Today's News

  • 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

  • Peachland intern has eye on veterinary career

    Austin Herms, a Peachland native, has a plan for his future; and now he can check “internship with sea turtles” off of his to-do list. Austin is studying molecular biology at East Carolina University where he recently completed a study on toxicity. His research was conducted on nematodes and the effect of nickel exposure on their genes. That kind of data is interesting and relevant to our work because we have seen what swimming in and ingesting water polluted with heavy metals and other chemicals does to our patients. (It’s not pretty.) READ MORE

  • Challenging conditions can test tomato growers

    “Ain’t nothing better than a home-grown, one-slicer tomato sandwich,” commented the exasperated gardener visiting Cooperative Extension’s Plant Clinic last week, “but all my plants either die before I get even one tomato or stop producing when it gets hot.” READ MORE

  • South wind affects surf

    Well, surfers and surfettes, we had a few days of surf; but man this south wind has really set up on us. If you are trying to surf, the best times have been in the morning on both ends of the island. So far the best spots have been on the north side of Jolly Roger Pier before the wind gets too strong. There is a low pressure coming our way so hang in there READ MORE

  • Facts vs. opinions: Leave your opinions at the door

    Today it is very difficult in our society to determine the difference between opinions and facts. Websites make everything so official looking and once someone reaches the information they are searching for, they stop looking. We’ve all done it. How many times have you only heard bits and pieces of a story and created a complete tale that was completely wrong? We’re human, it happens. READ MORE

  • Topsail Basketball Association hosts annual summer camp

    The 3rd annual Topsail Basketball Association/Topsail High School basketball camp was help this past week under the direction of Topsail Basketball Coaches Jeff Gainey and Jim Clanahan. READ MORE

  • Keep an eye out for coastal hazards

    Safety is a key factor in ensuring an enjoyable beach trip and there are tips to follow to help make any visit to seashore a safe one. READ MORE

  • Bring sunscreen, swimsuit and manners on beach visits

    If you are heading to the beach, you won’t be alone. READ MORE

  • Police blotter

    North Topsail Beach Police Department
    June 30 through July 6
    Chief Casey Fillinger 910-328-0042
    Simple assault 1
    Citation’s issued
    State citations 1

  • Area happenings

    Girls Golf Day Olde Point Golf and Country Club in Hampstead is hosting an official LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Day on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. “These Girls Rock” is the theme of this girls-on... READ MORE