Author Archives: Donna Byrd

Coastal Wing and Spirits Co. – Surf City’s Newest Restaurant Surprise!

Travis Stafford, along with Jim and his wife, Eva Dobrowski are more than just friends. They are neighbors, business partners and owners of the brand new Coastal Wing and Spirits Company in Surf City.  It had always been Travis’ dream … Continue reading

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Topsail Island Fourth of July Celebrations 2019

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY EVERYONE! It’s that time of year again folks! Sure, it’s hot as the blazes outside but that doesn’t deter our determination to celebrate our nation, the good, ol’ USA!  Everywhere, Old Glory is waving proudly and American … Continue reading

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Topsail Island and The Mountains-to-Sea​ Trail

What is your perfect Rx for rest and relaxation? Is it vacationing on Topsail Island and strolling along its sun-drenched shore? Maybe it’s finding the perfect spot on the sand to plop down a beach chair and enjoy a good … Continue reading

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Find Your Inner Mermaid at the Mermaid’s Purse on Topsail Island

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau” I stopped by The Mermaid’s Purse in Surf City a few days ago. The charm of the shop lured me in through the … Continue reading

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Riverview Cafe – the Complete Makeover 2019

Residential homes and beach houses aren’t the only buildings that are getting facelifts since Hurricane Florence decided to deliver a powerful blow to Topsail Island and the nearby coastal mainland. Many businesses in the area also suffered considerable damage and … Continue reading

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What’s New on Topsail Island?

If you haven’t made a visit to Topsail Island lately, you may be in for a few surprises on your next long awaited trip. To begin, this area is growing! New homes and neighborhoods seem to be popping up like … Continue reading

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Topsail Island Recovery Update!

  The sounds of hammers whacking and saws buzzing rise above the ocean’s crashing waves. The salty breeze is mixed with the smell of fresh cut lumber and permeates the little communities that dot Topsail Island. Bulldozers can be seen … Continue reading

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Shell Hunting on Topsail Island

  TREASURES IN THE  TIDES If you’re visiting Topsail Island, chances are you’re planning on hunting for treasures that turn up in the tides. I’m sure you already know the beaches of North Carolina offer some of the greatest shell … Continue reading

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Sneads Ferry’s Fishing Families

      Ever wonder where all that good Topsail Island seafood comes from? One thing’s for certain, it’s not from a frozen truck sent down from a fishery up north.  You can probably thank a Sneads Ferry fisherman! They’ve … Continue reading

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TOPSAIL ISLAND FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS 2018

Topsail Island Fourth of July Celebrations 2018 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY EVERYONE! It’s that time of year again folks! Sure, it’s hot as the blazes outside but that doesn’t deter our determination to celebrate our nation, the good, ol’ USA!  Everywhere, … Continue reading

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