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harrington’s Auto Works & Collision Center is

company flourished there adding more employees and

located at 1212 Construction Dr, Rocky Mount

expanding the facility. Today, Tharrington’s Auto Works

and grew from Scott’s love of vehicle repair and

& Collision Center has grown to a staff of 18 full time

drag racing. The company’s roots run back to

employees. They are a full service Auto repair and Body

1993 when Scott started his business. Scott and Lisa

shop. Other services they offer are brakes, oil changes,

Tharrington selected the company’s Construction Drive


site because of the central location in Rocky Mount and

rebuilding, front end alignments, and tires just to name a

the opportunity to be able to expand at that location. The

few! If your car needs it, Tharrington’s does it. Tharrington’s





Auto Works & Collision Center works with all insurance

drag race them and work on all types of diesels. Their

companies. They make your accident an easier process.

youngest son, Dalton, is attending Edgecombe CC

If you decide not to file on your insurance they can take

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program.

care of that to! The company is a member of the Nash/ Edgecombe Independent Garage Owners Automotive Service Association and is ICAR GOLD certified. The family side of the business has grown to include their

He helps out at the shop when he isn’t at ECC. Scott’s nephew, Zack, also works at Tharrington’s. He brings his knowledge of computers and mechanics to the

oldest son, Kyle Tharrington. He graduated from NASCAR

shop with his degree in Computer Science from NCSU.

Technical Institute and is FORD Factory Certified. Kyle

It is definitely a family affair! We say, there is always a

specializes in diesel trucks of all kinds. He also loves to

Tharrington at Tharrington’s Auto Works for you!

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We’ll get you back on the road...




he story of Gardner’s begins with James Gardner who founded Gardner’s Dairy in 1935 and sparked a passion in his sons pursuing careers in the food industry. One of the sons, Jim Gardner (Former Lt Governor), founded Gardner’s Barbecue in his hometown of Rocky Mount. The Gardner’s Barbecue Chain is now on the third generation of Gardners and is part of the fabric of this great city. Gardner’s success is firmly built on our community. Our staff is long tenured and we take pride in each team member reaching their full potential. All of our management has been promoted from within the company which we believe builds a firm foundation for success. We steadfastly support locally made NC products and businesses and want to continue to see our beloved city of Rocky Mount grow. From all of us at Gardner’s, we are thankful for your continued support throughout the years and we hope to see you for many more.

A Reputation You Can Taste at Gardner’s Barbecue!

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Eastern NC Barbecue We source whole hogs from a local family owned farm and handcraft our cue’ with a secret blends of vinegar and spices. Also available in Turkey. Gardner’s Chicken Our locally sourced chicken is hand breaded with flour from a local mill and fried crispy when you order. We also offer baked & with BBQ sauce chicken. Chicken Pastry Dough is rolled by hand daily and our stock is made in house using the best ingredients for a homemade taste. Collards Greens Our best-selling side is hand washed and hand cut every day. Sweet Potato Jacks Individually made by hand with one of NC top producing crops. Brunswick Stew Hearty house made stew made with chicken, pork and lots of veggies.

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on Bulluck Chevrolet has been in business since 1917. We provide our services to Rocky Mount, Nashville, Wilson, Roanoke Rapids, Raleigh and surrounding areas and have even sold vehicles as far away as Alaska. It is our goal here to make sure that all of our customers are completely satisfied! Shop our new or pre-owned inventory, prequalify for your next vehicle or schedule you next service appointment with our expert technicians. If you feel more comfortable speaking to our team over the phone, give us a call at (252) 977-3355. We invite you to visit us in person and see why your neighbors chose us to be their partner in their vehicle ownership.

A family's choice since



ince the 1920’s, Joyner’s Funeral Home has been serving families. We are proud to remain a family owned and independent funeral home with a professional staff available 24 hours a day. In 1920, Jesse James Amerson and his partners began the Wilson Furniture Store, located in the 100 block of Goldsboro Street. At that time, most funerals were conducted in the home and burial followed in a family cemetery. The main need for the families was a place to purchase the casket and someone to help direct the funeral service. Mr. Amerson eventually bought his partners out and joined W. Boswell and A.E. Bishop to form the Amerson-Boswell Furniture Company. The business was located at the corner of Tarboro and Barnes Streets. The company flourished until 1933 when Mr. Amerson was killed in a car accident. His daughter and son-in-law, Catherine Amerson Joyner and Joseph Clinton Joyner, purchased the business from the remaining heirs and partners. They moved the business to 107 Pine Street and soon after changed the name to Joyner’s Funeral Home. In 1949 Joseph I. (Joe) Joyner began working with his father. In 1965, he became president and his wife, Annie Thorne Joyner, became secretary-treasurer. On August 1, 1966, the Joyner’s opened the doors to their new facility at 726 Tarboro Street, currently Hamilton Funeral Home. In 1955, Joseph I. (Dell) Joyner Jr. became president. On July 15, 1997, Joyner’s moved into it’s new location at 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway. The new facility allows Joyner’s and its staff to focus on the most important thing for their families and business partners, service!

Joseph Iredell “Dell” Joyner Jr. Dell is the owner of Joyner’s Funeral Home. He worked alongside his father and grandfather since he could walk. As Dell reflects back on the proud history of Joyner’s Funeral Home, he takes this time to thank everyone who contributed to keeping the business family-owned and independent all these years. Joyner’s Funeral Home is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year as Dell and his staff continue to serve this great community and surrounding areas during their time of grief. Proudly serving Wilson and surrounding counties for four generations!

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Brian, ashley, Logan & Luke Hassell

George’s Sauces, LLC is a family owned company, brewing and bottling our scratch made sauces in Nashville, North Carolina. Our employees take pride in bringing a variety of flavors from our kitchen to yours!


made the same way since 1975

“It’s good on everything except banana pudding.” Anyone who knew George Stallings probably heard him make that claim, when boasting about the sauce that bears his name. George and his brother Ed invented the recipe for George’s in 1975. For years, the brothers had been treating friends and relatives to their famous barbecue sauce that they developed in George’s home kitchen…some of their first batches were cooked in a dirt floor garage! By the mid 1980’s, their sauce production had grown into a real business. For years, Beth Chappell made weekly trips to see the Stallings brothers, each time buying a gallon of her family’s favorite sauce. “Every time we’d stop by, they would ask if we wanted to buy the business,” said Beth. “I didn’t know anything about running a sauce business. But I sure knew that what George said was true: ‘It’s good on everything except banana pudding.’” Beth and her husband Tim purchased the business in 1992, and expanded production in the family’s hometown of Nashville. Under Beth’s ownership and vision, George’s grew into one of the most

sought-after barbecue sauces in the Carolinas! In 2006, Ashley Chappell Hassell joined the family business as its office manager and marketing director. She took great pride in learning the business from top to bottom. Ashley took over day-to-day operations of George’s in 2012, and later purchased the family business in 2017. In 2018, Brian Hassell took a leap of faith and joined his wife, Ashley, at the family business. The Hassells plan to grow the George’s brand, while keeping the focus on delivering a high quality product - still proudly by hand, in small batches in Nashville, North Carolina.

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