Sneads Ferry North Carolina: 04/01/2010 - 05/01/2010

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Symonds inducted into Rollins Society

Symonds inducted into Rollins Society - Jacksonville Daily News
Congratulations to Sarah Symonds who was recently inducted into the Rollins Society. Sarah was a former Coastal Carolina Community College communication instructor and has parents in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Topsail Island Historical Society Screening "Wild Caught" About Sneads Ferry Fishing Struggles

Community Announcements 4.29.10 - Topsail Advertiser

On May 13, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. the Topsail Island Historical Society will be a screening “Wild Caught,” a documentary about the Sneads Ferry Fishing struggles. Matthew Barr of the University of NC at Greensboro (producer of “Wild Caught”) will introduce the screening and answer questions afterward.

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North Carolina Antiques Dealer in Beulaville Now Online

If you are one of the thousands upon thousands who enjoy shopping the local Antiques and Collectibles shops in the area, there is a North Carolina Antiques dealer named Old Pack House Antiques in Beulaville, NC you probably should see.

Old Pack House Antiques has recently created their new website showing off the fantastic selection of fine quality Fenton, Rookwood, RRP and other collectibles. With a "down home" atmosphere and high quality merchandise, this is a must see for the serious collector.

Old Pack House Antiques
776 Lyman Road
Beulaville, NC 28518
Phone: 910-296-7574

Onslow County Property Tax Exemption Application Deadline Approaching

Date:   April 27, 2010
For Release:  Immediate
Contact:  Harry Smith, 910-989-2200

Property Tax Exemption Application Deadline Approaching

(Onslow County)   June 1, 2010 is the deadline for Elderly/Disabled persons and Disabled Veterans to apply for the property tax exemption for the 2010 tax year.  Applications may be obtained at the Onslow County Tax Office, 39 Tallman St, Jacksonville, NC, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Applications are also available on the internet at .

North Carolina excludes from property taxes the greater of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) or fifty percent (50%) of the appraised value of a permanent residence owned and occupied by a qualifying owner.  A qualifying owner is an owner who meets all of the following requirements as of January 1 preceding the taxable year for which the benefit is claimed:
  1. Is at least 65 years of age or totally and permanently disabled;
  2. Has an income for the preceding calendar year of not more than $27,100;
  3. Is a North Carolina resident.
Income is defined as all other monies received from every source other than gifts or inheritances received from a spouse, lineal ancestor, or lineal descendant.  For married applicants residing with their spouse, the income of both must be included, whether or not the property is in both names.

Honorably discharged disabled veterans or an unmarried surviving spouse of an honorably discharged veteran who sustained a permanent and total service related disability may be eligible for an exclusion of the first $45,000 of assessed value. There is no age or income requirement for the Disabled Veteran exclusion, but the residency requirement does apply.  Applications must be filed by June 1, 2010.

For information on this tax exemption contact the Onslow County Tax Office at 910.989.2201.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dixon Middle School PTO BBQ Dinner Fundraiser April 30th 10am-2pm

Dixon Middle School
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
Is sponsoring a
BBQ Dinner
For only $6.00 a plate
Friday, April 30th
10 – 2
(At the softball field behind DMS)

All proceeds benefit the school

POC: Carol Justice 327-1465

Local deliveries for 5 or more plates

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Elect Tracey Miller for NC District House Fundraiser May 1st at Christopher's Restaurant


Miller for NC District 15 House of Representatives

Saturday, May 1st, 2010 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (with an After-Glow)

Join us at Christopher’s Restaurant, Highway 210, Sneads Ferry

As we honor all the team members who have worked so hard to ELECT TRACEY LOUISE MILLER as NC Representative for Sneads Ferry, and District 15.

This event is our main fundraiser.

Music by our own Carolina Band

Dining specially prepared by Chef Christopher

Weekend in Myrtle Beach Raffle and MORE!

Call for tickets at 910-327-0009

Everyone is welcome - Meet the Candidate

Sponsored by Citizens for MILLER Fund

PO Box 396, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

Contribution suggestion: $30.00 per plate

Sneads Ferry Town Meeting: 1/4 of a Cent Sales Tax

Sneads Ferry Town Meeting

Friday, April 30th, 2010 7pm

Learn more about the ¼ of a cent sales tax

The proposed tax will be explained by Commissioner Bill Keller and Commissioner Barbara Ikner

Sneads Ferry Community Center
126 Park Lane
327-3335 or Tim Supple at 327-2707

This meeting is open to anyone.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Red Cross Blood Drive at Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church Tuesday

Red Cross Blood Drive

When:  Tuesday, April 27th 2:00pm-7:00pm

Where: Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church on Hwy 210

Hope to see you!

For more info:

Operation Inasmuch in Sneads Ferry Saturday, May 1, 2010

On Saturday, May 1st, 2010, churches across North Carolina will go out to touch their Communities with the love of Jesus Christ.  Many of the Churches of Sneads Ferry are joining in these efforts by conducting a wide variety of ministry projects to help people in our Village.

Some of the projects done last year were: Yard Work; Window Cleaning; Power Washing; Minor Home Repair Projects; Handicapped Ramps; Car Checks, visit with the elderly …. plus preparation of meals for the workers.  The event was a wonderful experience for both the workers and those who were touched by their kindness.

We look forward to even greater things this year !!  So come out, get involved, give your ideas and go out and make a difference in someone’s life.

How can you get involved ??

1.  Pray for God’s Blessing for this event.

2.  Volunteer your time and get your Church involved.

3.  Submit information about a person(s) who needs help.

4. Come to the planning meeting at North Topsail Shores Baptist Church, on Old Folkstone Road, Monday evenings, 7pm.

5.  All Volunteers will meet at Salem Baptist Church, on Sneads Ferry Road on Saturday, May 1st, 2010, 0830 - 0900.

6.  For more info please call the Church at 910-327-2721.

If you would like to recommend a project please provide the following information:

Your Name:
Your Phone:
Name of Person Needing Help. 
Address of Proposed Project:
Description of Project:
Point Of Contact:

Sneads Ferry resident named Military Mom of the Year

Sneads Ferry resident named Military Mom of the Year - ENCToday

Robin Schoolfield, a Sneads Ferry resident, Marine spouse and mother of 4 received Operation Homefront’s annual Military Motherhood award last week.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sneads Ferry NIP ralley slated for Tuesday

NIP ralley slated for Tuesday - Jacksonville Daily News

If the incorporation referendum passes May 4, 2010, Sneads Ferry will be paying not less than .10 cents per $100 of property valuation. The Interim Council proposes to provide four services: fire, solid waste removal, zoning and street lights. Some local voters are still on the fence how to vote.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Forbes Magazine says Jacksonville is No. 1

Forbes Magazine says Jacksonville is No. 1 - Jacksonville Daily News
Jacksonville, North Carolina stands out as the #1 city in the US to find a job according to the rankings report released by Forbes Magazine. Camp Lejeune and the Marine Corps presence were major factors enabling Jacksonville to be in expansion while the rest of the country has struggled.

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Police ID man who tried to pick up children

Police ID man who tried to pick up children - Jacksonville Daily News
Police have identified man who approached school-age children about his "lost puppy" but, are not going to release his identity unless criminal charges are filed. Man is no longer in Southeastern North Carolina.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dixon HS Boy's Soccer Team Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser - Andy's Restaurant

Dixon High School Boy's Soccer Team Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

7:00am to 9:00am

Andy's Restaurant near Four Corners (Hwy 210 & Hwy 172) in Sneads Ferry

Only $5.00 per plate

All proceeds earned form this fundraiser will help the boy's to attend Summer Soccer Camp!!

Any Questions or for tickets call:

910-329-0739 - Connie Roberto

910-526-1199 - Michelle Leary

910-545-6249 - Coach Kevin Hicks

Thanks to ALL for your continued support!

Take out is available!

Cops: Man tried to pick up Hampstead children

Cops: Man tried to pick up Hampstead children - Jacksonville Daily News

Law enforcement authorities are searching for a man that may have been trying to abduct children in Hampstead and possibly in other parts of both Pender and New Hanover Counties. This man may be wearing a ball cap, mid 40s with mustache and stained teeth.

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Portion of Wheeler Creek Road in Sneads Ferry closed for bridge repairs

Road closed for bridge repairs - Jacksonville Daily News

From Monday, April 26, 2010 until Friday, April 30, 2010 the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be closing down Wheeler Creek Road in both directions 7:00 am - 5:00 pm repairing a bridge over Wheeler Creek which is approximately 500 feet west of Fulcher Landing Loop Road.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Council selects new Jacksonville city manager

Council selects new city manager - Jacksonville Daily News

Jacksonville has hired Richard L. Woodruff as its new city manager who should start work by June 1, 2010 with an annual salary of $130,000.

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Board votes in new school calendar

Board votes in new school calendar | school, board, calendar - News - Jacksonville Daily News

The 2010-2011 school calendar was adopted during a special Tuesday meeting by the Onslow County Board of Education giving students Martin Luther King, Jr. Day off while teacher's will have it as a workday.

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Sea Turtle Hospital News | news, healthier, atlantic - Around the Island - Topsail Advertiser

Sea Turtle Hospital News | news, healthier, atlantic - Around the Island - Topsail Advertiser
Lady Loggerhead arrived at Sea Turtle Hospital last fall in pieces. Learn more about her trials and prognosis.
Also, learn about Topsail Turtle Project training sessions results.

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State Science Fair Produces Local Winner | produces, science, winner - Local - Topsail Advertiser

State Science Fair Produces Local Winner | produces, science, winner - Local - Topsail Advertiser
Topsail Elementary School student Chad Campbell wins multiple-awards with science project involving water and bacteria.

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Holly Ridge may tackle computer gaming - News - ENCToday

Holly Ridge may tackle computer gaming - News - ENCToday
Holly Ridge Town Council will decide about amending zoning ordinance to include computer gaming businesses.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dixon Middle School PTO: BBQ Dinner Fundraiser April 30th

Dixon Middle School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
Is sponsoring a BBQ Dinner with ALL the FIXIN’S

For only $6.00 a plate

Friday, April 30th 10am – 2pm (softball field behind DMS)

All proceeds benefit the school

Point of Contact: Carol Justice 327-1465

Local deliveries for 5 or more plates

Friday, April 16, 2010

Authorities: NTB fire intentional | authorities, ntb, afternoon - News - Jacksonville Daily News

Authorities: NTB fire intentional | authorities, ntb, afternoon - News - Jacksonville Daily News

A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the fire.

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Man Beaten with Baseball Bat in Sneads Ferry (Hwy 172 & Country Club Rd)

Justin Todd Owens was found Thursday morning reportedly severely beaten by 6 men with a baseball bat here in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina.

for details see story Man beaten with baseball bat in Onslow County on

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thanks For Our Sponsors...

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Sneads Ferry News Blog

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Lost Dog MUST HAVE New Home

This lost dog was found in Chadwick Shores on 4/4/10.
Female, approx. 1yr old.
We cannot continue to keep her and DO NOT want to be forced to take her to the pound.
PLEASE contact 910-741-0021 if you are the owner OR you would like to be her new owner.

Warmer Water=Improved Fishing

According to Capt. Rob Orr on the Fishin' Topsail blog the weather temperature and the water temperature have made major jumps in the right direction and improved fishing is the forecast.

For more please visit our neighbor's blog Fishin' Topsail: Warmer Water=Improved Fishing.

Candidates Forum at Jacksonville City Hall Tonight

Speakers will include candidate for the Onslow County school board positions and those running for the N.C. House District 15 positions.

Forum is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm tonight. Those running for N.C. House District 15 will begin answering questions around 7:15 pm.

The Jacksonville/Onslow Chamber of Commerce is hosting this forum.

for more information please read full article Candidates to answer questions at tonight's forum by Lindell Kay on

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Lost Dog Found Sunday, April, 4, 2010 in Chadwick Shores

Found lost Dog in Chadwick Shores on 4/4/10. 
Female, approx. 1yr old., any information, please contact 910-741-0021.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Wondering What the Upcoming May 4, 2010 Voting Ballots Will Look Like?

For those of you wondering what the upcoming May 4, 2010 Voting Ballots will look like for Sneads Ferry, North Carolina voters, wonder no more.

The sample ballots can be found at:

These ballots are separated by House of Representatives District, Party Affiliation, and Age (those who are 17 cannot vote yet on Sneads Ferry Incorporation).

Monday, April 05, 2010

Sneads Ferry Incorporation Meetings Scheduled by Both Sides Before Voting May 4th

Both sides of the Sneads Ferry Incorporation issue will be holding meetings before voting occurs May 4, 2010.

Meetings will be at the Community Center, 126 Park Lane, Sneads Ferry, North Carolina.

  • For Incorporation Meeting - April 6, 2010 @ 7 pm
  • For Incorporation Meeting - April 22, 2010 @ 7 pm
  • No Incorporation Please - April 27, 2010 @ 7 pm

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Early Statements Show NIP of Sneads Ferry Supporters Over Incorporation

With the upcoming vote in May 2010 on placing the referendum on the ballot for the November 2010 elections, early support for NIP is shown on the Sneads Ferry News Facebook poll (see Where do you stand on Sneads Ferry Incorporation poll).

As of the time this article was written, the poll showed 100% against Sneads Ferry Incorporation with strong statements against additional taxes. The poll has only been online for a few days and it only represents those on Facebook and mostly in the Sneads Ferry, North Carolina region.

So... where do you stand on Sneads Ferry, NC Incorporation?

Constructive comments are most welcome!

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