Orrum General Store more than a one-stop shop

ORRUM, NC (WMBF) The Orrum General Store is a staple to life and diet for anyone from the small town of Orrum, North Carolina.

"Usually I have a bologna sandwich about quarter inch thick with a couple of eggs and everything. You can pull into the parking lot out here and they'll have it ready for you by the time you walk in the door cause they know what you eat," said Orrum General Store regular Jim Cain.

"That's the god's gospel. This is the only place I've known that they can read your mind and know what you want," said Cain.

The food may be one of a kind Orrum General Store, but that's not all it has to offer.

"We got an unlimited supply of fishing tackle, We got cleaning supplies, gloves, hats, flip-flops, nuts, bolts, dog food, cat food," said store owner Robert Wilkes.

Basically, anything you might need, the Orrum General Store has it!

"I've been here for 35 years. I was born and raised in the northern part of Robeson County in a little place called Barkenton. Married a girl from down here and some years later decided to open this place up because I thought it was the right thing to do," Wilkes said.

Now 35 years later, the Orrum General Store is still the place to be.

"But I'm going to tell you something, this place makes a lot of....well, it makes my day. It's like a little ray of sunshine. I come in, they speak to you then I go home and I feel better about my day," said regular Jim Cain.

The store is a place to enjoy some good food, and good fellowship. It's a place to relax and slow down a bit, but there's no slowing down Mr. Wilkes.

"We've expanded in the grocery part. We went to the sandwich part and eventually the catering part. We've got the beauty shop which brings us business in," said Mr. Wilkes.

If you thought it couldn't get much better, the Orrum General Store can also cut your hair.

"I've already got an appointment to get it groomed. Unfortunately I didn't get it groomed for ya'll," said Jim Cain.

So if you need it, they've got it. The Orrum General Store can clothe you, feed you, style you and provide for all your needs, right here in the small town of Orrum, North Carolina.

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