People Articles

More Than a Joy Ride

More Than a Joy Ride

After a record-breaking cross-country horseback ride to raise awareness for the veteran safe space and animal sanctuary he plans to build in North Carolina, Matt Perella passed through Surf City.

A Family’s Paradise

A Family’s Paradise

The Bland brothers, descendants of the first deed holder on Topsail Island, recount some of their family’s history on the island.

Past Articles

Joy in Fusion

Joy in Fusion

Retired school counselor Mary Beth Utt enjoys the creativity of making fused-glass art from her Surf City home.

Slam Dunk Career

Slam Dunk Career

Childhood roots on Topsail Island led Megan Zipfel to UNCW then out West, where she’s a rising star in NBA communications.