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October
28th 2012
2014 Coastal Local Governments

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2014 NC Coastal Local Governments Annual Meeting is set for Monday & Tuesday, March 17 & 18 at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.

Registration At The Door Only NOW

Draft Program

Sponsorships

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NCBIWA 2013, the annual conference of North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association will take place on Monday and Tuesday, November 18 & 19, 2013 at the Blockade Runner Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

The Advance Registration Form with hotel info can be found here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/13NCBIWARegister.pdf

The remaining Sponsorship Opportunities can be found here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/NCBIWA2013SponsorOpps.pdf

The program is available here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/Agenda2013.pdf

We hope you can join us in Wrightsville Beach this year.

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The 2013 NC Coastal Local Governments Annual Meeting took place on Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19 at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Attendees included managers, planners and elected officials from all along the NC coastal region as well as the consultants and other service providers to those governments.

The final agenda is available online at http://www.ncbiwa.org/NCCLG13Agenda.pdf

Copies of most of the presentations are in a directory here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/NagsHead13

For more info, write ncbiwa@ncbiwa.org

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NCBIWA 2012, the annual conference of North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association is set for Monday & Tuesday, November 19 & 20 at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort on the oceanfront in Wrightsville Beach. We’re just 2 weeks away. Conference topics are below.

Meeting agenda is here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/12Program.pdf

Registration form is here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/12NCBIWARegister.pdf

Sponsorship options are here: http://ncbiwa.org/NCBIWA2012SponsorOpps.pdf

Attendees include beach managers; local, state and federal officials from NC and surrounding states; consultants; dredgers; lawyers; academicians; regulators; developers and realtors; environmentalists; skeptics; believers and all sorts of folks in between.

NCBIWA 2012 Conference Topics include:

· Finding Funding for Water Resources Projects

· Ocean Radar Measurements in the Coastal Ocean

· Is SLR the big concern along the ocean coast?

· Lawsuits impacting the coast

· Coastal Insurance: Wind & Hail and NFIP

· Community Rating System (CRS) primer: Saving Money on Flood Insurance

· Meet the Coastal Resources Commission’s Science Panel

· What does H819 say and mean for sea-level rise policy and science in NC?

· Inlet Management and Beach Effects

· Terminal Groins Update

· Hotspot of accelerated sea-level Rise on the Atlantic Coast of North America

· Yesterday - Lock and Dam; Today - Rocks and Fish

· What is the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management?

· Funding Options for the Dredging and Maintenance of the State’s Coastal Inlets from Fees Charged to Those Who Make Use of the Inlets

· and much, much more!

Write conference@ncbiwa.org for more info or assistance.

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October
29th 2011
NCBIWA 2011 Annual Conference

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NCBIWA 2011 will take place on Monday & Tuesday, November 14 & 15 at the Blockade Runner Resort Hotel on the oceanfront in Wrightsville Beach. 

 Select Conference Topics:

Applied Terminal Groins

Inlet & Waterway Dredging Options

The Future of Wind Energy

Wind Insurance And Wind Credits: How to qualify

Northern Outer Banks Success Stories

The Outer Banks & NC 12

Oregon Inlet

Corps of Engineers Research & Development

Practical Approaches to Climate Change / Sea Level Rise

Funding for Coastal Projects in “The New Normal”

Property Rights Update 

Draft Agenda is here: http://ncbiwa.org/DrftAgnd2011.pdf

Registration form and hotel info can be downloaded here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/11NCBIWARegister.pdf

 
Sponsorships are still available. 
See the sheet at this link for what is left: http://www.ncbiwa.org/NCBIWA2011SponsorOpps.pdf

We look forward to seeing you in Wrightsville Beach.

Networking opportunities will be many!

 

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June
25th 2008
Summer 2008 News

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2008 Report Card for the North Carolina Coast
Grades from A to D with a C+ Average, and a first for our Report, an I

The 2008 Report Card for the North Carolina Coast issued in May points to the need for reliable, dependable funding to maintain a viable coastal infrastructure to safeguard commercial and recreational assets and to ensure coastal tourism continues to bring its huge economic benefits to the whole state.

That’s the message members of the North Carolina General Assembly, the Coastal Resources Commission and other federal and state leaders received when the North Carolina Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association (NCBIWA) issued its annual grades for the past year’s performance in five key areas of concern.

There’s some opportunity for state leaders to claim bragging rights - the North Carolina Legislature was singled out for its approval of a $20 million Waterfront Access and Marine Industry Fund, scoring an “A” for the category “Public Access to Coastal Waters.”

But in another key category, the state’s leaders were told that we have all but failed to sustain important shallow draft inlets, receiving an unsatisfactory grade of “D” for the low performance, despite individual Herculean efforts by many.

“Some inlets are doing well, others are barely open,” according to the report issued by NCBIWA executive director Harry Simmons.

“Despite strong public support, there is limited funding for dredging.

Commercial fishing and charter boats are most dangerously impacted,” says the report card. Simmons warned that boater safety is at stake, while the coastal economy is exposed to unnecessary economic risks as boaters find transit between the ocean and inland waterways more and more problematic.

For the first time since the association began issuing the annual report card, an “Incomplete” grade was awarded, reflecting the tenuousness of funding, which must be fought for anew each federal budget cycle and which often receives onetime appropriations at the state and local level.

The grade of “I” was given in the category “Beaches.” Performance will be monitored in the months ahead, Simmons explained, before a final grade is awarded by the coastal association which calls itself the “One Effective Voice for the North Carolina Coast.”

“Last year we wrote the next challenge was ‘Stretching scarce dollars by making restored beaches last longer,” says the report. “(The) N.C. Senate passed a bill allowing a terminal groin pilot project to help restored beaches last longer at inlets. Now it’s up to N.C. House to concur and allow this useful tool, not just more sandbags.”

Conceivably, if the House does allow the pilot project to move forward, a final grade in that category could pull the overall average grade this year up from a “C+” to a “B.” The association last year awarded an overall grade of “B-” to elected and appointed coastal stewards.

Senate Bill 599 was passed in the 2007 legislative session to allow the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) to permit the construction of a terminal groin pilot project to study the use of terminal groins to stabilize beaches adjacent to ocean inlets. The bill mandates that the CRC monitor and evaluate the results of the groin placement.

Terminal groins are structures installed perpendicular to the shore to help control erosion.

The experimental structure would be designed to trap sand and widen the beach to a predetermined width before allowing sand to continue its normal flows either over or around the structure. The result would be a wider, more stable beach and no sandbags. NCBIWA has supported the initiative and notes the Senate’s insistence that the benefits of the groin be weighed against any unforeseen negatives. The bill requires a bond to pay for the removal of the groin and mitigation of any external consequences if the CRC determines that the project falls short in its mission.

“Management decisions regarding sandbags, terminal groins, the Beach Inlet Management Plan, public access funding issues, etc. are all at a crossroads,” said Greg “Rudi” Rudolph, of the Carteret County Shore Protection Office, adding “Good decisions will benefit everyone and enhance natural resources.”

In another important area for the North Carolina economy, the coastal association decided a grade of “C” was in order for maintaining the usefulness of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway as it flows through the state.

Simmons said NCBIWA is supporting efforts to create a Southeastern Coastal Alliance to engage other states in appealing to all levels of government to work together on a regional basis for the benefit of the Southeast’s coastal resources. Such an Alliance could urge the Federal government to continue to shoulder its responsibility in keeping the corridor deep enough to allow continued traffic. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is a recreational and commercial waterway created by an act of Congress in 1919 which runs the length of the Eastern Seaboard from Maine to Miami.

Commercial users pay a fuel tax which is supposed to be dedicated to maintaining and improving the waterway, but the United States Army Corps of Engineers budget has been inadequately funded to perform that function in recent years.

Federal law provides for the waterway to be maintained at a minimum depth of 12 feet for most of its length, but shoaling and shallow water are problems along several sections of the waterway. Reports of four-foot depths in some areas in North Carolina are common.

The waterway carries considerable commercial tonnage; barges haul petroleum, foodstuffs, building materials, and manufactured goods. It is also used extensively by recreational boaters.

In the final grading area, the ongoing battle to maintain public access to beaches, especially for fishermen and other recreational users, has continued, with local governments, sportsmen’s organizations and the courts weighing in.

“We almost lost a key (beach) access at Wrightsville Beach. But thanks to many, (especially the Wrightsville Beach mayor and council) with some help from Cape Fear Surfriders, #33 was saved. That gain was (largely) offset by lost ORV (Off road Recreational Vehicle) access on the Outer Banks.”

A long-term ORV management plan must be completed by Dec. 31, 2010 under terms of a consent order in Dare and Hyde following environmental groups’ concern over the habitat of piping plovers. Under an interim management plan, night driving has been curtailed and buffer zones have been established. The plan remains unpopular with recreational users.

“North Carolina (beach) access is better than most states, but the need is growing,” according to the report card.

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June
9th 2008
NCBIWA Sponsors

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Thanks to all our many sponsors, who make it possible to do what we do.  Below is a list of those who have sponsored an NCBIWA event, in no particular order:
 

Coastal Planning & Engineering, New Hanover County, WK Dickson & Co., Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., Progress Energy, AT&T, Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corp., Brunswick County, City of Wilmington, Town of Carolina Beach, Town of Emerald Isle, Town of Oak Island, Village of Bald Head Island, Town of Ocean Isle Beach, Town of Nags Head, Town of Kill Devil Hills, Town of Caswell Beach, Dare County, Moffatt & Nichol, Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Dewberry, Town of Holden Beach, Figure 8 Beach HOA, K&L Gates, Norfolk Dredging, Town of Wrightsville Beach, Town of Surf City, Town of North Topsail Beach, Town of Ocean Isle Beach, Town of Topsail Beach, Town of Atlantic Beach, Weeks Marine, McKim & Creed, PBS&J, Earth Protection Systems, Kilpatrick Stockton, Emerald Isle Realty, Marlowe & Co., Coastal Transplants, Figure 8 Island Utility Co., ECOPLAGE, Rountree, Losee & Baldwin, Criser Troutman Tanner, SZD Wicker, Olsen Associates, Coastal Science & Engineering, Taylor Engineering, Power Marine Outfitters, Applied Technology & Mgt, Coastal Technology Corporation, Dial Cordy, Praxis Technologies, BB&T Sneads Ferry, BB&T Local Government Finance, Local Government Federal Credit Union, Town of Kure Beach, Sloane Realty, Carteret Economic Development Council, UNC-Wilmington

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June
9th 2008
Events

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The 2015 NC Coastal Local Governments Annual Meeting is slated for Monday & Tuesday, March 16 & 17 in Pine Knoll Shores on Bogue Banks.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available online by clicking here.

Registration will be available in January.

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The 17th annual conference of North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association (NCBIWA) will take place on Monday & Tuesday, November 17 & 18, 2014 at the Blockade Runner Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

The conference registration form, with hotel info, is here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/14NCBIWARegister.pdf

Remaining sponsorship info is here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/NCBIWA2014SponsorOpps.pdf

The preliminary agenda is here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/NCBIWA14DraftAgenda.pdf

We look forward to seeing you!

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2014 NC Coastal Local Governments Annual Meeting is set for Monday & Tuesday, March 17 & 18 at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.

Registration At The Door Only NOW

Draft Program

Sponsorships

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NCBIWA 2013, the annual conference of North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association will take place on Monday and Tuesday, November 18 & 19, 2013 at the Blockade Runner Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

The Advance Registration Form with hotel info can be found here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/13NCBIWARegister.pdf

The remaining Sponsorship Opportunities can be found here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/NCBIWA2013SponsorOpps.pdf

The program is available here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/Agenda2013.pdf

We hope you can join us in Wrightsville Beach this year.

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The 2013 NC Coastal Local Governments Annual Meeting took place on Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19 at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Attendees included managers, planners and elected officials from all along the NC coastal region as well as the consultants and other service providers to those governments.

The final agenda is available online at http://www.ncbiwa.org/NCCLG13Agenda.pdf

Copies of most of the presentations are in a directory here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/NagsHead13

For more info, write ncbiwa@ncbiwa.org

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NCBIWA 2012, the annual conference of North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association is set for Monday & Tuesday, November 19 & 20 at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort on the oceanfront in Wrightsville Beach. Conference topics are below.
Meeting agenda is here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/12Program.pdf

Registration form is here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/12NCBIWARegister.pdf

Sponsorship options are here: http://ncbiwa.org/NCBIWA2012SponsorOpps.pdf

 

Attendees include beach managers; local, state and federal officials from NC and surrounding states; consultants; dredgers; lawyers; academicians; regulators; developers and realtors; environmentalists; skeptics; believers and all sorts of folks in between.

NCBIWA 2012 Conference Topics include:

· Finding Funding for Water Resources Projects

· Ocean Radar Measurements in the Coastal Ocean

· Is SLR the big concern along the ocean coast?

· Lawsuits impacting the coast

· Coastal Insurance: Wind & Hail and NFIP

· Community Rating System (CRS) primer: Saving Money on Flood Insurance

· Meet the Coastal Resources Commission’s Science Panel

· What does H819 say and mean for sea-level rise policy and science in NC?

· Inlet Management and Beach Effects

· Terminal Groins Update

· Hotspot of accelerated sea-level Rise on the Atlantic Coast of North America

· Yesterday - Lock and Dam; Today - Rocks and Fish

· What is the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management?

· Funding Options for the Dredging and Maintenance of the State’s Coastal Inlets from Fees Charged to Those Who Make Use of the Inlets

· and much, much more!

Write conference@ncbiwa.org for more info or assistance.

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2012 NC Coastal Local Governments Meeting will take place on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27 at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, NC.Meeting Agenda is here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/2012MeetingAgenda.pdfAdvance registration form, including hotel info, is available online at http://www.ncbiwa.org/12LocGovtRegister.pdf

Sponsorship availabilities are here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/12LocGovtSponsOpps.pdf

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NCBIWA 2011 will take place on Monday & Tuesday, November 14 & 15 at the Blockade Runner Resort Hotel on the oceanfront in Wrightsville Beach. 

Registration form and hotel info can be downloaded here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/11NCBIWARegister.pdf

 

 

Select Conference Topics:

Applied Terminal Groins

Inlet & Waterway Dredging Options

The Future of Wind Energy

Wind Insurance And Wind Credits: How to qualify

Northern Outer Banks Success Stories

The Outer Banks & NC 12

Oregon Inlet

Corps of Engineers Research & Development

Practical Approaches to Climate Change / Sea Level Rise

Funding for Coastal Projects in “The New Normal”

Property Rights Update 

Networking opportunities will be many!
 

Sponsorships are still available. 
See the sheet at this link for what is left: http://www.ncbiwa.org/NCBIWA2011SponsorOpps.pdf

We look forward to seeing you in Wrightsville Beach.

 

 

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2011 Coastal Local Governments Annual Meeting

Monday and Tuesday, March 28 & 29, 2011

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Beginning Monday at 10:00AM, through Tuesday at 4:00PM

Registration Form Online: http://www.ncbiwa.org/11LocGovtRegister.pdf

Included in this year’s event will be a Legislative Roundtable with General Assembly members, talks on new and proposed regulations, wind energy, project funding, changes in Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway rules and much more

NCBIWA 2010: The Nuts & Bolts of Coastal North Carolina, is the title of the annual conference of North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association, which is set for Monday & Tuesday, November 15 & 16 at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach. 


The conference program is coming together rapidly and will include presentations and discussions on:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NCBIWA 2009, The Annual Conference
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NCBIWA 2009, The Annual Conference of NC Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association occurred on Monday & Tuesday, November 16 & 17, 2009 at the Courtyard By Marriott Oceanfront Resort in Carolina Beach, NC.
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The 2009 theme was “Common Sense Coastal Policy.”  Presentations projected common sense in dealing with coastal issues or showed how failure to use common sense can be or has been detrimental to positive enjoyment of coastal resources.
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Program is at this link.

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2009 Sponsors list is available at this link so you can see who is interested in effectively connecting with the coastal leadership of North Carolina and the Southeast.
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We look forward to seeing you next year at NCBIWA 2010.
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Harry Simmons
Executive Director, NCBIWA
ncbiwa@ncbiwa.org
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2009 Coastal Local Governments Annual Meeting A BIG HIT!

 The 2009 annual meeting of NC Coastal Local Governments took place on Monday & Tuesday, March 30 & 31 at the NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores.  The meeting addressed a number of current issues facing county and municipal governments in the state’s 20 county coastal region. 

Meeting agenda: http://www.ncbiwa.org/09LocGovtMtgAgenda.pdf

Presentations are online here: http://www.ncbiwa.org/powerpoints0309/

Sponsorship
info can be found at http://www.ncbiwa.org/09LocGovtSponsInfo.pdf

It was great seeing all those involved with and interested in local government issues.

For more info, email meeting@ncbiwa.org or call Harry Simmons at 910-200-7867. 

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NCBIWA 2008

The NCBIWA Annual Conference for 2008

“Shaping The Future of Coastal North Carolina & The Southeast.”

Presentations online at http://www.ncbiwa.org/NCBIWA08

 

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Thanks to those who sponsored and participated in the 2008 Coastal Local Governments Meeting Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - April 2, 3 & 4, NC Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores

2008 Coastal Local Governments Meeting Agenda
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NCBIWA 2007 The Annual Conference

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sea Level Rise, But Were Afraid To Ask (And Other Timely Topics)

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January
20th 2007
Winter 2006-2007 News

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Soldout! The 2006 Annual Conference
“Managing Coastal Sediment” confab hits all-time records

Nationally prominent scientists, engineers and researchers joined with North Carolina’s unified coastal advocacy organization November 13 and 14 at Courtyard by Marriott at Carolina Beach to update one another and the public on the issues presenting challenges to those whose lives and livelihoods depend on the effective stewardship of vital coastal infrastructure.

A highlight of the two-day annual conference of the North Carolina Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association (NCBIWA) was an update of an ongoing research project to determine the economic impact of recreational boating. That study begun in the spring of 2005 is being conducted by a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Appalachian State University in Boone.

The packed house also heard from representatives from the United States Army Corps of Engineers and from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), as well as a contingent of inlet and waterway stewards from Florida.

The condition of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) which connects near-coast North Carolina with other Eastern states to provide commercial and recreational transport lane was a key focus of the 2006 conference.

Federal government abandonment of its historic role as the maintainer of the waterway led conference attendees to consider other options for funding critically needed dredging to keep the waterway, and inlets that provide access to the waterway from the open Atlantic, open and operational.

The economic study organized by UNCW chancellor emeritus Dr. James Leutze is expected to show the value of not only commercial but also recreational boating to coastal and surrounding counties and to gauge the potential for user-based fees to return the waterway to vitality.

Results of the Leutze study will be released in early 2007. The majority of the funding for the research came from the local governments organized by NCBIWA, with participation from North Carolina Sea Grant and NCDENR. Preliminary reports shared with the group at the November 13-14 meeting illustrated the results of surveys of boaters to determine how much a typical crew spends on fuel, lodging, launch fees, food and other provisions as they cruise the state’s inlets and waterways. Reports also showed what boaters told researchers about their willingness to pay an additional boat licensing fee, a fee increase which would be dedicated to waterway and inlet maintenance.

Dr. Jim Herstine and Dr. Chris Dumas of UNCW presented their update to the conference. Other researchers leading the project are Dr. Woody Hall and Dr. Ed Graham of UNCW and Dr. John Whitehead of Appalachian State University.

Using on-site survey teams, the study has collected and compiled information from approximately 1,500 boaters at Coinjock, the Great Dismal Swamp, Belhaven, Oriental, Beaufort/Morehead City/Atlantic Beach area, Swansboro, Scotts Hill, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Southport.

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