With a renewed plan and design, a Burgaw Brewpub is on the way

Allison Ballard

Star News Online

"Burgaw Brewing, a 100-person capacity brewpub, is closer to reality in a historic space at 103 S. Wright St. Longtime local brewer Kevin Kozak is already thinking about the beer and menu at his new spot."

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5/28/2021

Big resurgence for small town Burgaw

Annesophia Richards

SENC Magazine

[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."

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09/25/2019

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

Mark Darrough

Port City Daily

"BURGAW — With the support of an entrepreneur who made a fortune selling HotJobs.com 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."

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07/08/2019

Boosting Burgaw

Johanna Cano

Wilmington Business Journal

"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."

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07/05/2019

Entrepreneur Richard Johnson's Latest Project Aims To Boost Burgaw

Johanna Cano

Wilmington Business Journal

"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."

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06/14/2019

Historic Burgaw Depot | NC Weekend

UNC-TV

UNC-TV

"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."

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2/27/2015

Harrell's Department Store Turns 115, launching online store

Justin Pope

Star Newz Online

"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."

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08/21/2018

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

Ashlea Kosikowski

WECT News 6

"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"

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6/14/2019

Historic Burgaw Depot is Pender County's Local Landmark

Katie King

Our State

"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)."

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12/5/2016

Whats in a Name? Pender County Places

Allison Ballard

The Coastal Reserve

"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.”

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1/30/2017