April 24, 2012

Video: Great White off Carolina Beach/Wrightsville Beach Coast

[ADULT LANGUAGE in video] The following video was posted on Youtube by fishinggrouper2012.  

The video appears to have been taken on 04/14/2012 and the original attribution was that it was taken off Wrightsville Beach.  A few days later it was posted with a Carolina Beach attribution.  Either way, it is an impressive shark.  The fisherman estimate the shark to be around 14 feet in length.

AccuWeather: Deadliest Hurricanes in US History

By Vickie Frantz
AccuWeather.com Staff Writer 
April 24, 2012

The top five deadliest hurricanes to impact the U.S. claimed the lives of about 15,200 people and impacted the states of Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and Texas...

Read the full article here.

April 18, 2012

Reward Offered Following Mutilation of Sea Turtle at Carolina Beach

The following announcement was put out earlier today by the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project via their facebook page:

We had our first stranding of 2012 yesterday. I will not post a picture of this turtle, because what was done to it will haunt you for a long time. While we can't be sure, it appeared that this young, healthy turtle was caught and decapitated right on the beach on Snow's Cut, underneath the bridge. What I am asking you to do is spread the word and make everyone you know aware that this happened. I... am hoping we can somehow get info on the individual(s) that did this. Sorry, but ignorance of the stiff penalties involved in the destruction of a Threatened animal will not fly with me. Anyone who would do this to a defenseless animal is evil, and I will do all it takes to get justice for this poor turtle.

As of 7:00pm this evening, $520 has been pledged for the arrest/conviction of the offender(s).  For more information, please follow the PISTP on facebook.

PISTP website with contact info: http://www.seaturtleproject.org/

April 17, 2012

Pet Food Home Delivery Now Available on Pleasure Island


Dog Connection Inc. opens in the Wilmington, North Carolina area to help dog lovers save time and money with ‘direct to door’ pet food delivery.

April  16, 2012- Wilmington, NC.  Dog Connection recently announced a new service ‘direct to door’ delivery of pet food in the Wilmington, North Carolina and surrounding area.

Dog Connection stocks over 20 premium brands of popular dry dog food, snacks and treats. As an internet based business, Dog Connection offers easy online ordering and free delivery to Wilmington, The Beaches, Castle Hayne, Ogden, Hampstead, Rocky Point, Burgaw and select communities in Leland, North Carolina, making the dreaded task of getting their dog’s food easy and care free.

With the rising gas prices, Dog Connection saves their customers time and money by offering the same products they can buy at the big box stores.  All items are kept in stock and are delivered to their door within 24 hours.  ‘Dog food delivery is a new concept in Wilmington but is catching on with customers leaving rave reviews on Facebook,’ indicated Trish Papoulias, owner and founder of Dog Connection.

Katelyn McKinney, of (Wilmington,NC) says, “I love Dog Connection! They’ve have made my life so much easier. It is a breeze to order my French Bulldog Zoey's Wellness Core Dog Food online.” I placed my order at 9 or 10pm and Zoey had two more servings of food left. I got to work this morning at 8:45am and my dog food was waiting for me with a special treat attached, when I got home,” added McKinney. 

The Pet Industry surpassed the $50 billion dollar mark last year and is expected to maintain a steady pace of growth, increasing by 33% over the next five years to US $67.7 billion in 2016, according to MintelTrish Papoulias founder of Dog Connection recognized there was a great business opportunity to combine the purchase of dog food with the service of delivery. 

About Dog Connection

Dog Connection is an online retailer of premium dog food, snacks and treats, specializing in free local delivery in the Wilmington, North Carolina area.  Dog Connection caters to dogs with allergies and special dietary needs.  We carry many top brands, offering L.I.D.(Limited Ingredient Diets) and  Grain Free formulas.   We serve all of New Hanover County and recently expanded to parts of Brunswick and Pender Counties.   Dog Connection regularly participates and supports various local Dog Rescue organizations and is an active member of the dog business community.   Dog Connections founder, Trish Papoulias never envisioned that when she got her first dog, she was really on the way to creating a new business.   For more information visit www.dogconnectioninc.com, or call 910-540-6611, or contact via email   trish@dogconnectioninc.com .

Cape Fear Surfrider Foundation Having Beach Sweep on 04/20/2012

The Surfrider Foundation is holding a beach sweep this Saturday from 9:00am to 12:pm. Meet at the Hamlet Ave. beach access in Carolina Beach.  For other locations, view the flyer.


Video: Spring Break 2012 at Carolina Beach with Gore the Bulldog

Check out this fun video of Gore the Bulldog as he takes his owners to Pleasure Island for some spring break fun! This is one cool doggie!!  The video was posted on Youtube by bulldoglover1105.

April 12, 2012

SJAFB: Fort Fisher renovations continue


SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -A popular area military vacation spot is currently receiving additional upgrades to its facilities. 

The mobile home units, campground sites, cottages and common areas at Fort Fisher, located approximately two hours away, are receiving renovations. 

"These upgrades will provide a better quality of life for our guests," said Katie Powell, 4th Force Support Squadron Fort Fisher site director. "People will notice the upgrades at first glance..."

Read full article here
Photo of Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area from article

April 5, 2012

Update on Carolina Beach Harris Teeter 04/05/2012

Earlier today, we received the following update from Harris Teeter corporate regarding the proposed Carolina Beach store:

"We have not yet established a time frame for construction. Our teams, however, continue to work with necessary local government officials and our design professionals on the plans for the development of the new store. We believe the development will be a tremendous addition to the community, and we are very excited about the project. Please contact continue to contact me, and I am happy to share updates as they become available."
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