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No fix for beach town's erosion issue

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Erosion at Wrightsville Beach Erosion at Wrightsville Beach

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Wrightsville Beach leaders tell us they've looked into the erosion problem at the beach – and there's not much they can do to fix it.

There are some pretty steep drop offs along the beach, making it difficult for people to walk from the shore to the dunes.

However, Wrightsville Beach leaders said they're worried any action they might take using heavy machinery might make the problem worse.

The beach isn't due for renourishment until the spring of 2014.

Wrightsville Beach is on a four-year cycle for renourishment.

Town Manager Tim Owens said the problem usually can fix itself, with people walking on the beach and stomping down the sand.

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