Archive for February, 2020

Founded in 1903 as C. Harrell and Sons, Harrell's Department Store has been owned and operated by the Harrell family for 116 years . (Yes, you read that right!). Vernon Harrell, the current owner and manager of the store, began helping at the family business at just 13 years old. In 2016, when Vernon's father Charles passed away, it was Vernon's turn to carry on the family legacy. Vernon now owns the business...

Carolina Sisters is the brain&heart-child of Angie & Kelly Longley -- lifetime friends who became actual sisters. Located at 115 S Wright St. in Burgaw, Carolina Sisters is your one stop shop for everything fashionable. Their shop-- full of trendy clothes, jewelry, and accessories-- is perfectly accented by both sisters' welcoming and warm personalities. Tastefully styled shelves and decor boast a variety...

“Rusty, funky, and junky” is how Jennifer Matthews, owner and operator of The Old Farm Shed, describes her eclectic mix of wares. The store, which is now located at 111 W Fremont St. in downtown Burgaw, originally occupied a much smaller footprint upon its opening in 2014. Matthews opened The Old Farm Shed to fill what she saw as a gap in the downtown shopping scene, and it looks like her vision was 20/20! Her...

Persistence, support, and a love for the game. To the sports fans among us, these are probably qualities that describe your ideal athlete. If you're a Burgaw resident, you're lucky enough to have someone like that right in your backyard. We’re talking about Desmond Jordan, of course, a third generation Pender County resident, and the owner, operator, and lead trainer at The House of Gains. Nestled...

If it seems like almost every story coming out of our hospital these days is about cold stunned turtles it’s because the story at the hospital these days is cold stun turtles. How many turtles? Right now we have over one-hundred (103 and probably climbing) patients in house and about ninety percent of them are recent victims of the cold weather. And if you’re wondering where we put them all the answer is pretty...