We hate to report bad news about locally-owned restaurants, but it’s a burden we must carry. Mere months after opening in north Mount Pleasant, Oink! has closed up shop.

The restaurant, which offered moderately priced Eastern North Carolina barbeque, still has their large “Now Open” sign up on the roof. But if you get a little closer, a simple white sheet of paper on the door says “Closed for Business” and the doors are locked up tight.

We hope that co-owners Will Whitsett and Tim Runyan find greater success in whatever ventures they decide upon next.