Sneads Ferry North Carolina: 2007

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Monday, December 31, 2007

Sneads Ferry Father Charges With Abuse of 15 Day-Old Son

A father from Onslow County is wanted for felony child abuse involving his 15 day old son.
The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says 22 year-old Paul Conway Buckley Junior of Sneads Ferry abused his son so severely he had brain hemorrhaging and dislocated ribs.

<for more please visit WITN's article Father Charged With Abuse Of 15 Day-Old Son>

Monday, December 24, 2007

Craigslist Legal Issues

Craigslist Legal Issues

In the recent past, Craigslist.org has made headlines in the legal community with a Chicago based lawsuit, filed by the Chicago Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights, in February of 2006. The plaintiff in the case states that Craigslist violated the Fair Housing Act by publishing discriminatory statements in posts related to renting and selling housing.

In November of 2006, a judge decided that Craigs list could not be held accountable for the publishing of discriminating statements that violated the Fair Housing Act. The judge stated that the Communications Decency Act categorized Craigslist as a computer service that could not be held responsible for the postings of its respected members. Due to this fact, Craigslist.org is not considered as a publisher under the Fair Housing Act. Instead, Craigslist.org is considered as a service that allows the distribution of such content because the service has total control over all of the content while still retaining respect for the authors desires.

After this certain judge, Amy St. Eve, made her ruling on this issue, the Chicago Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights filed an appeal on the subject matter. While the issue is still in the appeal process, Craiglist remains completely confident that the lawsuit will be dismissed.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Keeping Christ In Christmas

As the end of the year draws near, people are running to the malls and stores to do their shopping. Each is trying to find the perfect gift for family and friends. Now I'm rather certain there are plenty who will read this post that do not believe in God or Jesus Christ. For those who believe this way and choose not to participate in Christmas, your beliefs are your own.

For those who profess to believe in Jesus Christ and do not stop to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, please do so. I hold the belief that God gave us his only son to show us the important things of this world. I often see how science continually locates "missing pieces" of history further proving specific segments of the Bible.

Last night I stayed up late to see the Geminids meteor shower which helped reinforce my belief in God and how much he must care for us to provide so much.

I ask each of you reading this post to stop a moment and remember what this season is all about. Remember the closing of one year and the beginning of a new. A most of all do unto others... It makes for a great way of life for us all!

Watching The Geminids From Sneads Ferry North Carolina

Last night my younger son and I went outside to watch the stars. The "special reason" for this was to see the yearly occurence of the Geminids meteor showers. As I understand it, the Geminids return each year somewhere around December 12-14 with one of the most dramatic meteor showers to be seen throughout the year.

It seems they arrive from the Gemini constellation which is just left (e.g. North) and down of where Mars shines in our night sky. Last night's show was spectacular.

Living near the water gave my son and I a fantastic opportunity to watch as the shooting stars came by as often as 2-3 per minute. Of course, some where brighter and longer lasting than others. Cloud cover has mostly dissipated making it easier to spot them in so many directions similar to watching a tremendous fireworks display. Who better than God to offer such a fireworks display?

As my son decided he was getting tired and returned inside, I refilled my coffee cup, kissed him goodnight, regrouped and went back out. It dawned on me how seldom we stop to really appreciate such things. This was the first meteor shower I had really taken in such as this. With this realization, I lay in the truck bed gazing at the stars and enjoyed what was placed in front of me thinking life is good...

Prior to all of this I had tried to contact friends and let them know about the upcoming event. As I understand it, some made plans to watch. I only hope they got as much out of the show as I.

Friday, December 07, 2007

David Bartlett, the entertainer, returns to the Sneads Ferry Community Theatre on Sunday, December 9, 2007 to perform a one-act play he wrote called “The Santa Class".

Some may recall David as the clown "Mr. Rainbow" from earlier performances.

“The Santa Class” will be performed at the Sneads Ferry Community Theatre on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 3 p.m. No reservations required; tickets are $5.00 at the door.

For more information visit David Bartlett’s website at www.mrrainbowtheclown.com

December 7, 1941 - A Day That Shall Live In Infamy

Living next to a large US Marine Corps base (Camp Lejeune) and growing up learning about WWII, I hold a special place for those who have served and died to protect our freedoms. As we are locked in the struggles around this world, let us not forget the past and the resolutions that have been achieved.

On this day decades ago on December 7, 1941 the Japanese struck Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. (see US Nave military history site)

Our world has changed and we are responsible. We no longer fight the Japanese and many of the earlier prejudices have long since been diminished. Maybe through due diligence and learning about each other we can do the same working with todays foes.

Only time will tell...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sneads Ferry hosts Winter Fest

Sneads Ferry hosts Winter Fest
As posted in The Topsail Advertiser (November 28, 2007) - Surf City,NC,USA
The 14th incarnation of the Sneads Ferry WinterFest may have pared down its scale this year, but the focus remains the same — a chance for the community to celebrate the advent of the holidays.
“It should be a local celebration,” said Ann McLaughlin, of the Sneads Ferry Community Council. “We’re not there to make money on this.” This is McLaughlin’s first year chairing the event...(more)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Lo-Re-Lei Pub & Grill

Recently, I have had the pleasure of visiting Lo-Re-Lei Pub & Grill here in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina just off of Hwy. 210. At first glance you notice this bar looks to be built in a shed. Actually it is more bar than grill but, the food is quite delicious!

There is a wide variety of people who show up in Lo-Re-Lei's from all ages of locals along with a mixture of Marines from Camp Lejeune and tourist from Topsail Island.

This bar has all the basics including a stage for band or karaoke, electronic dart boards and a pool table. Once inside you will notice an entire wall covered with photo's of prior events.

Prices are extremely reasonable for great tasting meals, drinks and even the entertainment. If you are ever around Sneads Ferry, NC then I urge you to give Lo-Re-Lei Pub & Grill a chance. You may be very surprised!


Lo-Re-Lei Pub & Grill
1019 Old Folkstone Rd
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Phone: (910) 327-0900

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TO SCREEN “EXECUTION” FILM

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TO SCREEN “EXECUTION” FILM

EX-DEATH ROW INMATE, WILLIAM NEAL MOORE, STARS IN FILM AND WILL SPEAK

NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 24, 2007 – Screen Arts Film & Media Series, The Department of Communication Studies at UNC-CH, and the Carolina Performing Arts will host a unique Filmmakers Forum and Screening of the film "EXECUTION" at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at Carroll Hall 111 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The event is part of the year-long project “Criminal/Justice: The Death Penalty Examined,” sponsored by the Carolina Performing Arts.

This event will begin with the gritty death penalty film “EXECUTION,” which has captured the attention of people across America and around the world. EXECUTION is the story of two filmmakers who in 1995 hid cameras in the death chamber and recorded a man’s execution by electric chair. The warden confiscated their footage and hid it from the public for ten years until it was finally returned. EXECUTION is the only film to star a real death row priest, warden and ex-death row inmate. Following the screening, director Steven Scaffidi and star of the film William Neal “Billy” Moore will discuss the film and its controversial reception at festivals and screenings around the world. At the forum, audience members will have an opportunity to ask the filmmakers questions, as well as voice their own opinions on the controversial issue of the death penalty.

Billy Moore was on Georgia's death row for sixteen years and at one point only seven hours away from his own execution in electric chair. He is the only man in America ever to be released from death row for a capital murder he was convicted of and had admitted to. He was freed as a result of the efforts of his victim’s family who actually forgave him for his crime and spoke on his behalf at his parole hearing.

“Most people don’t know anybody who’s on death row. So all they know is what they hear in the paper, and what they’ve seen--how bad and how terrible death row inmates are. But when they see me and listen to me, that changes things.” said Billy Moore.

The film also stars, Dr. Donald Cabana, one of the most recognized wardens in America and bestselling author of the book “Death at Midnight: The Confession of an Executioner”. His 1996 memoir details the pain and confusion of having to carry out executions. He spent most of his time as the warden and director of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, at one time one of the country's most corrupt and inhumane penitentiaries.

"I've personally carried out and have been a part of many executions," said Don Cabana, "and this film takes the audience closer to the actual execution process than any film that's ever been made."

This one-time-only Filmmakers Forum and Premiere Screening of the film "EXECUTION" is free and open to the general public and all students seventeen years of age or older. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and limited seating is on a first-come / first-served basis. For more information, visit the film’s website at www.executionfilm.com.

"EXECUTION" is produced and directed by New Orleans native Steven Scaffidi of Ghost Rider Pictures and is represented for distribution by Tulchin Entertainment of Los Angeles, California. www.medialawyer.com

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Who Do You GoodSearch For?

Imagine if every time you logged on and performed an online search, you earned money for your favorite school or charity. With each search you launch on goodsearch.com, approximately 1 cent goes to the charity or school of your choice. I requested the addition of Dixon Middle School.

You simply select an organization from a database of thousands or add your own, then tell all your friends, tell them to tell their friends and so on. If 1,000 people with the same charity search twice a day for a year, the charity earns $7,300.

Wanting to harness for mankind some of the money advertisers throw at search engines (approx. $6 billion last year), founders Ken and JJ Ramberg partnered with Yahoo!

Friday, September 28, 2007

First United Methodist Church - Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

First United Methodist Church, Sneads Ferry will be holding a chicken dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 with donations going to the building fund. For more info call 327-3483 or 327-4011.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

GED Prep/Academic Skills Improvement by Coastal Carolina Community College

The Coastal Carolina Community College Division of Continuing Education will be conducting GED Prep/Academic Skills Improvement for both Holly Ridge and Sneads Ferry.

Details:

  • Sneads Ferry classes:
    Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-9:00 pm beginning September 11
    Sneads Ferry Community Center
  • Holly Ridge classes:
    Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 pm open enrollment
    Holly Ridge Town Hall
    212 N. Dyson Street
    Holly Ridge, NC 28445

For more info:

Call (910) 938-6259 or visit Academic Studies Center Continuing Education Building, Room 200

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sneads Ferry News Blog Adds New Features

The Sneads Ferry News Blog has added a couple of new features to the site today. Using Google Gadgets For Your Webpage, we now have:

  1. Fandango Show Times (located within left sidebar) and links for those interested in seeing what movies are in the local theaters.
  2. Local Gas Prices (located near bottom of home page) with Unleaded as the prices sorted from least to greatest.
  3. Local Shows (located near bottom of home page) within 50 miles of zip code 28460 including location, cost, etc.

Continuing to bring you the local news, events and resources for the Sneads Ferry, North Carolina area is what we do best. Please feel free to drop us a comment from time to time on how we may improve.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Will North Carolina Government Help NC Commercial Fishing Industry?

If you have read or know anything about the North Carolina fishing industry and the fishermen, you already know about the downward spiral of their businesses. Recently, I read another important article in the Fayetteville Observer titled Our View: Government can help save our state’s dying fishing industry.

When you think of the support given farmers (another group having a hard time), why does it not make sense to help in similar fashion our state's commercial fishermen? To me, it makes perfect sense to work towards preserving an industry that supports the local economy as well as bring us much better tasting seafood than the imports ever can!

Please take a moment to read the article in the Observer and, if you agree, contact your governmental leaders to state your opinion. The politicians work for us and need to know what we want for our great state.

The choice is yours!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fresh Produce In Sneads Ferry

When coming to the beach for family fun in the sun, don't overlook the other wonderful offerings our small waterfront community has to offer. A fine example of the Sneads Ferry offerings is brought to you by W. L. Bradley of Bradley Farms.

Bradley Farms has a produce stand setup on 210 Highway just before the 4 corners intersection (Rt. 172 and 210 Hwy) in front of Yopps Marine. Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Bradley Farms brings fresh produce to include items like watermelons, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, snap beans, and much more. The staff of Bradley Farms are quite knowledgeable and courteous with prices often much better than local grocery stores.

Fresh? Yes, the produce is fresh and delicious.

Check it out for yourself each week to see what so many repeat customers already know. Stop by Bradley Farms produce stand for vegetables and fruit you will truly enjoy!

Contact Info:
W.L. Bradley
808 West Wardsbridge Road
Warsaw, NC 28398
Phone: 910-293-6840
Cell: 910-990-2768

Tell them you read it on the Sneads Ferry Blog.

Allergies and Some Relief?

As I was searching the web taking care of business, I noticed an online advertisement that caught my attention unlike so many others.

So often in the Sneads Ferry area, if you visit a doctor's office, you will see several people there with allergy problems. This is especially true during the Spring and Fall seasons as our beautiful real estate releases its pollen, mold, etc.

Well, today I noticed an advertisement for NASONEX where you can receive a free bottle (30 day supply) and you can get $10 off your next prescription. *By signing up online at https://www.nasonex.com/nasx/application?namespace=coupon&event=tds_coupon you can be eligible to receive another $10 off each subsequent prescription for a year.

As a NASONEX user, I understand the need for the product and I also understand the cost! Hopefully, this may help provide some relief for you.

*Note: See details at the NASONEX site for eligibility requirements.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9/11/2001 - Do You Remember?

As another anniversary of that September 11th tragic day rolls by, I am reminded of the US soldiers who are around the world standing for us. For those of you who may not vividly remember the events of that day, here is another news site with the details of 9/11/2001.

For me, it doesn't matter if you support George W. Bush or not. It doesn't matter if you feel we need to pull our troops out today, tommorrow or sometime in the far distant future. It does matter that we all learn from those events and find a way to make things right for all.

Do I remember? Yes, I certainly do remember that day all too well.

At the time, I was located in one of the tallest buildings in Richmond, Virginia near the Federal Reserve Bank. When the first communications came across the news channels, our work area had received word via email that problems were going on in New York. One of our prior co-workers had just moved there and was working within a few blocks of the Trade Center.

When the second plane hit the tower, we were all concerned what other tall buildings would be under attack. Then we would see first hand what could happen...

Working with the Virginia Department of Transporation in the computer area, we had online access to the videocams overlooking the Virginia roadways. When the Pentagon was struck, a cam on a nearby bridge was knocked over and hanging by its cords upside down. It was then facing directly along the back of the plane looking right straight into the Pentagon where it crashed. This was one of the most sobering sights I have personally witnessed.

Please understand there are thousands of people that have been affected much more than I due to these events. Many died. Others traumatized for life. And yet, others go on with their lives picking up the pieces and recovering.

Let us never forget the trauma that has occurred nor, let us forget to say thanks to the heroes of those times who were willing to risk so much for so many.

911... Never forget!!!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Commercial Shrimping & Fishing Fading In Sneads Ferry

Recently, there is another article speaking about the demise of commercial shrimping and fishing in the Fayetteville Observer titled Sea Change: The demise of N.C. shrimping. If you want to better understand the plight and feelings of today's commercial fisherman, this is an absolutely must read.

Sneads Ferry North Carolina real estate by the waterfront of the New River and the Intracoastal Waterway is going up pricewise almost daily. The commercial fishermen and other workers are having an extremely difficult time raising enough money just to live where they have been for years. Condos, townhouses and expensive waterfront and waterview homes are driving up the cost of living and taxes leaving them no where to go.

Friday, September 07, 2007

New VFW NC Post 9983 Topsail Island Post

As an American citizen who has served in the military, I often hear the pros and cons of the current fighting around the world including opinions about our government leaders. What seems to be forgotten is the soldiers.

I would like to take a moment to say thanks for every one who serves this nation and also congratulations to the new Veterans of Foreign Wars North Carolina Post 9983 Topsail Island Post.

There are pictures, meeting information and contact details regarding the new Topsail Island Post online at http://vfwwebcom.org/nc/post9983/10088/Welcome+to+VFW+Post+9983-The+New+Topsail+Island+Post.html.

If you are an eligible veteran, I would encourage you to check out the new post and join. If not, I would ask you to think about those who protect our freedoms even with their very lives. Maybe that is worth a "Thank You" from time to time.

Internet Safety Workshop @ Dixon Middle School

The Dixon Middle School will be holding an Internet Safety Workshop Monday, September 10, 2007 at 5:00-7:00 pm. There will be a representative from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation presenting. All Parents are welcome and encouraged to come!

For more Dixon Middle School events visit http://www.onslow.k12.nc.us/dms/Events/Events.asp online or call the office at (910) 347-2738.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Bourne Ultimatum Movie

The Bourne series has been a great hit to many people since The Bourne Identity was first out in theaters.

It all started out with The Bourne Identity. The agent who has no past but has only his code name. How will he go on with life? He fights and kills just for information about his past. He was abandoned by the FBI just because he was a test for training. He meets a girl from Tredstone and bonds with her just like James Bond but not just for the love. Tredstone is only a secret society formed by the FBI and used agents for killing people for a reason. She helps him out because first of all, he is being hunted by the FBI, and because she knows that he is going through a hard time with his life.


After that, The Bourne Supremacy made its way to theaters. Jason Bourne is still hunted by the FBI but has a way of knowing what they are going to do before they do so he is prepared. Sometimes he scares me just by spying on the FBI and I think that he might get sniped. He always know what he wants and is going to get it no matter what. Personally, I loved that movie as well as The Bourne Identity. Matt Damon plays Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum.


In my opinion, Matt Damon has done a great job playing Jason Bourne. Matt Damon has done a great job in other movies as well. He is a character of determination and willing to get objectives done. The Bourne Ultimatum is now playing at Jacksonville Theatres which is where I watched it for the 1st time.


In the new movie, The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne finds a man who has information about who he needs to see for information about his past. He tries to protect him but the man has no patience and is shot in the head by the FBI. (as you can tell, the FBI doesn't want Bourne to know anything about his past) Jason finally finds the man who he needs to find by the help of his girlfriend from the last two movies. He finds what he needs and everyone is left of at the end set up for another movie. We'll see what they do about Bourne (Damon)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Sneads Ferry Real Estate Property Search

Lately, there has been considerable discussion about real estate property in and around the Sneads Ferry North Carolina area. Often people have trouble finding out who owns a particular piece of real estate and/or who owns the adjacent property.

If you are searching for property within the Onslow County NC region, I have news for you!

GoMAPS - Onslow County NC Public Access has a beta version tool allowing you to login and search for property based on the address, parcel number, owner's name, etc. This is a fantastic tool for anyone wanting answers to who owns what property in the Sneads Ferry (select Stump Sound under Township option).

Also, Onslow County has the online tax search for property and vehicles at http://www.onslowcountynctax.com/search.aspx. This gives the options to search by name (last name, first), account #, or parcel number. You can even obtain the parcel # searching GoMaps and then lookup tax info by that parcel number.

Happy searching!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Denoia's Pizzeria

If you are looking for a great place to have some pizza and a clean enviroment, then go on down to Denoia's Pizzeria Located at Atlantic Plaza 1038 HWY 210 Sneads Ferry, NC.

Denoia's Pizzeria is a family owned and operated business. I have tried their pizza, and it was awesome and delicious! They have a wide variety of choices of pizza, appetizers, pizza by the slice, lunch specials, subs, calzones, Stromboli's, dinners, pasta, desserts, salads, drinks, and additional sides.

The owners names are Edie and Louis Denoia. This Pizzeria is an eat in or take out restaurant. There is a $15 minimum order for delivery. Denoia's has a sanitation score of 102 A! That's clean!

One way to contact them is by calling (910) 327-1063. They are Located at Atlantic Plaza 1038 HWY 210 Sneads Ferry, NC. And again, if you want some great food and a clean environment, then go on over to Denoia's Pizzeria!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Help Wanted - The Plant Place in Wilmington, NC

The Plant Place in Wilmington, NC, is now accepting applications for an assistant manager and for a greenhouse worker. If you enjoy working with flowers and plants, then this is the job for you.

Average 42-45 hrs a week
Must have good work ethic experience
Bi-lingual a plus
Some lifting and physical labor required (up to 50lb bags of soil, plant food, ect.)

Please apply in person at The Plant Place 6114 Market St. Wilmington (Right next to D&E Dodge) #(910) 791-9594

Location: The Plant Place
Compensation: Based on experience
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Phone calls about this job are ok.
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Prepare For Hurricane Season In Sneads Ferry

The old-timers in Sneads Ferry can tell you lots of stories about the damage hurricanes have inflicted. They have seen the wind, water and downpours that others shudder to even think about. Being prepared can make this hurricane season easier and much less freightening.

Known in the 1950's as "Hurricane Alley", the eastern coast of North Carolina is a prime target for hurricanes year in and year out. As detailed in the Want to know about hurricanes? (article in the Times News), hurricanes with names like: Bonnie, Charley, Diana, Emily, Floyd, Fran, Gloria, Hugo, and Isabel have left their mark on our area. Let's not forget Hazel and the destruction it left so many years ago.

What you can do

Preparing by gathering information and resources can prove quite useful in such an event. Some suggestions:

  • Write down important name & phone numbers (emergency contacts).
  • Store canned foods, water, etc.
  • Store flashlights, batteries, and candles with matches or lighter.
    You may want to purchase hurricane lamps and add a nostalgic flavor from a reputable antiques dealer.
  • Locate a safe place for high winds, etc.
  • Prepare plans so the whole family knows what to do.

There are many other steps you can take but, the important part is to plan and communicate. Your family and friends may thank you for it when the time comes.

Public Service Announcement - Sneads Ferry Schools Are Open

School has begun this week at Dixon Elementary School, Dixon Middle School and Dixon High School. Please keep an extra eye toward young children along the roadways before and after school. Also, please slow down and be alert when driving through the school zones.

Let us all work together to make this year a safe and happy time for all our Sneads Ferry and surrounding area children to learn and grow.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sea Witch Antiques, is now selling their products in a consignment store in Wilmington.

Sea Witch Antiques, is now selling some of their products in a consignment store in Wilmington. The name of the store is A Touche Of Olde. Sea Witch is selling a lot of glassware, dishes , and furniture. They are also selling some holiday accessories.

Some of the glassware selling at the consignment store is some depression glass. They come in a variety of colors, pink, green, blue, and yellow, some blue pottery, and much, much more.

Some of the dishes selling at the consignment store is some Royal Dalton dishes. They only have a limited amount of this so hurry on over to buy some. If you need any dishes then go on over to A Touche of Olde.


One of the pieces of furniture selling at the consignment store is a white Rattan sofa table, bar stools with cane webbing, Windsor chair, and much more. So please go to A Touche of Olde and buy some furniture!!

If you need some glassware or furniture, then please feel free to go on over to A Touche Of Olde. To contact Sea Witch Antiques then please go to the folowing website http://www.seawitchantiques.com/shop/ for the contact information.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

SunCoast Playland/Arcade

Sun Coast Play Land/Arcade is just off of Highway 210 right next to the new Coffee Shop. Sun Coast is a fairly new arcade in Sneads Ferry. They have a lot a different game and ticket making machines in the building.

They have a variety of prizes to win! You can even win a brand new bike! They have some candy and toys to win. If you want to have a great timer and experience then go on over to Sun Coast Play Land Arcade. If you go, then I'm sure that you won't regret it.

The following link is to the Sun Coast Play land/Arcade's contact information and directions.
Phone #: (910)545-9789
Address: 1042 Highway 210Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Amusement Places
Map Directions

Friday, August 17, 2007

Dixon High School





Dixon High School is going to be open on the 27th of August. The open house for the 9th grade will be on August 23rd 4-8 p.m. The open house for the 10th grade will be held on the 23rd of August from 4-8p.m. Then the open house for the 11th grade will be on August 23rd from 4-8 p.m. Finally the Open house for the 12th grade wil be on August 23rd from 4-8p.m. The folowing link is to the main website for Dixon High School. http://www.onslow.k12.nc.us/dhs/
Have a great year at school Bulldogs!!

Dixon Middle School




Dixon Middle School would like to thank the PTO for the new calculators that they bought for the children of Dixon Middle. The 6th grade open house wil be held on August 20 from 5-7 p.m.. Then the 7th grade open house will be held on August 21 from 5-7 p.m. Finally, the 8th grade is on the August 22 from 5-7 p.m. also. Have a great school year Mariners!!
The folowing link is to the Dixon Mariners Home page. http://www.onslow.k12.nc.us/dms/

Dixon Elementary School



August 23rd is a floating open house from 10-12 P.M. or 3-5 P.M. On August 27th is the first day of school for the students. Have a great year at Dixon Elementary School everyone.
The folowing link is to the Dixon Elementary website. http://www.onslow.k12.nc.us/des/

Bridge on 210 Being Worked on





The bridge on 210 is going to be worked on very soon. The bridge on 210 is located between "4 corners" and Dixon Middle School. Some disadvantages to this is that you may have some problems traveling to Jacksonville which will now take even longer.

If you want anymore information then please visit the folowing website. https://apps.dot.state.nc.us/projects/tipsearch/TIPSearchDetail.aspx?id=419

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dixon Soccer Club Registration

Dixon soccer club is now signing kids up for the soccer teams. Their registration form is updated and mail-in registration will be accepted now. Please download and print-out the registration form by clicking onto the hand-out link below. Email inquiries and questions to DSCpeople@yahoo.com. Handout: Registration FORM

To learn more about signing up for the Dixon Soccer Club (DSC) then please go to www.eteamz.active.com/dixonsoccer/. If you have any problems, then email DSCpeople@yahoo.com Thank you for choosing sneadsferrynorthcarolina.blogspot.com as your Sneads Ferry News information source.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Pete-Eze Skating and Family Fun

If you want to go have a great experience at skating or skateboarding then go to Pete-Eze Skating and Family Fun Rink in Sneads Ferry, NC. They are almost brand new in Sneads Ferry so they are open only on Fridays and Saturdays for teen nights. However, you don't have to be a teen to go there. Admission is $6. But, the food is pretty cheap to buy.

They allow skates and skateboards on the rink at different time and sometimes at the same time! They have ramps and rails to use freely. It is a great place to have fun!

Some different things to do there are obviously skate and skateboard, play pool on one of the two pool tables, play some video games, and win prizes with the tickets.

The snacks and drinks list include: Lost energy drinks, Many types of sodas, hot dogs, pretzels, candy, and much much more.

Some of the things that they have to offer is public sessions for all ages, parties and events for all ages, skating lessons for adults and youth, Youth Roller Hockey Clinics. And, again, they offer skating and skateboarding in the rink.

Ways to reach them are to call them at:1-910-327-2277
Or you can eighther visit or mail them at:260 Sneads Ferry Rd Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Their hours are 6:30 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. for both days.

I hope that you have a lot of fun!!!!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Sneads Ferry Events

Sneads Ferry North Carolina has several events each year to remember, educate, donate and just have fun!

Some of the notable Sneads Ferry events each year are:

  • Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival
  • Sneads Ferry King Mackeral Tournament
  • Sneads Ferry Harvest Festival
  • Sneads Ferry Winter Festival
  • Annual Beruit Memorial Services
  • Annual Senior Citizens Dinner
  • Lions Club Pin Fish Tournament

As you can see, Sneads Ferry NC is a community with plenty to offer and lots to remember. If you are in the area, stop by to check out the area happenings and see for yourself what makes Sneads Ferry the home of so many happy families and the tourist destination of so many more.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sneads Ferry Community Resources

Sneads Ferry Community Resources

  • Sneads Ferry Community Center
    126 Park Lane
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-3335
  • Sneads Ferry Fire Department
    1576 Old Folkstone Road
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-3055
  • Sneads Ferry Library
    242 Sneads Ferry Road
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-6471
  • Sneads Ferry Rescue Squad
    114 Park Lane
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-2966
  • Sneads Ferry Sanitation
    237 Owl Lane
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-3900
  • Sneads Ferry Volunteer Fire Department
    1698 Old Folkstone Road
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-3055

Monday, July 30, 2007

Sneads Ferry Real Estate

Sneads Ferry real estate has been on an ever increasing rise over the past 3-5 years throughout the area. The once quiet little fishing village has now become a tourist destination with more and more visitors deciding to purchase summer homes as well as permanent.

With prices rising well over one million dollars, living in our quaint community has become costly with property speculation on the rise with no end in site!

For those of you still wanting to learn more about residing in Sneads Ferry, NC the following are some of the subdivisions and real estate professionals within Sneads Ferry North Carolina.

Some of the Sneads Ferry Subdivisions:

  • Bayshore Marina
  • Canady Landing
  • Capps
  • Chadwick Acres
  • Chadwick Shores
  • Creeks Edge
  • Ennett Lane Acres
  • Escoba Bay Equestrian
  • Grantwood Glen
  • Justice Farm
  • Lewis Acres
  • Malcom Manor
  • Mill Creek
  • Mimosa Bay
  • North Shore Country Club
  • Pages Golden Acres
  • Pelican Point
  • Piney Creek Estates
  • Sea Bird Estates
  • Stone Bay Plantation
  • Twisted Oaks
  • Waterway Haven

Some of the Sneads Ferry North Carolina Realtors:
  • All American Home Realty
    2017 Nc Highway 172 # A
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-0009
  • Cape Fear/Sotheby's International Realty
    200 Caper Fear Cir # 1
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-0079
  • Century 21 Action, Inc
    1016 Old Folkstone Rd # 200
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-2526
  • Coastal Realty
    2119 Hwy 172
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-1379
  • Coldwell Banker Coastline Realty
    965 Old Folkstone Rd # 108
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-7711
  • Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty
    1350 NC Highway 210
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-2441
  • Davis Real Estate
    214 Sneads Ferry Rd
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-6161
  • Indigo Blue Realty
    184B Singleton St
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 329-0123
  • Kathy S Parker Real Estate
    1000 Highway 210
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-2219
  • North Shore Country Club Real Estate
    101 North Shore Drive
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-3605
  • Realty World Ennett & Associates
    1968 Nc Highway 172
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-3600
  • Seahorse Realty Corp
    1040 Nc Highway 210
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-1333
  • Southern Shore Real Estate Services
    1343 Nc Highway 210
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-3101
  • Treasure Realty
    1950 Highway 172 # R
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-4444
  • Wagoner Insurance & Realty
    2015 Nc Highway 172 # A
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-2218
  • Yellow Rose Land Co
    1035 Nc Highway 210
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-0343
  • Young Spot Realty
    279 Sneads Ferry Rd
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
    Phone: (910) 327-6459

Sunday, July 29, 2007

New Marine Boat Sales and Service in Sneads Ferry

Open Water Marine is a new boat sales and service shop near "Four Corners" on Hwy 172 managed by Richard "Bubba" Midget who has extensive experience in the marine industry.

From your first steps into Open Water Marine you will be amazed at the quality and appearance of the supplies and the store. Beyond that, the customer friendly staff at Open Water Marine make you feel right and home realizing that you are the one to be served.

Whether it is a brand new yacht or a fishing boat you need, check out Open Water Marine today to see why so many people are clamouring to get in each day.

Contact Info:
Open Water Marine
Richard "Bubba" Midgett - Manager
P.O. Box 1254
2004 Highway 172
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Office: 910-327-9208

Saturday, July 28, 2007

New Beauty Shop at Sneads Ferry

Beauty at the Beach is a new beauty shop that just opened in Sneads Ferry on the main highway (hwy 210) behind the Shrimp Shack between "Four Corners" and North Topsail Beach. Owned by Mary Hoffer, Beauty at the Beach is a top quality hair & nail salon with expert beauticians who see to it that the customer is completely satisfied and always comes first.

I've had the personal pleasure of having Mary Hoffer cut my hair with delightful results. Having very fine blonde hair, it is very easy for a barber to leave gaps and mistakes when cutting my hair. This has never been the case at Beauty at the Beach!

I would strongly recommend anyone wanting a quality professional haircut while at Topsail Island or Sneads Ferry to visit Beauty at the Beach.

Contact Information:
Beauty at the Beach Hair & Nail Salon
Mary Hoffer - Owner Operator
1344 Hwy 210
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Phone: (910) 327-3270

Monday, February 12, 2007

Adult Business Closed in Sneads Ferry

Recently, the Southern Comforts business was issued a Temporary Restraining Order ("TRO") as the first steps in a civil nuisance abatement case from Superior Court Judge John Nobles {see PDF at http://www.co.onslow.nc.us/main/media_releases/mr_070206b.pdf}.

Defendants named included: John R. Lawler and Ann M. Lawler (owners), Reynold Lewis and Reynold Enterprises, LLC (tenant/operator).

Similar to Paradise Landing, these steps seem to be moving forward to closing another business that the residents of Sneads Ferry have been after for quite some time.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Seven People Arrested In Nightclub Raid

If you haven't already heard, the Sneads Ferry area is cleaning up its image in a big way. Check out the Jacksonville Daily News article Seven People Arrested In Nightclub Raid. According to locals along with the news article, there are already zoning violations being looked into along with the inappropriate acts identified in the arrests. The community citizens have made several steps forward prior to the recent elections and, just maybe, the results are what they desire. Also check out the thread on the Sneads Ferry section of ENCToday forums. In keeping with this same theme, check out the thread Paradise Permanently Closed! along with the PDF directly from the Onslow County Media Release Paradise Landing Bar and Night Club Permanently Closed by Judge Nobles as a Public Nuisance.

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