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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  • by Junkman22 Location: Nags Head on May 22, 2011 at 01:08 PM
    Lets take the positive approach....put a toll on all boats going thru the inlet. Tolls seem to be the new answer to revenue - e.g Chesapeake Expressway, NC ferries, HR bridges and tunnels. Let the users pay and get the government out of subsidizing the fishing industry. Base the toll on the draft of the boat - deeper pays more since they require more dredging.
  • by Anonymous on May 21, 2011 at 05:12 AM
    At least that is two areas she will not have to take "education" lottery money for.
  • by gone Location: by by on May 20, 2011 at 07:55 PM
    Take the money and burn it!!!Or build a rock jetty 2 miles out from the beach(now that is just as stupid as dredging)!!!

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