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Help for Holly Ridge Businesses

Help for Holly Ridge Businesses

A group of concerned citizens establishes the Holly Ridge Pandemic Response Fund to assist the small local businesses during the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all businesses, but the...

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...

Hurricane Preparedness in a Pandemic

Hurricane Preparedness in a Pandemic

The 2020 Hurricane Season is predicted to have an above-average number of storms. This is difficult news for anyone who is suffering from “COVID-19 Fatigue.” “Pender County residents have the...

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...

Crooked Lines

Crooked Lines

Scott Franko of North Topsail Beach reflects on his journey from Indiana to Topsail Island. I remember taking a creative writing class as a freshman in college way back in 1984. I recall how much I...

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