The Future Of Our Beaches

The management of coastal areas is the focus of another round of meetings scheduled in March.

The meetings are being held by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. DENR officials will update the public on the progress of the state's Beach and Inlet Management Plan.

The meetings in Eastern Carolina are:

Wednesday, March 4
5-7 p.m
Pine Knoll Shores, N.C. - Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, 1 Roosevelt Blvd.

Thursday, March 5
6-8 p.m.
Manteo, N.C. - Aquarium at Roanoke Island, 374 Airport Road

A news release states "the DENR divisions of Coastal Management and Water Resources are developing the state's first comprehensive Beach and Inlet Management Plan, a systematic management strategy for North Carolina's 326 miles of oceanfront beaches and 19 active tidal inlet complexes. The plan divides the state's coast into management regions and sub-regions."

The release reports "the first set of public input meetings were held in early December and covered the collection of available relevant data, discussion of existing management strategies, and delineation of the management regions and sub-regions. The presentations and public comments from the December meetings are available on the project Web site." Click on the related link below.


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  • by Kyle Location: Washington on Feb 18, 2009 at 07:41 AM
    At this rate, NC is going to be considered a yankee state to all the SC, GA, and AL people, and then ECU and UNCW will end up being labeled as the two yankee schools in NC, because of more and more yankees that come down to these two universities, and that's because they are closer to the beach and there is a faster way of life then some of these smaller colleges, which they like the fast pace. As far as the yankee population coming down here, as long as there are at least twice as many girls as there are guys around.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 18, 2009 at 07:35 AM
    If there was still a Confederate States of America, then there would not be a peoblem of northerners trying to invade OUR territory and OUR space, especially the yankee men, the women act a lot nicer. They need to stick to their own beaches, such as Cape Cod, Atlantic City, Ocean City, Long Island, and everything else north of VA. VA people, you all are welcome and act a lot more like us than who is north of you all. VA in on the same boat as NC. For everybody D.C. and north, how about if you want to go down south on I-95, how about stay on 95 South until you get to Florida. We do not like having you people around here trashing up our land and waters. We are much cleaner, nicer, and just want to keep our way of life, so butt out of NC.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 18, 2009 at 07:24 AM
    Hey SoCalGal, what NC beach did you go to? I have been to California before and you must be talking about only NORTHERN California, what I call NoCal. SoCal has some of the dirtiest that I have seen before. There is way more pollution in California than in North Carolina. Chris, this is also the same group of people that have messed up our economy and I expect many of those people are politicians from up in D.C. that come down to our territory. I have a big problem with those people. I also got into a fight with a New Yorker at the OBX a few years ago that was acting all rude and trashed the beach. He called the Kill Devil Hills police and tried to report me. I talked to the police and they only charged him for a count of littering and fined him. I received no charge and then had a 30 minute conversation with the officer. He said that the people from up north is who stirs up the trouble usually. The Jersey people turn out to be the dirty and disgusting rich people down there.
  • by Delta Location: Greenville on Feb 17, 2009 at 04:47 PM
    Chris, you said it all. I could not have said it any better. Its way past time citizens native to NC born and breed take a stand against the entrusion of foreigners that are destroying our land.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:22 PM
    It's easy to keep Cali beaches clean when you have Queen Pelosi pushing for 300 million dollars to save the Marsh Mouse. Oh, there is no pork in this stimulus package. I did not have sex with that woman. Do any of these quotes ring a Demobatic Presidential bell?
  • by Chris Location: Greenville, NC on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:21 PM
    Now the only people that really have access to our beautiful beaches and inlets are the people that can afford the $400k to $2 million condos, cottages, boats and cause raised tax values. Our piers and marinas are being torn down all for greed and money hungry people. To put it nicely, many people who aren't even from NC love to trash the good people and land of NC...but stay here? I guess they are here because they already trashed where they came from. Since they have taken over and seem to know it all, make them pay for it. All the good, average hard working citizens of NC that also like to go to the beach certainly will. We love the NC coast. Its more than just a money making real estate venture to us.
  • by SoCalGal on Feb 17, 2009 at 11:17 AM
    The beaches of North Carolina are some of the dirtiest and nastiest I've been to. There is nothing like a nice clean California beach!
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 17, 2009 at 10:53 AM
    As long as this outrageously priced beachfront property goes down, that is what I want to see. I would like to get a house down in Hatteras and one in Wilmington. These northerners need to stay up north or go to Sunny Florida where it's way warmer than the great state of NC, they have beaches there.
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