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      Hilton Head Island envisions beach project in 2015

      Hilton Head envisions beach project in 2015

      HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- Town officials on the resort island of Hilton Head Island are proposing a new project to rebuild the beaches along the middle section of the island.

      The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports (http://bit.ly/14VsWNd ) the town's public facilities committee has proposed that sand be poured on the beaches in 2015. Some beaches along the central portion of the island are eroding at the rate of about 5 feet a year.

      But the committee was told Tuesday that the nourishment projects planned for 2015 and beyond will likely be smaller and cost less than in the past. The town plans for a nourishment project every seven to 10 years.

      The last major project was seven years ago on the north end of the island. That cost about $17 million.