Today's News

  • Grow a successful vegetable garden

    I have been in the horticulture industry for over 18 years. In that time I have always focused on growing and designing with annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. Just recently I have found a new interest in vegetable gardening. Growing food isn’t easy. We have several things stacked against us. First, we have a hot and humid climate which creates a perfect environment for foliar diseases to develop and insects to persist. Much of our native soils our depleted of nutrients and can always benefit from additional compost and it is either feast or famine when it comes to rainfall. READ MORE

  • Turtle hospital director named state’s top conservationist

    We’re going to need a bigger wall, and we’re going to have to reinforce it. On Sept. 6 our director, Jean Beasley, was honored as the “2013 Conservationist of the Year” at the 51st Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards gala in Cary. READ MORE

  • No question what’s on the menu at first Rice Festival

    The first annual North Carolina Rice Festival will be held at the Brunswick Riverwalk in Belville on Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. READ MORE

  • Our strange and wonderful world always keeps me on my toes

    For now there will be no ammunition registration in the State of California. The proposed law would have required firearm retailers to report the name, address and date of birth of buyers as well as type of ammo and quantity. Originally the bill started out as requiring a state permit and a background check before being allowed to purchase ammo. Can you say Big Brother? READ MORE

  • Area happenings, Sept. 11 edition

    Debris symposium
    A series of events this month are slated to raise awareness about waste that ends up in oceans, rivers and other natural bodies of water.
    The Marine Debris Symposium N.C....

  • Turtle hospital a popular attraction

    Sea turtles in Surf City were a huge attraction this summer. READ MORE

  • Sea turtles nest numbers decline

    The number of sea turtle nests along the North Carolina coast plummeted this season following four years of steadily increasing numbers READ MORE

  • Inaugural half marathon to benefit cancer nonprofit

    Signups are progressing for the Two Town Marathon, a major road race for area runners, now on the fall calendar for Oct. 11. The point-to-point race takes its place on a newly certified flat course designed for excellent times — starting in Topsail Beach and finishing up in Surf City. READ MORE

  • ‘Dixie Swim Club’ takes the stage in Sneads Ferry

    Getting married, having children, getting divorced — all are major life events that many face. READ MORE

  • Police blotter, Sept. 11 edition

    Police blotter
    North Topsail Beach Police Department
    Chief Casey Fillinger 910-328-0042
    Surf City Police Department
    Sept. 2 through Sept. 8
    Chief Mike Halstead 910-...