One quiet spot as Goody's has grand opening

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Some of the first customers through the doors receive gift bags and coupons from employees as Goody's department store held its grand opening on Thursday in Havelock.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Friday, April 19, 2013 at 01:43 PM.

Amid the hustle of the grand opening of the Goody’s department store in Havelock, one person found a relatively quiet spot. It was James Hunter, and for a time he found himself alone in the men’s department.

He was quick to point out that he came to the April 18 grand opening with his wife, Marie.

“She’s around someplace,” he said.

Despite being one of the few men among the couple of hundred people who lined up as the doors opened for the first time, he found himself shopping right along with everyone else.

“I’m a retired Marine, and I told my wife we needed to practice our new retired life, so we’ve got to come to all these grand openings,” he said.

Shoppers for the grand opening received coupons and gift bags, and took to the store right away, lining up at the registers. Everything from dresses, shirts to shoes and jewelry was going through the checkout line.

Emonie Oglesby said she was looking at jewelry and clothing but had yet to make any choices.

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