These images were submitted by Lena Ritter of Holly Ridge, NC. Lena and her family have been locals, commerical fishermen & farmers for generations. Lena Ritter also spearheaded the effort to save...Read more
Chris has been a Topsail Island local for most of his life. Chris enjoys fishing, scuba diving among other outdoor activities as well as being a bit of a history buff; especially local history. Chris is also the owner of Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. in Surf City, North Carolina. Chris, his wife and daughter (Brielle Sea) reside in the area.
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Just landward of Topsail Island, NC is a state reserved luckily saved from development in the 1980s. Permuda Island is around 65 acres with 1.5 miles of shoreline. The island has a vast history, much of which is undocumented. Archaeologists have cited that there is evidence of humans inhabiting and Read more
Topsail Island was not always a favorite beach vacation or second home spot. Just after the end of WWII, the United States began to test rockets to be used in modern jet propulsion, spacecraft and missiles. The operation was named, “Operation Bumblebee”, because like missiles of the time, bumblebees should not be able to fly. At this...Read more
Rip Currents on Topsail Island Beaches Why Rip Currents Form As waves travel from deep to shallow water, they will break near the shoreline. When waves break strongly in some locations and weakly in others, this can cause circulation cells which are seen as rip currents: narrow, fast-moving...Read more
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