It's taken years of wrangling with the Federal government, but the town of Kitty Hawk is finally getting what it wants, a three and a half mile protective berm that'll be six cubic yards per foot, one that was supposed to have begun right after Hurricane Isabel. But some of the initial impressions aren't scoring big points with residents. One problem is the sand they're bringing in, it's black. But Public Works Director Mark McKenzie says that's because they pulled the sand from the bottom of the pit was 5000 years old. It had no oxygen getting to it making it black. McKenzie hopes the dune, which will stretch south from the Kitty Hawk pier to Tateway Road, will protect Highway 12 and her cottages. But some residents we talked to think it's an effort in futility.