NC Gets Federal Money for 2 Coastal Projects

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's governor says projects to maintain dredging at Oregon Inlet and to improve a dredged material disposal facility at the Wilmington harbor will receive more money for this year.

Gov. Beverly Perdue said Friday the state will receive an additional $2.3 million to maintain dredging operations at Oregon Inlet and another $13.5 million to improve the Eagle Island dredged material disposal facility. She says the money will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to continue the dredging of Oregon Inlet, which was filling with sand earlier this year.

The money for the Wilmington harbor project will be used for several improvements, including raising the dikes to provide additional storage capacity for maintenance dredging actions adjacent to the Port of Wilmington.

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