21st Sep2012

Week 5 area high school football previews

by Lee Wagner

Each Friday Topsail News Online’s Lee Wagner will give a breakdown of each game our four local high school football teams will play. The feature will include breakdowns for not only our local team but their opponents. Stay tuned each week.

21st Sep2012

Habitat for Humanity to hold groundbreaking in Hampstead

by Contributor

HAMPSTEAD - A groundbreaking ceremony by Habitat for Humanity will be held this Saturday Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. across from Topsail Middle School at 64 Ti Wind Drive, (Vista Point subdivision).

21st Sep2012

County History Author to Speak in Hampstead

by Contributor

HAMPSTEAD - Superior Court Judge Gary Trawick will be at the Hampstead Branch Library on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 10:30 am to introduce his book, Born in Reconstruction: The Story of Pender County 1524-2012. This is the first comprehensive history of the county written in 65 years. Copies will be for sale for $25 following Judge Trawick’s talk.

21st Sep2012

Burgaw Elementary Child Nutrition Program
Receives National Ranking

by Ken Clarke

BURGAW – The Pender County school system is congratulating the Burgaw Elementary cafeteria staff for their outstanding work in winning the GRO meals contest in the third quarter of ARAMARK’s fiscal year.

20th Sep2012

Developers past possess a question in old Topsail School bid

by Ken Clarke

BURGAW – The past of a Wilmington developer who gave a $2 million written bid to the Pender commissioners two weeks ago was brought into question Monday night when one commissioner revealed he was told the developer is currently in a law suit with the Pender County School Board.

20th Sep2012

Pender, Dixon girls doing well as part of CFCC volleyball team

by Lee Wagner

WILMINGTON – As almost everyone who has made the transition from high-school athletics to the collegiate level will tell you, while the fundamentals of the game remain intact, there is a huge difference in the level of competition but that hasn’t  deterred three of this area’s talented female athletes from doing well as members of the Cape Fear Community College Lady Sea Devils’ volleyball team.

20th Sep2012

Today in History – Sept 20 – Third US President in a
year takes oath

by Ken Clarke

On this day in 1881 Chester Arthur becomes the third US President in the span of one year.

20th Sep2012

SCVFD firefighter dies

by Ken Clarke

N.E. PENDER – After years of fighting kidney disease and a prolonged stay in the hospital this summer with an infection in his blood stream and a leak in his aorta Surf City Volunteer Firefighter Lieutenant John Moore has died.