07th Aug2012

Today in History – August 7 – The Purple Heart is created

by Ken Clarke

On this day in 1782 General George Washington created the “Badge of Military Merit” a purple medal with a heart shaped piece of silk with the word Merit stitched across it and encased with silver.

07th Aug2012

Hwy 17 safety improvements could be two years out

by Ken Clarke

HAMPSTEAD – Suggested North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) improvements for the Hwy 17 corridor and a portion of Hwy 210 in and around Hampstead could be as far out as two years.

07th Aug2012

Repairs for Surf City Bridge scheduled for Wednesday

by Ken Clarke

SURF CITY – Repairs to the Swing Bridge at Surf City are scheduled to take place tomorrow beginning at 1 a.m. and lasting to 6 p.m., this according to a report from WECT TV 6 and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

07th Aug2012

Backpack Project at Rick’s

by Contributor

SNEADS FERRY - Rick’s Restaurant in Sneads Ferry is hosting its 8th annual “Backpack Tree”. This annual event helps local needy children get school supplies for the upcoming year.

07th Aug2012

Fort Fisher Aquarium comes to Topsail Beach

by Contributor

TOPSAIL BEACH - The Historical Society of Topsail Island, in conjunction with the town of Topsail Beach, will host The Fort Fisher Aquarium Outreach Program on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Assembly Building in Topsail Beach.

07th Aug2012

Pender struggles to fill dental positions

by Ken Clarke

BURGAW – In the past several months the Pender Health Department has made a conscious effort to move from contract employees to filling those positions with full time employees and for the most part they have been successful but according to Director Carolyn Moser the dental position has been more difficult to fill.

07th Aug2012

Sea Turtle Hospital News

by Contributor

Our sea turtles have mojo, er, mojito - It’s pretty obvious to anyone spending even a day around Topsail that sea turtles rule. Sea turtle images permeate jewelry, art, clothing, and even foods like fudge and ice cream.  If you’re looking to decorate yourself or your house with something sea turtle-y you’re in Eden.

07th Aug2012

Gardening class offered this week at Poplar Grove
Farmers’ Market

by Contributor

SCOTTS HILL – The Poplar Grove Farmer’s Market is held on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. now through November 21. Shop for local, farm-fresh foods and beautiful crafts at Cape Fear’s favorite farmers’ market.