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Towns team together to battle erosion problems

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Officials from two different towns are teaming together to fix a problem that they say is getting worse by the day.

Erosion has been a big problem for town leaders on the Southport waterfront.

We first reported that some elected officials in Southport thought that the problem was coming from the massive wake created by the Bald Head Island ferry, which makes multiple trips across the Cape Fear River every day.

Officials from Bald Head Island Limited met with Southport leaders on Thursday night to discuss the issue and hear concerns from the public.

Bald Head officials gave a presentation and cited multiple reasons for the erosion problems, not just the ferry.

Wayne Strickland is the building inspector for the City of Southport. He told us that he's concerned about what could happen if the problem is not fixed.

"If the erosion continues, we're going to lose roads and we're going to lose structures," said Strickland. "It is something that is river wide that needs to be done, from Southport to Wilmington to Bald Head Island.

Leaders from both Southport and Bald Head Island agreed to team up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to work for possible solutions.

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