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Dollar General opens in Pocahontas


For years now, folks who live in Pocahontas, Virginia have had to drive quite a distance to shop for basics, but not anymore. The much-anticipated Dollar General store, under construction since December 2017, is open for business.

The doors opened up around 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, and the store was open until 8 p.m. One shopper said it'll be great not to have to drive all the way to Bluefield.

"There is a lot of elderly people in the neighborhood that just can't get out to get simple things like a loaf of bread and in an emergency it's hard for you to go all the way to bluefield when you need something as simple as cough syrup or cough drops," said Deborah Sandifer, a shopper. 

 Pocahontas Mayor Ben Gibson says a grand opening will happen in the near future and there will be a community celebration to welcome Dollar General to town.

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