Cafe Fear Blackwater Deep

Cape Fear Blackwater Deep

a novel by Daniel Ray Norris

A thriller set along the Cape Fear.

Southeastern North Carolina is a beautiful and interesting place to live…

Wilmington, Bald Head Island, Southport, Orton Plantation, White Lake, Fayetteville and Frying Pan Tower are all scenic backdrops for an exhilarating adventure that will take you up and down the Cape Fear River and have you gasping for more. read more

Reluctant Hermit

The Reluctant Hermit of Fort Fisher

by: Fred Pickler and Daniel Ray Norris

“Our desire is that this book will shed light on his “unsolved” murder case and provide insight into what drove Robert E. Harrill to endure life as a hermit. Most importantly, we want to keep the memory of the Fort Fisher Hermit alive for future generations to ponder and respect.”

Colorfully presented with rare photographs and a chronology of the Hermit’s life before and after his pilgrimage to Fort Fisher. read more

Local Flavor Cookbook

Local Flavor – Cookbook

Federal Point Historic Preservation Society

Editors: Rebecca Taylor, Darlene Bright, Cheri McNeill, Daniel Ray Norris

A culinary history guide to Federal Point, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Fort Fisher, Seabreeze, Masonboro & Myrtle Grove.

View a sampling of Cookbook contents – by clicking on any image on the left.

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Britt's Donuts - Daniel Norris

Britt’s Donuts – Forever Sweet

by Daniel Ray Norris & Halyn Prusa

Daniel Ray Norris and Halyn Prusa trace the humble origins and growth of this most beloved family business. Never before published photos illustrate its history and interviews with current and past employees showcase the enduring impact that Britt’s Donuts has had on people’s lives. Goes great with a cold glass of milk! read more

Carolina Beach Fire Department History

In 1937, 35 local men saw the need for better local fire protection at Carolina Beach. Their equipment included one hose reel and two lengths of fire hose, the bare minimum to fight a fire. A few months later, they … read more

Carolina Beach, Vol 1

Carolina Beach, NC: Images and Icons of a Bygone Era – Vol 1

A Pictorial History of the Best Place on Earth

Get taken back to a time of simple pleasures and a slower pace of life. Visit the Carolina Beach of yesteryear through images and stories that will inspire you to remember the stories of childhood and to make new ones with friends and family.

Re-live the sights, sounds and smells of the Boardwalk and the awe-inspiring amusements of the midway. read more