Swansboro Community Information

Education

Swansboro is served by the Onslow County School System. Students attend the Queens Creek, White Oak or Swansboro Elementary School, the Swansboro or Broad Creek Middle School and Swansboro or Croatan High School. Higher education is offered from nearby institutions, including Coastal Carolina Community College, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College, to name a few.

Events & Recreation

Swansboro hosts a variety of major events that dot the calendar year-round. The Arts by the Sea, featuring arts, crafts and entertainment and the July 4th Fireworks are family favorite events in the summer. Autumn events include the Annual Mullet Festival, featuring a mullet fry, parade, vendors, music and arts/crafts. Candlelight Shopping in November and the Christmas Flotilla parade of lights round out the holiday events. Additional events include an annual Oyster Roast, an annual Pig Cook-Off, the Blue Water Fishing Tournament, the King Mackerel Tournament, and the Speckled Trout Tournament. Residents can take part in fishing, boating, camping, or golf, enjoy water sports in nearby rivers and bays, horseback riding, or heading to the Hammocks Beach State Park or nearby Croatan National Forest.

Local Economy

Historically dependent on the natural resource of the sea, the commercial fishing industry is popular in eastern North Carolina. Marine Corps bases at Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune continue to bring economic growth. Additional contributors to the job market include employment in tourism, arts and entertainment, public administration and recreation.

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