Will Holland’s Shelter Creek recover?


BURGAW, NC — After 37 years of serving good eats and camping fun, one well-known Burgaw restaurant and campsite may never open its doors, again.

Holland’s Shelter Creek owner Stephen Holland says his restaurant, nine cabins and a camping ground were completely underwater. He says the water rose about twelve feet.
Even though the restaurant stood through Hurricane Floyd, which brought 5 1/2 feet of water inside. Holland says this time the restaurant floated up and moved off it’s foundation.

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Holland says he has reached out to FEMA but, he was told they do not help businesses.

“The more successful you are the less help there is for you so, I don’t know if we are going to be able to build back or not,” said Holland. “[I’m] getting ready to turn 71 years old. I can’t afford to go but so far in debt.”

Holland says he can’t afford the million dollar rebuilding project.