Sneads Ferry North Carolina: 2006

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Friday, December 15, 2006


Beginning in January 2007, all public meetings will be held in the Sneads Ferry Community Building on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sneads Ferry's New Coffee House With Free Wi-Fi Internet

Yesterday afternoon I had the distinct pleasure to visit with Chris at the Trading Post Coffee House. It was quite refreshing to learn Sneads Ferry now has a brand new specialty coffee house for Cappucinno, Latte and Frapps as well a Chai Tea, Hot Chocolate and so much more!

From the welcoming friendly attitude by the staff to the relaxing atmosphere of the room, the Trading Post Coffee House makes for a great setting to enjoy a cup of coffee as well as the bagels, Muffins, scones and/or cinnamon rolls. Then there are a number of deserts for those wanting that something special later in the day like brownies (iced or with nuts), very berry deep dish tart, chocolate confusion cake, orange Florida sunshine, cheesecake (various) along with other homemade items. Whew!

Then there is that something special for the business person or just the one who must get to the Internet even when on vacation...

The Trading Post Coffee House offers FREE Wi-Fi Internet access! Just bring your laptop that is wi-fi enabled and sit down with a cup of the Trading Post Coffee House's fresh coffee to enjoy taking care of business or just surfing the web. What a great way to get away and still get online while the Internet portion is absolutely free. That's just a deal too good to pass up.

Now, before you think that the prices of drinks and food must be high, at the time of this writing coffee prices range from $1.25 for 12 oz regular coffee to $3.85 for 20 oz Cappuccino/Latte/Frapps. Prices for breakfast items and deserts are also very reasonably priced.

Bring the family or drop by with a friend or two, the Trading Post Coffee House is a great place to relax, unwind and get on the Internet if the mood strikes you.

Contact Info:

Trading Post Coffee House
1044 NC Highway 210
Atlantic Plaza
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina 28460
Phone: (910) 327-6400

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Congratulations to Dixon High Men's Soccer!


To capture the 1-A North Carolina State Men's Soccer Championship, the Dixon Bulldogs scored three second-half goals to rally from a 1-0 halftime deficit and defeat Polk County 3-1.

With Polk County grabbing a 1-0 advantage in the game’s first 10 minutes on a goal (Russell Kooistra), the Bulldogs retaliated with 2 of their own in a span of 3:35 early in the second half and then put it away with a goal with 4:25 to play. Cory Bowman of the Bulldogs tied the score at the 44:07 mark, and then freshman midfielder Cameron Pitz scored at 47:42 to give Dixon the lead for good. A goal by the speedy sophomore forward James Hansley late in the contest put it away for Dixon. Dixon played most of the game without its leading scorer, Sean Oliveira, who suffered a head injury and was unable to continue. Dixon’s balance and depth made the difference in the contest, especially in the second half. Dixon senior forward Justin Oliver, was voted the Most Valuable Player in the Championship. The Bulldogs earned their first NCHSAA men’s soccer championship in a rematch of the 2003 title game in which Polk beat the Bulldogs 2-1. Dixon ended the season with a record of 14-5-2 after being 4-4-2 at one point.

If you see coach Kevin Hicks, assistant coach Brown or any of the players, let them know that Sneads Ferry supports the Dixon Bulldogs and we are all so proud of them!

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Sunday, November 12, 2006


There will be an interim council meeting Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 7:00 p.m., at the Dixon Elementary cafeteria. Since the council will be finalizing the village charter at this meeting, this is an important meeting for all of the citizens of Sneads Ferry. The incorporation package is due in Raleigh on November 25, 2006.

This information has been provided by Fran Hollowell, phone number 327-0691.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Congratulations to Those Elected 2006

A note of congratulations to each of those elected to office in Novemeber 2006 from the staff of the Sneads Ferry North Carolina News Blog. In case any of you have not heard, the following people were elected (along with links for each) :

Please feel free to congratulate each and let them know what needs to be done for Sneads Ferry, Onslow County and North Carolina. We have elected them and they work for us...

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Interim Council Meeting

The next interim council meeting will be November 7, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., at the Dixon Elementary cafeteria.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Candidate's Night in Sneads Ferry Cancelled

According to the SFCCChair, candidates night in Sneads Ferry, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m, has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Less than one hundred people turned out for the event last week, so only about half of the candidates were willing to return this week.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Incorporation Issue

We probably won't be hearing so much incorporation rhetoric in the coming months due to a prolonged delay in a referendum. According to the information provided at candidates night on October 17th, we won't be deciding on the issue until late 2007 or even 2008. The interim council is still preparing their package for submission and there is also an election coming up on November 7th, which means the board of elections is going to be extremely busy. The board of elections must certify all of the names on the incorporation petition before the package is submitted to Raleigh. Even though incorporation might not be the topic of everyday conversation, please remember, it will most likely go to referendum. SO BE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND GO VOTE WHEN IT COMES!!

For information please contact: Fran Hollowell

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

ATTENTION! Healing Arts Practitioners

For anyone interested in joining a healing arts practitioners group in the Sneads Ferry area, now is the time. Training in at least one modality of the healing arts (i.e. Healing Touch, Reiki, etc.) is required to participate. The purpose of the group is to practice your skills, learn from each other and network with like-minded people. If you are interested, please email me at

Please include your phone number and email address.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Candidates Nights in Sneads Ferry

On October 17th and 24th beginning at 7:00 pm will be Candidates Nights in Sneads Ferry held at the Sneads Ferry Community Center.

This will be your chance to come out and meet the candidates for:

  • State Senate
  • State House
  • Sheriff
  • Clerk of Superior Court

The event will be in a structured format giving you the chance to ask questions.

We have recently learned from SFCCChair on the Sneads Ferry>>Touchy Subject? thread that both candidates for the Sheriff's race will be available both nights to answer questions. There have been a significant number of posts on the EncToday Forums regarding Sneads Ferry politics lately!

This election can affect all in Sneads Ferry for some to time come. No matter which way you plan to vote, please come out to the events to learn directly from each candidate.

Then register and vote come election day!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Sneads Ferry People Enjoy Wilmington Riverfest!

It is that time of year when the festivals and fairs make those beautiful coastal Carolina nights that much more fun. Yes, the Wilmington Riverfest is going on in full bloom!

Although it is not right in Sneads Ferry, on Saturday, October 7, 2006 several of us from Sneads Ferry attended the Riverfest to take in the vendors, the shows (e.g. bands, jugglers and live shows), food concessions and more...

Of course we had to try out the cheese fries and the funnel cake. There was so much food there it was overwhelming. Also, the bands kept playing late into the night with a wide variety of music to fit most every taste. Here again, this family friendly event held true to form as fun for all including the bull riding, rock climbing and just good ole time on the river.

Special events occur each day of the fest to include: lighted flotilla, fireworks, skateboarding and so much more!

The following are pictures of just a small portion of the things to do while at the Riverfest.

Paul Tilly

Venus Flytrap basket compliments of the Fly-Trap Farm

Compliments of the Fly-Trap Farm at

There were a number of fantastic artists at the Riverfest including those we spoke with like:

And of course the pirates!

For more about the pirate crew visit

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Sneads Ferry Boy Scout Troop 937 Meeting

Catch The Scouting Spirit!

Are you looking for some good old fashioned safe, clean excitement? If you are between the ages of 7-18, we have a program for you. If you have ever thought about wanting to have a good time in the great outdoors, and learn a lot of important skills, you need to come check Boy Scout Troop 937 out.

Thursday, October 5th, at Sneads Ferry United Methodist Church, at 6:00 pm

*Note: this event along with many others are listed in the Sneads Ferry calendar on this site!!!

Saturday, September 30, 2006

NIP Rally, September 30, 2006

NIP "No Incorporation Please" hit another home run at its rally today. The petition signatures, voter registrations and donations were consistent with the two previous Saturday rallies. They also ran out of NIP yard signs and bumper stickers again and will look into getting more to meet the demand.

NIP will continue its Saturday rallies until everyone is reached who wants to sign-on to "Stop Incorporation of Sneads Ferry." Therefore, there will be another rally next Saturday, October 7, 2006, beginning at 9:00 AM and lasting as long as necessary. It will again be held on the vacant lot beside the Sneads Ferry post office on Highway 172.

Volunteers, please come out and help. Your help is valuable and essential to accomplish the mission.


Fran Hollowell

Petition Signing - September 30, 2006

With a great sunshining day, petition signing for the No Incorporation Please - NIP continued strong in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina.

Holding a sign for passersby, volunteers gained even more attention to No Incorporation Please - NIP.

Under the shade of a tent, signing of the No Incorporation Please - NIP petitions continued relentlessly.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Sneads Ferry No Incorporation Please - NIP

There has been a major upheaval in Sneads Ferry, NC these days as people are deciding whether or not to incorporate the town of Sneads Ferry.

Sneads Ferry Incorporation at Issue

Recently, there have been a number of rumors going around the town of Sneads Ferry regarding incorporation of the town and its benefits. Rather than rely on rumors, please investigate the facts including existing laws on the books before deciding whether incorporation is good or bad. See EncToday Forum thread on Sneads Ferry: Stop Incorporation....

Saturday, September 23, 2006:

Today's rally and signature drive far exceeded NIP's (NO INCORPORATION PLEASE) expectations. Even though the weather was quite windy, cloudy and drizzly, it didn't stop a large number of people from coming out and letting their voices be heard. The petition signatures, voter registrations and donations surpassed last week's, which was very impressive. As we were trying to leave around 5:30 PM, the people just kept on coming and we kept signing them up.

Since today's event was so successful, and we feel unfinished, as far as everyone getting an opportunity to sign on with us, we will continue the drive next Saturday, September 30. It will be at the same location, on the vacant lot beside the Sneads Ferry post office on hwy. 172, beginning at 9:00 AM and lasting until.....

We ask that volunteers please come out and help us on Saturday. We need all the volunteers that we can get and we appreciate all that all of you are doing to help.

Thanks to everyone for a job well done!

For more info contact: Fran Hollowell at 327-0691

Reasons NOT to Incorporate
per No Incorporation Please ("NIP")

  • Duplication of Services We Already Receive and Pay for with County Taxes
  • Another Layer of Government
  • Another Layer of Taxes
  • Inexperienced governing Body
  • No Imminent Threat of Annexation by Neighboring Towns
  • No Concern for a Land Use Plan
  • Destruction of Sneads Ferry as it is Now
  • Committee Plans to go into Immediate Debt with Grants and Bonds for Town Marina
  • Community is being Misled Regarding Sewer and Water

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