Britt’s Donuts owner honored with key to the city

Bobby and Maxine Nivens received the Key to the City in Carolina Beach on Dec. 9, 2019. (Photo: Lynn Barbee)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The owner of an iconic donut shop in Carolina Beach received the key to the city Monday night.

Carolina Beach Mayor Joe Benson gave Bobby Nivens, along side his wife, the honor during a ceremony at the American Legion.

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Nivens and Maxine have owned Britt’s Donut Shop, located on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, for more than 40 years.

Britt’s is known for their famous homemade glazed donuts. The business first opened back in 1939.