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Will new ‘megadecks’ be harmful to Surf City’s fragile dune system?

Officials from Surf City, Division of Coastal Management respond to concerns that some beach homeowners have raised of the negative impact these structure could have on a beach dune system left heavily damaged and vulnerable after Florence.

SURF CITY — After town council members passed an amendment allowing for the construction of elevated decks on unbuildable oceanfront lots on Wednesday evening, a group of Surf City homeowners questioned how the structures could impact the towns’ dune systems.

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