NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Lockwoods Folly Inlet and Whiskey Creek, located along the Intracoastal Waterway near Carolina and Kure Beach, will receive $305,000 in federal funding for dredging, to help repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre made the announcement Tuesday via his Chief of Staff and press secretary, Dean M. Mitchell.
The money will also go towards protecting inlets from future erosion.
Lockwoods Folly Inlet will be awarded $185,000, while $120,000 will go towards Whiskey Creek.
It was announced in December 2012 that Carolina Beach and Kure Beach would receive $9.3 million in funding for beach renourishment.
"Great news for Lockwoods Folly Inlet and Whiskey Creek!" said McIntyre in a statement. "These inlets and waterways are a vital economic and recreational resource to our coastal communities. Proper dredging and upkeep of our inlets and waterways must always be a top priority, and I am pleased to announce the continued federal support for this effort. These funds will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to make critical repairs to our inlets and fortify them against future natural disasters."
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