Sneads Ferry North Carolina: 02/01/2008 - 03/01/2008

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Future Permits For Fireworks In Sneads Ferry Up In The Air

Trouble continues in Sneads Ferry. Sneads Ferrians are battling over whether it should incorporate, property infringement over a fisherman’s heritage and livelihood, and now involved in an ugly clash over fireworks.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

VFW Post 9983 St. Patrick's Day Dinner

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9983 of Holly Ridge, North Carolina will be holding a St. Patrick's Day Dinner consisting of corned beef and cabbage with trimmings on Sunday, March 16, 2008 from 2 pm until 6 pm.

$7.00 donation

For more information call 910-329-1881

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Testing at New River Community Church

Blood Drive & Bone Marrow Testing

When: Saturday, March 15, 2008 from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: New River Community Church (see directions and contact info below)

On Saturday, March 15, 2008 there will be a Red Cross Blood Drive & Bone Marrow testing within the New River Community Church gymnasium between 10 am and 4 pm. Donations may be made in honor of Josiah Allen (diagnosed with Leukemia). Those who are 17 years or older, in good health and at least 110 lbs, are potential donors. Please bring a picture ID. You may also be tested for bone marrow transplant, which only requires a mouth swab, on the same day (18 years to 60). Donations for the bone marrow testing are welcome. The Red Cross would like an estimate as to how many will come so you may sign up at any local Church within the Sneads Ferry area (these sheets will be picked up by March 3, 2008). Signups are a courtest and are not required.

Note: The hospital has used a lot of blood products in Josiah Allen's treatment ~50 transfusions! Someone else gave freely. We want to give back and make sure others are provided for in their time of need. Thanks!

Directions to the Church:
Highway 172 toward the back gate in Sneads Ferry.
Look for the big blue sign that says New River Community Church.
Turn right on to Wheeler Creek Rd.
Church is on the left.
Map to New River Community Church

Phone: 910-327-6722

Monday, February 25, 2008

Josiah's Day

Benefit for Josiah Allen
Teenager recently diagnosed with Leukemia
"I'll tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me." Mathew 25:40

March 8, 2008

Motorcycle Run, Bike Games, Prizes, Music and Lunch
Ride registration will be a donation
Dinner plates $5.00 donation (CALL 910-327-6624 FOR DELIVERY)
Registration starts @ 9:30 a.m.
Kick Stands up @11:00 a.m.

Directions to Benefit:
Highway 172 toward the back gate in Sneads Ferry.
Look for the big blue sign that says New River Community Church. Turn right on to Wheeler Creek Rd. Church is on the left.
Map to New River Community Church

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Sea Witch is in the house!

The Sea Witch is in the house!

Jean Hudson, owner of Sea Witch Antiques, has opened a new antiques and collectibles booth within the D & F Flea Market this weekend. With the rainy weather and colder temperatures, this is an excellent weekend to drop by the flea market to check out what is new.

Tell them you read it in the Sneads Ferry News!

D & F Flea Market
1324 NC Highway 172 West
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Phone: 910-329-0155

Days/Hours Open:
Friday & Saturday 8 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sneads Ferry Prepares For Spring 2008

This past Sunday my younger son and I went out for a bike ride checking out the latest happenings in Sneads Ferry. It was a very pleasant day with warmer temperatures and a regular breeze so we made our way towards the waterfront and the marinas. Looking out over the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) was spectacular seeing the islands including Topsail Island and North Topsail Beach.

As usual, the people were quite friendly and waved often from homefronts, cars and boardwalks. Nearly everywhere we went, people went out of their way to say "Hello" and wish us a good day. It reminded me just how lucky we are to live in a small waterfront community in Eastern North Carolina.

The following are just a few pictures from our ride which took us down to Swan Point Marina and the surrounding housing areas. Click on the pictures to see a larger view of each. Enjoy!

Sneads Ferry Coffee

Being a coffee lover, I recently revisited places in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina that sell coffee. The following are my personal opinions based on my tasting, the business atmosphere, etc.

First, the places I have tasted the coffee in Sneads Ferry that in the running for "the best" included: Trading Post Coffee House (, Sneads Beans (, and McDonald's (930 NC Highway 210). These places were chosen for the quality of coffee along with other factors.

Sneads Beans
I visited Sneads Beans on multiple occassions and tasted a variety of coffee drink types including latte, espresso, mocha, etc. The taste of these was satisfactory but, there was much lacking regarding the atmosphere of the shop, hours of availability and the website advertised on the front door was not operational. My concern for tourists and others not being able to know when they could obtain a coffee and/or other related information seemed to be realized. There was discussion by management about modifying the driveway for military personnel being able to purchase without violating military protocol on their way to/from work as well as gifts available in the shop's front section. As of my last visit, these were still in the discussion phase.

The local McDonald's is quite similar to others around the country. The coffee has been continually served very fresh and tasty. The price is reasonable and the military can drive through at hours not possible with other coffee houses in the area. If your purpose is to get a quality coffee on the way to/from work without violating military rules, this very well may be your best option.

Trading Post Coffee House
The Trading Post Coffee House located on Hwy 210 past 4 corners towards Topsail Island has a well proven reputation. The quality and service has been demonstrated repeatedly and the atmosphere is very nice. This coffee house has plenty of room to relax, enjoy your coffee and much more. The gift shop is rather well stocked along with a big screen TV for those wanting to watch the news, etc. The staff have always been very kind and considerate to me and those around upon each of my visits. Additionally, having wifi Internet access for customers is a serious plus to computer geeks like myself. If you desire a nice latte, espresso or similar, here is the place to shop in Sneads Ferry, NC in my opinion.

As I drink a lot of coffee each day, this is a very important subject for me. Realizing that different people have different taste, you may want to check these places out for yourself. Hopefully, my comments on each will save you time and expense.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Love of the Arts Show at Thurston Art Gallery February 8th, 2008

“Love of the Arts Show”

Open House: February 8th 5 to 7pm

Featuring singers/poets in order of performance
The Nancy St. Charles Singers*
Will Revo & Cathy
Poets, Patsy Lain & Sandra Adams
Christopher’s Restaurant

Thurston Art Gallery
328 Peru Road
Sneads Ferry, NC
Visual Arts Display from February 2nd to March 1st
From: Meet the Artists, call 327-1781
“What ever you are be a good one.” Abe Lincoln

We are sharing our space and time with you to show off North Carolina artists who live among us featuring visual artists, writers, poets and musicians. Our goal is to embrace these talented people. Their artworks, books, & cd’s will be available for sale after the show and through the month.

*singers from Nancy St. Charles
Mandy Cheek singing as Patsy Cline
Elton Sandridge singing as Frank Sinatra
Jordan Southerland singing as Michael Bublee
( American Idol contestant)
Keylie Steele singing Top 40

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Beauty at the Beach Welcomes Kathy Carter and Laura Heim

Beauty at the Beach Hair & Nail Salon would like to welcome Kathy Carter & Laura Heim.

They are new stylists to the salon starting in January.

Kathy is a former salon manager and owner. She began her career as a nail technician and later went on to obtain her cosmetology license. Kathy prides herself in the fact that she has designed and customized her own pedicure program which is guaranteed to leave your feet in top notch condition! Her years of experience are displayed with each set of beautiful acrylic nails that she applies. Kathy also specializes in color and high-lites.

Laura is an experienced stylist who specializes in spiral perms, men’s cuts and clipper cuts. She also offers customized pedicures that will leave your feet flip flop ready for the upcoming season! Laura has a heart of gold and enjoys working with the elderly to meet their needs. She also provides in-home cosmetic needs to the sick and shut-ins because everyone deserves some TLC!


Beauty at the Beach offers excellence in salon services and knowledge. Each of our operators updates their knowledge and skills with continuing education classes in order to offer the most up to date techniques and styles.

Beauty at the Beach

Hair & Nail Salon


1344 HWY 210

Sneads Ferry, North Carolina 28460

Located behind the Shrimp Shack next to Ricks Restaurant

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