Surf City Articles

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...

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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...

Designated Drivers

Designated Drivers

Surf City Shuttle offers hassle-free transportation services for nightlife, events, tours and more, no matter what time of year. If Barry Hunter and his wife, Cheryl Crane Hunter, had any idea that...

The New Normal in Dining

The New Normal in Dining

The Topsail Steamer’s seafood steam pots are a hit for family-friendly, socially distant gatherings. Topsail Steamer, the no-restaurant restaurant, has boomed as the shift in habits reflects new...

Spreading Kindness in the Community

Spreading Kindness in the Community

Derek Andrews, owner of Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries in Leland, Surf City and Sneads Ferry, loves his customers and communities. The Leland, Surf City and Sneads Ferry locations of Hwy 55...

The Ultimate Challenge

The Ultimate Challenge

Four new Topsail-area businesses — Topsul Nutrition, Sea Blue Coffee & Gifts, unWINEd and Burry Chocolates — have faced the challenges of opening during a pandemic, but they’re confident they’ll...

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