OAK ISLAND, N.C. -- Hurricanes and years of erosion are literally washing Oak Island beach out to sea. Now, a $3 million effort to save the stand is underway.

  • Sand to be dredged out of Wilmington Harbor
  • It will start at Oak Island all the way to SE 58th Street
  • Renourishment expected to take 3 to 4 months

Oak Island will be getting sand dredged out of Wilmington Harbor. The new sand will spread from the start of Oak Island beach, making it’s way down to Southeast 58th Street. Officials said it’s all necessary work to ensure the island is strong for years to come.

"All the things we are doing to move forward will hopefully help the local economy and have the tourists come visit us again," said David Kelly, Town Manager.

The renourishment effort is expected to take 3 to 4 months to complete.

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