Personally, I’m very glad to see that some effort is being made to ensure that our NC beaches remain accessible to ALL.
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — State officials have approved funding for 13 projects to improve public access to the water along North Carolina’s rapidly developing coast.
Marine Fisheries Division Director Louis Daniel has approved about $20 million for sites that can be used by commercial and recreational fishermen, recreational boaters and the marine industry.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports $1.5 million has been approved for a $17 million fishing pier at Nags Head. An $18 million pier proposed for Emerald Isle will get $2.2 million.
The Legislature approved one-time funding for the projects based on recommendations from a Waterfront Access Study Committee. That panel said rapid development has brought higher property values and taxes that have resulted in the loss of traditional maritime industries and public access.