A couple of old but good stories from The Pine Barrens Tribune: Nixon’s General Store in Tabernacle is changing hands. It’s been run by Jack and Nancy McGinnis for 35 years. It was bought by Jack’s grandparents, Abner and “Babe” Nixon in 1956.
The new owners are Jinga and Ashwin Patel, who say they don’t plan on changing the place.
“The customers have been wonderful,” Jinga said. “But I’ve hardly gotten the chance to be at the register, so far, because of all the paperwork.”
Meanwhile the Green Bank Inn was declared a public safety hazard by the Washington Township Committee. According to the Township Clerk, the historic inn is owned by something called CoreLogic, which probably doesn’t even know it owns it.
Elsewhere in things that are green, and Piney-ish, Tim Hawk for NJ.com, has a fun feature on greenheads, with cool pictures he took, including one old one (he didn’t take) of the horses working in the marshes wearing horse clothing to keep the bugs off.
For more feats of journalism from across your region, see below:
Ventnor Beach Patrol graduates 168 Junior Lifeguards–VENTNOR – The back of their T-shirts says it all. Ventnor Beach Patrol finished up a week of drills and sharing skills during its annual Junior Lifeguard Camp. In all, 168 children participated in the program, which culminated with a barbeque of hot dogs, hamburgers and all the fixin’s Friday, July 13. downbeachpilot.com
Witness to police shooting says man ‘didn’t need to lose his life’–A summer Saturday morning on a quiet Vineland street turned to chaos when police shot and killed a man there, shocking neighbors and leaving a family grieving. www.nj.com
SEE HOW MUCH YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT IS GAINING, OR LOSING, IN ‘REDISTRIBUTED’ AID–Despite all the rhetoric about a win for public education, the budget agreement between Gov. Phil Murphy and Democratic lawmakers to start fully funding the state’s school finance formula is a half-full, half-empty proposition. www.njspotlight.com
Atlantic County Teen Debuts Design On NYC Runway–Aston Ragsdale was 12 when she asked for a sewing machine.
She didn’t really know how to sew, but loved being creative with clothes.
Four years later, the Atlantic County teen had her first design at Men’s Fashion Week in New York City. breakingac.com
Atlantic County animal shelter adoption fees waived during July–As part the “Take Me Home Today” promotion, the Atlantic County Animal Shelter is waiving pet adoption fees for the remainder of the month. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Owner of horse sanctuary facing dozens of charges, including animal cruelty–The owner of an equine sanctuary is facing dozens of charges after allegedly failing to provide enough water and proper housing for the animals at the South Jersey rescue center, authorities say. www.nj.com
Atlantic City Sees Crime Decrease In First Six Months Of The Year–Atlantic City saw a decrease in crime in the first six months of 2018.
Uniform Crime Report statistics released by the department show a 27 percent drop in violent crime over the same time frame last year and property crime down by a third. breakingac.com