A Second Helping: Vacation Leftovers Put to Use

Do you have food and miscellaneous goodies left over from your vacation and hate to throw it all away? Share it with those in need in our community. A Second Helping (“ASH”) is a local volunteer organization that collects leftovers from vacationers and provides it to local charities to help locals in need. They accept ALL unused items such as canned and packaged goods, perishable foods, groceries, home goods, beach equipment, etc. Note: the only thing they can’t accept is

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Preppy Pirate Invades Holden Beach

Grab your loot, they’re coming a’board! If you haven’t heard of Preppy Pirate yet, consider yourself informed.  It’s the HOT new, fashion brand that everyone is talking about and it’s coming to Holden Beach.  Preppy Pirate Outfitters (PPO) is a home-grown North Carolina fashion brand based in Eden, NC.  The brand focuses on coastal living and beach music themes that resonate and represent the Coastal Carolinas. The designs and colors are lively, fun and full of spunk.  That spunk is

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Walk Across Country Begins at Holden Beach

On February 2, 2019, Thomas Curran will begin an 8+ month journey across the country–starting in Holden Beach, NC–to support the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. To most of us, the thought of walking all day… for days… weeks… MONTHS of our life, sounds like torture. Surely, no one would volunteer for such an act. But Thomas is a brave soul, looking for adventure. To him, this is a soul-searching rite of passage that he needs at this stage in his

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National Veterans Day 2018

Together, they served. Together, we honor. Today we celebrate National Veterans Day to honor those who have served to protect our great nation. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Not only do we honor veterans today, but continue celebrating them through November for National Veterans and Military Families Month. For more information about this month of celebration, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. To view the 2018 National Veterans and Family Month Calendar,

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New Restaurant Getting Great Reviews

A new restaurant has opened in Holden Beach, and you’re going to want to give it a try. Dock House Seafood & More is opening in the old Captain Pete’s location, just under the Holden Beach Bridge. The restaurant is specializing in classic seafood favorites, but their menu has much more than that to choose from with reviews on their Facebook page rating them 4.5 Stars. Danna Halferty Plewe raves: “Absolutely great experience. Service was wonderful from start to finish

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New Candy Store Opening Memorial Day Weekend

Get your sweet tooth ready! Sandcastles Sweets and Treats is a new candy store opening in place of Sandman’s candy store, located at 109 Jordan Blvd., Holden Beach, NC. The business will be owned and managed by the Sellers family, owners of the neighboring business, Sunset Slush Holden Beach. Sandcastles will continue to offer over 50 flavors of salt water taffy and over 100 varieties of new and old fashioned candies. They will also be adding a variety of baked

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Pickleball. We have it, but what is it?

Pickleball is a relatively unknown sport that has become increasingly popular across the country.  But what is it?  Well, it’s a bit like tennis, a bit like racquetball and a lot of fun. It was invented by Joel Pritchard and his family in Bainbridge Island, Washington.  The family was bored one summer evening in 1965.  They didn’t have all the equipment to play badminton, so they improvised. That improvisation led to the first game of Pickleball! The multipurpose court at

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