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Carolina Beach inlet gets dredging funds

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© New Hanover County commissioners allocated funds for dredging at Carolina Beach. © New Hanover County commissioners allocated funds for dredging at Carolina Beach.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Commissioners in New Hanover County allocated funds Monday for dredging at Carolina Beach.

The commissioners agreed to set aside $80,000 for dredging in Carolina Beach's inlet.

Commissioner Jonathan Barfield said the inlet needs to be dredged for safety reasons.

"It's so vital that we make sure our inlet is open, number one for safety reasons, but also for the commercial fishermen in that part of our county, but also those recreational boaters as well," explained Barfield.

Barfield said the other local government agencies are expected to help pay for dredging efforts and the state is expected to match that combined amount.

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