Topsail Island NC

Topsail Island, NC: A 26 mile long barrier island which consists of 3 towns – North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. Topsail Island has a rich history including testing of US Navy ramjet missiles as Operation Bumblebee.

Topsail Area Kiwanis ’14 Tournament Team Registration Forms Available

Topsail Area Kiwanis ’14 Tournament Team Registration Forms Available

SURF CITY, NC March 18, 2014 – The Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island Area is accepting team registrations for its 2014 golf tournament scheduled for Saturday, May 3th at North Shore Country Club in Sneads Ferry.  North Shore Country Club is acknowledged as one of the premiere golf venues in the coastal Carolinas. 2014 – Kiwanis Golf Tournament Registration Form Registration forms may be obtained from any Topsail Kiwanis Club member, at the North Shore Country Club Pro Shop, or by contacting tournament chair Rick Benton at 910-604-3835 or via e-mail at rickbenton56@gmail.com. Tee time on May 3rd is 8:30 a.m., and the format will be Captain’s Choice.  The entry fee is $300 for each team of four.  Mulligans may […]

Topsail Island Trilogy by Carol Ann Ross
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Topsail Island Trilogy by Carol Ann Ross

THE DAYS OF HAIRAWN MUHLY  is the first book in the continuing Topsail Island saga written by Carol Ann Ross.  Carol is a native of the Carolina coast and remembers a time when life there was very different than today. As for the progress made along the eastern seaboard, she often asks, “where in the hell did quaint and simple go?” Carol has written for a couple of newspapers and has penned six books, fiction and non-fiction.She has experienced many occupations, from first mate on a fishing boat to college instructor. THE DAYS OF HAIRAWN MUHLY Before 1941 Topsail Island was a no name barrier island referred to as “the banks.” It was a sanctuary to fishermen and farmers alike; […]

Three Teen Spring Sports at Surf City

Three Teen Spring Sports at Surf City

SURF CITY, NC Feb. 21, 2014 – 1 + 2 = 3 spring sports programs for teens through Surf City Parks & Recreation!  The newest is an extension of Surf City Volleyball with a brand new Teen League on Saturday mornings. Games , start March 29 with a pre-season scrimmage on Saturday, March 22 to get everyone warmed up and ready to set and spike. Teen Volleyball (for ages 12-17) will run according to modified USVBA rules in a co-ed setting. While individual registration is $50 for eight games and a post-season tournament, team registration is only $250 (7-10 players). Games will all be Saturday mornings with a practice block reserved for 7-9 pm on Monday nights.  All players will […]

NC Senator Harry Brown Constituent Update February 20, 2014

NC Senator Harry Brown Constituent Update February 20, 2014

Senator Harry Brown CONSTITUENT UPDATE Jones and Onslow Counties- 6th District 300-B Legislative Office Building 300 N. Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27603 Phone (919)-715-3034 Fax (919)-715-7586 E-mail harry.brown@ncleg.net February 20, 2014 This is just a reminder that my office will be accepting applications for the North Carolina Senate Page Program through Friday, February 28, 2014.  This program allows youth the opportunity to see first-hand how laws are made by participating in the legislative process.  Each page is appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate upon the recommendation of a Senator and serves for one week when the General Assembly is in session.  The General Assembly will reconvene for the 2014 Short Session on Wednesday, May 14.   Applicants […]

March into Spring at the Historical Society of Topsail Island

March into Spring at the Historical Society of Topsail Island

MARCH INTO SPRING at the HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TOPSAIL ISLAND! TOPSAIL BEACH, NC Feb. 20, 2014 – Please join us for lunch at the HSTI Assembly Building on THURSDAY, MARCH 13th, 2014 at 11:30am. Our guest speaker will be Ms. Ann Bokelman. Ms. Bokelman will discuss the history of “The Old Bridge at Sunset Beach” and of the VISTA, a blockade runner from 1864, which also ran aground at Sunset Beach. The luncheon will be catered by “The Beach Grill” and the menu includes: Corned Beef with Cabbage, Potatoes, Carrots, Cole Slaw, Irish Soda Bread w/ buttter. Dessert and Iced Tea. The luncheon cost is $12/$10 for attendees 70+.  PLEASE RSVP to SUSIE BRAUN (973-518-2425) or smprice614@yahoo.com  ON OR BEFORE […]

Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross Shelter Update

Eastern North Carolina Region of the American Red Cross Shelter Update

WILMINGTON, NC, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 11:30am – Red Cross workers continue to help people without power due to the winter storm providing shelter, food and comfort to those affected.   The following is an updated shelter list:   Open: Columbus Edgewood Elementary School – open (no pets allowed) 317 E Calhoun St, Whiteville New Hanover Cape Fear Presbyterian Church – open (no pets allowed) 2606 Newkirk Avenue, Wilmington Closed: Codington Elementary School – closed Burgaw Holiness Church – closed Hampstead United Methodist – closed West Brunswick High School – closed Burgaw Middle School – closed Noble Middle School – closed Dorothy B Johnson Elementary School – closed Topsail Elementary School – closed last night – closed   About the […]

Soccer Referee Course at Surf City Community Center

Soccer Referee Course at Surf City Community Center

New Soccer Referee Course for 2014 SURF CITY, NC Feb. 13,2014 – Surf City Community Center will host an introductory level USSF soccer referee course for 2014 on Sunday, March 2 from 8 am to 4 pm,  with online modules also to be completed in advance. Participants will need to be 14 or older to be fully certified for game play and receive assignments. This will be the last 2014 new referee course held in the Topsail area. Signing up for the course goes through the www.ncsra.org portal  and also includes referee registration for the 2014 season.  The cost is $75 for those 16 & younger and $95 for those 17 & older. All payment is done online by credit […]

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American Red Cross: Shelter Openings and Closings

American Red Cross: Shelter Openings and Closings

WILMINGTON, NC, Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10:45am – The following is a list of shelters that are opened and closed for those seeking assistance due to widespread power outages from the winter storm: Open: Brunswick West Brunswick High School – opened last night and remains open until further notice (this is a pet friendly shelter) 550 Whiteville Rd, Northwest Shallotte, NC Pender Burgaw Middle School – will reopen at 12:00pm today (this is a pet friendly shelter) 500 S Wright St, Burgaw, NC Columbus Edgewood Elementary School – will open at 1:00pm today (no pets allowed) 317 E Calhoun St, Whiteville New Hanover Codington Elementary School – open and will serve as the primary NHC shelter instead of Noble (no […]

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Tips to Stay Safe during Winter Weather EASTERN, NC, Feb. 11, 2014 – As the southeast once again braces for winter storms, the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross is preparing to respond if needed.  Five teams of Red Cross shelter volunteers are on standby in the Cape Fear, Coastal Carolina and Onslow County Chapter areas in the event that shelters need to be opened.   Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) crews are also on standby to drive Red Cross disaster relief vehicles located in Wilmington, New Bern, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and Elizabeth City.  These vehicles can be mobilized to transport and distribute food, drinks, and supplies into disaster affected areas when travel becomes safe. With several inches of snow […]

Topsail Area Kiwanis to Host 2014 Golf Tournament at North Shore Country Club

Topsail Area Kiwanis to Host 2014 Golf Tournament at North Shore Country Club

SURF CITY, NC Feb. 10, 2014 – The Kiwanis Club of Topsail Island Area is pleased to host its 2014 golf tournament Saturday, May 3rd. Returning once again to last year’s venue, the club is excited to note that this year’s outing takes place at North Shore Country Club, on NC 210 in Sneads Ferry. Tee time is 8:30 a.m., and the format will be Captain’s Choice. Generally acknowledged as one of the premiere golf venues in the coastal Carolinas, North Shore is a 6,358 yard, Par 72 course. According to promotional literature for North Shore, the “course offers the novice golfer and seasoned player an enjoyable and challenging experience. The inland holes offer a retreat from the prevailing sea […]