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North Topsail Beach

New River Inlet Channel realignment project begins

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video The New River Inlet Channel Realignment Project has begun on the north end of North Topsail Beach. The project will widen and deepen the New River Inlet Channel, and the sand from the channel will be placed on the northern 1.7 miles of the beach. Full story...
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Sandy could make N. Topsail Beach erosion even worse

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video Beach erosion is common in many coastal communities. However, in North Topsail Beach the erosion has become so severe it is threatening to wash an entire neighborhood into the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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North Topsail town manager resigns

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The town manager of North Topsail Beach submitted his resigation Wednesday. Steve Foster has worked for the town since 2010. Full story...
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N. Topsail Beach uses sandbags to combat severe erosion

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video Topsail Reef is at the mercy of Mother Nature. The eight buildings, housing 240 homes needed protection from some major erosion, caused by a combination of Hurricane Irene, winter storms and high tides. The condo complex elected to have sandbags installed as a temporary fix. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Former N. Topsail Beach cop charged with peeping

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A former North Topsail Beach police officer will face charges for allegedly peeping on a teenage girl. Late last month the SBI arrested and charged Casey Allen Simpson with misdemeanor secret peeping. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family says it caught cop peeping on teenage daughter

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video A scene no parent wants to stumble upon: A peeping Tom outside their daughter's window. A North Topsail Beach family says that's what happened to them. They were even more horrified when they say they realized the man outside their home was a police officer. Full story...
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North Topsail Beach storm update

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There has been minimal structural damage to residences, some shingles and siding. There was no loss of power. Full story...
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Shark study shows that interactions between humans and sharks are on the rise

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video A 2011 study on shark attacks by the International Shark Attack File suggests that interactions between humans and sharks are on the rise. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Shark bites girl at North Topsail Beach

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video A family from Pennsylvania was excited to be visiting North Carolina for the first time, but their trip to North Topsail Beach did not end on a good note. The Cartwrights 10-year-old old daughter was bitten by something in the knee-deep water that led to her being airlifted to an area hospital. You'll hear EXCLUSIVELY from them later on NewsChannel 3 at 5 & 6. Full story...
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Feds plan meeting on rash of pelican killings

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A federal agency is investigating the killings of dozens of pelicans along the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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