ROCKINGHAM — On Friday, the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand re-opening for Badcock & More Home Furniture. The Chamber of Commerce, store associates, and owners Larry and Nancy Woodall were some of those in attendance. Rockingham Mayor Steve Morris said a few words, providing his wisdom and support for the new owners.
Larry and Nancy Woodall are no strangers to the furniture business. Nancy has been in the business since she was 23-years-old and the couple owns a second store in Wadesboro, NC.
“We were dreaming and praying about it for the past six years and the opportunity finally came,” said Woodall.
Woodwall went on to express how grateful he and his wife are to be the new owners. He joked that his wife, Nancy, “kicked him out” of the Wadesboro store, as he will be taking the lead here in Rockingham. Nonetheless, it was clear that the two make a great team.
A re-opening for a store that has been around for many years may not seem newsworthy to most people, but for others, this is a sign of growth and stability for the county.
“It would have been detrimental to (Highway) 74 to have another empty building,” said Chamber of Commerce President Emily Tucker.
She also noted that the new owner’s experience and willingness to reinvest i,n the community was a great sign.
Larry and Nancy, as well as the Badcock team look forward to having a long and successful business relationship with Rockingham. You can visit them at 1220 E. Broad Avenue in Rockingham.