Sandbags to be removed from homes, businesses along NC Coast

Full story: WTKR
Massive sandbags have been protecting homes and businesses from storm damage along the North Carolina coast for decades. Full Story
Bigboy

Kenly, NC

#1 Sep 17, 2010
WHY?
Its Me

Windsor, NC

#2 Sep 18, 2010
It's because the owners who have those homes are not able to vote in the county where they own property in local elections so the locals who don't own thee homes dictate what happens. It is a classic example of taxation without representation at its finest.
Carl

Portsmouth, VA

#3 Sep 19, 2010
If those bags are there that long and protected their property...why remove it now while it is working well?
Nags Head resident

Youngsville, NC

#4 Sep 22, 2010
Because they cause worse erosion nearby and therefore are actually harming the situation; also because NC has a state law prohibiting hardened structures on the oceanfront but these property owners have been allowed to buck the system for a long time while waiting for beach nourishment to happen.

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