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Renourishment continues past official start of beach season

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) -

Beach season officially starts this weekend, and visitors expect a certain view when they come to the Carolina coast.

But bulldozers are what many visitors saw when they laid out their towels on Wrightsville Beach.

The deadline for beach renourishment in Wrightsville Beach was suppose to be Memorial Day weekend, but with the holiday here, the work continues.

Bulldozers plow right next to beach goers; a view advertisers wouldn't use to sell a day on the shore.

US Army Corps of Engineers representatives say they weren't able to finish the renourishment project before the official start to beach season.

But many visitors seem to understand.

"Even though you've got to put up with a little hassle for the holiday weekend it's well worth it," Boots Elam said.

"It's a bit of an inconvenience," Wade Wellborn added. "Instead of, you know, being able to come straight over, we've got to hike in around it. But once again, the benefits out way the short period of time we have to put up with it."

Officials say the work should be completed in the next few weeks, but for now, they continue to add sand to the north side of Johnnie Mercer's Pier.

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