Comparing the past and the present is the purpose of the new book Topsail Island in Arcadia Publishing’s popular Then & Now series by local author BJ Cothran.
Time often stands still along the picturesque shores that dot one of North Carolina’s favorite barrier islands. Islanders have always loved Topsail’s quiet, small-town charm and seclusion.
It is Cothran’s wish that “this collection will fill a void for many of the families who lost their photos to storms and flooding, and that it will give them their very own Topsail images to go with their memories.”
*Join the author for a book signing!
Saturday, August 29 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Barnes & Noble: 850 Inspiration Dr. Wilmington, NC 28405
Highlights of Topsail Island:
• Includes the historic Topsail towers and the Assembly Building, leftover relics from Operation Bumblebee, a secret government project
• Features Fulcher’s Landing and the sleepy fishing village of Sneads Ferry
• Explores great island architecture, including J. G. Anderson Sr.’s original home
• Shows Sloop Point Plantation house in Hampstead
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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