Today's News

  • Bad guys are getting out of jail

    Bad guys are getting out of jail (without permission) while uninvited visitors are opening the door to the White House. A former police officer leads other law enforcement officers on a wild high speed chase while shooting his pistol out the window — landing him seven attempted murder charges. A survivalist is hiding out in a Pennsylvania forest after allegedly shooting two state troopers, killing one. Sounds like the making of a strange Hollywood movie, but sadly it’s not. This is the real world folks, a real life script for disaster. READ MORE

  • Crisp apples pair well with fall

    Apples of many varieties are plentiful this time of year. Mixing different types of apples will make for interesting flavors, experiment. Find the apples you enjoy and bake away or just enjoy raw with some cheese and maybe a glass of wine. READ MORE

  • Sidewalk construction underway in Surf City

    You can do most things by riding bikes or walking around Surf City, Town Manager Larry Bergman said. READ MORE

  • Health fair, retiree appreciation day slated

    Retirees and their families are invited to attend a health fair and retiree appreciation day aboard Camp Lejeune this weekend. READ MORE

  • Fishermen gather to discuss commercial issues

    Fishermen from up and down the coast gathered in Surf City to make their voices heard at the Commercial Fisherman’s Town Hall Meeting. READ MORE

  • Plan’s final open house set in Sneads Ferry

    The final session is slated this week for voicing public comments on a draft plan for Sneads Ferry’s future, which planners forecast will entail continued commercial and residential growth. READ MORE

  • N.C. Spot Festival celebrates tasty fish

    There’s something fishy going down in Hampstead this weekend. READ MORE

  • Area happenings

    35+ basketball
    Surf City Parks and Recreation is forming its first 35+ Basketball League for adults, with the first games to begin Oct. 15.  Individual registration is $50, and teams are...

  • Police blotter, Sept. 25

    North Topsail Beach Police Department
    Sept. 8 through Sept. 14
    Chief Casey Fillinger 910-328-0042
    DWI 1
    Citations issued
    State citations 3
    Town ...

  • Celebrating six years of ‘Cooking with Hope’

    Happy 6th anniversary, everyone. It is hard to believe that this column has been sharing recipes with you for so many years. We hope that you have been enjoying the recipes along with some cooking tips. To celebrate the occasion I have included recipes from my trip to France. These recipes require a little bit of effort, but they are quite delicious and will be a fine dish for any dinner party that you have or just a special dinner for you and your family. READ MORE