Business Articles

You and Me Together

You and Me Together

With combined interests of live music and beach life, John and Claire Noto are realizing their dreams on Topsail Island.

Smokin’ in Holly Ridge

Smokin’ in Holly Ridge

Smoky Tony’s opened during the coronavirus lockdown, but that hasn’t stopped it from gaining a loyal following. When...

Past Articles

Business Profile: Grey Outdoor LLC

Business Profile: Grey Outdoor LLC

There has been a lot of chatter about the digital billboards going up on Highway 17, and we have the scoop. Grey Vick, owner of Grey Outdoor LLC, is the promotional mastermind behind many stationary...

Surfers at the Heart of the City

Surfers at the Heart of the City

Topsail Island Longboard Association members surf, sweep and support the community while honoring the local wave-riding heritage. In the movies, surfers are cool dudes hanging around the beach...

The Commercial Situation

The Commercial Situation

Businesses searching for existing structures for sale or lease in the Hampstead and Holly Ridge areas are challenged to find anything available

Coffee on the Move

Coffee on the Move

The Daily Grind’s new location is bigger and better for serving its loyal island patrons. Grabbing a cup of coffee at The Daily Grind has been as much a part of Topsail Island life as flip-flops,...

It’s All for the Turtles

It’s All for the Turtles

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Surf City gives turtles a fighting chance in the wild. On the chilly January day that I was originally scheduled to interview Jean...

Freaky Fresh

Freaky Fresh

Nate Simmons, owner of Holly Ridge–based TakeOut Pros, has been perfecting restaurant delivery services in North Carolina for 10 years. When Nate Simmons was in school at Appalachian State...

Storms, Sand and Strong Family Ties

Storms, Sand and Strong Family Ties

Surf City Mayor Doug Medlin helps maintain his hometown’s family-oriented character while guiding it into the future. Hazel. In these parts it only takes one word to spark instant recognition. Doug...

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