13th Jan2013

Surf City bridge lane closure

by Ken Clarke

SURF CITY – The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close one of two lanes on the Swing Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on NC50/NC210 for routine bridge maintenance.

13th Jan2013

Lady Pirates rally late for overtime win against Croatan

by Ken Clarke

HAMPSTEAD – Beating the under in the Topsail – Croatan overtime game was a smart move Friday night as the Lady Pirates (6-7, 1-4) pulled out a 26-23 win in a low scoring affair Friday night in Hampstead.

13th Jan2013

Pender boys and girls fall to Wallace

by Ken Clarke

WALLACE – Fourth quarter dominance by the Lady Patriots was not enough to get a road win Friday night against Wallace as Pender fell 41-40. In the boys game Pender played consistent on offense scoring around the 10 point mark in each quarter but it was not enough as they fell 49-40 on the road to the Bulldogs.

13th Jan2013

Suspect injured in Surf City robbery

by Ken Clarke

SURF CITY – An unidentified robbery suspect appears to have been injured in a robbery at a Surf City business early Saturday morning.

13th Jan2013

Topsail boys fall short against Croatan

by Ken Clarke

TOPSAIL – A fourth quarter push by the Topsail Pirates was not enough to overcome a first half lull as the Topsail boys basketball fell to visiting Croatan 59-55.

13th Jan2013

Topsail Beach to collect old Christmas trees

by Ken Clarke

TOPSAIL BEACH – The Town of Topsail Beach will be collecting used Christmas trees after the holidays and placing them at the toe of the dune. These trees will be staked down in a liner fashion as recommended by various agencies and other areas that have done this in the past. The purpose is to collect sand through Aeolian action of the wind moving the sand particles that are captured by sand fencing and or other vegetative materials. This will help build the dunes that experience harsh wave action and escarpment during the winter ocean movements and Nor’easters. All Christmas trees, except artificial, may be placed at Town property at the Corner of Davis and Anderson in the marked area, immediately after Christmas and for the first few weeks of January.

13th Jan2013

Pender boys get win, girls fall to midway

by Ken Clarke

MIDWAY – In a game that was tight until the second half, the Pender Patriots managed to pull out a 59-50 win over Midway last week due in part by consistent play by the team in the fourth quarter. The girls on the other hand were just the opposite as they fell apart in the second half and fell 52-28.

13th Jan2013

The Dixon Elementary CHEW!

by Contributor

DIXON - The Dixon Elementary CHEW! (Children Healthy Eating on Weekends) Program assists children in our community by providing backpacks filled with child-friendly, easy to prepare meals throughout the weekend. In partnership with local businesses, churches and United Way of Onslow County, this program’s simple mission provides a lifeline to those children who may otherwise go without food outside of school.