Bald Head Island

Local
1:24 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Comment Period Opens for Potential Terminal Groin at Bald Head Island

Imaging for the Bald Head Island Shoreline Stabilization Project, Including Phases 1 & 2 of the Terminal Groin Construction
Village at Bald Head Island

The comment period for a terminal groin proposal at Bald Head Island is now open.  If approved, this could lead to the construction of the first terminal groin in North Carolina since lawmakers legalized such structures in 2011.  

A terminal groin is a hardened structure which controls sand flow so as to rebuild beaches.  Mike Giles of the North Carolina Coastal Federation says if the island installs such a structure, they should remove the existing groin field made up of smaller, sand-filled tubes that slow down erosion:

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Local
2:54 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

First Attempt to Re-float Grounded BHI Ferry Fails; Investigation of Accident Underway

BHI Ferry "Adventure" grounded on sand bar
U.S. Coast Guard

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The first attempt to recover the Bald Head Island ferry that slammed into a sand bar yesterday has failed.  At 10:30 AM, which was high tide Wednesday morning, crews tried to re-float the 64-foot passenger vessel “Adventure”.   

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Local
4:45 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Bald Head Island Ferry runs aground near Battery Island; 13 people injured

Bald Head Island Ferry "Adventure" grounded off the coast of Southeastern North Carolina
U.S. Coast Guard

It was just after 9 AM Tuesday morning when the Bald Head Island Ferry "Adventure" traveling to Bald Head Island from Southport ran aground near Battery Island. 

The impact of the grounding injured thirteen people – one potentially seriously.  That person was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.  Eleven others went to nearby Dosher Hospital in Southport for treatment.  

WWAY’s Sarah Murphy was on the scene and spoke to some deeply-shaken passengers.

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Local - November 6
1:43 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Brunswick County's 2013 Municipal Elections

Courtesy Brunswick County

Village of Bald Head Island, Mayor:

Incumbent Andy Sayre beat out challenger Larry Lammert.

Joe Ridgeway ran unopposed for the one open Council seat.  

Town of Belville:

Mike Allen, who ran unopposed for Mayor earned 89% of the vote.

And Donna Schardien and Tony Huskey, the only two candidates for council, will serve. 

City of Boiling Spring Lakes:

Craig Caster beat out Charlie Carroll for the Mayor seat in Boiling Spring Lakes.

Mary Stilwell and David Putnam won seats on the Commission.

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Fall 2013 Pre-Drive Sweepstakes
3:24 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Fall Pre-Drive Sweepstakes - Bald Head Island Retreat

Beaches of Bald Head Island
Bald Head Island Limited

We are running a fantastic pre-drive sweepstakes! Pledge now and you could win this great getaway from Bald Head Island Limited:

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Local
5:30 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Coastal Reform Act lifts cap on terminal groins in NC

Wilmington Harbor
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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A new bill that would lift the cap on the number of terminal groins allowed in the state passed the Senate Wednesday. 

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