Today's News

  • Oyster season’s peak looms as cold weather arrives

    Oyster season is off to a slow start, but with cold weather’s arrival, the peak of the season is still to come. READ MORE

  • Police blotter

    North Topsail Beach Police Department READ MORE

  • Chamber’s Hometown Christmas campaign promotes local business

    It’s only six miles from Surf City to Topsail Beach — a short drive that Lori Fisher hopes more area residents will take as they tackle their Christmas lists. READ MORE

  • Area happenings

    Warrior Ride
    The Warrior Ride is looking for a few more veterans or current service members who want to ride their bikes on Nov. 30. They are also looking for people to come out and show ...
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  • CRC approves sandbag variance for NTB

    Residential structures on two beaches, including one on Topsail Island, will be protected with sandbags following approval from the Coastal Resources Commission at a special meeting Wednesday. READ MORE

  • Make the most of Thanksgiving leftovers

    If you prepared the holiday dinner, the after Thanksgiving leftovers are delicious and can be put into many recipes; here are a few dishes that you might like. READ MORE

  • Time to plan the Thanksgiving Day menu

    Happy Thanksgiving, to you and yours. Be thankful for all that you have, especially your abundance of food. READ MORE

  • Boat ramp renovations begin

    A boating access that serves the Sneads Ferry area soon will undergo a transformation that will upgrade the facility and improve accessibility for users. READ MORE

  • Fall needle drop not always cause for alarm

    Every year during the first few weeks of November, New Hanover County residents stop by the plant clinic carrying plastic baggies containing brown interior branches of one sort of conifer or another. All of them experiencing the same problem and asking, “What’s causing my plant to die?” Those that don’t bring the actual parts of their trees in often described the symptoms. “My tree was fine last week and suddenly it started turning brown.” Or “The needles are all turning yellow and dropping to the ground.” READ MORE

  • Toys for Tots sets up drop site at turtle hospital

    We are able to do what we do only because so many of you have financially supported us over the past (almost) two decades. So when Lisa Brossia, one of our long-time volunteers, offered to do the legwork for “Toys for Tots” we eagerly signed on as a way of giving back. READ MORE