From the February 8, 2017, Wilmington (NC) Star-News "Sandbags remain hard problem to solve along N.C. coast" by Adam Wagner.
The North Carolina Coastal resources Commission (CRC) regards The Riggings, a Kure Beach condo complex with 48 units as breaking the law. State guidelines allow sandbags to remain in place just 2-5 years. The Riggings have had their sandbags in place since 1985 when the complex was built between Fort Fisher and a coquina rock outcrop.
Sadly, the Riggings is built right on the area over which the Navy-Marine contingent charged across on January 15, 1865.