Today's News

  • It makes no sense to me

    Eric Garner of New york died while being wrestled to the ground to be handcuffed. The 43-year-olds crime? The officers suspected he was selling “loose cigarettes” without a tax stamp on a sidewalk. Shouldn’t a tax crime fall under the IRS and not the police? READ MORE

  • Get creative with summer fruit

    Here are some easy to make summer fruit recipes. Become creative and see what you can com up with. READ MORE

  • Intern follows in her sister’s footsteps to turtle hospital

    We expect our interns to be on their toes, but until now we never had one that could literally do just that. Cara Cook danced her way into our program after spending several years as a professional ballerina. And her younger sister, who’s in her third year as one of our junior interns, also had quite a bit to do with Cara’s decision to sign on. Being part of a dance company (including time with the Georgia Ballet) left little occasion for Cara to do much of anything else. But now, after completing her freshman year at Oberlin College (Ohio) she’s determined to devote time to pursuing her many other interests. READ MORE

  • Night time is the right time for fishing

    The sweat is pouring and your eyes are stinging from the combination of bright sun and sweat. It’s too hot to wear a long sleeve shirt, but the sun is so bright you will be burnt to a crisp if you don’t! Your partner is crying about the frosty beverages getting hot too quick to drink a whole one! The inlet looks like a parking lot, and the point reminds you of the lawn at the Jimmy Buffet concert you went too last week. READ MORE

  • Area happenings

    Gun Safety Camps
    Surf City Parks and Recreation is sponsoring two Gun Safety Camps for youths ages 9-14. The camps will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. July 28 to Aug. 1 and from 9 a.m. to noon Aug....

  • Insurance hearing on potential rate increase postponed 

    Homeowners will have to wait a little longer to find out if additional insurance rate increases will be on the way. READ MORE

  • Booze sales shift in summer months

    When Sarah Hanerfeld visited the Sneads Ferry ABC store on Friday afternoon, she knew what drink to buy for her friends at North Topsail Beach: a North Carolina-based liquor that has been among the varieties to rise in popularity recently. READ MORE

  • DOT to hold hearing on design of new Surf City bridge

    The proposed design for the new fixed bridge that will replace the decades-old swing bridge in Surf City will be showcased at a public hearing later this month. READ MORE

  • Police blotter, July 24 edition

    North Topsail Beach Police Department
    Chief Casey Fillinger 910-328-0042
    Surf City Police Department
    July 15 through 21
    Chief Mike Halstead 910-328-7711

  • Add fruit to the menu to help keep hydrated during summer heat

    Summer fruits are plentiful this year with peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, and more. READ MORE