Big resurgence for small town Burgaw

[Begins on page 27] "According to American novelist Richard Russo, our country has always been a nation of small places, and as we lost them, we're losing a part of ourselves."


Annesophia Richards

SENC Magazine

In push to revitalize old town square, Panacea owners opening new brew-pub Burgaw Brewing Company

"BURGAW — With the support of an entrepreneur who made a fortune selling to Yahoo in 2002, Wilmington kombucha-makers Artie and Robin Hill will open a brewpub in Burgaw as part of a push to revitalize the coastal rural town’s historic downtown square."


Mark Darrough

Port City Daily

Boosting Burgaw

"Now that Johnson is living in Wilmington, he hopes to use the same marketing skills that helped grow HotJobs to create a successful Burgaw Now campaign, which seeks to revitalize the small coastal town and bring businesses back to the area."


Johanna Cano

Wilmington Business Journal

Entrepreneur Richard Johnson's Latest Project Aims To Boost Burgaw

"Burgaw Now, a campaign to promote Burgaw, launched its website Friday ahead of the N.C. Blueberry Festival in hopes of bringing more businesses, including two restaurants, and reviving the farming town."


Johanna Cano

Wilmington Business Journal

Historic Burgaw Depot | NC Weekend

"Visit Burgaw, NC (near Wilmington) to see the oldest standing train depot in the state, and learn about how a famous railroad helped build the town's history."




Harrell's Department Store Turns 115, launching online store

"Vernon’s grandfather moved away from the general store concept in the 1920s and changed over to a then-modern department store concept. Harrell’s Department Store in Burgaw is celebrating an important milestone this summer: its 115th anniversary."


Justin Pope

Star Newz Online

Highway 6: Hollywood turned Burgaw into backdrop for films, TV shows since 1980s

"It began with a silver bullet - Stephen King’s Silver Bullet to be exact. The werewolf horror film, starring Gary Busey and Corey Haim, filmed in Burgaw in 1982. Since then, the quaint town, with its historic courthouse, became the backdrop for at least 30 films and TV shows"


Ashlea Kosikowski

WECT News 6

Historic Burgaw Depot is Pender County's Local Landmark

"Long before there was Burgaw, there was the Historic Burgaw Depot. Built in 1850 as a wood and water stop on the Wilmington to Weldon rail line, the depot predates the town by 29 years, making it the oldest standing train depot in North Carolina — and one of only two remaining antebellum depots (the other one is in Selma)."


Katie King

Our State

Whats in a Name? Pender County Places

"The county seat was named for the Burgaw Creek and for many years, it’s been a local legend that the name had Native American origins. “It was kind of a good-natured joke,” said Mike Taylor, director of the Pender County Library. “That it came from a name that meant mud hole.”


Allison Ballard

The Coastal Reserve

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