North Carolina did not have a tax free weekend for the first time in a dozen years.
While most stores across the state missed out on sales, we found at least one local business that brought in the cash.
Top Toad, located in the Cotton Exchange, Front Street, and Independence Mall, came out on top by honoring the usual Tax Free weekend.
"Our customers are loyal," explained store manager, Diana Pellington. "When they have family and friends come to town and they bring them to us to shop. It's the least we can do."
Despite having to pay out-of-pocket close to $1,900 in uncharged sales tax, Pellington said this was one of the best weekends Top Toad has ever had.
Just like other business owners, she does not understand why the state would do away with tax free weekend.
"I don't understand why our taxpaying citizens have to suffer," said Pellington. "I think it's wrong, I really do."
Pellington said all three of her Top Toad stores are planning to honor tax free weekend every year, regardless if the state does or not.
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