sea-level-calculation-bill-hits-snag-house

 

S.C. has ‘very weak regulations’ on property insurance

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120621/PC16/120629813/1006/sc-has-very-weak-regulations-on-property-insurance

 

Bill to allow dredging now law (SC)

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/06/20/v-print/2897984/bill-to-allow-dredging-now-law.html

 

Shoot the Messenger: Carolina’s Costly Mistake on Sea Level Rise

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/north_carolina_costly_mistake_on_climate_change/2543/

 

Special interest groups are destroying Hatteras Island

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/06.20.2012-GuestColumnSpecialInterestGroupsAreDestroyingHatterasIsland.html

 

Robert Y. George: Sea-level data

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/21/2149479/robert-y-george-sea-level-data.html

 

6/20/12

 

Sea-level rise issue may be headed for moratorium, further study

http://watchdogs.blogs.starnewsonline.com/20507/sea-level-rise-issue-may-be-headed-for-moratorium-further-study/

                     

Sea-level bill stalls, new study possible

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120619/ARTICLES/120619668/1015/news01?Title=Sea-level-bill-stalls-new-study-possible

 

U.S. House approves Hatteras Seashore access bill

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/06/19/u-s-house-approves-hatteras-seashore-access-bill/

 

Jones’ bill to set aside ORV plan passes in U.S. House

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/06.19.2012-JonesBillToSetAsideORVPlanPassesInUSHouse.html

 

Obama administration weighs in against bills passed in the House, including H.R. 4094

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/06.20.2012-UPDATEObamaAdministrationWeighsInAgainstBillsPassedInTheHouseIncludingHR4094.html

 

NTB looks to sell bonds to pay for dredging

http://www.jdnews.com/news/beach-105231-town-pay.html

 

Built on sinking ground, Norfolk tries to hold back tide amid sea-level rise

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/built-on-sinking-ground-norfolk-tries-to-hold-back-tide-amid-sea-level-rise/2012/06/17/gJQADUsxjV_story.html?wpisrc=emailtoafriend

 

How sea level rules would hinder N.C.’s coast

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/20/2147302/how-sea-level-rules-would-hinder.html

 

6/18/12

 

Audubon Magazine article really misses the mark

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=197

 

Making sense of sea-level rise

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/14/2134578/making-sense-of-sea-level-rise.html

 

Law of the sea

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/16/2139840/law-of-the-sea.html

 

Ralph C. Heath: Sea level, snow

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/17/2139455/ralph-c-heath-sea-level-snow.html

 

Stop paying for Science

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120615/LETTERS/120619786/1107/opinion?Title=Stop-paying-for-Science

 

Keith Feather: Sea-level fiction

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/17/2139453/keith-feather-sea-level-fiction.html

 

John G. Vandenbergh: Science by statute

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/17/2139457/john-g-vandenbergh-science-by.html

 

Peter Lutz: Rising, get ready

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/17/2139456/peter-lutz-rising-get-ready.html

 

6/15/12

 

The agenda behind the sea level rise bill: from the Carolina coast to the Kochs

http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-agenda-behind-the-sea-level-rise-bill-from-the-carolina-coast-to-the-kochs/Content?oid=3084685

                                                                   

Balance Needed on Coverage of Sea Level Rise

http://www.carolinajournal.com/jhdailyjournal/display_jhdailyjournal.html?id=9187

 

Editorial - N.C. Senate attempts sleight of hand on sea-level rise

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120614/ARTICLES/120619822/1108/opinion?Title=Editorial-N-C-Senate-attempts-sleight-of-hand-on-sea-level-rise

 

Tension builds around proposed terminal groin for Figure Eight

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10361&iid=328&sud=30

 

H.R. 4094 will go to House floor next week

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/06.13.2012-UPDATEHR4094WillGoToHouseFloorNextWeek.html

 

6/12/12

 

Senate approves law that challenges sea level science

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/12/2132216/senate-approves-law-that-challenges.html

AP - http://hamptonroads.com/2012/06/nc-senate-approves-sea-level-calculation-bill

 

Insurance commissioner: Review NFIP operations

http://www.obsentinel.womacknewspapers.com/articles/2012/06/13/top_stories/tops203.prt

 

State budgets leave out money for sand

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120612/ARTICLES/120619929/1015/news01?Title=State-budgets-leave-out-money-for-sand-

 

North Carolina ignores science in sea level planning (Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog)

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2118

 

Sea-level bill

http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/blogpost/11179532/

 

Richard A. Hayden: Coastal gamble

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/12/2129877/richard-a-hayden-coastal-gamble.html

 

Jud Lawrie: Monkeys galore

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/13/2132054/jud-lawrie-monkeys-galore.html

 

John Droz, Jr.: Our views on sea-level rise are strictly scientific

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/13/2132052/john-droz-jr-our-views-on-sea.html

 

6/11/12

 

Guest editorial (Riggs) - Senate's would not receive a passing mark in science class

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120610/ARTICLES/120619987/1108/opinion?Title=Guest-editorial-Senate-s-would-not-receive-a-passing-mark-in-science-class

 

Guest editorial (Williams) - N.C. legislators must recognize scientific evidence

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120610/ARTICLES/120619988/1108/opinion?Title=Guest-editorial-N-C-legislators-must-recognize-scientific-evidence

 

Guest editorial (Droz) - NC-20 wants a scientific dialogue

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120610/ARTICLES/120619986/1108/opinion?Title=Guest-editorial-NC-20-wants-a-scientific-dialogue

 

Where have you been, Secretary Salazar?

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=196

 

6/8/12

 

N.C. Senate panel rejects warning on sea level rise

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_886eda28-b17b-11e1-9a24-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Senate panel approves bill limiting sea-level rise planning

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120607/ARTICLES/120609734/1015/news01?Title=Senate-panel-approves-bill-limiting-sea-level-rise-planning

 

Senate Panel OKs Sea-Level Rise Bill

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=46f88670-10f4-4991-a1aa-1f1320ee5860

 

U.S. House bill would undo N.C. beach driving rules

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/06/us-house-bill-would-undo-nc-beach-driving-rules

 

The real threat of rising sea levels

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/08/2120434/the-real-threat-of-rising-sea.html

 

6/7/12

 

Lawmakers release revised legislation on sea-level science

http://blogs.newsobserver.com/crosstown/legislation-to-curb-sea-level-science-policy-gets-first-airing-in-a-senate-committee

 

Rouzer runs controversial coastal bill in legislature

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120606/ARTICLES/120609777/1015/news?p=1&tc=pg

 

CHAPA lawsuit over final ORV rule moves along – slowly

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/06.06.2012-UPDATECHAPALawsuitOverFinalORVRuleMovesAlongSlowly.html

 

House committee schedules markup on Jones bill

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/06.06.2012-UPDATEHouseCommitteeSchedulesMarkupOnJonesBill.html

 

Groin project gets a hearing

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120606/ARTICLES/120609779&tc=email_newsletter?p=1&tc=pg

 

New Hanover could hire a ‘sandman'

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120605/ARTICLES/120609837&tc=email_newsletter?p=2&tc=pg

 

Leonard J. Pietrafesa: Ocean coming up

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/04/2112429/leonard-j-pietrafesa-ocean-coming.html

 

Orrin Pilkey expounds on Orrin Pilkey

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/opinions/letters_to_editor/article_a41669b6-ae4d-11e1-aa88-0019bb2963f4.html?mode=story

 

6/4/12

 

Lawmaker wants Army Corps to update flooding study (Va.)

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/05/lawmaker-wants-army-corps-update-flooding-study

 

Putting N.C. Sea-Level Rise in Human Terms

http://www.ncseagrant.org/home/about-ncsg/news-events?task=showArticle&id=1182&category=news&limitstart=

 

Bill Would Revamp Coastal Commission

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=d7a5c07b-3611-48d4-92fa-7ab0d20d77d4

 

Storm of Money: Hurricanes, insurance, and the secret black boxes that make our rates so high (S.C.)

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120604/PC16/120609686/1006/storm-of-money-hurricanes-insurance-and-the-secret-black-boxes-that-make-our-rates-so-high

 

Questionable science

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/opinions/letters_to_editor/article_ae237fb2-abe5-11e1-914e-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Derek Aday: Sea level science

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/03/2104935/derek-aday-sea-level-science.html

 

Dan Davies: Sea-level legalities

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/03/2104937/dan-davies-sea-level-legalities.html

 

5/31/12

 

Va Shore: Area's sea-level rise has fastest rate on the East Coast

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20120526/NEWS01/120526001/VA-SHORE-Area-s-sea-level-rise-has-fastest-rate-East-Coast

 

NTB's future requires long-range planning

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/beach-104497-north-topsail.html

 

Bill Price: Sea-level alarmists

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/30/2097370/bill-price-sea-level-alarmists.html

 

Duncan Murrell: Wrong science

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/30/2097369/duncan-murrell-wrong-science.html

 

5/29/12

                                                                                              

Coastal N.C. counties fighting sea-level rise prediction

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/28/2096124/coastal-nc-counties-fighting-sea.html

 

Legislation would limit sea-level plans to past patterns

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120524/ARTICLES/120529835/1177?p=1&tc=pg

 

Homeowners allowed to grow size of temporary retaining walls

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120528/ARTICLES/120529737/1020/news01?Title=Homeowners-allowed-to-grow-size-of-temporary-retaining-walls

 

Topsail Reef gets sandbag variance

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/buildings-104401-sandbag-topsail.html

 

Editorial - General Assembly has heads buried in sand

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120526/ARTICLES/120529756/1108/opinion?Title=Editorial-General-Assembly-has-heads-buried-in-sand

 

5/24/12

 

Emerald Isle Takings Case Could Have National Implications

http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=9099

 

Duke professor Orrin Pilkey takes on the deniers in Global Climate Change: A Primer

http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/duke-professor-orrin-pilkey-takes-on-the-deniers-in-global-climate-change-a-primer/Content?oid=2611070#.T7vuHxFe7ks.email

 

5/17/12

 

Pilkey: Climate change here; public needs info to prepare

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_8f563a78-9f67-11e1-851f-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Coastal Law: Mega-Dumps and Beaches

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=c5d5f7fa-234d-4992-bf02-10240fe2ea76

 

Emerald Isle forced to tax

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/tideland_news/opinions/editorials/article_a2562a0c-9f58-11e1-a86b-0019bb2963f4.html

 

A rising tide of willful ignorance

http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2012/05/17/a-rising-tide-of-willful-ignorance-2/

 

5/15/12

 

Sea-Level Rise Debate May Move to Raleigh

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=b965eb03-1d87-4284-9bfb-46d8b3eb67fb

 

Related Op-Ed – Invest in Polaroid?

http://www.nccoast.org/Blog-Post.aspx?k=ec6249c3-9356-48fa-a7a1-c90473ec9e0a

 

North Carolina Coastal Land Use Newsletter – terminal groins, Nags Head v. Cherry, and more

http://www.klgates.com/north-carolina-coastal-land-use-newsletter-04-12-2012/#court

 

Residents of drowning Tangier Island look for lifeline (Va.)

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/05/residents-drowning-tangier-island-look-lifeline

 

EI looks to implement sales tax to fund beach nourishment

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/implement-103931-isle-nourishment.html

AP - http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/05/15/2828437/emerald-isle-seeks-new-sales-tax.html

 

First piping plover nest hatches, closes Cape Point and Ramps 44 and 45

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/05.14.2012-FirstPipingPloverNestHatchesClosesCapePointAndRamps44And45.html

 

Dredge working in Hatteras Inlet channel; ferries are running again

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/05.14.2012-UPDATEDredgeWorkingInHatterasInletChannelFerriesAreRunningAgain.html

 

Ferry tales

“So, the short answer is that the end of earmarks was the beginning of much more serious problems for communities that relied on the Corps of Engineers maintenance projects.”

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=193

 

5/11/12

 

Emerald Isle wants sales tax

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_b87000d0-9b73-11e1-88e2-001a4bcf887a.html

                                

Salter Path residents wary of sand districts

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_a8737576-9b74-11e1-9cef-001a4bcf887a.html

 

N. Topsail Beach to hold public workshop on beach management

http://www.jdnews.com/news/beach-103803-topsail-north.html

 

Corps plans to bypass tricky dogleg in channel

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/05/10/channel-dredging-extra-mainland-ferry-runs-to-start/

 

5/10/12

 

Nuisance enforcement could go to Supreme Court

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/05/07/nuisance-enforcement-could-go-to-supreme-court/

 

Beach town leaders work to avoid lawsuits, protect authority over beach rules

http://www.wect.com/story/18246414/beach-town-leaders-work-to-avoid-lawsuits-protect-authority-over-beach-rules?clienttype=printable

 

Property owners challenge public use of walkways

http://www.jdnews.com/news/owners-103710-property-public.html

 

Coastal management legislation balances environmental concerns with property rights (Conn.)

http://www.ctmirror.org/print/16289

 

Listen to committee, science on beach issues (SC)

http://www.islandpacket.com/2012/05/10/2064434/listen-to-committee-science-on.html

 

5/7/12

 

SC panel recommends no more beach groins

http://www.thestate.com/2012/05/02/v-print/2258622/state-panel-urges-ban-on-surf.html

AP - http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120502/PC16/120509843/1006&slId=3

 

Shoreline committee urges ban of groins (SC)

http://www.islandpacket.com/2012/05/02/2056894/shoreline-committee-urges-ban.html

 

Sea Level Rise, One More Frontier For Climate Dialogue Controversy

http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/2012/02/sea-level-rise-one-more-frontier-for-climate-dialogue-controversy/

 

A conversation with the seashore superintendent (CHNS)

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=192

 

Editorial: Potential increases in sea level could endanger nesting sea turtles on the Treasure Coast (Fla.)

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/may/01/editorial-potential-increases-in-sea-level-could/?print=1

 

4/30/12

 

Congressman: Lighten N.C. beach driving restrictions

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/04/congressman-lighten-nc-beach-driving-restrictions

 

Congressional Committee hears testimony on ‘beach roadkill’ bill

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=191

 

Environmental Groups Chide Burr/Hagan for Beach Driving Bill

http://blogs.newsobserver.com/crosstown/environmental-groups-chide-burr-hagan-for-beach-driving-bill

 

EI residents file action over walkways

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_effd4af8-9182-11e1-98a3-0019bb2963f4.html

 

NTB uses sandbags to protect against severe erosion

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/erosion-103330-topsail-north.html

AP - http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/04/30/v-print/2801721/nc-oceanfront-structures-protected.html

 

NTB wants county to pay beach funds

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/beach-103230-topsail-north.html

 

Town orders homeowners to remove dune carpets or face fines

http://www.islandpacket.com/2012/04/28/2052425/town-orders-homeowners-to-remove.html

 

4/27/12

 

Burr and Hagan introduce bill in Senate to overturn final ORV plan

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/04.26.2012-BurrAndHaganIntroduceBillInSenateToOverturnFinalORVPlan.html

 

Burr, Hagan join access fray in Congress

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/04/26/burr-hagan-join-access-fray-in-congress/

 

Federal government responds to CHAPA lawsuit

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/04.24.2012-UPDATEFederalGovernmentRespondsToCHAPALawsuit.html

 

Congressman, lobbyists, locals consider options for beach renourishment

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=10112&iid=321&sud=30

 

Corps looks at upgrades to shipping channel

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120424/ARTICLES/120429848/1015/news01?Title=Corps-looks-at-upgrades-to-shipping-channel

 

Dredging completed at area inlet

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/inlet-103090-area-completed.html

 

Broward eyes blasting to help beach renourishment (Fla.)

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-04-21/news/fl-sand-bypass-20120421_1_renourishment-olsen-associates-inlets

 

4/23/12

 

Access bill to get subcommittee hearing

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/04/22/seashore-access-bill-to-get-subcommittee-hearing/

 

Topsail Beach owners get second chance to sign easement

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120422/ARTICLES/120429916/1020/news01?Title=Topsail-Beach-owners-get-second-chance-to-sign-easement

 

Big Green beach bullies strangling Cape Hatteras families

http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2012/04/big-green-beach-bullies-strangling-cape-hatteras-families/510186

 

Orrin H. Pilkey - Shift focus from barrier islands to the mainlands

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120413/ARTICLES/120419838/-1/opinion?Title=Orrin-H-Pilkey-Shift-focus-from-barrier-islands-to-the-mainlands

 

4/20/12

 

Panel stands behind sea-level rise projection in initial report

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120419/ARTICLES/120419575?Title=Panel-stands-behind-sea-level-rise-projection-in-initial-report

 

CRC Nudges Closer Towards Policy on Sea-Level Rise

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=4c3e0bc3-d00a-41ef-a2b7-c731b19a0ab4

 

California – Rising Sea Levels Put Coastal Communities at Risk

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/apr/19/rising-sea-levels-put-coastal-communities-at/

 

Cleaning up Hurricane Irene’s mess at Mirlo Beach

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/04.19.2012-CleaningUpTheHurricaneIrenesMessAtMirloBeach.html

 

After outcry, Park Service rewords on Hatteras signs

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/04/after-outcry-park-service-rewords-hatteras-signs

AP - http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/04/20/2784547/park-service-changes-hatteras.html

 

4/19/12

 

Commentary: 5 Misconceptions About Sea-Level Rise

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=880d652d-a45d-428f-baeb-da3511047efb

 

KDH makes a good call on beach nourishment

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/04/17/kdh-makes-a-good-call-on-beach-nourishment/

 

4/16/12

 

Astronauts condemn NASA’s global warming endorsement

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/04/astronauts-condemn-nasa%E2%80%99s-global-warming-endorsement/469366

 

Hatteras rules endanger coastal traditions, some say

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/04/hatteras-rules-endanger-coastal-traditions-some-say

 

Some say Hatteras fees too high, but 'rules are rules'

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/04/some-say-hatteras-fees-too-high-rules-are-rules

 

Beach widening in KDH is years off – if it happens

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/04/10/beach-widening-in-kdh-is-years-off-if-it-happens/

 

McIntyre: beach renourishment brings high return on the dollar

http://stateportpilot.com/news/article_f6772738-832b-11e1-9f39-001a4bcf887a.htmlhttp://stateportpilot.com/news/article_f6772738-832b-11e1-9f39-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Insurance issues could make waves in legislature

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120412/ARTICLES/120419882/1020/news01?p=1&tc=pg

 

A bill hearing, ferry taxes, signs, and lawsuits

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=189

 

Editorial - Trying to make coastal home insurance fairer

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120414/ARTICLES/120419794/1108/opinion?Title=Editorial-Trying-to-make-coastal-home-insurance-fairer

 

4/10/12

 

Study may find source for inlet dredge funds

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120405/ARTICLES/120409806/1015/news01?Title=Study-may-find-source-for-inlet-dredge-funds

 

Dare no longer in a rush to raise occupancy tax

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/04/08/dare-is-no-longer-in-a-rush-to-raise-occupancy-tax/

 

Countries share sea level issues

http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/news/article_37c27d38-7ff2-11e1-acf0-001a4bcf887a.html

 

Beach town leaders discuss $60M in coastal projects

http://www.wwaytv3.com/2012/04/05/beach-town-leaders-discuss-60m-coastal-projects

 

4/4/12

 

Sea-Level Rise: The Onrushing Train

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=62e31ad7-4d50-4d61-b20d-4c12f0595d9a

 

Coastal group covers wide range of issues

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/04/02/coastal-group-covers-wide-range-of-issues/

 

Protecting the Sturgeon: Joy and Consternation (dredging)

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=1898b116-7cf2-412c-94ee-283c5ca69e68

 

Army Corp Of Engineers Dredging Carolina Beach Inlet

http://www.islandgazette.net/news-server1/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15918:army-corp-of-engineers-dredging-carolina-beach-inlet&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=69

 

A different look at the costs and benefits of seashore management policies

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/?e=187

 

3/29/12

 

Dredging for sand set to begin in Topsail Beach

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/03/28/topsail_voice/news/doc4f73181eb6ea1572159504.txt

 

Longtime consultant will track Nags Head erosion

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/03/28/longtime-contractor-will-track-erosion-in-nags-head/

 

Jones joins outcry over “leave no footprints behind”

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/03/26/jones-joins-outcry-over-leave-no-footprints-behind/

 

Both Coasts Watch Closely as San Francisco Faces Erosion

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/science/earth/san-francisco-fights-erosion-as-coastal-cities-watch-closely.html

 

Regulatory 'Reform' Starts to Take Shape (part 1)

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=358f78ec-e8eb-4d59-a400-2fdd9f6c8a11

 

Coastal Policy to Remain Intact... for Now (part 2)

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=217ef44a-0881-4f1d-b016-93dca744d295

 

Damaging Sea-Level Rise is on the Way

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/25/3124297/damaging-sea-level-rise-is-on.html#disqus_thread

 

3/26/12

 

Jones Asks Park Service to Change Hatteras Beach Signs

http://jones.house.gov/press-release/jones-asks-park-service-change-hatteras-beach-signs

 

N.C. congressman asks park service to replace signs

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/03/nc-congressman-asks-park-service-replace-signs

 

Park Service 'predator management' angers some

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/03/park-service-predator-management-angers-some

 

Beach access plan questioned

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120324/ARTICLES/120329803/1020/news01?Title=Beach-access-plan-questioned

 

Tax district considered for beach projects

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/-102035--.html

 

3/23/12

 

County wants to stop policies (SLR)

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/03/23/news-times/news/doc4f6c87578acdf671655680.txt

 

Science put on hold (related to news story immediately above)

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/03/23/news-times/letters_to_the_editor/doc4f6c8864224b3841486841.txt

 

Cape Fear River to be dredged this year

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120322/ARTICLES/120329879/1015/news01?Title=Cape-Fear-River-to-be-dredged-this-year

 

NTB to meet on beach nourishment

http://www.jdnews.com/news/beach-101917-aldermen-nourishment.html

 

Severe Cuts Without Spending Endanger Economies; Terminal Groins Innocent Until Proved Guilty

http://www.metronc.com/article/?id=2380

 

3/21/12

 

Panel moves ahead on new tax district for two banks areas

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/03/21/news-times/news/doc4f69f675e914e499899391.txt

 

Park service signs ruffle feathers on Outer Banks

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/03/park-service-signs-ruffle-feathers-outer-banks

 

Hatteras march protests new beach access rules

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/03/20/hatteras-march-protests-new-beach-access-rules/

 

3/17/12

 

New information indicates potential for sea level rise

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/03/17/news-times/news/doc4f63518ce2f70706738354.txt

 

Easements sought for realignment project

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/03/14/topsail_voice/news/doc4f60a861e3b35827516507.txt

 

Dredging improves shoaling in Hatteras ferry channel, and more is planned

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/03.16.2012-DredgingImprovesShoalingInHatterasFerryChannelAndMoreIsPlanned.html

 

Park Service enforcing N.C. beach driving rules

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/03/park-service-enforcing-nc-beach-driving-rules

 

The consent decree and the absence of science

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/03.14.2012-GuestColumnTheConsentDecreeAndTheAbsenceOfScience.html

 

3/14/12

 

10 years later, Mason Inlet move deemed 'success'

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120313/ARTICLES/120319907?Title=10-years-later-Mason-Inlet-move-deemed-success

 

USFWS says bridge replacement is compatible – with conditions

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/03.12.2012-USFWSSaysBridgeReplacementIsCompatibleWithConditions.html

 

Conservationists added to N.C. beach driving lawsuit

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/03/conservationists-added-nc-beach-driving-lawsuit

 

Residents, officials talk terminal groins

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120308/articles/120309714

 

Holden Beach to get sand from Ocean floor near Oak Island

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120311/ARTICLES/120319972/-1/news01?Title=Holden-Beach-to-get-sand-from-Ocean-floor-near-Oak-Island-

 

Rising Sea Levels Seen as Threat to Coastal U.S.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/science/earth/study-rising-sea-levels-a-risk-to-coastal-states.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

AP - http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/03/14/v-print/2715302/new-figures-more-of-us-at-risk.html

 

A history of beach access – or how we got to where we are today

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/pivot/entry.php?id=184

 

3/9/12

 

A Surf-Worthy New Tool to Study Erosion

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/science/claris-a-surf-worthy-new-tool-to-study-erosion.html

 

Remembering the Ash Wednesday Storm

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=55fe004c-6b3f-44b1-b218-a9db8b0b8de1

 

Seawind shifts beach leaders’ breakfast talk from parking, beach renourishment to bedrock issues

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=9857&iid=314&sud=30

 

Bill to allow Sea Pines dredging tax unexpectedly surfaces (SC)

http://www.islandpacket.com/2012/03/08/1992858/bill-to-allow-sea-pines-dredging.html

 

Onslow County should step up with beach funding

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/03/07/topsail_voice/editorial/doc4f577aa7b51ed408715225.txt

 

Data shows that sea levels won’t rise dramatically            

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/03/03/1900030/data-show-sea-levels-wont-rise.html

 

3/6/12

 

NY Times - A North Carolina Lifeline Built on Shifting Sands

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/science/highway-12-outer-banks-lifeline-is-under-siege-by-nature.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

 

Meetings seek public input on port

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/meetings-101330-moreheadcity-port.html

 

3/1/12

 

Topsail Beach returns money for dredging project

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/02/29/topsail_voice/news/doc4f4e34c33a80b119426072.txt

 

Disputes arise in state CRC’s sea-level study

http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/our-views/disputes-arise-state-crc8217s-sea-level-study-967239#.T05BGRA_Z3I.email

 

Raising awareness about sea-level rise

http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/letters/letter-raising-awareness-about-sea-level-rise-967243#.T05ADOSdR2A.email

 

Coastal panel debates control (SC)    

http://savannahnow.com/bluffton-news/2012-02-26/coastal-panel-debates-control

 

Local delegation pushes feds for contributing authority

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=9831&iid=313&sud=30

 

2/29/12

 

Geologist Offers a New Vision for the Coast (NC)

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=c5c7d1eb-3c20-450f-b200-effefce74479

 

Jones files bill to void new Hatteras access rules

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/02/28/jones-files-legislation-to-void-hatteras-access-rule/

 

Bill would overturn permit rule for N.C. beach driving

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/02/bill-would-overturn-permit-rule-nc-beach-driving

 

Jones introduces bill to overturn both ORV final rule and consent decree

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/02.28.2012-JonesIntroducesBillToOverturnbothORVFinalRuleAndConsentDecree.html

 

Senators to push for Folly funding

Delegation's focus: Renourishment, harbor deepening

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2012/feb/29/senators-to-push-for-folly-funding/?print

 

Comparative port study urged Comparative port study urged (SC)

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2012/feb/29/comparative-port-study-urged/?print

 

Haley to Obama: Get going on port deepening

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/02/27/v-print/2685737/haley-to-obama-get-going-on-port.html

 

2/28/12

 

Video: Pea Island bridge shoring work finished

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/02/27/video-pea-island-bridge-shoring-work-finished/

 

Petition Tracks Resistance to ORV Permits

http://www.ocracokecurrent.com/24463

 

Sea level prediction: opinion, not science

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/02/28/v-print/1889490/sea-level-prediction-opinion-not.html

 

2/27/12

 

COMMENTARY: Sea level reports need clarifying

http://www.newbernsj.com/articles/crc-104665-reports-level.html

 

N.C. 12: Uncertain Future in Era of Rising Seas

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=78942447-689c-449b-8d68-9d36fcf56b46

 

Inlets to get near-term fixes; long-term less certain

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/02/27/inlets-to-get-near-term-fixes-long-term-less-certain/

 

Update on ORV Management Plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore

http://www.nps.gov/caha/parknews/update-on-orv-management-plan-for-cape-hatteras-national-seashore.htm

 

2/24/12

 

Beach Plan floats idea of tax-free bonds

http://business.blogs.starnewsonline.com/18873/beach-plan-might-float-tax-free-bonds/

 

New coastal setbacks not expected to prompt increase in insurance rates (SC)

http://savannahnow.com/bluffton-news/2012-02-21/new-coastal-setbacks-not-expected-prompt-increase-insurance-rates

 

Judge Boyle refuses to let consent decree expire, but seashore still operating under final ORV rule

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/02.24.2012-JudgeBoyleRefusesToLetConsentDecreeExpireButSeashoreStillOperatingUnderFinalORVRule.html

 

The state's sea level retreat

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/02/23/v-print/1876250/the-states-sea-level-retreat.html

 

2/22/12

 

Crossroads meeting planned

http://www.jdnews.com/news/coastal-100768-riggs-meeting.html

 

Is sea level rise dead?

http://www.wdnweb.com/2012/02/18/is-sea-level-rise-dead/

 

Maritime Strategy study shifts focus away from Southport site; local hearing scheduled

http://stateportpilot.com/topstory/article_31b0dbb8-5d62-11e1-aaba-001871e3ce6c.html

 

Folly Beach gets the shaft in Obama's budget

http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/RockBottom/archives/2012/02/17/folly-beach-gets-the-shaft-in-obamas-budget

 

NC must move forward with its coastal projects

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/02/22/topsail_voice/editorial/doc4f4507b93a06d168877545.txt

 

2/20/12

 

New rules for sand dollars leave room to maneuver

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/02/19/new-sand-fund-rules-leave-dare-room-to-maneuver/

 

State Grapples With Unknowns of Groin Permits

http://nccoast.org/Article.aspx?k=1da990b6-d8b4-4efd-bf5c-a90677c2f820

 

Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level Rise

http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=8781

 

Deepening may be key to rookery, lighthouse (SC)

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2012/feb/19/deepening-may-be-key-to-rookery-lighthouse/?print

 

One more time with Judge Boyle, soundside access, and other ORV plan info

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/pivot/entry.php?id=181

 

2/16/12

 

Lawmakers push for flood insurance as new research predicts rising storm surges

http://www.eenews.net/public/climatewire/2012/02/15/1

 

Channel Project: Partnerships sought on New River Inlet channel realignment project

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/02/15/topsail_voice/news/doc4f3bcc9c39bf7999191844.txt

 

DOT finds scouring problem with one of Bonner Bridge’s pilings

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/02.15.2012-DOTFindsScouringProblemWithOneOfBonnerBridgesPilings.html

 

Folly Beach erosion repair gets little aid

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2012/feb/14/folly-erosion-fix-gets-little-aid/?print

 

There were no smiles in sight, but first day of permit sales at Hatteras was uneventful

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/02.15.2012-ThereWereNoSmilesInSightButFirstDayOfPermitSalesAtHatterasWasUneventful.html

 

First day of ORV permit sales is slow and quiet on Ocracoke

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/02.15.2012-FirstDayOfORVPermitSalesIsSlowAndQuietOnOcracoke.html

 

Goodwin talks Irene, wind insurance and re-election

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/02/13/goodwin-talks-irene-wind-insurance-and-re-election/

 

2/13/12

 

Panel suggests beach towns develop groin plans

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120210/ARTICLES/120219990/1020/news01?Title=Panel-suggests-beach-towns-develop-groin-plans

 

Ports, Waterways, Beach Commission seeks coordinator

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=9746&iid=310&sud=30

 

Sales tax vote issue surfaces

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/02/10/news-times/news/doc4f353d41c75bc834590376.txt

 

Isle of Palms wants to patch beach

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2012/feb/11/iop-wants-to-patch-beach/?print

 

Feds release funds for dredging projects

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/02/10/news-times/news/doc4f353d95d0a93942933693.txt

 

Final ORV rule will be still be effective Feb. 15 – with a few more details on fees and permits

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/pivot/entry.php?id=180

 

2/10/12

 

Commission wants to study sea-level rise policy

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120209/ARTICLES/120209640/1020/news01?Title=Commission-wants-to-study-sea-level-rise-policy-

 

Judge to weigh issue of allowing sandbags in front of Kure Beach complex

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120209/ARTICLES/120209637/1015/news01?Title=Judge-to-weigh-issue-of-allowing-sandbags-in-front-of-Kure-Beach-complex

 

Access groups sue to stop Park Service’s ORV plan and final rule

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/02.09.2012-AccessGroupsSueToStopParkServicesORVPlanAndFinalRule.html

AP - http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/02/10/v-print/1844555/nc-group-sues-over-new-rules-on.html

 

OBX access alliance files suit against parks service

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/02/obx-access-alliance-files-suit-against-parks-service

 

Park Service issues annual resource, law enforcement reports

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/02.09.2012-ParkServiceIssuesAnnualResourceLawEnforcementReports.html

 

Emergency bill gives Oregon Inlet a funding boost

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/02/09/emergency-bill-gives-oregon-inlet-big-funding-boost/

 

Dredging to start soon to help Outer Banks shoaling

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/02/dredging-start-soon-help-outer-banks-shoaling

 

Waterways to get emergency funds

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120209/ARTICLES/120209666/1015/news01?Title=Waterways-to-get-emergency-funds

 

2/9/12

 

Pea Island: An Inlet on the Move….w/ slide show

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/02.08.2012-PeaIslandAnInletOnTheMove.html

 

North Topsail suspends quest for terminal groin

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/02/09/topsail_voice/news/doc4f328ef9a0e91436901815.txt

 

Time running out for dredge project

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/02/09/news-times/news/doc4f32a80d28bde595127244.txt

 

2/6/12

 

4 beach towns begin process to build terminal groins

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120201/ARTICLES/120209988

 

UPDATE: DOT pushes back a decision on the permanent fixes to Highway 12

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/02.02.2012-UPDATEDDOTPushesBackADecisionOnThePermanentFixesToHighway12.html

 

Teetering buildings at new inlet slated for demo

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/02/05/teetering-buildings-at-new-inlet-slated-for-demo/

 

Sea-level rise among CRC topics

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120206/ARTICLES/120209813/-1/news01?Title=Sea-level-rise-among-CRC-topics

 

Congressman McIntyre Tours Carolina Beach Inlet; Talks Funding For Dredging

http://www.islandgazette.net/news-server1/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15283:congressman-mcintyre-tours-carolina-beach-inlet-talks-funding-for-dredging&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=69

 

 

2/2/12

 

N.C. 12 decision delayed for study of 7-mile bridge

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/01/31/n-c-12-decision-delayed-for-study-of-7-mile-bridge/

 

Park Service sets beach driving permit prices

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/02/01/park-service-sets-beach-driving-permit-prices/

 

Rates set for Cape Hatteras driving permits: $120 a year

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/02/rates-set-cape-hatteras-driving-permits-120-year

 

ORV permits will cost $120 a year and go on sale Feb. 15

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/02.01.2012-ORVPermitsWillCost120AYearAndGoOnSaleFeb5.html

 

Congressman McIntyre, delegation tour Carolina Beach Inlet

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=9674&iid=309&sud=30

 

The new normal: Where we can drive and where we cannot

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/pivot/entry.php?id=179

 

CBRA and beach erosion

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/02/01/topsail_voice/letters_to_the_editor/doc4f2958510cf8f630028537.txt

 

 

1/30/12

 

Area inlets dredging for funds

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120127/ARTICLES/120129691/1015/news01?Title=Area-inlets-dredging-for-funds

 

North Carolina shoaling prompts calls for dredging

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/01/north-carolina-shoaling-prompts-calls-dredging

 

Shoaling in Hatteras ferry channel continuing to cause problems

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/01.27.2012-ShoalingInHatterasFerryChannelContinuingToCauseProblems.html

 

Commissioners (New Hanover) take steps toward renourishment permit

http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=9629&iid=308&sud=30

 

County Commissioners vote to obtain beach nourishment permit for Carolina Beach

http://www.islandgazette.net/news-server1/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15250:county-commissioners-vote-to-obtain-beach-nourishment-permit-for-carolina-beach&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=69

 

1/25/12

 

NTB looks to move forward with inlet realignment

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/move-99803-north-beach.html

 

North Topsail continues push for beach project

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/01/25/topsail_voice/news/doc4f2016ff12dc6985733104.txt

 

Holding on to the sand

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/01/25/news-times/news/doc4f2024553435b453447966.txt

 

Moon Tillett: Inlet debate goes back 70 years

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/01/21/moon-tillet/

 

Final Rule for ORV Use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Published

http://www.nps.gov/caha/parknews/final-rule-for-orv-use-at-cape-hatteras-national-seashore-published.htm

 

The seashore’s off-road vehicle rule is now final

http://islandfreepress.org/PivotBlog/pivot/entry.php?id=178

 

Mayor Tuman responds to beach nourishment letter

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/01/25/topsail_voice/letters_to_the_editor/doc4f2019556789c299200991.txt

In response to: http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/01/18/topsail_voice/letters_to_the_editor/doc4f16dfed60042358730483.txt

 

1/23/12

 

Hatteras beach drivers will have to pay fee, watch video

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/01/hatteras-beach-drivers-will-have-pay-fee-watch-video

 

Cape Hatteras rules toughen

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/21/v-print/1794126/cape-hatteras-rules-toughen.html

 

Area beaches to get $8 million due to hurricane damage

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120120/ARTICLES/120129949/1020/news01?Title=Area-beaches-to-get-8-million-due-to-hurricane-damage

 

Topsail Beach plans meeting on parking

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120120/ARTICLES/120129970/1020/news01?Title=Topsail-Beach-plans-meeting-on-parking

 

Hatteras channel concerns top commission meeting

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/01/20/hatteras-channel-concerns-top-waterways-commission-meeting/

 

Notices on the way for ocean easements

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120119/ARTICLES/120119640/1020/news01?Title=Notices-on-the-way-for-ocean-easements

 

1/19/12

 

Beach nourishment comes at a price

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/01/18/topsail_voice/editorial/doc4f16e03049ced568236558.txt

 

To nourish or not to nourish: That is the question

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/01/18/topsail_voice/letters_to_the_editor/doc4f16dfed60042358730483.txt

 

To save a beach, they may ruin it (Fla.)

http://www.fsunews.com/article/20120115/OPINION05/201150310/Robert-S-Young-save-beach-they-may-ruin-it

 

1/18/12

 

Eroding beaches may mean tougher building rules (SC)

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/01/17/v-print/2607916/eroding-beaches-may-mean-tougher.html

 

Rep. Jones wants disaster funds for inlet dredging

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/01/12/jones-asks-corps-to-use-disaster-funds-for-oregon-inlet/

 

Residents invited to Raleigh meeting on insurance rates

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/01/16/coastal-residents-asked-to-attend-meeting-with-state-leaders/

 

Lane closures start Jan. 18 at Pea Island Inlet Bridge

http://www.islandfreepress.org/2012Archives/01.17.2012-LaneClosuresStartJan18AtPeaIslandInletBridge.html

 

More erosion protection for temporary bridge

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/01/17/temporary-n-c-12-bridge-getting-more-erosion-protection/

 

1/12/12

 

Erosion continues to plague North Topsail Beach

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/plague-99295-topsail-beach.html

 

North Topsail Beach to proceed with beach nourishment project

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/01/11/topsail_voice/news/doc4f0da1e92d91a480173317.txt

 

Coastal resort to resolve dispute with USC marine lab

http://www.thestate.com/2012/01/04/v-print/2101286/coastal-resort-to-resolve-dispute.html

 

State wants to expand emergency ferry terminals

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/01/05/state-wants-to-expand-emergency-ferry-docks/

 

1/5/12

 

Consensus growing on the need for a jetty at Oregon Inlet

http://obsentinel.womacknewspapers.com/articles/2012/01/04/top_stories/tops364.prt

 

North Topsail experiencing erosion

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2012/01/04/topsail_voice/news/doc4f046aacd1c38926390885.txt

 

Bald Head Island appeals ruling in sand case vs. corps of engineers

http://stateportpilot.com/news/article_b850c71c-36e5-11e1-ae3e-001871e3ce6c.html

 

Workshop set to discuss fixes for NC Highway 12

http://www.thesunnews.com/2012/01/05/v-print/2582932/workshop-set-to-discuss-fixes.html

 

Environmentalists hope to turn the tide against use of sea walls (CA)

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-san-francisco-strand-20120102,0,1646485.story

 

1/3/12

 

Folly Beach park could wash away prerogative

Officials seek groin to trap sand, renourishment

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/dec/29/folly-beach-park-could-wash-away/?print 

 

Time to toss trees, boost dunes

http://www.carteretnewstimes.com/articles/2011/12/28/news-times/news/doc4efb631f2e65b388584616.txt

 

Trees needed for dune stabilization

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/needed-98896-stabilization-trees.html

 

What about the people?

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20111228/ARTICLES/111229700/1187/opinion?Title=Letters-to-the-editor-Dec-29-2011

 

Why feds need to fix Folly Beach

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/dec/30/why-feds-need-to-fix-folly-beach/?print

referenced article - http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/dec/24/scott-inspects-folly-beach-erosion/?print