After nearly a decade, Carolyn Austin, 76, continues to keep the Forest Beach homeowners association from using a strip of land by her house at the end of Avocet Street for beach access. Four different courts have ruled against her, siding with the homeowners association. Austin appealed to the S.C. Supreme Court last year, which declined to hear the case. The association is now working with the Austin and town to move forward with a 2009 Beaufort County court order requiring Austin to remove brick columns, a large metal gate, trees, shrubs and other plants she placed on the property, photographed on Friday, that inhibits North Forest Beach homeowners from using Avocet Street to access the beach.
After nearly a decade, Carolyn Austin, 76, continues to keep the Forest Beach homeowners association from using a strip of land by her house at the end of Avocet Street for beach access. Four different courts have ruled against her, siding with the homeowners association. Austin appealed to the S.C. Supreme Court last year, which declined to hear the case. The association is now working with the Austin and town to move forward with a 2009 Beaufort County court order requiring Austin to remove brick columns, a large metal gate, trees, shrubs and other plants she placed on the property, photographed on Friday, that inhibits North Forest Beach homeowners from using Avocet Street to access the beach. Staff photo
After nearly a decade, Carolyn Austin, 76, continues to keep the Forest Beach homeowners association from using a strip of land by her house at the end of Avocet Street for beach access. Four different courts have ruled against her, siding with the homeowners association. Austin appealed to the S.C. Supreme Court last year, which declined to hear the case. The association is now working with the Austin and town to move forward with a 2009 Beaufort County court order requiring Austin to remove brick columns, a large metal gate, trees, shrubs and other plants she placed on the property, photographed on Friday, that inhibits North Forest Beach homeowners from using Avocet Street to access the beach. Staff photo

Hilton Head woman loses long fight to prevent beach access

November 17, 2013 08:19 PM

UPDATED November 18, 2013 05:06 PM

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