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Dollar General opens its 15,000th store at new Wilmington location

The new Dollar General located at 406 Dawson Street will be the retail giant's 15,000th store nationwide and officials plan to hold a grand opening celebration.  (Source: WECT) The new Dollar General located at 406 Dawson Street will be the retail giant's 15,000th store nationwide and officials plan to hold a grand opening celebration. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

The new Dollar General located at 406 Dawson Street is the retail giant's 15,000th store nationwide.

Officials held a grand opening celebration Saturday morning.

It is also be the 800th store to open in North Carolina.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 with $10 gift cards and a goodie bag awarded to the first 500 adult customers.

Complimentary donuts and coffee were served and a Dollar General Clover Valley branded food sampling begins at 1 p.m.

Dollar General officials also presented $15,000 in community donations in support of literacy initiatives to the following schools, with each receiving $3,000:

  • Lake Forest Academy
  • Mary W. Howe Pre-K Center
  • Sunset Park Elementary
  • Williston Middle School
  • International School at Gregory

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