A section of N.C. 12 at the edge of Rodanthe was washed out by Hurricane Irene in 2011. State and federal officials hope by nourishing the beach they can help prevent storms from destroying this stretch of highway.
A section of N.C. 12 at the edge of Rodanthe was washed out by Hurricane Irene in 2011. State and federal officials hope by nourishing the beach they can help prevent storms from destroying this stretch of highway. News & Observer file photo
A section of N.C. 12 at the edge of Rodanthe was washed out by Hurricane Irene in 2011. State and federal officials hope by nourishing the beach they can help prevent storms from destroying this stretch of highway. News & Observer file photo

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