Outer Banks town to replenish beach lost to hurricane

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) -- An Outer Banks town plans to replenish 10 miles of beach that was lost last year to Hurricane Matthew.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that Nags Head will replenish the beach with 3.7 million cubic of sand dredged from offshore pits if all the permits and financing work out. The $40 million two-part project is scheduled for next summer.
Nags Head plans to add 2.3 million cubic yards of sand at a cost of $25.5 million. Officials say Dare County's nourishment fund would cover up to half of that amount.
Officials also have applied for a $16 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to replace 1.43 million cubic yards of sand lost to Matthew.

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