Every day last week, drivers on Main Street in Shallotte passed a woman whose mission for the past decade has been to make the town more attractive.
Now in her early 70s, Sara McCullough has tried to retire from serving as the head of the town’s appearance committee for several years, but she says this is her last.
“I am stepping down at the end of this year,” she said. “I tried last year, but I agreed for one more year. It has gotten so big.”