Negotiation for New Topsail School Continues

TOPSAIL BEACH -- Negotiations continued over the site for a new Topsail High School.

The Pender County School Board held its regular meeting Monday night. But board members did not discuss their plans to move forward with condemnation proceedings that would take land for both the school and sewer systems.

The school said the latest hold-up in negotiations hinged on assurance of sewer service in the area from the developer.

The site for the new school is attractive to the school system, as it sits adjacent to the current high school off US-17 in Hampstead.

Reported by Joe Keiley