Archive for June, 2021

Sea Turtle Hospital News Unless you’ve literally retreated into your shell you know by now that our founder, Jean Beasley has officially retired after decades of devotion to our precious sea turtles. On June 12 several hundred hospital volunteers, beach program directors, family, friends and various dignitaries assembled under a huge tent on our hospital lawn to celebrate her “release.” Maybe it wasn’t...

Saturday, June 26 — You’ve arrived and you couldn't have picked a better week to visit Pender County/Topsail Island! There is a great deal happening - including fireworks in Holly Ridge on July 2. We've included this information in your invitation to explore our region this Beach Week! Unpack the car and get settled into your home away from home. We’ve got a week’s worth of ideas for...

Saturday, June 19 — You’ve arrived and you couldn't have picked a better week to visit Pender County/Topsail Island! There is a great deal happening. Plus, we have free concerts happening. We've included this information in your invitation to explore our region this Beach Week! Unpack the car and get settled into your home away from home. We’ve got a week’s worth of ideas for you to...

African American Heritage Trail launched on Juneteenth Day BURGAW – A driving tour of the Pender County African American Heritage Trail was launched today. The trail encompasses all of Pender County and includes highlights such as Canetuck Community Center, a restored Rosenwald school, the community of Edgecombe’s Manhollow Missionary Baptist Church and Sloop Point School, Poplar Grove Plantation, which...

Sea Turtle Hospital News It was the better of times and the best of times. Last week seventeen totally rehabilitated turtles went home, a mix of loggerheads, greens and Kemp’s. Some of them spent years with us and some of them were short-timers. Xena, our Warrior Princess was transported to us by sobbing volunteers who were begging Jean to save her. She had quit breathing and was literally on death’s...