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Why can’t Carolina Beach build rock jetties like Wrightsville Beach’s at the Carolina Inlet?

Fishermen cast from the jetty at the south end of Wrightsville Beach. StarNews file photo.

Fishermen cast from the jetty at the south end of Wrightsville Beach. StarNews file photo.

Q. Why can’t Carolina Beach build rock jetties (like Wrightsville Beach) at the Carolina Inlet instead of spending thousands and thousands of dollars every year dredging, which is getting harder and harder to do?

A. The Coastal Area Management Act prohibits building hard structures on the beach.

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