Local businessman John Cleveland “Cleve” Gore has died at 53 after battling cancer.
Gore died Friday, Dec. 5, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.
Gore operated Shallotte Muffler Shop for 31 years and was involved with the local motorcycle community.
Civietown Fire Chief Mark Hewett said he and Gore have been friends for a long time.
Gore, a graduate of West Brunswick High School, served as vice president and then president, twice, of the Concerned Bikers Association/A.B.A.T.E. of Brunswick County.