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Oceanfront community waits for more sand

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KURE BEACH, NC (WECT) – A beach community in New Hanover County will hold off on developing oceanfront dunes until a federal project in February.

Hurricane Sandy swept away more than $100,000 worth of sand from the Ocean Dunes area in Kure Beach. The Home Owners Association paid for project when Hurricane Irene left the shore damaged and depleted.

Though the tide may occasionally rush close to what's left of the dunes, HOA President Bill Moore said Thursday that the community will keep its fingers crossed on a relief effort. He expects what is left of the beach to withstand the waves until February when the Army Corps of Engineers is expected to begin a beach nourishment project.

As of this report, Moore said there are no plans to spend HOA money on replenishing the beach again.

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