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”
Protecting Your Real Estate Investment from Erosion
Installing Living Shoreline at Surf City, NC with NC Coastal Federation, the City of Surf City and Sand Bar Oyster Co. Photo by Alan Cradick, August 15, 2022.
Area Towns Create Sound Side Living Shoreline Projects
The Town of Topsail Beach partnered with the North Carolina Coastal Federation to install four living shoreline… Read More “Topsail Island Adds Living Shorelines”
Surfing Along Topsail Island is a Lifestyle – Longboarding is a Tradition
by Pat Fontana
Surfing is a lifestyle. It’s a way to commune with the ocean and a way to give back to the community. That is definitely the case with the close-knit group of surfers in appropriately named Surf City on Topsail Island.
Cory Sydes launched the Topsail… Read More “Let’s Go Surfing in Surf City, NC – Along Topsail Island”
Scheduled to Reach Topsail Island areas on Friday, September 16
Meet the paddlers at Soundside Park in Surf City from 11am to noon. Next stop is Morris Landing along the IntraCoastal Waterway in Holly Ridge from 1-2pm. Last area stop is the New River Marina in Sneads Ferry from 4-5pm. You can also register for the Oyster Roast that evening… Read More “Empowering Topsail Island Communities for Clean Water – You Can Join by Paddling or Supporting”
Swing Away NC Offers Baseball and Golf – Indoors!
By: Pat Fontana
One thing that is certain about North Carolina is that the weather is never certain. As Rookie Davis, founder and owner of Swing Away NC in Sneads Ferry, describes it, “one day it can be 60s and raining and the next it can be 150 degrees.”
With a… Read More “Swing Away in Sneads Ferry!”
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”
Agent Profile: Blackmon Focused on Building Relationships
John Blackmon had been spending his weekends and summers on Topsail Island ever since his grandfather bought property here in 2000. So, when it came time to relocate himself, he says that he “knew this was the area where I wanted to be.”
Blackmon went to Cape Fear Community College and then to… Read More “From Property Management to Real Estate Sales On and Off Topsail Island”
Beyond the sand and the sea, there lies gold. The real estate market is thriving, especially in the highly desired area of Topsail Island and the surrounding mainland towns. When you are sitting on such gold, you’ll need to be sure you get the most out of it and that’s where your trusted local experts can help.
Treasure Realty has… Read More “Sitting on Gold in the Greater Topsail Area”
BEeach CLEAN; A Topsail Island Shoreline Protection Commission Initiative for cleaner healthier water and shorelines.
Spreading a positive message about the value of keeping our beaches and waterways clean is the focus of an event scheduled for February 3 at the Assembly Building in Surf City. Individuals, community organization representatives, and elected officials will gather to talk about the positive… Read More “Leave no Trace to Help Keep Topsail Island Shorelines Clean and Pristine”
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”