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Oak Island to receive $1.1M for dredging project

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The Town of Oak Island will receive at least $1.1 million in state funding for the Town's Lower Lockwood Folly Habitat Restoration Plan. (Source: WECT) The Town of Oak Island will receive at least $1.1 million in state funding for the Town's Lower Lockwood Folly Habitat Restoration Plan. (Source: WECT)
OAK ISLAND, NC (WECT) -

The Town of Oak Island will receive at least $1.1 million in state funding for the Town's Lower Lockwood Folly Habitat Restoration Plan.

The project will also put needed sand on the island's west end from between 42nd and 48th Place West to between 66th and 69th Place West.

"I am excited for the property owners at the west end who have homes that are endangered. I certainly hope this project helps preserve that area," Town Manager Steve Foster said.

According to the Town of Oak Island, it is possible the Town could receive the remaining $600,000 of its request for state funding in October.

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