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