North Topsail beach town leaders passed an unattended beach equipment ordinance last year, and now they're trying to educate people on what the newly enforced rule means.
It was a rainy and windy weekend all across southeastern North Carolina. The ocean was rough with a risk for high rip currents keeping many out of the water.
The town of North Topsail Beach is closing parts of the beach while they try to remove tons of rocks from their beaches before May. "Well I stubbed my toe yesterday and my toenail came off," Visitor Lukas Richardson said. Rocks ranging from one to six inches in diameter cover North Topsail Beach.
Sisters Kim and Karen Hartnett happened upon some sea turtles that had just hatched and were waddling their way to the ocean.