Community Announcements for the week of September 13, 2012

4th Annual ‘Taste of Hampstead’ Wine Festival

On Saturday, Sept. 22, discover the culinary delights Hampstead has to offer and get your palates ready for a terrific sampling of food and wine from local restaurants and wineries including Jebby's on 17, Village Cafe and Deli, Sea Salt Bakery, Topsail Island Trading Company, Carolina Café, The Bagel Bakery, Lotus Thai Grille, Sweet Peas by the Sea, Noni Bacca Winery, Silver Coast Winery and Duplin Winery. The event will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Community Bulding located at 14435 US Hwy. 17. Entertainment presented by local guitarist Galan Hunsucker. Particiopants will receive a complimentary commemorative 2012 "Taste of Hampstead" wine glass. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple in advance, or $30 per person at the door. Celebrate what our culinary community has to offer! For more information, contact Brooke Henderson at 910-270-9642.

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM.



Historical Society of Topsail Island

The first Historical Society of Topsail Island meeting for 2012-2013 will be held on September 13. The meeting will feature Billy Yeargan, Jr.,M.L.S., presenting a program entitled The American Tobacco Culture: Our Heritage. He will address the impact tobacco had on America from the pre-colonial period through the 20th century. Yeargan is a Professor of History at Johnston Community College and Vance-Granville Community College. He is being sponsored by the Road Scholars Program, a part of the N.C. Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This first of nine meetings between September and May 2013 will be at the Assembly Building in Topsail Beach at 11:30 a.m. A fried chicken lunch costing $10 or $9 for 70-plus will be prepared by The Beach Shop and Grill. Reservations for lunch must be made no later than Friday, September 7 by calling Jane Combs at either 328-2327 or 336-414-6224. The speaker’s presentation will follow the lunch. Visitors, new members and ongoing members are always welcome.


VFW Post 9983 Holly Ridge

• The next Concealed Carry Class scheduled for October 6. For more information, visit

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