Today's News

  • With fall comes treats

    Here are some comfort dishes to make for the fall season. READ MORE

  • Area happenings

    Salon Blue Hair Salon, located in Holly Ridge, is holding their second annual fundraiser this month. READ MORE

  • A bit of knowledge may help prevent future tragedies

    I experienced something so wasteful and disgusting that I must share. Shortly after noon one day last week, I received a phone call from the Holly Ridge Police Department. I was told that two men had been found, scantily dressed, on their hands and knees in broad daylight, inhaling Freon from a Central AC unit at my trailer park. It was suggested that I come there, which I did. Within an hour it was evident that almost $10,000 worth of damage had been done – numerous AC units had been damaged and the Freon drained. Apparently the two men had gotten into an altercation and had damaged one of the vacant units by smashing a window, a door and indoor light fixtures. So much for respecting the property of others. READ MORE

  • Raising Raiders aims to empower MarSOC families

    In 2009, Marine wife Abigail Compton received news about her husband that no spouse wants to hear. READ MORE

  • Police blotter

    Police blotter North Topsail Beach Police Department Sept. 29 through Oct. 5 Chief Casey Fillinger 910-328-0042   Arrests Larceny from a person 1 Felony larceny 1 ... READ MORE

  • Surf City manager promises end to water contamination

    Surf City’s manager said ongoing issues with contaminants in the town’s drinking water should be fixed by month’s end. READ MORE

  • Greeting cards a hot seller in gift shop

    Just when we thought we had bid farewell to the last of our recovered sea turtles two more got their swimming papers. “Caswell,” a relative short-timer and “Nova” one of our winter cold-stuns rocketed through the waves to the cheers of a large crowd that just happened to be visiting Topsail at the right time. READ MORE

  • Topsail Beach moves to make properties accessible to firetrucks

    Topsail Beach commissioners took a first step Wednesday night in forcing property owners to clear the way for the town’s firetrucks. READ MORE

  • Flood map revision may lower insurance premiums for some

    Preliminary flood zone maps are offering some coastal residents the prospect of dramatically lower insurance premiums. READ MORE

  • Rabies warning: Don’t handle wild animals, strange dogs or cats

    Pender County Health Department has confirmed another case of rabies related to a rabid raccoon in the Hampstead area last week. One dog was exposed to the rabid raccoon, but the dog had been vaccinated according to Pender County Animal Control. This brings the count to 7 confirmed cases of rabies this year in wild animals resulting in many human exposures. Three raccoons, 2 foxes, and 1 bat have also tested positive for rabies. The animals were found in the Hampstead area. READ MORE