By Pat Fontana
The Capt Ben, of Sneads Ferry NC Photo by Amy Shores, Topsail Seaside Photography
Every year, fishing families and boat captains gather in Sneads Ferry for a blessing. The Blessing of the Fleet has been an important part of their work and their lives for almost 25 years.
Captain Billy Davis, whose family has been in the… Read More “Blessing of the Fleet – A Sneads Ferry & Topsail Island Tradition”
Tips For This Competitive Housing Market.
By: Pat Fontana
The home buying and selling environment changed significantly during the pandemic. Open houses with lots of people and refreshments have gone virtual. Often, there is actually no need and no time for an open house as a home can be sold within just a day or two after it is listed… Read More “Tips for Buying and Selling in a Competitive Market”
Learning and Sharing About Our Treasures
The greater Topsail area is a fascinating place. We learn so much about the environment, the wildlife, and our beautiful ocean just by living here. There are also a number of area organizations that help us understand the area just a bit better. They educate residents and visitors alike on our marine life, our… Read More “Treasures in the Greater Topsail Area”
The holiday spirit in Onslow County is here! Our locals and small business owners are what make it so much fun to visit our area. Check out this round-up of 21 Fun Things to Do in Onslow County throughout the month of December. We hope you join us at our local festivities and events that have become memory-making traditions! We look forward to… Read More “Onslow County Christmas Events!”
Holly Ridge was a very small town before World War II, nestled between Hampstead and Sneads Ferry and about halfway between Wilmington and Jacksonville.
Business is Booming in Holly Ridge!
By: Pat Fontana
When the military established Camp Davis in the heart of Holly Ridge, the population swelled to over 110,000. The military has since left the camp and the… Read More “Holly Ridge is Back on the Map!”
Onslow Bay Boats New Facility in Holly Ridge, North Carolina
What do you buy when you live in an area as beautiful as ours, and you have limited travel or vacation options given the current constraints? You buy a boat and go out on the water! That’s what Brad Knight, founder and majority owner of Onslow Bay Boats, has found… Read More “Building Boats for Topsail, North Carolina, and Beyond”
Topsail Island and the mainland are best known for the water that surrounds us. Our area also features a number of beautiful parks.
The Parks of Pender and Onslow
by Pat Fontana
Topsail Island and the mainland are best known for the water that surrounds us here. We enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing on Chadwick Bay, Stump Sound, the New… Read More “The Parks of Topsail”
“Known for its family-friendly beaches and fresh seafood, the Topsail and mainland areas also feature some amazing opportunities for enjoying the open water while fishing under the guidance of an experienced inshore captain.“
By: Pat Fontana
Capt. Brent Banks grew up on the water in Onslow County. A lifelong passion for fishing began at age 7, when he started fishing… Read More “Charter Fishing is Specktacular in Sneads Ferry”
“From the beach to the farms, to historic waterfront towns and fishing villages, Onslow County has something to offer everyone who comes to visit. To celebrate the area and to welcome our treasured visitors, the county will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week from May 2 to May 8. This year’s theme is the Power of Travel!“
Onslow County Welcomes… Read More “Topsail Island, Onslow County, and Treasure Realty Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week!”
Guest blogger Salem Clarke tells us about some of the treasured things to do when visiting Onslow County and the Greater Topsail Island area.
Plenty to do in Onslow County
by Salem Clarke, Tourism Manager for Onslow County
One of the best ways to improve your mood these days is get
some sunshine. In Onslow County, there are endless ways… Read More “Treasures of Onslow County and the Greater Topsail Island Area”