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. 

Summer time and the living is easy, but think twice if you’re tempted to re-live one of the joys of your youth riding in the back of a pickup truck.  We examine a recent fatality in our state that reminds us of the danger involved in what used to be a common sight on eastern North Carolina roadways. 

Riding in the back of a pickup truck can conjure up memories from childhood…

L.C. Morris reports on current gun control laws in the State.