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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014
By November 17, 2014 Read More →

NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow.  Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats. Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest marine debris or become entangled in marine debris, which may lead to injury, intestinal blockage, and death.  Marine debris is an Eastern North Carolina concern not only because of the threats to our native wildlife, our ecosystem and our own health, but it also washes up on beaches and shorelines degrading the environment, and effecting our local economy and tourism. Local cooperation and regional partnership is needed to create public awareness while developing ways to […]

Coastinista:  Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)
By October 31, 2014 Read More →

Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)

A few years ago, as seen in these photos, I was doing a beach cleanup at the South end of Topsail Island and came across this Common Loon that was hooked, tangled, and emaciated. I was able to grab him, remove the hook and line, but he was still in bad shape.  I took him to Possumwood Acres Wildlife Rehab in Hubert where he recovered and was released. This is not all that uncommon and happens from time-to-time when surf and pier fishing. This summer, while attending the Southeastern Marine Debris Consortium Workshop in Charleston, I got a text message from a friend, who was pier fishing, with a photo of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle entangled in his line. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross Shelter Update

Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross Shelter Update

WILMINGTON, NC, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 11:30am – Red Cross workers continue to help people without power due to the winter storm providing shelter, food and comfort to those affected.   The following is an updated shelter list:   Open: Columbus Edgewood Elementary School – open (no pets allowed) 317 E Calhoun St, Whiteville New Hanover Cape Fear Presbyterian Church – open (no pets allowed) 2606 Newkirk Avenue, Wilmington Closed: Codington Elementary School – closed Burgaw Holiness Church – closed Hampstead United Methodist – closed West Brunswick High School – closed Burgaw Middle School – closed Noble Middle School – closed Dorothy B Johnson Elementary School – closed Topsail Elementary School – closed last night – closed   About the […]

Soccer Referee Course at Surf City Community Center

Soccer Referee Course at Surf City Community Center

New Soccer Referee Course for 2014 SURF CITY, NC Feb. 13,2014 – Surf City Community Center will host an introductory level USSF soccer referee course for 2014 on Sunday, March 2 from 8 am to 4 pm,  with online modules also to be completed in advance. Participants will need to be 14 or older to be fully certified for game play and receive assignments. This will be the last 2014 new referee course held in the Topsail area. Signing up for the course goes through the www.ncsra.org portal  and also includes referee registration for the 2014 season.  The cost is $75 for those 16 & younger and $95 for those 17 & older. All payment is done online by credit […]

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