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Topsail Island towns to reopen Thursday morning

The three towns on Topsail Island, Topsail Beach, Surf City and North Topsail Beach, will reopen Thursday to anyone with a re-entry pass or decal.

BIRDS-EYE VIEW: Aerial look at areas affected by Hurricane Florence

As floodwater continues to rise in the wake of Hurricane Florence, many areas are inaccessible. That makes getting a true gauge of Florence's impact difficult.

After Florence, barrier islands still doomed by rising sea

Richard Barnett spent his week boarding up the windows of million-dollar homes perched precariously at the northern tip of Topsail Island, a narrow spit of North Carolina ringed with sandbags to offer some armor against the pounding surf.

Traffic moving again as Surf City Swing Bridge reopens

Traffic is backed up in Surf City after a problem has closed the swingbridge between the mainland and Topsail Island.

Missile museum ready to take off after building repairs

The Missiles and More Museum on Topsail Island reopened on May 22 after the Assembly Building, which is where the museum is housed, underwent $150,000 worth of repairs.

‘The Raven’ pirate ship for sale after The Belle of Topsail retires

After The Belle of Topsail announced it is retiring in April, The Raven is now for sale.

For $4 million, this island off Pender County could be yours

On a Google map, Lea Island shows no roads, no cities and no landmarks of any kind except this description in red: “Remote habitat with shells and birds.”
Jill Mellott on the beach

Love where you live! Area beaches ranks top in state

Another big national publication says some of the best beaches in the state are in our area.

The Belle of Topsail forced to retire after 75 years at sea

After traveling the world and carrying passengers for 75 years, The Belle of Topsail is retiring from cruises.

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