Some homes at North Topsail Beach are in trouble. Electricity, water and sewer have been disconnected at 20 structures due to erosion. This week on the Down East Journal, details on how a project that starts next week could help slow the tide. And, a free Christmas tour of the antebellum plantation Somerset Place happens Sunday. We have a preview. We spotlight eastern North Carolina, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.