Topsail Island NC

Topsail Island, NC: A 26 mile long barrier island which consists of 3 towns – North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. Topsail Island has a rich history including testing of US Navy ramjet missiles as Operation Bumblebee.

Surf City steps out with Gun Safety Camps for kids

Surf City steps out with Gun Safety Camps for kids

SURF CITY, NC July 22, 2014 – Surf City Parks & Recreation is taking aim with two Gun Safety Camps for youths ages 9-14, with activities taking place within 15 hour course based at the Surf City Community Center. The camp dates are July 28 to August 1 and August 11 – 15. The camp beginning July 28 will run from 1 pm – 4 pm and the camp starting August 11 will run from 9 am to 12 Noon. The camps are being offered in cooperation with community partner Surf City Guns & Ammo, local law enforcement personnel and certified NRA instructors, Rachelle and Jeff Trout.  Specific visits from local law enforcement agencies and Pender County Sheriff’s Department are […]

A Pirate’s Exile: Tarheel Escapades
By June 24, 2014 Read More →

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 […]

Surf City Spin-A-Thon to benefit Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

Surf City Spin-A-Thon to benefit Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

SURF CITY, NC June 10, 2014 – Just a few bikes remain for Surf City Parks & Recreation Spin-A-Thon for the local Multiple Sclerosis Foundation to be held, Monday, June 16 at the Surf City Community Center. The Spin-A-Thon is divided into two segments: 8:30 am to 12 Noon and 4 to 7 pm with various instructors from the Surf City Spinning program handling this special event. Those who participate (at least 30 minute segments) can make a donation of their choice. A minimum $10 donation enters a raffle for an oceanfront beach house weekend and $25 – another raffle for a full week. Only 8 bikes are available for the Spin-A-Thon for all time segments and participants may sign […]

Topsail Area Kiwanis ’14 Tournament Team Registration Forms Available

Topsail Area Kiwanis ’14 Tournament Team Registration Forms Available

SURF CITY, NC March 18, 2014 – The Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island Area is accepting team registrations for its 2014 golf tournament scheduled for Saturday, May 3th at North Shore Country Club in Sneads Ferry.  North Shore Country Club is acknowledged as one of the premiere golf venues in the coastal Carolinas. 2014 – Kiwanis Golf Tournament Registration Form Registration forms may be obtained from any Topsail Kiwanis Club member, at the North Shore Country Club Pro Shop, or by contacting tournament chair Rick Benton at 910-604-3835 or via e-mail at rickbenton56@gmail.com. Tee time on May 3rd is 8:30 a.m., and the format will be Captain’s Choice.  The entry fee is $300 for each team of four.  Mulligans may […]

Topsail Island Trilogy by Carol Ann Ross
By March 12, 2014 Read More →

Topsail Island Trilogy by Carol Ann Ross

THE DAYS OF HAIRAWN MUHLY  is the first book in the continuing Topsail Island saga written by Carol Ann Ross.  Carol is a native of the Carolina coast and remembers a time when life there was very different than today. As for the progress made along the eastern seaboard, she often asks, “where in the hell did quaint and simple go?” Carol has written for a couple of newspapers and has penned six books, fiction and non-fiction.She has experienced many occupations, from first mate on a fishing boat to college instructor. THE DAYS OF HAIRAWN MUHLY Before 1941 Topsail Island was a no name barrier island referred to as “the banks.” It was a sanctuary to fishermen and farmers alike; […]

Three Teen Spring Sports at Surf City

Three Teen Spring Sports at Surf City

SURF CITY, NC Feb. 21, 2014 – 1 + 2 = 3 spring sports programs for teens through Surf City Parks & Recreation!  The newest is an extension of Surf City Volleyball with a brand new Teen League on Saturday mornings. Games , start March 29 with a pre-season scrimmage on Saturday, March 22 to get everyone warmed up and ready to set and spike. Teen Volleyball (for ages 12-17) will run according to modified USVBA rules in a co-ed setting. While individual registration is $50 for eight games and a post-season tournament, team registration is only $250 (7-10 players). Games will all be Saturday mornings with a practice block reserved for 7-9 pm on Monday nights.  All players will […]

NC Senator Harry Brown Constituent Update February 20, 2014

NC Senator Harry Brown Constituent Update February 20, 2014

Senator Harry Brown CONSTITUENT UPDATE Jones and Onslow Counties- 6th District 300-B Legislative Office Building 300 N. Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27603 Phone (919)-715-3034 Fax (919)-715-7586 E-mail harry.brown@ncleg.net February 20, 2014 This is just a reminder that my office will be accepting applications for the North Carolina Senate Page Program through Friday, February 28, 2014.  This program allows youth the opportunity to see first-hand how laws are made by participating in the legislative process.  Each page is appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate upon the recommendation of a Senator and serves for one week when the General Assembly is in session.  The General Assembly will reconvene for the 2014 Short Session on Wednesday, May 14.   Applicants […]

March into Spring at the Historical Society of Topsail Island

March into Spring at the Historical Society of Topsail Island

MARCH INTO SPRING at the HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TOPSAIL ISLAND! TOPSAIL BEACH, NC Feb. 20, 2014 – Please join us for lunch at the HSTI Assembly Building on THURSDAY, MARCH 13th, 2014 at 11:30am. Our guest speaker will be Ms. Ann Bokelman. Ms. Bokelman will discuss the history of “The Old Bridge at Sunset Beach” and of the VISTA, a blockade runner from 1864, which also ran aground at Sunset Beach. The luncheon will be catered by “The Beach Grill” and the menu includes: Corned Beef with Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots, Cole Slaw, Irish Soda Bread w/ buttter. Dessert and Iced Tea. The luncheon cost is $12/$10 for attendees 70+.  PLEASE RSVP to SUSIE BRAUN (973-518-2425) or smprice614@yahoo.com  ON OR BEFORE […]

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