14th Sep2012

Today in History – Sept. 14 – Teddy Roosevelt becomes
president

by Ken Clarke

On this day in 1901 Theodore Roosevelt took the nation’s highest office and became the 26th President of the United States when President William McKinley died from a gunshot wound.

14th Sep2012

Week 4 of 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.

14th Sep2012

Humane Society Spaghetti Dinner tonight

by Contributor

HAMPSTEAD – The Pender County Humane Society will hold its annual spaghetti differ this week in Hampstead.

14th Sep2012

Letter to the Editor – Help prevent cancer

by Contributor

What if you were between the ages of 30 and 65, never had a personal history of cancer, and wanted to help the American Cancer Society in a study to determine why some people get cancer while others do not?  Now is the chance to make a long term commitment to help advance our knowledge and understanding of cancer.  This study does not ask for financial resources –it merely asks for your commitment of time.

13th Sep2012

Reliance on Ourselves and Our Families: That’s A Good Thing!

by Contributor

RALEIGH — Have you noticed all the food stamp commercials that seem to be airing lately? I hear them a lot, and they go something like this: “You may think you won’t qualify for food stamps, but you might. Eligibility is wider than you think. Check it out. You never know what you might be able to get.”

13th Sep2012

Pender receives official bid for old Topsail School

by Ken Clarke

HAMPSTEAD – It may have taken a little longer than expected but Wilmington developer Jim McFarland has made good on his promise to make a $2 million written offer to Pender County to purchase the old Topsail School in Hampstead.

13th Sep2012

Lady Bulldogs fall in five to Lady Cardinals

by Lee Wagner

JACKSONVILLE – The word that Dixon High School volleyball Coach Heather Moore used after Thursday night’s non-conference game at Jacksonville was, “Frustrating.”

13th Sep2012

ESA ends competition season in North Topsail Beach

by Contributor

ESA/Central North Carolina ended its local competition season on Saturday, September 1, at Access 4 in North Topsail Beach.  Conditions were less than ideal with small knee to thigh waves.  Competitors performed well despite the lack of surf.  Many were anxious to complete the season then wait for the tropical swells that often grace us in September.