Sneads Ferry NC

Sneads Ferry, NC: Established in 1728 with a ferry by Edmund Ennett. By 1759, two ferries operated there from each bank of New River with Robert Snead as the proprietor of the ferry on the north shore which later became known as “Sneads Ferry”. The village has been heavily dependent on the seafood industry. Home of the Sneads Ferry Community Theatre.

Sneads Ferry Community Theatre: Open Auditions for Dixie Swim Club

Sneads Ferry Community Theatre: Open Auditions for Dixie Swim Club

SNEADS FERRY, NC July 9, 2014 – A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever! Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York AUDITIONS Tuesday, July 15th and Thursday, July 17th 2014 @ 7:00 PM Sneads Ferry Community Center 126 Park Lane Show Dates: September 5,6,7 & September 12,13,14 5 WOMEN ARE NEEDED: We are looking for five women who can portray characters that age from 45-80 years old. All five women have major roles in the show. SYNOPSIS: Five southern women who were college swim teammates meet one long weekend every August in the same beach cottage in North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The show […]

A Pirate’s Exile: Tarheel Escapades
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A Pirate’s Exile: Tarheel Escapades

San Pedro, CA, June, 23, 2014-I don’t like to fly. Something about the entire process just makes me want to scream out loud about how crazy we all must be in order to pack ourselves into what amounts to a pile of metal and hurl ourselves into the air. Despite my misgivings about defying gravity, I made the decision to buy a round trip ticket to NC from Denver after talking it out with several of my friends. I needed to downsize my bags and my guitar needed to be put in a closet after sustaining some road wear. I packed the things I wanted to leave, along with the essentials and flew to Jacksonville, where my friend Steve and […]

Pet Adoption Event: Adopt-a-Cat Month

Pet Adoption Event: Adopt-a-Cat Month

JACKSONVILLE, NC June 13, 2014 – Onslow County Animal Services is celebrating the American Humane Association’s national Adopt-A-Cat Month this June. Spring and summer typically bring a surge of cats to the nation’s shelters. Onslow County Animal Shelter is no exception. Special discount cat adoption fees: All cats and kittens are $50 each. Adult cats one year or older are $5 each every Friday and Saturday during June. The adoption fee includes a rabies vaccination, Fel-O-Guard® 3 vaccine, and a spay/neuter certificate unless already spayed/neutered. Don’t miss out on this special event. Your support is crucial to helping the county reduce the stray pet population and the associated challenges. Citizens can also visit Onslow County Animal Services at 244 Georgetown […]

Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Summer Safety Tips for Pets

JACKSONVILLE, NC June 13, 2014 — Pets have a more difficult time keeping cool when temperatures soar. Onslow County Animal Services urges citizens to be mindful of the heat and keep pets cool to protect them from heat related illness and injury. Never leave pets in the car. On an 85 F degree day, the temperature inside a car with the windows slightly open can reach 120 degrees within 30 minutes. The following tips can save lives: Never leave a pet in a car when you travel or run errands. On very hot days, limit exercising your pet to early morning or evening hours. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn a pet’s paws. Pets with light-colored noses or fur […]

Onslow County Board of Commissioners’ Meeting April 23, 2014 includes Dixon Middle School Project

Onslow County Board of Commissioners’ Meeting April 23, 2014 includes Dixon Middle School Project

ONSLOW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING April 23, 2014 Jacksonville City Hall, Council Chambers 815 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville, NC 7:00 PM REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER – Chairman Paul Buchanan PRAYER FOLLOWED BY A MOMENT OF SILENCE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Mr. David B. Cotton, Deputy County Manager, will lead the audience and the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS PRESENT CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS We ask that all in attendance please set your cell phones to silent or vibrate mode. The Board offers the public two opportunities to speak during the meeting. Comments during the first public comment period should be limited to three minutes each and must be directly issue- oriented with the agenda items […]

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

WILMINGTON, NC April 15th, 2014 – Bruce Hemmingway was riding home on his motorcycle on April 12, 2013.  The driver of a van was Texting while driving and did not yield the right of way.  Despite the fact that Bruce was wearing his helmet, he suffered spinal cord injuries and is currently a quadriplegic with his life forever changed. Bikers for Bruce, A Fundraising Festival will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014.  100% of the proceeds will go to Bruce and Vicki Hemmingway to help with physical therapy and rehabilitation so that Bruce may walk again. The day will begin with registration at Logan’s Roadhouse located in Jacksonville, NC from 11-12 and at Fat Tony’s Pub in Wilmington, NC […]

Rookie Davis Wins Season Opener for RiverDogs

Rookie Davis Wins Season Opener for RiverDogs

Rookie Davis keeps Augusta scoreless early as Charleston claims its first victory AUGUSTA, GA March 3, 2014 – Rookie Davis pitched five shutout innings and struck out five to key the Charleston RiverDogs to a 5-1 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Thursday evening at Lake Olmstead Stadium in South Atlantic League action. Davis’s shutout performance carried the RiverDogs to a 1-0 start for the 2014 season. This marks the first season opener that Charleston has won since 2011 when the RiverDogs claimed a 6-1 road victory against the Lexington Legends. Augusta starter Chase Johnson locked up with Davis to keep the contest scoreless through the first four innings. Mike Ford collected two singles against Johnson and Gosuke Katoh singled […]

Open Auditions: Sneads Ferry Community Theatre’s “Mama Won’t Fly”

Open Auditions: Sneads Ferry Community Theatre’s “Mama Won’t Fly”

SNEADS FERRY, NC March 25, 2014 – The Sneads Ferry Community Theatre will hold open AUDITIONS for an outrageously hilarious race against the clock family comedy: Mama Won’t Fly a Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy! April 15 and 16, 2014 7:00pm The Sneads Ferry Community Center 126 Park Lane Sneads Ferry, NC 28460   6 women and 2-3 men are needed. 3 main female characters, 2-3 men to cover 10 different characters, 3 women to cover 11 different characters. None of the 10/11 extra characters have appearances more than a couple of pages.   In addition there will be 8 “walk across stage” characters, separating scenes. WE HAVE A PART FOR YOU!!! 3 main characters:  Savannah Honeycutt:  Feisty Southern successful business woman, […]

Sneads Ferry Food Lion customer receives $10,000 check for New Year, New Kitchen Makeover Sweepstakes

Sneads Ferry Food Lion customer receives $10,000 check for New Year, New Kitchen Makeover Sweepstakes

SNEADS FERRY, NC March 21, 2014 – At the Food Lion on Old Folkstone Road in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, Thomas Everett and Tony Brinson of Food Lion presented Jan Hill a check for $10,000.00 as the First Prize Winner of their “New Year, New Kitchen Makeover Sweepstakes”. Customers were encouraged to enter the Kitchen Makeover Sweepstakes in January by either using their MVP card or completing an entry form. No purchase was necessary for customers to win. About Food Lion Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). Food Lion, with a longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, operates more than 1,100 supermarkets in […]

New Sneads Ferry Branch Library Officially Opens its Doors

New Sneads Ferry Branch Library Officially Opens its Doors

JACKSONVILLE, NC March 18, 2014 – More than 500 people witnessed the opening of the Sneads Ferry Branch Library yesterday. The new branch at 1330 Highway 210 in Sneads Ferry will share the location with the Environmental Education Center scheduled to open Apr 5 at 10 a.m. The library is more than three times larger than the old one and houses multiple meeting spaces, a 20-station computer lab, improved library collections, reading and study areas, wetland walkways and boardwalk, a dedicated youth and programming room, an outdoor classroom, demonstration area, and free internet access and Wi Fi. The newest library in the Onslow County Public Library System will continue the tradition to deliver excellent library services and expanded educational opportunities […]