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beach erosion

  • A politically appointed board will hear an appeal from property owners who want to bury sandbags along a South Carolina beach to fight erosion. Opponents fear sandbag walls are likely to make the beach wash away faster. A three-member committee of the Department of Health and Environmental Control board voted unanimously last week to hold a hearing before the full board early next year. The board will consider overturning a staff decision denying permission to keep sandbags in place on Debordieu Island, south of Myrtle Beach. Coastal regulators say the bags were put in illegally by seven landowners after a 2020 hurricane.