Grocery of Walnut Cove, NC (North Carolina) is owned and operated by Neil and Betty Moore, who purchased the
store in 1985. The store was owned from 1956 until the 70's by
Betty's mother "Grandma Margie" pictured below, who sold the store after her husband's death. Neil and
Betty decided to put the store back in the family in '85 and business
has been booming ever since.
When they bought the store in the
spring, the store was primarily a convenience store and the tackle
department consisted of a few packs of hooks, some sinkers and a minnow
tank. With the fishing season soon coming they decided to expand
the fishing selection and have been expanding every year since.
Early on they realized that many of their customers were buying their
fishing products elsewhere (mainly Wal-Mart K-Mart and mail order from
Bass Pro Shops), so they decided to do something about it.
They became a dealer for Bass Pro Shops and sell their products at Bass
Pro Shops prices. Then with the purchasing power of giant Bass Pro
Shops behind them they could offer their products as cheap or cheaper
than Wal-Mart or K-Mart (or anybody for that matter).
They soon expanded into the hunting business and now stock blackpowder and archery
equipment as well as camping supplies. The business has
continually grown and is now the largest hunting and fishing retailer in
Stokes County, NC (North Carolina).
their son, is the head of the hunting and tackle department and has many
years of experience with all aspects of the business. If you've
got a hunting or fishing related question, Kevin's got an answer. Kevin
and wife Debbie are full time employees of Betty's Country Grocery.
Kevin and Debbie have two daughters, Kayla and Katie.
daughter, Angie Abbott and husband Richard have one
son, Christopher. Both Angie and Chris work at Betty's with Chris being the head of the Abbott Arms gunsmithing department and Richard works for the
Stokes County Sheriff's Department.
Randall Moore, their son, is owner of Stokes
Web Development, the designer of the Betty's Country Grocery Website. His
wife, Keita, is a Registered Nurse at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Randall
and Keita have two daughters, Hayley and Bethany.
daughter, Allison Washburn works for Stormie Speaks Nationwide Insurance Agency and has a son Brett Shelby Washburn.