Topsail Island

Topsail Island

Mayberry by the Sea

eBook - 2006
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Winner of the Willie Parker Peace History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians. Topsail Island is a North Carolina barrier island lying between the Outer Banks and Wilmington. Though 26 miles long, it is but 200 yards wide in places and encompasses only 15 square miles. Residents and visitors call it a stretch of paradise. But Topsail's outward simplicity belies its rich history and complex future. The island's name? It may have been born when the pirate Blackbeard hid his ship behind the island, lying in wait. Those strange blocklike towers spaced along the beach? Remnants of a top-secret missile program. The modest old-time cottages with the whimsical nameplates? They've survived some of the worst storms Mother Nature has devised, only to see their owners tempted by developers offering big money for the land on which they sit. Then there are the giant sea turtles, the Gold Hole, and even a traveling bear. In Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea, author Ray McAllister tells the many stories of Topsail with the help of those who love the island best
Publisher: Winston-Salem, NC : John F. Blair, Publisher, 2006
ISBN: 9780895874726
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (239 p.)


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