TOPSAIL ISLAND - Nesting mamas are back in our waters and on our beaches. The nesting count grows daily. Our Topsail Turtle Project volunteers are on the job, patrolling every morning before the tide comes in, looking for tracks, verifying actual nesting activity (rather than a false crawl) and staking and recording each nest. At times you may see them digging up and carefully relocating a nest that they feel is in a hazardous location, like below the high tide line or in a highly trafficked area. Last year’s numbers only count for last year; every year is a surprise. We’re bombarded with questions about the on-going dredging and beach re-nourishment on the north end, but the final vote on that sand lies with the experts, the Loggerhead mamas. Our beach walkers are up with the sun, so chances are if you’re an early bird you’ll run into them so stop and have a chat. They’re always eager to “talk turtle.” You can keep up with the latest stats by clicking on the “Nesting Program” tab on our website: www.seaturtlehospital.org.
TOPSAIL BEACH - Due to the upcoming Holiday, the Town has decided to change our bulk item pick-up to the 2nd (July 10th) and 4th (July 24th) Fridays in July in order to avoid increased traffic delays. Regularly scheduled 1st and 3rd Friday pickups will resume the month of August.
PENDER COUNTY – The Pender County arrest report is a weekly post provided by Topsail News Online. The information in this post has been provided by the Pender County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
TOPSAIL ISLAND – It is a busy time in Surf City with many opportunities that our coastal town offers. Whether you are a resident or visitor, we want you all to have a fun, safe summer and Independence Day celebration. Check the Surf City town website for summertime safety tips at http://www.surfcity.govoffice.
TOPSAIL ISLAND - Below is a link from NOAA that has great information. Please feel free to share this link with family and friends.