North Topsail Beach Debacle No Way for NC to Manage its Coast; Op Ed By Robert Young

Topsail beach erosion, North Carolina. ©Photo courtesy of: “Sand Wars” Award-Winning Filmmaker Denis Delestrac. ©2013


Is North Topsail Beach the most poorly managed beach community in the country? If not, it certainly seems to be taking a good shot at it. I have watched in dismay as the town has struggled to preserve a small stretch of oceanfront property at all costs. In doing so, officials have destroyed their beach and created significant access issues along more than a half-mile stretch of shoreline. Perhaps even more disconcerting is that this damage has been done with the permission of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management and the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission… Read Full Article, News Observer

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