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Thu January 11, 2007
Nags Head Residents to Vote on Beach Bonds
By Catherine M. Welch
Wilmington, NC – Beach nourishment is scheduled next week for Carolina Beach starting at the North End Pier.
As the sand flies in Carolina Beach, the Town of Nags Head is going door to door talking the residents about a bond referendum this spring to pay for beach nourishment there.
Town officials say the beach in the lower two thirds of the town has eroded and now that federal funding is eroding as well, residents must decide whether they want to float $24-million in bonds to pay for beach nourishment.
Town Manager Charlie Cameron says town officials looked to the south to Carteret County for inspiration.
The town staff and the board of commissioners have traveled to Emerald Isle to looked at their local beach nourishment program there. Their situation is similar to us, but they started a few years before we did.
Residents of the town of Nags Head will vote on the nourishment bonds in April. Cameron says if they pass dredging could start as soon as November.