Robert S. Young: I have watched in dismay as North Topsail has struggled to preserve a small stretch of oceanfront property at all costs. Officials have destroyed their beach and created significant access issues along more than a half-mile stretch of shoreline, all done with the permission of the NC Division of Coastal Management and the NC Coastal Resources Commission.
Chad Biggs and Chris Creech celebrated with friends at their formal wedding at Melrose in Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Their reception followed at The Cookery in Durham. They were the first gay couple to marry in Wake County on October 10, 2014 at the Wake County Courthouse, after same-sex marriages became legal in North Carolina.