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Welcome to the 47th Annual

Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival SM

The Official Shrimp Festival of North Carolina Lisa A. Hamner, 2017 Chairperson We are happy to be able to continue our fresh seafood market. Take home some fresh local seafood to cook at your own home. We have invited the seafood houses to come and sell their fresh local catch. Festival attendees will be able to by the best of our local shrimp, fish, crabs, clams, oysters, etc. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

It is my pleasure to Welcome you to the 47th Annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival! This year has been full of blessings and challenges! I am excited to announce that we will be offering a ride all day wristband for $10 per person to enjoy riding both the mechanical rides and bounces. You will be able to enjoy festival classics like the ferris wheel and carousel as well as other traditional fair rides and attractions.

Have you been practicing?? It’s almost time for the Annual Shrimp Heading Contest! The contest located under the large pavilion on Saturday, August 12 beginning at 12:30. Make sure you come show off your talent as the fastest shrimp header in town! Or get a lesson in shrimp heading for the first time!

This year, we will also be hosting the inaugural Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Barbecue Cook Off to see who can create the best barbecue around. We have added items to our Shrimply Fabulous Souvenirs with long sleeve t-shirts, hoodies and sip and mister cups. We will also have our award winning spice sets, named North Carolina’s Best Merchandise 2017.

Get the most current information and news about the Shrimp Festival on our facebook page and website www.

Also new this year will be a mascot race on Saturday, where you can see area mascots race to see who is the fastest mascot. We will also be host to cowboy roping demonstrations all weekend. We have added a special section to our website, “Eat Local”; where you can find a place to buy local wild caught seafood to take home and prepare or a Sneads Ferry Favorite Restaurant serving up the local catch. You may have also noticed the new billboard upon entering Sneads Ferry via Highway 172 that encourages visitors to “Eat Local”. I am so very proud to present our cover artwork available as prints and on our annual t-shirts, by our very own Sneads Ferry artist, Phil Christman. Phil was so very generous to work with the festival committee in producing

this year’s design as his personal gift back to the community. Prints and t-shirts are available for sale at our mini store at the Community Center prior to the festival and at the merchandise tent Shrimp Festival weekend. Our Shrimparoo dinner will again this year be prepared by our volunteers and the volunteers from the Carolina Museum of the Marine with all of the shrimp caught by our local Sneads Ferry fishing fleet. The full plate dinner includes a half pound of fried or boiled shrimp, French fries, coleslaw, hush puppies and sweet tea.

Remember to thank a committee member (those hard working individuals wearing a festival staff shirt), these folks have been involved all year helping to prepare for an awesome festival! Also be sure to thank our volunteers when you see them, without their hard work and dedication festival weekend this festival would not be possible. I would like to personally thank the festival planning committee and the Turkey Creek Volunteer Fire Department, their partnership and dedication to this community are truly amazing! Also, a big thanks to this year’s sponsors. I look forward to seeing you all at the 47th Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival! Lisa Hamner Chairperson | 3



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Table of Contents Festival Information Chairperson’s Welcome ........................................................ 3 Shrimp Festival Committee.................................................. 7 Festival Car, Truck & Bike Show .......................................... 8 Festival Information.............................................................. 9 Festival Event Schedule ................................................. 10-13 Scholarship Recipients ....................................................... 29 Whole Hog BBQ Contest .................................................... 30 Miss Shrimp Festival Queen............................................... 32 Mr. Shrimp Festival King .................................................... 33 Teen Miss Shrimp Festival Queen ......................................35 Corn Hole Tournament Registration ................................. 36 Young Miss Shrimp Festival Queen ................................... 37 Little Miss Shrimp Festival Queen ..................................... 39 Tiny Miss Shrimp Festival Queen ...................................... 41 Baby Miss Shrimp Festival Queen ..................................... 43 Teen Mr. Shrimp Festival King ........................................... 45 Junior Mr. Shrimp Festival King ......................................... 47 Little Mr. Shrimp Festival King........................................... 49 Tiny Mr. Shrimp Festival King .............................................51 Baby Mr. Shrimp Festival King ........................................... 53 Shrimply Souvenir Shack .............................................. 54-55 Advertiser Index .................................................................. 94 Festival Event Map .............................................................. 95

Features In Memoriam.......................................................................... 4 About the Artist.................................................................... 14 Shrimp Festival Recipes....................................................... 18 How to Buy Shrimp ............................................................. 30 The Untamed Sea ................................................................ 50 Farewell From the Queen ................................................... 60 Farewell From the King ....................................................... 61 Farewell From Little Miss Queen ........................................ 62 Grand Marshall .................................................................... 65 Sail On .................................................................................. 67 The Shrimp Ball ................................................................... 74 Blessing of the Fleet............................................................. 77 Woman-less Pageant ............................................................ 84 Shrimparoo .......................................................................... 89

Historical Information History of Sneads Ferry ................................................. 19-20 History of the Shrimp Festival ...................................... 22-23

Organizations Sneads Ferry Calendar of Events ........................................16 Sneads Ferry Theatre ......................................................... 27 Sneads Ferry Community Organizations .......................... 34 Friends of the Sneads Ferry Library .................................. 40 Miss Onslow County Pageant ............................................. 52 Missiles & More Museum ....................................................67 Sneads Ferry Community Council ..................................... 80 Fish Houses Of Sneads Ferry ............................................. 81 Sneads Ferry Area Churches .............................................. 85

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Shrimp Festival Committee Chairperson(s) Lisa Hamner Vice Chairperson(s) Gaylene Branton Secretary Michelle Norris Treasurer Melissa Thompson Admissions Eliza Doan & Brittany Curry Arts & Crafts Megan Fields Beer & Wine Tent McGee Perozzi,

Brian Thompson

Sam Bramlett & John Madden, Tobacco Road Cruisers

Car Show

Corn Hole Tournament Emergency Services

McGee & Mike Perozzi Ricky Hardison & Stuart Rochelle

Entertainment Lisa Hamner Festival Book Ryler Barber,

Gaylene Branton & Michelle Norris

Cole Yates

Food, Beverages & Games Grounds & Parking Information Services

Historian Bernice Guthrie Photography Ryley Barber Royalty Committee Jennifer Thrash,

Nicole O’Neal, Nicole Rochelle, Cole Yates

Dave Watson, Denise Thompson

Shrimp Heading Contest

Shrimparoo Linda Moody,

Joe Houle, Michelle Norris, Devon Moody,

Social Media

Ryley Barber & Nicole Rochelle

Sponsorship Gaylene Branton,

Michelle Norris

Volunteers Deborah Lanham Website & App Lisa Hamner Chef Tent Dillon Myers Mascot Race Marissa Wenrick

Charles Yates Juli Rowland & Nicole Rochell

Shrimply Souvenirs Gaylene Branton Parade Melanie Parker,

Stuart Rochelle, Ron Munkacsi

Grounds Bill Hamner & Jonathan Koziol | 7


Sneads Ferry, NC Shrimp Festival Car, Truck, & Bike Show

Sneads Ferry, NC Community Center 126 Park Lane, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460-6656 Festival Opens at 12:00 p.m.

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Registration 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., judging 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Awards at 2:30 p.m. Registration Fee Day of Show: $20.00 (no pre-registration)

(All Cars entering the Car Show needs to be at the site by 12:00. No admittance after 12:00, no exceptions.)

• Live Music • 50/50 Drawing• • Many Vendors and Things for Kids

For Questions about Car Show please contact Sam: (910) 330-0426


Top 40 Best Paint Best Engine Best Muscle Best Original Best Antique Special Interest Sponsors Choice Club Participation Best in Show (1989 or Older) Best in Show (1990 or Newer)


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47th Annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Information

Air conditioned shuttle provided to and from designated parking spots on the map. Parking lots are $5 to park all day Festival Address: 126 Park Lane, Sneads Ferry NC PARADE ROADS CLOSE AT 9:20

All parking fees go to United Way of Onslow County’s Children Eating Healthy on Weekends (CHEW) Program | 9



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The cover art and t-shirt art depicts our great fishing village.

About Phil Christman, the artist of this year’s Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Artwork A North Carolina native, Phil has been painting since 1985. After years of painting murals and faux finish work, Phil can now focus on fine art painting full time. Some of Phil’s work can be seen as the back drops for events at the Sneads Ferry Community Center, the mural at the recently opened Outriggers 21 Restaurant and on display at the Sea View Motel. Phil will also be on hand to sign our festival prints and if we are lucky he may have some of his work on display at the festival! Also, another big thank you goes out to Jason and Sarah Davis with Loggerhead Digital Printing. They took Mr. Christman’s artwork and turned it into this years t-shirt and book cover.


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5th Sneads Ferry Shrimp Ball 12th Shrimp Festival Parade 9:30AM 12th Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival 10am-10pm 13th Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival 11am-5pm 18th Rotary Club King Mackerel TournamentCaptain’s Dinner 19th Rotary Club King Mackerel Tournament


8th, 9th, 10th SFCT presents The Last Night of Ballyhoo 15th, 16th, 17th SFCT presents The Last Night of Ballyhoo 30th Miss Onslow County Pageant


4th Shrimp Scamper 5k 11th Woodman of the World Oyster Roast 23rd Community Thanksgiving Dinner


8th & 9th Christmas in the Ferry (formerly Winterfest) free event Every Friday in December Christmas Caroling 6pm


January 5 & 6 SFCT Open Auditions 7PM Good Help is Hard to Murder January 13st SFCT Volunteer Gala January 20th Womanless Beauty Pageant February 16th & 17th 8PM and February 18th 3pm SFCT presents Good Help is Hard to Murder February 20th & 21st Open Auditions 7PM Wedding Belles February 23rd & 24th 8PM and February 25th 3PM SFCT presents Good Help is Hard to Murder March 10th Percy Jenkins Senior Citizens Dinner April 6th & 7th 8PM and April 8th 3PM SFCT presents Wedding Belles April 10th & 11th SFCT Open Auditions 7PM I Remember Mama April 13th & 14th 8PM and April 15th 3PM SFCT presents Wedding Belles April 28th Sneads Ferry Hope Festival April (TBD) SFSF Queens Pageant April (TBD) Blessing of the Fleet at the Fulchers Landing Boat Ramp May 12th 7PM and 13th 3PM SFCT presents I Remember Mama as Readers Dessert Theatre May 19th 7pm and 20th 3PM SFCT presents I Remember Mama as Readers Dessert Theatre May 26- Kids Fest presented by Kids inspiring Community

June (TBD) SFSF Kings Contest June 16th Sneads Ferry Lions Club Pin Fish Tournament July 24th and 26th 7PM SFCT Open Auditions for Christmas Belles Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival meets at 7PM the 1st Thursday of the each month Sneads Ferry Community Council meets at 7PM the 2nd Thursday of each month (save August) Eastern NC Mobile Food Pantry is open the 3rd Monday of each Month


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CHILI-LIME SHRIMP TACOS INGREDIENTS: Cooking Spray 8 Corn Tortillas 1 tsp. chili powder 1 bag shredded cabbage 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice (approx. 1 lime) ¼ tsp. salt Approx. 1 ½ lbs. of shrimp

BANG-BANG SHRIMP INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Mayo ½ cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce 4 tsp. Thai Hot Chili Sauce 2 tsp. Sugar 1 tsp. rice vinegar Approx. 2 lbs. shrimp fried PROCEDURE: Mix first five ingredients and chill, toss fried shrimp into chilled sauce.

PROCEDURE: Mix together spices and toss in shrimp; cook in skillet on med-high heat. Right before shrimp are fully cooked, add lime juice & butter, cook until butter melts. Take corn tortilla, add cabbage mixture, 4 shrimp, and a squeeze of fresh lime. -Drizzle of bang-bang sauce (Optional)

BLACKENED MAHI MAHI W/ PINEAPPLE MANGO SALSA INGREDIENTS: 2 Tbs. olive oil (4) 6oz Mahi Mahi fillets, skinned SF Cajun seasoning 1 cup prepared pineapple mango salsa PROCEDURE: Heat olive oil in skillet on medhigh heat. Season Mahi fillets generously w/ Cajun seasoning. Cook 3-4 min. each side, rest for 1 min., top w/ ¼ cup salsa per fillet.


SOFT SHELL CRAB SANDWICH INGREDIENTS: 2 cup butter milk 2 lg. eggs 12 soft shell crabs – cleaned & dried off 3 tsp. SF seafood seasoning 2 cup self-rising flour 12 hamburger buns, toasted 12 Tbs. tartar sauce 12 leaves romaine lettuce 12 slices of hot house tomatoes 2 lemons (sliced) PROCEDURE: Combine butter milk and eggs. Sprinkle crab with SF seasoning, dredge in flour, dip in buttermilk then Back in flour. Fry until golden brown (approx. 6 min.). Assemble sandwich as follows, 1Tbs. tartar sauce, 1 slice of tomato, 1 leaf romaine, fresh squeezed lemon.

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History Of Sneads Ferry Written in 1971 by Virginia Midgett

Sneads Ferry is located in Onslow County, North Carolina, between Jacksonville and Wilmington and the inlet where the New River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Sneads Ferry, fi rst known as the lower ferry, was renamed for Robert Snead, an attorney who settled here in 1791. Robert Snead shot and killed Colonel George W. Mitchell, Revolutionary War Hero during a political quarrel. He was tried and convicted by a superior court in Wilmington, but when he entered the court for sentencing, he carried a full pardon signed by the Governor. The mystery surrounding this matter is now obscure, as is most of the early history of Sneads Ferry. However, we do know that the fi rst license to operate a ferry here was granted to Edmund Ennett and that the fi rst post road from Suffolk to Charleston crossed here. The post rider, passing through, brought the news of the battle of Lexington in 1775. Visitors to Sneads Ferry will fi nd that it has much to offer, whether their stay is but a few hours or for many days. Besides the blue skies, plenty of sunshine, sparkling waters, soft breezes and friendly people. There are fishing skiffs for rent for fishing and boating in the river and sounds and charter boats with licensed captains for fishing in the

ocean. Here, too, are cabins and trailer space and several fi rst class restaurants where one is served the best seafood in the world and most any other foods you might want. For those who would like to prepare their own picnic lunches, there are up-to-date grocery stores with courteous proprietors to serve you and there are places where one may obtain fuel, bait, ice, tackle and other boating and fishing needs. Sneads Ferry is a many faceted place, a composite of old and new, the old-fashioned and the modern, the slow easy ways of the old south and the fast moving pace of the new. Here are old-fashioned frame church houses and modern brick ones, but the aims and dedication of the people who enter are all the same. Here are houses many more years than a hundred old, while near by are new homes being built, along with a bank, the fi rst one in the history of Sneads Ferry. A few years ago, a modern fi re station was built with up-to-date fi re fighting and rescue equipment. It is operated by

volunteers who give unselfishly of their time when their services are needed by anyone. This unselfishness and care for others is a trait, deep-rooted in the hearts of the people of Sneads Ferry. They are always ready to give of themselves, their time and their worldly goods, without question to anyone in need. They make few, if any newspaper headlines, but their headlines are written deep in the hearts of the ones who have known their kindness and generosity. In Sneads Ferry are gray, weathered fish houses, lashed by many a salty gale, the wood floors trampled by many a salty fisherman. Near by are sleek new trucks for taking away the bounty from the boats moored at the barnacled docks. Here are solid trustworthy fishing skiffs, sharing the waters with swift as birds motor boats and people from near and far travel the expanse of the river and out the inlet where it is said that Blackbeard slipped silently in to hid his ill-gotten gains from other pirates in a time of long ago. Because it was fi rst settled along the shores, Sneads Ferry has always been known mainly for its commercial fishing. many of the fisherman today, with their motorized boats and underwater floundering lights, are the son, grandsons and great-grandsons of fisherman who in their day, used flaming lightwood knots on a wire basket for floundering and depended on strong arms | 19


and stout oars to take them and their homemade boats to their favorite fishing grounds. Many evening they rowed long, hard miles to reach the schools of big mullet, or in search of the elusive trout. Many times they came home with an empty boat, but although they were discouraged, they were never defeated. There was always tomorrow. Too, there were nets to mend and time to gather in the shade of the live oaks and reminisce of big catches made in the past. Many times the fish were scarce and the price was low, which meant the fisherman and his family hardly had enough to live on and no luxuries at all, but they had hope, pride and a strong faith that the good Lord would provide. He always did. There was always plenty to eat in the river. One could always catch enough for a meal and there were oysters, washed and clean by the flowing tides, to be roasted slowly over an outdoor fi re. What a mouthwatering feast they were, especially when eaten with crispy crackling cornbread and washed down withcold fresh water from an old hand pump. Today there are few small commercial fishing boats. Most


of the fishermen have boats large enough to brave the sometimes contrary Atlantic and instead of depending entirely on the river mullet, flounder and trout, they search the outside waters for shrimp and blackfish. The opening of the shrimp season means the difference between doing without things the fisherman and his family need and having money for a few extras. In many ways things have changed in Sneads Ferry, but in some ways the past is still a part of the people. Many of the old ways and customs still live and there is a special dignity and peace of mind in being your own boss. This is the inheritance of the fisherman, handed down through the centuries from the fisherman of old Galilee. Yes Sneads Ferry has many sides. Here too, are fertile farms and gardens from where in summer we enjoy the honest to goodness freshness of corn, beans, red ripe

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tomatoes and other good things furnished by mother Nature, with a lot of help from the hard working people who still love the earth and growing things. In Sneads Ferry, there are hard paved roads leading to Highway 17 and then on to anyplace. Here also are dusty lanes that, too, lead to anyplace or no place, where one can wander and dream in the shade of the signing pines and giant oaks. In the spring, one can thrill to the beauty of snow white dogwoods and breathe in the sweetness of the golden yellow wild jasmine that grows in profusion everywhere.

What is Sneads Ferry? Some would call it a lazy little fishing village, and a very small dot on the map. Some might say it is the fastest growing little town in North Carolina. To us, the people who love it, it is the best place in all the world. It is Home.

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The History of Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival The Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival celebrated it’s 46th year on August 13th & 14th 2016. With this year being the 47th Annual Shrimp Festival we are expecting a large crowd. A tradition that began as a way to honor the local fishing village has grown over the years, drawing crowds of more than 10,000 people. On May 3, 2011, the festival was name the “Official Shrimp Festival of North Carolina”, by the bill sponsored by Senator Harry Brown and passed by the North Carolina General Assembly. This begins a new milestone in the history of the festival. So one begs to ask, “How did the Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival get started?” Well, a group of businessmen got together over coffee one morning in 1971 and decided it was time we share our delicious shrimp with the outside world and honor the fishing village that harvest them. It was decided at that time that each subsequent festival would be held the second weekend in August. “The reason they picked August is because it’s the peak of shrimping season here,” according to Bernice Guthrie, who has been involved with the festival for the past 44 years and is the only original member still actively involved in the festival. “Plus when school is out, more visitors and tourist are able to come,” she added. The event would not be complete without a Queen, so a contest was contest was held on Saturday, August 14, 1971. That first year everything was graciously donated to get the festival off to a good start. The first Shrimp Festival Queen was Vennie Bush, niece of Cecil Parker, our first Chairman.

was formed and incorporated as a non-profit organization. The second year everyone pitched in, including the merchants, the Marine Corps and the community who worked all day preparing and serving the shrimp, hushpuppies and slaw. The Shrimp Ball was also added to the festival in 1972. Traditionally held the weekend before the festival, the Shrimp Ball has grown into the largest community dinner dance event of the year. The ball introduces the newly crowned queens to the community, offers a father daughter first dance and fiends and family gather to share good times and food. The first Shrimp Festival was held down on Fulcher’s Landing in 1971. In 1972, it moved to the riverfront property where the Saratoga Restaurant was on Highway 172. In 1973, it was held at the end of Peru Road, near the water. In 1974, it was held in the field across the road from Jack Millis’ house. In 1975, we leased the site on Stone Bay located on Highway 172, by the back gate of Camp Lejeune. “The first five festivals we had were right down in the heart of Sneads Ferry. That was the only time we had ever seen traffic jams,” according to Guthrie. Traffic was such a problem at the earlier sites that the committee needed to find a place that could accommodate all of the events at the same place. In 1976,the committee elected to purchase a wooded 10 acre tract of land to provide a permanent home for the festival as well as a community park for its residents. The Shrimp Festival has been held on the site ever since.

In 1972, a Shrimp Festival Committee


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By 1990, the Shrimp Festival Committee finally achieved their ultimate goal and built a community building on the site. The building serves as a meeting place for several of Sneads Ferry’s community events. As the years passed, improvements to the building were added as well as a covered bandstand and covered shelters. “We just improve it each year – we’re really proud of our community building.” Guthrie said. Over the years, the Shrimp Festival Committee has donated proceeds from the festival to help the community. They set up a Scholarship Fund in 1982 for our Miss Shrimp and a deserving high school senior living in the Sneads Ferry area. They also contributed to the start-up of the Sneads Ferry Library and in obtaining the land for the Fire & Rescue Squad – land that lays adjacent to the Community Building. The Shrimp Festival Committee continues to support the Fire & Rescue Squad with annual donations, as well as provide assistance to several other programs throughout the community. Through all of the changes the Shrimp Festival has endured, it has continued to grow. Currently, the two-day festival includes a parade, music, shrimp heading contest, fireworks, car show, military exhibitors, arts and crafts, lots of food and lots of shrimp! Its continued success is a direct result of the dedication and determination of the citizens of Sneads Ferry and folks like you who come to celebrate not only your love of shrimp, but the love of a community that cherishes its past, its present and its determination to preserve the future. | 23




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How to Buy Shrimp Shrimp are sold by count per pound. Counts are expressed as a range. For example, 26/30 means that 26 to 30 of them make one pound. The smaller the size, the higher the count. Differentials between one grade and the next are often substantial, and getting the correct grade is crucial. Counts within a given range should be as uniform in size as possible. The ideal is shrimp that are all exactly the same size. Counts are occasionally expressed in names rather than numbers, such as “Jumbo” and “Extra Large”.


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Miss Shrimp Festival Queen 2017

Shelby Edens

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Mr. Shrimp Festival King 2017

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Sneads Ferry Community Organizations • Sneads Ferry Community Organizations • Boy Scouts And Cub Scouts: John Weaver 910.548.0525; • Eastern Star: Ann McLaughlin 910.327.1721; First and third Monday @ 7:30, Stump Sound Masonic Lodge • Food Bank of North Carolina/ Mobile Pantry: 910.327.3335; Third Monday, Registration begins at 9am Sneads Ferry Community center • Friends of the Sneads Ferry Library: 910.937.1430; • Friends of Yopp’s Meeting House: Gale Early 910.455.1794; Forth Monday 7pm, SF Senior Center • Girl Scouts and Brownies: 910.385.8309; • Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism: 910.329.4446; • HOPE: Tommy Yopp, 910.546.5153; Meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each Month at 7PM at Salem Baptist Church. • Kids Inspiring Community: 910.546.5027; • New River Garden Club: Jan Steimers 910.327.2927; Forth Thursday August–May 9:30am, Salem Baptist Church • New River Sail & Power Squadron: Boat Smart-Boat Safely Second Tuesday 6pm, locations vary, • Onslow County Partners for Animal Welfare: 910.745.7930, • Onslow County Tourism: 800.932.2144; • Sneads Ferry Community Council: 910.327.3335;, Second Thursday 7PM Sneads Ferry Community Center 126 Park Lane, • Sneads Ferry Community Theatre: 910.327.2798;, Second Tuesday 6:30pm, Sneads Ferry Community Center • Sneads Ferry Lions Club: David Squires 910.327.2776; First and Third Tuesdays 6:30pm, Madison’s Restaurant • Sneads Ferry Rotary Club: Robert McLaughlin 910.330.0745; Every Wednesday 12noon, Madison’s Restaurant • Sneads Ferry Senior Citizens Center: 910.741.0670; Ages 60+ Monday-Friday 9am-1pm, meal at 12noon, Senior Programs, 242 Sneads Ferry Road • Stump Sound Masonic Lodge #733 AF/AM: Robert McLaughlin 910.327.1721; Second and Forth Tuesday 7:30pm • Turkey Creek Volunteer Fire and Rescue (Sneads Ferry): 910.327.7221; 115 Tar Landing Road For changes or organization additions please email


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Teen Miss Shrimp Festival Queen 2017

Kristen Midgett

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Tournament start times:

Saturday 1pm & 6pm Sunday 1pm $40 per team.

Cash and prizes will be awarded throughout tournament!

AUGUST 12th & 13th

**Number of entries is limited and will be granted on first come first serve basis so register today!



Show off your corn hole skills and win a prize in one of our two double elimination tournaments! Team space is limited so register today. * Players under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian. * All boards are ACA regulation. See Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival page for complete list of rules and regulations.

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910-279-4896 or email


Young Miss Shrimp Festival Queen 2017

Alexis Ignelzi

Daughter of John and Anita Henderson | 37





19914 Wilmington Hwy 9110-478-0533

SNEADS FERRY 2145 NC Hwy. 172 910-327-3070


“You Call ... We Haul” RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL Septic Tank and Grease Trap Cleaning

T-N-T SEPTIC SERVICE T-N-T Porta-Potty • Portable Toilet Rentals Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed Construction Sites • Special Events • Same Day Delivery • Holding Tanks for Construction Offices Swansboro • Sneads Ferry • Topsail Island • Holly Ridge • Camp Lejeune Jacksonville • Wilmington & surrounding areas JODY THOMPSON, Owner • BRIAN THOMPSON, Operator

910-327-2381 PORTA POTTY


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910-327-2556 SEPTIC SERVICE


Little Miss Shrimp Festival Queen 2017

Isabel Price

Daughter of David and Jessica Price | 39


Holly Ridge Veterinary Hospital

Genuine Care and Compassion

Friends of the Sneads Ferry Library

324 US Hwy 17 N Holly Ridge, NC 28445 (910) 803-2190 ho

For Take out, call

910-327-1063 1038 HWY 210 Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

Officers: Robert Hoffman, President Elizabeth Simmons, Vice-President Becky Bowman, Treasurer John Harrinton, Secretary

Directors: Becky Bowman Charlene Griffiths John Harrington Robert Hoffman Sandy Huffman Elizabeth Simmons Jacqui Vander Woude


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Tiny Miss Shrimp Festival Queen 2017

Airlie Jo Passingham Daughter of Scott and Alexis Passingham | 41



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Baby Miss Shrimp Festival Queen 2017

Juliana Lewis

Daughter of Travis & Tracey Lewis | 43



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Teen Mr. Shrimp Festival King 2017

Anthony Michael Perozzi Son of Michael and Mcgee Perozzi | 45


McLean Precision Cabinetry, Inc. 910-327-4261 2202 NC Hwy. 172 • Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

Custom kitchens, vanities, paddles, entertainment centers, sea chests and more! CNC milling services also available!

Wrecker & Garage, Inc. PHONE (910) 327-7701 P.O. Box 810 FAX (910) 327-0936 2200 Highway 172 Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

910-327-9217 2507 NC Hwy 172 Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 (Near the back gate)


910-327-2388 SM

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Junior Mr. Shrimp Festival King 2017

Grady Brandt

Son of Scott and Alyssa Brandt | 47


While you're here...

Mike's Farm Richlands Lejeune Memorial Gardens Jacksonville Yana's Ye Olde Drugstore Restaurant Swansboro Walton's Distillery Jacksonville Jacksonville



N. Topsail Beach

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Sneads Ferry


Little Mr. Shrimp Festival King 2017

Ryan Coleman

Son of James and Amanda Coleman | 49


Photo By: Andy Hostetler


The ARK Drive-In


THE UNTAMED SEA By: Virginia Midgett Richardson

Kathy Bynum

Highway 17 South Jacksonville, NC 28540 910-346-8000

Sneads Ferry

lu nc h ding Provi C Band M to U S ara de P e t f a r

998 Hwy. 210

Next to Kathy Parker Real Estate, Across from ABC Store


Open for Breakfast 7 Days Made to order Breakfast Sandwiches We cater any occasion with as little as 24 hours notice Giant Party Subs • Platters • Lunch Boxes Cookies • Beverages

In Uniform? Call Ahead and use our Pick-Up Window!


Man has tamed the wilderness and bridged the river’s span; Leveled mountains, stripped the earth with unrelenting hand… But, yet the sea, the vagrant sea, no human hand can tame; For from the time God bade it be, the sea has been the same. Through changing time, as ages pass, its ceaseless breakers roll; The thunder of its music sounds in every kindred soul… It’s borne the storms of countless years and felt the rains and snows; It’s shone beneath a billion suns, a billion soft moon glows… Its siren song has led men on, the strong ones and the brave; And wrapped in the shrouds of misty fogs, have lured some to their grave. It gives to those who, with respect reap with a willing hand; And shares its wild sweet majesty with those who understand. It’s part of earth and wind and sky and yet, has never known; Any rule that’s human made but by God’s law alone… No man has touched its darkest depth or solved its mystery; And none can ever hold enchained, the sea, the untamed sea.

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Tiny Mr. Shrimp Festival King 2017

Gavin Toney

Son of Erik and Teresa Toney | 51



SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER 7 DAYS A WEEK Hand-Cut Steaks • Chicken • Homemade Burgers • Fresh Seafood Salads & More • Kid Kid’ss Menu • All ABC Permits

Pub P b&G Grill ill

Our bar is open until 2am daily!

1019 Old Folkstone Rd Sneads Ferry, NC 28540 Behind Shark Attack



NIGHTLY FUN & ENTERTAINMENT Come join the FUN, FUN, FUN!!! Karaoke Every Day! • Karaoke Contest on Thursdays. DJ Dance Party/Live Entertainment Friday & Saturday Pool • Darts • Volleyball • Cornhole

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Baby Mr. Shrimp Festival King 2017

JD Stolzenbach

Son of Josh and Nikki Stolzenbach | 53



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“A Hometown Pharmacy for Hometown People”

Sneads Ferry Family Pharmacy

1016 Old Folkstone Road Ste. 214 • Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 Phone: 910-327-2454 Fax: 910-327-2543

O N S L O W C O U N T Y ’ S O N LY

Hometown Bank Jacksonville

2414 N MARINE BLVD I JACKSONVILLE, NC 28546 P: 910-577-3200 I F: 910-577-3211

Holly Ridge 300 US HWY 17N I HOLLY RIDGE, NC 28445 P: 910-541-3811 I F: 910-803-0685

er ve ve ve ve ve r ver ore s t f ore t fore t fore t f ore t f ore t f orev t f r s rs rs rs rs fir s FDIC r fir v er fi ver fi ever fi ver fi ver fi verMember e v e e e r e r r r re re t fo r s t fo r s t fo r s t fo r s t fo r s t fo r s t f or r s fi fi fi fi fi fi fi r r r r e v e o r e v e o r ev e r e v e r o r e v e r e ve r r e v e r r e o o f o o f f f r s t r fir s t fir s t r fir s t fir s t f fir s t f fir s t f fi er er er er er ve ve o r e t f o r e v t f o r e f o r ev t f o r e v f o r ev f o r e v f o t s s st st st rs r fi r v e r fi ve r fi r v e r fi r e r fi r v e r fi r e r fi r s e v v e e e re ev e re t fo r s t f or r s t f o r s t for r s t for s t f or s t f or s t fi fi fi fi fir fir fir ve r r e v e r r e ve r r e v e r r e v e r r eve r r e v e r r e o o o fo o o r s t fir s t f fir s t f fir s t f fir s t f fir s t fo fir s t f fi r r r r r r r e eve forev oreve oreve orev®e oreve reve o o f f f f f f t t fir s r fir s t r fir s r fir s t r fir s t r fir s t r fir s t r e e e e e e e v v v v v v ore s t f o r e t f ore t f o r e t f ore t f ore t f o r ev t f s s s r s r fir er fi er fir er fir fi r s er fir s r er fi e v v v v re ev re re re rev re t fo fir s t fo r s t fo r s t fo r s t fo r s t fo r s t for r fi fi fi r rfi rfi rfi eve r e v e o r e v e r e ve r o r e v e r eve r r e v e r r e o f o o f f fo fo r s t r fir s t fir s t r fir s t fir s t f fir s t fir s t f fi r r r r e e e e e er v e v o r e t f o r ev t f o r e f o r ev t f o r e v f o r e v f o r ev f o t s s st st rs st r fi r v e r fi ve r fi r v e r fi r e r fi r ve r fi r e r fi r s e e e re ev ev re ev t f o r s t f or r s t fo s t f or r s t f or s t for s t f or s t fi fi fir fir fir fir rfi ve r r e v e r e v e r r eve r r e v e r r eve r r e v e r r e o o o fo o o r s t fir s t f fir s t f fir s t f fir s t f fir s t fo fir s t f fi r r r r

People first. Community first. Forever First.


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198 Sneads Ferry Rd. Sneads Ferry, NC


Thank you to all of our volunteers for making our festival successful! | 57



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PROFESSIONAL STAFF William M. Rogers, CPA Terry W. Yopp, MBA, CPA · Tracy Y. Moore, CPA William L. Rogers, MAC, CPA Judy W Frink, CPA · Paul K. Hamlin, CPA Lindsey H. Willis, CPA • Timothy M. Weston, CPA

SERVICES Tax Planning and Return Preparation Computerized Bookkeeping and Payroll Preparation Financial Statements Quickbooks Professional Advisor's Program Resolving Tax Notices Representation before the IRS


825 Gum Branch Road #101 · Jacksonville, NC 28540 Phone 910-346-2259 · Fax 910-346-5738

MOREHEAD CITY, 300 N. 35th Street · Morehead City, NC 28557 Phone 252-247-4625 · Fax 252-247-2110

SNEADS FERRY Sneads Ferry by Appointment 910-327-7224



Shelby Taylor Farewell From The Miss Shrimp Festival Queen 2016 Wow, this year has really flown by! I am so blessed to have spent this year with some of the most amazing young women! There are so many people I would like to thank for this incredible year. First, and most importantly, I would like to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity to represent my community and always watching over me. I would also like to give a big thank you to my Nana for being the best pageant grandma a girl could ask for. I’ve loved being able to


spend time with you throughout this year and go to my events with you. Thank you to my family for being very supportive this year and always making sure I look great for my events. Next, I would like to thank the Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Committee and Jennifer Thrash for keeping this pageant going and giving all of us girls the chance to know one another and make lifelong memories. To Paisley, Adallyn, Georganna, Madison, and Faith: I have loved watching you all grow over

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the past year. You all have such fun personalities and I know you will go on to do big things in life, I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for you. I love you all from the bottom of my heart! To the next shrimp queen, cherish every moment and remember to take lots of pictures because it’ll be over before you know it. For the last time, I am Shelby Taylor, your 2016-2017 Miss Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Queen. Thank you! Shelby Taylor

Austin Antinori

Farewell From The Mr. Shrimp Festival King 2016 This past year being named the 2016-2017 Shrimp King has truly been an honor. From having a blast at the Shrimp Ball with all of my family and friends to riding in my very first parade, every event that we’ve had I can tell a different story about each one and what a great time I’ve had with the community. To all of the kings and queens, I became close with each and every one of you and I hope we will all stay connected with one another. To the future kings and queens, some advice I could give is to get to

know everybody involved because you’ll be sharing some amazing memories with them. I have been a part of this community all of my life so taking on this important role will forever be a favorite chapter in my book. Stay true to yourself, trust in God and lead by faith.”

Austin Antinori | 61


Farewell From The Baby Miss Shrimp Queen 2016 Georganna Mackenzie Thompson

I want to thank all of my sister queens for an awesome year. The memories will forever be in my heart. I also want to thank my family for all you did to make sure I had everything I needed to be a queen. I will always be your 2016 Little Miss Sneads Ferry Shrimp Queen.


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Come watch us POP over 30 Sweet and Savory Snacks from Bacon to Wasabi, Birthday Cake to White Chocolate B te Drizzle Caramel Corn!

10% OFF POPCORN w/ ad

Frosted Pecans, Almonds, Cashews and Peanuts also prepared here on site. Old Fashioned Candy Drinks and Bagged Ice Mixers and Bar needs

Located at Mile Marker 8 Call us at 910.541.2475 EN-617526


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2017 Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Grand Marshall Mr. Alton James Norris Jr. Alton James Norris Jr. is known simply as “Jr.” to his family and friends. He is Captain of the Theresa Marie out of Mitchell Seafood in Sneads Ferry and he is carrying on a tradition of pride and hard work that he knows is vital to the survival of a coastal fishing village. Inspired and guided by his father, Jr. embraces the fact that fishing is in his blood. He hopes that his contributions on the water and in his hometown will be remembered and sustained by younger generations of fishermen like his oldest son Joel. Jr. says that, [his] “heart is in the river and there’s nothing else [he] would rather do.” His lifetime dedication to his hometown and its many traditions set him apart from others in the fishing industry. It is with great honor that we honor Mr. Jr. Norris as the 2017 Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Grand Marshall. | 65


Jonathan Yopp 910-389-7604 4

Charles Yopp 910-389-5793

Pipeline Dredge, Bucket Dredge, Demo Tug & Barge Service, Pilings, Docks, Seawalls

24 Hours Access Climate Control & Regular Units Covered Boat & RV Bays

Video Surveillance Outside Storage for Auto, Boat & RV Boxes, Bags & Packing Supplies.

2075 NC Hwy 172


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YOPP’S TIRE & GARAGE 2271 Hwy. 172 Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 910-327-3071 DISCOVER AMERICAN EXPRESS


Photo by Andy Hostetler

Sail On By: Virginia Midgett Richardson The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher presents The HSTI Summer Aquarium Program Every Wednesday from June 28, 2017 - Aug. 2, 2017 • 1:00 - 2:00pm Jammin' Jellies, Nature Neighbors, Living Seashells, Turtle Time, Habitat Fixer Upper, Case Study: Sharks

The Missiles and More Museum Open 2pm - 5pm Mon - Fri April through mid-May Mon - Sat Memorial Day - Labor Day Mon - Fri After Labor day - October

BINGO Thursdays from June 22 to August 10 6:30 at the Historic Assembly Building Join us for a scrumptious lunch and fascinating speaker at the Historic Assembly Building on the second Thursday of each month from September to May at 11:30am Reservations required $13/$11 70 + Consider renting the Historic Assembly Building for your next event! Wedding reception, reunion, birthday party, large meeting, etc.

Autumn with Topsail October 21 & 22, 2017

Jingle Bell Ball December 2, 2017


For more information:

The wind howls like a banshee, The waves roll wild and high… The spray’s so thick and smothering, One cannot see the sky. The storm is on the ocean, The sailor’s nerve is gone… But, yet the captain of the ship, Has one command, “Sail on.” Sometimes, our lives are stormy, The winds of trouble blow… And through the mist of sorrows, The way we do not know. We try to fight the currents, Till hope is almost gone… But God, who charts our voyage, So gently says, “Sail on.” | 67







Redefining Offshore Power



North Carolina’s premier high performance and fishing boat outfitters Largest stocking Yamaha dealer in NC | Serving the boating community since 1975


910-327-3953 I 866-281-8120 I Fax 910-327-3954 I 109 James Street I PO Box 899 I Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 Call Dale or Rick for the absolute best in sales and service. Located at New River Marina on the Intercoastal Waterway in Sneads Ferry.



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Buildings and Truck Accessories “We Guarantee what we sell”


1625 N. Marine Blvd. Jacksonville, NC 28546

910-347-5188 FAX: 910-347-5180


Good Gooooodd Home Hommee Cooking! oookkkiiinnngg! g! 910.346.6557 OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 6AM-8PM 3257 RICHLANDS HWY | JACKSONVILLE, NC 28540



Davis Associates Company Accounting & Tax Preparation

2015 Hwy 172 Suite B Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 910.327.3757 Fax: 910.327.2742 Four Agents Enrolled to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service We Prepare Personal & Business Tax Returns for all Fifty States

Feel Welcomed.

At Hampton, it’s the extra care we put into everything that’s going to make your stay extra awesome. You’ll find it at our free hot breakfast. And you’ll see it in the personalities of our team members who use their individual styles of hospitality to make you feel extra special.

Hampton by Hilton Sneads Ferry North Topsail Beach 1248 NC HWY 210, Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, 28460 910-327-5555 | © 2017 Hilton


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1 800 hampton

Family Owned & Operated Since 1949

Davis Seafood Fresh Market

Shrimp • Scallops • Crabmeat Grouper • Soft-Shell Crabs Flounder & More • Like us on Facebook

910-327-4081 155 Davis Lane • Sneads Ferry

PETE’S CARPET CLEANING Carpet Cleaning • Water Damage Areaa Rugs • Scotch Guard Pet Deoddorizer • Pressure Washing

Pete 910.539.8300 Patti 910.539.8420 Home 910.327.2180 We appreciate your business!!

“Let us keep your SLEEPERS,


Sneads Ferry Quality Childcare & Preschool



Carolyn Guthrie OWNER

327- 2876 State Licensed

910-741-4020 | 71


We bring together a dedicated team of specialists to provide the most comprehensive services available for the management of acute, chronic, cancer pain and psychological distress.

Johnston Pain Management, P.A. JACKSONVILLE OFFICE


250 Huff Drive, Jacksonville

1072 NC Hwy 210 Suite C, Sneads Ferry

(910) 353-4414

(910) 741-0801

OFFICE Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm HOURS: One Saturday / Month 8:00am-3:00pm

OFFICE Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am- 5·00pm HOURS: Closed for lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm

w w w. j o h n s t o n m d . c o m

Custom Floors Tony & Jennifer Adams Local Owners

• Carpet

• Ceramic Tile

• Vinyl

• Backsplashes

• Hardwood

• Tile Showers


• Area Rugs

1000 NC Hwy 210, Unit 2 Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 (Next to Subway)

Licensed/Insured Residential/Commercial

(910) 327-1988 SM

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• Fast, Friendly & Affordable Service

’S Y N N



• Military, Sports & Corporate Awards - Trophies - Plaques - Gifts • Store Hours Tues-Fri 11:00 to 5:00 & Saturday 10:00 to 2:00

Achievement Deserves Recognition!

Proud Supporter of the 45th Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival.

Dave Frost, owner 2531 NC Hwy 172 | Sneads Ferry, NC

email: website:

910-327-1137 | 73



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Drake Jenkins Construction sneads ferry, nc 28460

phone/fax ax 910-327-2224

nc license 54263

Dealer Space Available Free 10x10 Outside Space

D&F Indoor Flea Market Antiques • New & Vintage Jewelry • Avon • Furniture Household Items • Nautical Fishing Gear • Handmade Crafts Fabric for Crafts • Radios • Linens • Clothing • Shoes • Toys Cabinets • Counter Tops Appliances • Electrical and Plumbing Supplies • Hardware • Tools • Books • Magazines • Movies Tapes • Old Records • Christmas Items


OPEN Fri. 10-5 Sat. 8-5 • Sun. 1-5 Route 172 Sneads Ferry 1 Mile off Route 17 | 75


B F MILLIS & SON SEAFOOD 910-327-4571 • 816 Mullet Lane


910-327-4081 • 155 Davis Lane

STUMP SOUND SEAFOOD 910-333-3405 206 Fulcher Landing Road

Fish Houses of Sneads Ferry Although our local Seafood Houses buy and sell tens of thousands of pounds of fresh, local Shrimp, Fish, Oysters, Clams, Crabs etc. to wholesale markets, they will also gladly sell it directly to the public. So please stop by and let them show you how to head and peel shrimp, fillet fish or shuck oysters and clams. Stop by and watch our local fishermen haul in their catch from the boat ... and if you ask them nicely, they might even head the shrimp for you (heading fee may apply.) Please submit updated information for Fish Houses of Sneads Ferry to



910-327-3351 • 1142 Old Folkstone Road


910-327-7741 • 235 Wheeler Creek Road

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PIERCE’S CRAB SHACK 910-389-7730 Wheeler Creek Road

Blessing of the Fleet | 77



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2016 Festival | 79



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Good Food Good Spirits 510 Pete’s Way, Sneads Ferry Located 1 mile from Topsail Island on Hwy 210 in Sneads Ferry 910-327-2300

Tuesday Night Trivia - 8pm Wednesday Night Karaoke - 7pm Live Music Friday and Saturday All ABC Permits Kid’s Menu Available All Day

Voted “Best Steak Dinner” by 2015 Topsail Advertiser’s Reader’s Choice Awards | 81



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Insurance for Everything Important to You. SNEADS FERRY

J· Scott Wheeler Christi Jenkins | Lynn Sanders Shari White | Debbie. McKnight 104 Lakeside Drive Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 Phone 910-327-3388 Fax 910-327-3234


J. Scott Wheeler Michelle Wheeler | Dorothy Lowder Erin Magnuson | Sharon Rackley | Cindy Holcomb Brooke Flanagan 13500-105 Hwy 210 & 50 Surf City, NC 28445 Phone 910-329-4443 Fax 910-329-4449


Michelle Wheeler | Shawn Cherry | Raymond Hopkins 101 Dolphin Street, Suite A Cape Carteret, NC 28584

On Highway 24 near the Highway 58 Intersection

Phone 252-393-1340

Dedicated to o bringing you the best insurance ra ates since 1982 for your



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•Fresh Bait •Large Bloodworms •Easy Access •Pier/Grill

We Blow The Competition Away

•No Steps to Climb

We Screen Print all types of clothing carried by major manufactures, NO SCREEN CHARGE, Fast turn around time. VINYL Applications Banners-Signs-Window Decor-Car Stickers and more! Fax-910-327-0535

View a e S Fishing pier

North Topsail Beach

1995 Hwy 172, Suite C Sneads Ferry, NC 28460


Catch more fish at...

(910) 328-3172 Pier Open 24 hours a Day Seaview Fishing Pier Motel 123 Fishing Pier Lane North Topsail Beach, NC 28460

PIER RESTAURANT "You Catch 'em...We cook 'em" Open everyday at 6 am Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

WE OFFER • COMPETITIVE RATES • 100% LOAN-TO-VALUE FINANCING FOR PURCHASE OR INTEREST RATE REDUCTION REFINANCE • 100% LOAN-TO-VALUE FOR CASH OUT REFINANCE If you are not qualified for a VA loan, Marine FCU has other high loan-to-value mortgage options. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. membership and credit eligibility required.



Specializing In Service and Maintenance Repairs for All Makes & Models




Bosch Hitachi Mi-T-M Black & Decker DeWalt

154 Sneads Ferry Road Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

Makita Paslode Stanley Bostitch Campbell Hausfeld

Milwaukee Porter Cable Senco & More!

Drop Off & Shipping Center

AVP Honda Mi-T-M Murray Troy Bilt

Briggs & Stratton Husqvarna McCullough Polan/Polan Pro Worx

Homelite Karcher MTD Ryobi Yardman/Yard Pro

Quality Device From the Ground Up


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Good Food, Great Friends Enjoy The 46th Annual 47th Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival




Complete Funeral Arrangements Pre-Need Program With Guaranteed Prices

2685 Henderson Dr. Jacksonville 910-347-2595



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Daily Lunch Specials starting at $ 7.50 includes tea and dessert

Reader Choice Award in multiple categories by the Topsail Advertiser Readers

119 Hall Point Road on the water front in Historic Sneads Ferry


Water view Dining, Fresh Local Seafood, Crablegs, Fresh Vegetables, Homemade Meringue Pies made in house, Great Beer & Wine Selection, Variety of Quality Beef, Pork and Poultry entrees, Large parties welcome

Family Owned & Operated since 1946

Fresh Local Steamed Oysters, Shrimp & C lams



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Onslow Memorial Hospital is committed to making your retirement years some of your best. That’s why we’re expanding our services and adding talented physicians to serve our increasingly active seniors. With our nationally recognized center for joint replacement, stroke center, heart care, wound care, cancer care and many preventative care programs, we’re making the Onslow community the healthiest it has ever been. Join us in saying, “Hello Healthy.” 317 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, NC • 910-577-2345 • | 93



Ashby’s Diesel 25 Atlantic Construction, Inc 92 Backgate Transmission Service 50 Baker’s Restaurant 69 Blackbeards Waterfront Cafe 64 BP Marine Oil Co. 63 46 Car Quest 64 Carolina Flooring & Roofing 56 Coastal Bank & Trust 66 Coastal Dredging 34 Coastal Dry Cleaners Group 66 Coastal Mini Storage 86 Coastal Tool Repair 71 Crew Insurance Agency 27 Culligan Water Systems 72 Custom Floors 15, 34 CRI Properties 75 D&F Indoor Flea Market 34 Dannie’s Hair Shop 80 David Batson Construction 70 Davis Associates Company 71 Davis Seafood 40 DeNoia’s Pizzeria Drake Jenkins Construction 75 East Coast Sports 96 Element Land Design & Care 73 Em R Wings 86 Ennett Realty 16 First Citizens Bank 56 Fish On Charters 34 Forever Fit Fitness Center 75 Furniture Fair 25 Gary’s Auto Sales 38 Gunny’s Awards & Engraving 73 Guy C. Lee 46 Hampton Inn Sneads Ferry/Topsail 70


Holly Ridge Veterinary Hospital 40 Island Family Medicine 96 Island Real Estate 96 John Starz Electric, Inc 16 Johnson Funeral Home 88 Johnston Pain Management 72 40 Jones Funeral Home Jones-Onslow Electric Membership Corporation82 Leonard Buildings & Truck Accessories69 31 Loggerhead Screen Printing 52 Lo-re-Lei Pub & Grill Madison’s28 58 MadVapes Sneads Ferry 91 Marine Chevrolet Cadillac 86 Marine Federal Credit Union McLean Precision Cabinetry, Inc.46 Michaelangelo’s Pizza & Subs 73 26 Museum of the Marine 2 New River Nets North Shore Country Club 16 25 NorthShore Family Dentistry Old Ferry Marina, Inc 42 Only In Onslow 48 Onslow Memorial Hospital 93 Pet Mart 91 Pete’s Carpet Cleaning 71 Power Marine Outfitters 68 RAB Photography 87 Red Pepper 81 Renee Clark, Realtor 69 Rick’s Repair Service 25 Rick’s Restaurant & Sports Bar 81 Riverview Café 90 25 RKR Collision Services

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Salty Paws Pet Resort 71 Seahaven Marine and RV Park 27 Seaview Fishing Pier 86 Shark Attack 69 Shepard’s Wrecker & Garage, Inc 46 Southern Golf Kartz 56 Smith Family and Cosmetic Dentistry16 83 Sneads Ferry Insurance, SFI Sneads Ferry King Mackerel Tournament87 71 Sneads Ferry LP Gas Co. Sneads Ferry Family Pharmacy 56 Sneads Ferry Quality Childcare & Preschool71 50 Subway Sneads Ferry 50 The Ark Drive-In The Greater Topsail Area Chamber 78 of Commerce and Tourism 27 The Float Spa 17 The Gun Shop 21 The Trailer Bar 38 T-N-T Septic Service Top Notch Tees 86 Topsail Dental 40 Topsail Island Popcorn Factory 64 Treasure Realty 17 Tsunami Surf & Resort Wear 69 Wagoner Insurance & Appraisal 67 White Dental 70 William M. Rogers, CPA 59 Yopp Bothers Marine 6 Yopp’s Tire & Garage 67 | 95



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