North Topsail Beach mayor testifies before a House natural resources subcommittee

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:43 PM.

Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, and many of our residents, property owners and day visitors have a

military connection. We are on Topsail Island which is a barrier island that has 26 miles of shoreline.

Topsail Island is home to three very popular and easily reached beach towns, North Topsail Beach to the

north, Surf City in the middle, and Topsail Beach to the south. Topsail Island is accessible by two bridges.

A swing‐bridge provides access to Surf City. North Topsail Beach is accessible from the mainland by way

of highway NC210 and a causeway, the Larry Walton Memorial Bridge. This bridge, built in the 1968, is a

very large structure, provides convenient access to Topsail Island and is responsible, in part, for the

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