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Dare to hold public meeting on erosion, beach nourishment in Rodanthe

The Black Pearl in north Rodanthe. On Dec. 11, an angry ocean was sending waves under the house. Just past the house, a string of sandbags remains in place by design. The waves pushed sand onto the roadbed and carved out remaining dunes.

Posted on January 4, 2023

Dare County will hold a public meeting to provide information and facilitate a discussion with residents and property owners in the village of Rodanthe regarding concerns with the issue of erosion that has affected the Hatteras Island community.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building, located at 23646 N.C. Highway 12 in Rodanthe, just south of Myrna Peters Road.

Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard will open the meeting, followed by a presentation from county manager/attorney Bobby Outten that will include an overview of the logistics and funding models that have made previous beach nourishment projects possible in Dare County.

Outten’s presentation will show the challenges that are faced when it comes to funding and prioritizing newly-established beach nourishment projects.

Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for both in-person and virtual attendees to ask questions or express concerns. To participate virtually, attendees must register in advance by going to

For those interested in viewing the meeting without participating in the discussion, a livestream option will be available on Dare County’s YouTube channel.

In addition, those with comments or questions that they would like to have addressed during the meeting should submit them via email to no later than Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.

For those who are unable to attend or tune in on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, the video will also be available for viewing on Dare County’s YouTube channel following the meeting.


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