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This is the store as it looks today. It has been in this location since 1960.

Chamber announces March Legacy Business

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce CVB is announcing R.W. Wood’s General Store as the March 2019 Business of the Month. R.W. Wood began his business in 1956 and they have been at their present location at Nixon’s Crossroads since 1960.

The General Store originally sold almost everything anyone could need. From groceries to hardware, they had it. In 2001, the addition of a grill was added and R.W.’s son, Richard, became the operator of the breakfast and lunch counter.

Although we lost R.W. Wood in 2016, the business continues to thrive. Richard Wood said, “All of our faithful customers are much appreciated. We have seen many changes over the years. School children have grown up, married and have become parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents. Hopefully we can continue to be a meeting place for future generations.”

For one of the best breakfasts or lunches in the area, visit R.W. Wood’s General Store on Sea Mountain Highway and Highway 90 at Nixon’s Crossroads.

The Legacy award is given in memory of Cecelia Campbell, owner of the Surf Beauty Spot in Cherry Grove Beach. Mrs. Campbell was the sole proprietor of this salon, which was the first in Cherry Grove. The business was open from 1966 until she retired in 2010. She earned her Certificate of Instruction in Cosmetology from The University of South Carolina in 1987. Cecelia’s talents were many. She enjoyed decorating and making floral arrangements that won numerous ribbons at the Driftwood Garden Club, where she was a charter member. Cecelia served as president of The MLC Shrine Auxiliary in 1970 and was the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Career Woman of the year in 1972. In 2004 she became a benefactor of the North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad. Cecelia was a charter member of Chapel by the Sea Church, where she regularly attended this church.

Nothing could compare to the love she shared with her family, friends and husband, Horace Campbell.

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