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  Asheboro In 1989, Sears replaced the Catalog Sales Office on Sunset Avenue in Asheboro with a retail store in the new Randolph Mall.
 
  Asheville   The first store in Asheville opened in 1928. Sears relocated this store in 1933, 1948, and 1969. In 1995 Sears renovated the retail store at Ashville Mall. Soap opera star Kurt McKinney and basketball player Spud Webb joined the festivities.
 
  Burlington   The first Sears store in Burlington opened in 1941. In 1993 Sears completed the renovation of its Holly Hill Mall store site. Originally built in 1969, the renovation included a major increase in the size of the apparel departments. Wider aisles, softer lighting, new carpeting and new merchandise display fixtures were included in the redesigned store.
 
  Cary   The first store opened in 1991 in the Cary Village Mall.
 
  Concord   The first store opened in 1969.
 
  Charlotte   Sears opened its first store in Charlotte in 1929, the same year the stock market crashed. In 1949 Sears relocated the Charlotte store by opening a large retail store in another section of the downtown shopping district. Sears stores opened in Gastonia in 1953, Rock Hill in 1968, Concord in 1969, Southpark mall in 1970 and Eastland mall in 1979. In 1989 Sears operated two large department stores in the two major enclosed shopping centers near Charlotte including the University Place Mall. Sears employees thousands of Charlotte residents, and purchases millions of dollars of goods from over 400 local manufacturers.
 
  Durham   The first Sears store in Durham opened in 1934 at Five Points. Sears relocated the store in 1947. In 1973 Sears opened a large retail store in the Northgate Shopping Center. In 1986 Sears reopened its remodeled store. The store’s new design reflects the incorporation of over 600 display modifications, which brought together related products into shops, which reflect customer’s lifestyles.
 
  Fayetteville   The first store opened in 1942. Sears remodeled this store in 1948 and 1962. Sears relocated the store in 1975.
 
  Gastonia   The first store opened in 1963.
 
  Goldsboro   The first store opened in 1939 and was relocated in 1968.
 
  Greensboro   The first store opened in 1928. Sears relocated the store in 1934, 1940, 1948, and 1973.
 
  Greenville   The first store opened in the Carolina East mall in 1979.
 
  Hickory   Sears opened its retail store in 1952. Sears relocated this store to the Valley Hills Mall in 1978 and remodeled this store in 1991.
 
  High Point   Sears opened the first store in 1928 and relocated it in 1967.
  
  Jacksonville   The first store opened in 1953, remodeled in 1956 and relocated in 1981.
 
  Kinston   The first store opened in 1952 and converted to a Catalog Sales Office in 1979.
 
  Matthews   A suburb of Charlotte, Sears opened a store in the Matthews Mall in the early 1990s.
 
  Monroe   The first store opened in 1985. In 1993 Sears closed its retail store in the Monroe Plaza Shopping Center as part of a major restructuring.
 
  Morehead City   Morehead City is situation on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast on the Eastern Banks for the state. Sears opened a Catalog Sales Office in 1952. In 1989 Sears opened a retail store in the Cypress Bay Plaza.
 
  New Bern   In 1986 Sears opened a retail store in New Berne. Prior to this a Catalog Sales Office in the Neuse Village Shopping center served residents. The new store was one of the first in a series of retail stores Sears introduced in smaller communities. In 1993 Sears closed the retail store in the Berne Square Shopping Center as part of a major restructuring.
 
  Pineville  

In 1991, Sears opened a new "superstore" in the Carolina Place Mall in Pineville. Miss North Carolina helped present a fashion show when the store opened. The Pineville area serves the greater Charlotte metropolitan region. This store represented the third major Sears store servicing the greater Charlotte area.

 
  Raleigh   The first store opened in 1951. Sears relocated this store in 1981. In 1991 Sears opened a retail store in the Cary Towne Center. The opening ceremonies included a visit by daytime television star Jeff Trachta and a daylong fashion show. In 1994 Sears opened a department store in Crabtree Valley Mall.
 
  Roanoke Rapids   Prior to the mid 1980s, Sears served the Roanoke Rapids community with a Catalog Sales Office in the Oakland Shopping Center. In 1988 Sears built a large department store at the Oakland Shopping Center, then closed it in 1993 as part of a major restructuring.
 
  Rocky Mount   In the early 1980s, the Cummins Engine Company and the Case Power and Equipment Company announced they would build a joint-venture industrial complex in Rocky Mount. To meet the increased demand for merchandise, Sears expanded its retail store in the community by opening a new store in the Golden East Crossing Mall. The new store replaced the smaller store on North Church Street originally opened in 1951, and remodeled in 1958. This store suffered from inadequate parking, and an old physical structure.
 
  Salisbury   A 100,000-square-foot "store of superstores" Sears department store opened in Salisbury. Sears chose Salisbury to build one of the new concepts in part because of the success of the small Sears catalog store in the local Town Mall shopping center. The new store of superstores includes a ten-bay automotive and light truck center, photo studio, hair salon, optical shop, hearing aid center, an Allstate Insurance office, a Sears Product Services Center and a catalog sales department.
 
  Shelby   In 1994 Sears opened a new store in the Cleveland Mall. This store replaced the old downtown Shelby store located on West Warren Street that originally opened in 1951.
 
  Statesville   In October 1997 Sears, which was the number one store requested by mall customers, opened a store in the Signal Hill Mall. In addition to bringing shopping convenience for area customers, 80 new jobs were created and a significant addition to the local tax revenue added. To help with the festivities NASCAR driver Johnny Benson and soap stars Kelly Ripa and Ryan McNeil made appearances during the opening weekend. Sears donated $2,000 to the Iredell Cancer Fund during the grand opening celebration.
 
  Wilmington   First store opened in 1928, and relocated in 1938, 1964, and 1979.
 
  Winston-Salem   The first store opened in 1928 and relocated in 1948. In 1976 Sears opened a new store in the Hanes Mall, which incorporated new design elements and presentation concepts. This new store reflected Sears ongoing store planning, fixtures and merchandising programs. In the 1970s trends such as a more subtler approach in wall décor and point-of-sale graphics, a greater emphasis on using the merchandise, rather than the décor, to make the product presentations more exciting, and a greater flexibility to expand, contract or move departments through store design.
 
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