Sneads Ferry is served by the Onslow County School System. There are no public schools located within the limits of the village. With the small size, Sneads Ferry residents attend Dixon Elementary, Middle and High School. Additional schools include Johnson Primary School and Born Again Christian Academy. 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
Several events mark the calendar for area residents. Summertime community fun in Sneads Ferry includes the Memorial Day Parade, the Shrimp Festival Queens Pageant, the Shrimp Festival and Parade, 4th of July Fireworks, Shrimp Ball, Pin Fish Tournament and King Mackerel Tournament. The Harvest Fest in October, Thanksgiving Dinner and Winter Fest in December also top the list of popular community events. Residents can take part in fishing, boating and water sports in nearby rivers and bays, go horseback riding in nearby Richlands, visit the nature trail and sport courts at the County Park, or enjoy the fresh seafood at numerous restaurants in town. Other attractions include Mikes Farm and Lynwood Park Zoo in nearby Jacksonville, or canoe and kayak Cow Horn Creek, New River or Cape Fear River.
The leading industries in the area include construction, agriculture/fishing and hunting, hospitality and food services, educational services, health care, and public administration. Additional contributors to the job market include employment in tourism, arts and entertainment, public administration and recreation.
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