Surf City set to haul, push sand

Following a a report from FEMA, the Town of Surf City is working to address sand issues along its beaches, according to city officials.

The town council elected Friday to haul sand to locations cited as imminent critical areas and will push sand to areas not considered critical, Spokesperson Allan Libby said.

"We feel that by moving forward with these proactive measures, this will give all property owners the protection they need, as we work through the process of moving forward with our private beach nourishment project. Renourishment is slated to begin in 2020," Town Manager Ashley Loftis said.

The town started gathering bids from local contractors on Friday. Once a contract is agreed upon, sand hauling and pushing will begin.