The Collard Capers

The annual tradition of Collard-Stealing Night brought joy to a generation of mischievous Pender County youth, who hoped to get more than just a tasty meal from their neighbors.

Surf City swing bridge

The Story of the Swing Bridge at Surf City

At least four generations of travelers have crossed the swing bridge that connects mainland North Carolina to Topsail Island. After so many people and so many years, the bridge has become a landmark. It marks a vacation’s beginning and end. It’s wonderfully out of step. It has a lot of character. And soon, it may be gone.