Topsail Island NC

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Colton Leighton preparing to record and release his first EP, “Reconstruction.”

He is a 23 year old just like most others with one exception.  He likes videogames, football and WWE Wrestling.  His favorite team is the Carolina Panthers and his favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan and Shawn Michaels.  The exception is that he is one of the few talented musicians in […]

Emergency officials continue to monitor rare winter storm

WILMINGTON, NC January 28, 2014 – After briefings with the National Weather Service, residents of coastal and inland New Hanover County should be prepared for harsh winter conditions. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday. Weather conditions will deteriorate during the day on Tuesday with significant […]

A Pirate’s Exile

Nick Turner SNEADS FERRY, NC January 21, 2013: (From Journal Entry) Dec 24th, 2012, “Christmas Eve on a sailboat…nice.  Went to the deck tonight for a cigarette and there was a huge pod of dolphins right off the starboard side of the stern…anchored off of South Edisto Island in SC.  […]

Sea Turtles Fared Well along North Carolina’s Coast in 2012

BEAUFORT, NC Jan. 7, 2013 — 2012 was a good year for sea turtle nesting on North Carolina’s coast. From late April until mid-September,sea turtles laid 1,103 nests along North Carolina’s coast — up from 967 in the previous year and 883 in 2010. This nesting season’s numbers were the […]

Surf City Fall Soccer League Accepting Registrations

SURF CITY – Surf City Soccer is returning for Fall 2012 with teams and leagues for “kids” of all ages, from three to adult. And for the first time, anyone can register online – players, coaches and volunteers. Simply go to or “Parks & Recreation” then click through […]

New Hurricane App Brings American Red Cross Safety Information to Smart Phones

“I’m Safe” feature lets people alert their loved ones with a push of a button Eastern NC, August 1, 2012 — The American Red Cross today launched its official Hurricane App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit hurricane prone areas. This […]