Sneads Ferry North Carolina: 06/01/2008 - 07/01/2008

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Hampstead Kiwanis Award Scholarships


The Kiwanis Club of Hampstead awarded five $500.00, Robert Carpenter Memorial Scholarships to the following students;
Jansen Elise Barber, of Hampstead, a senior at Topsail High School who will be attending East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Corey James Godwin, of Greenville, NC, a senior at Topsail High School who will be attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
Brittany Lynn Zinser, of Hampstead, a senior at Topsail High School who will be attending NC State University in Raleigh, NC.
Samantha L. Herrick, of Rocky Point, a senior at Heide Trask High School who will be attending UNC at Chapel Hill, NC.
Cara Suzannah Harrison, of Burgaw, a senior at Heide Trask High School who will be attending UNC at Wilmington, NC.
Joan Carpenter presented the Robert Carpenter Memorial Scholarships to the five students and wished them success in all of there future in devours.
The Kiwanis Club of Hampstead want to thank all the people who donated to our scholarship fund.

Submitted by Sal Ferrotti

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Gary Schwarz Speaks To Hampstead Kiwanis


This past Thursday at a meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Hampstead, Gary Schwarz owner of Pender Pines Nursery was the program speaker. Gary and his wife Sharon who is the firm’s bookkeeper and advisor started Pender Pines Nursery eleven years ago next to the Senior Center on highway 17 in Hampstead. Gary’s imagination and work ethics have created a garden center unequaled in the area. Along with a pond filled with koi surrounded by flowers and plants, there is an arboretum with a pathway through the woods following a bubbling creek with markers identifying an abundance of plant life. The most recent addition is a large nursery building equipped with computerized watering and light systems that create the best flowers year round. Gary, his son and his employers have the nursery knowledge to help customers with their questions and purchases.

President Jim Higgs of the Hampstead Kiwanis Club Presenting a certificate of appreciation to Gary Schwarz of Pender Pines

Gary’s presentation to the Hampstead Kiwanis Club had numerous tips for members with gardens regarding watering, fertilizing and soil composition. For his knowledge and efforts, Gary was recently chosen as President of the NC Flower Growers Association. For the best flowers, plants and trees in the area, a visit to your local nursery and garden center like Pender Pines is a must.

Submitted by Sal Ferrotti

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Christmas Comes Early At Hanover Center In Wilmington




For more information:
Bruce Henderson or 343-9739

HANOVER CENTER: Supplying the Needs of Neighborhoods

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Andy’s of Sneads Ferry Now Serves Frozen Custard

Andy’s of Sneads Ferry Now Serves Frozen Custard

(Sneads Ferry, N.C.)-Andy’s, one of the Southeast’s fastest growing “fast casual” restaurants, is proud to announce that beginning Monday, June 12th they are adding a brand new item, frozen custard to their Sneads Ferry location.

Currently known as Andy’s Cheesesteaks & Cheeseburgers, the Mount Olive based company has changed its name to Andy’s Burgers, Shakes, and Fries. The name change comes with many other changes that the company plans to implement throughout 2008. Now those changes include frozen custard.

While Andy’s has always been the place to go for a great old fashioned hand dipped milkshake, they are now improving the quality of that great product by adding frozen custard.

To put it plainly, frozen custard is a premium ice cream that is smoother and creamier than any ice cream sold in North Carolina.

Andy’s plans on making Emma’s Frozen custard fresh several times a day by churning their own special blend of all-natural ingredients.

They will be serving shakes, sundaes, floats, malts, cones of custard, pints of fresh made custard, and Twist-rrr’s. Twist-rrr’s are similar to a blizzard or concrete; and along with shakes can be made with over 15 different mix-ins and toppings. Andy’s will be offering a fresh flavor of custard every day.

Founder Kenny Moore said,” This is the biggest thing we have done since cooking our first burger. I think the addition of frozen custard will take Andy’s to the next level. By adding frozen custard to all of our locations, we have become the second largest seller of frozen custard in the country.”

Andy’s is in the process of executing the most ambitious and aggressive rollout of frozen custard that any American company has ever tried. The results of that aggressive plan will make Andy’s the second largest seller of frozen custard in the country behind only Culver’s in the Midwest.

For more information about Andy’s please contact Alex Ramos at 919-635-0902 or visit

What is frozen custard?

Dating back to the early 1900’s, frozen custard is a cold dessert that is thought of as highly superior to ice cream, made with eggs in addition to cream and sugar. One main difference between custard and ice cream is the creation process.

Ice cream is made using a process called overrun, in which air is blended into the mixture of ingredients until its volume increases by approximately 100%, meaning half of the final product is composed of air. By comparison, custard is blended much slower and may have an overrun as low as 20%. The low percentage of overrun and the egg yolk give frozen custard a thick, creamy texture and a smoother, softer consistency when compared to ice cream. In addition, frozen custard is most often served at 18 degrees F rather than the -10 to -20 degrees at which ice cream is stored. The higher temperature allows you to really taste the goodness of the natural flavors without numbing your palate the way ice cream does.

About Andy’s
Andy’s offers a unique dining experience where customers enjoy fresh-cooked, quality food in a casual 50’s style diner setting. Since founder Kenny Moore opened the doors to the first Andy’s location in Goldsboro in 1991, the North Carolina burger chain has grown to over 100 locations across the state by providing outstanding food and first class customer service. For more information on Andy’s, please visit or call 919-635-0902.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Knights Of Columbus Set New Records For Charitable Giving And Volunteer Service


The Knights of Columbus announced today that it has set new records for charitable giving, and volunteer service hours in 2007. The results of the Order’s Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity for the year ending December 31, 2007 show that total contributions to charity at all levels reached $144,816,004.00 million – exceeding the previous year’s total by more than $1 million. The survey also shows that reported number of volunteer hours by Knights for charitable causes grew to 68,695,768 million hours, up more than 440,000 hours from 2006. There were 393,030 Knights of Columbus blood donors during the year, and Knights made more than 5.5 million visits to the sick and bereaved.

Cumulative figures show that during the past decade, the Knights of Columbus has donated $1.28 billion to charity, and provided in excess of 612 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable causes.

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest lay Catholic organization, with 1.75 million members in the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Central America and Poland.

St Jude the Apostle Council 12281 of the Knights of Columbus of Hampstead, NC

received the above news on Friday, June 7th from the Knights of Columbus office of New Haven, Connecticut.

The Knights of Columbus of St Jude the Apostle, Council 12281 recently distributed Operation Lamb Funds of over $14,000.00 to 10 local schools, a nursing home and the Pender County Special Olympics and nine State Agencies to help the intellectually disabled children with donations collected in 2007 at three Food Lions and Harris Teeter. The Knights are collecting for Operation Lamb, 2008 at Food Lion on July 4, 5 and 6th. Operation Lamb program in North Carolina was named after the biblical quotation “whatsoever you do to the Least Among My Brethren, that you do also to me.” (Matthew 25:40) The special children and the Knights thank the public for there past generous donations.

Submitted by Sal Ferrotti

Bridge Work on Rt. 210 Nearing Completion

According to North Carolina Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Chad Kimes the bridge work on Rt. 210 near Rt. 17 should be completed by Friday, June 13, 2008.

This has been the cause for the rerouting of traffic from Rt. 210 between Rt. 17 and "4 Corners" in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Having the bridge open again is great news to many reducing the travel time getting out to Rt. 17 and/or Jacksonville, North Carolina.

John R. Morgan Elected Chair of the North Carolina Association of CPAs

John R. Morgan Elected Chair of the North Carolina Association of CPAs

Raleigh, North Carolina — Greensboro resident and Salisbury native John Robert Morgan, CPA, JD, has been elected 2008–09 Chair of the North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA), the only statewide organization for CPAs.

Morgan is a sole practitioner, working primarily in areas of estate planning, probate, and business planning. He was licensed as an attorney at law in 1973 and obtained his CPA certificate in 1984.

Prior to being elected Chair of NCACPA, Morgan served on the Board of Directors from 2000–2003 and Executive Committee from 2002–2003; and acted as Treasurer from 2005–007 and Chair-Elect from 2007–2008. He is also an active member of NCACPA’s Professional Development Committee. Morgan has been an instructor for NCACPA seminars in the areas of personal financial planning, retirement planning, business planning, and estate planning. He received the Outstanding Speaker Award in 1996, 2001, and 2002.

In addition to his twenty-four years of membership with NCACPA, Morgan is a member with the North Carolina Bar Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the North Carolina Bar Association’s Tax Council and is Treasurer of the Greensboro Bar Association. He has led courses in various areas of estate planning law and tax law for the Bar Association and acts as a mentor to first-year law students at Elon University School of Law.

In his role as Chair, Morgan will also serve a three-year term on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Council, where he will represent North Carolina on national issues.


The North Carolina Association of CPAs is the only statewide association for CPAs in North Carolina. With more than 12,300 members, NCACPA is one of the largest CPA organizations in the country. Founded in 1919, the association serves the accounting profession through legislative support, educational programming, and networking opportunities to connect our members to each other and to their community. The association is also involved in promoting financial literacy to North Carolinians through free public seminars. For more information, please visit our website at


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Antivirus and AntiSpyware Protection in Sneads Ferry

Being an online computer professional in Sneads Ferry I am often asked how to prevent personal computer problems due to a virus or spyware. Here I shall share a little secret that may help those in the area as well as some elsewhere around the world.

First, I promote websites online as in "marketing" and not hardware (e.g. fix harddrives, monitors, printers, etc.). When it comes to doing major fixes to a personal computer, I trust professionals similar to most of you. As this is critical to my business, I take great care to find quality and service I can trust.

What do I use?

For antivirus protection on my personal computers I use AVG version 8 by AVG Technologies which can be downloaded at (search for "free avg"). I have used AVG software now for the past few years with great success while others I have spoken with run into problems using other antivirus software (e.g. Norton, McAfee, etc.).

I also use Microsoft Windows Defender for additional spyware protection as there is more to computer threats than the multitude of virus applications.

Where do you go for service?

When I first moved to the Sneads Ferry, North Carolina area, I spoke with several business professionals that relied on their computers extensively. One business kept being mentioned repeatedly with many recommendations at that was Hampstead Electronics (Radio Shack) in Sneads Ferry. Specifically, Will Beauchamp, the computer technician there was often labeled the "saviour" for many computers thought to be completely lost due to virus attacks, spyware and/or hardware failures.

Will has an extensive background in personal computers and stays abreast of the latest challenges and fixes related to the above mentioned issues regularly. If you are ever in the area and have need of quality personal computer service you can trust, take it to Hampstead Electronics near "4 corners" in Sneads Ferry and ask for Will Beauchamp. You will quickly find is can do attitude and fantastic customer service refreshing and quite welcome.

Hampstead Electronics (RadioShack)
1950 NC Hwy 172 Ste A (in Treasure Plaza)
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460-6693
Phone: (910) 329-5000

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