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We have received *GREAT NEWS ON OUR BEACH NOURISHMENT PROJECTS* today! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today they will be funding a flood and storm damage reduction project (Beach Nourishment Project) for our town. Mr. R. D. James, assistant secretary of the Army of Civil Works stated: “The supplemental funding allocated to these projects will help to ‘move dirt’ and reduce the flood risk to these communities from storms in the future.” WHAT THIS MEANS FOR US: Surf City and North Topsail Beach will be receiving $237 million for federal beach nourishment. So, in addition to our privately funded beach nourishment project, we have received the great news that Surf City has been approved for a FEDERALLY FUNDED BEACH NOURISHMENT PROJECT. We have been working toward obtaining this funding for a significant amount of time and with persistence have now been approved federally. Many people have worked on getting this project approved. We have had local citizens, town government, Shoreline Protection Committee, and State & Federal Legislatures all working toward this goal. We are thrilled to have this highly sought after project coming to our beach. As we establish timelines surrounding this project we will update you as we can. We will be making decisions around the timeline and how to best coordinate this with our private project to maximize the benefit for our town in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more details.