MYRTLE POINT — Dollar General’s newest store at 1001 Maryland Ave., in Myrtle Point, is now open.

In its new location, Dollar General will "offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices," said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development.

Dollar General celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 9, with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complementary product samples, among other giveaways.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” Nieser added. “We hope our area customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

Dollar General stores offer a selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products. Additionally, the new store will provide customers with stylish, on-trend home décor and a party preparation selection. Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.

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Traditional Dollar General stores employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the need. Anyone interested in joining one of America’s fastest-growing retailers with competitive wages and benefits, world-class training and development and the ability to further their career through our growing organization may apply for available positions online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers. There are still a number of positions open at the new Myrtle Point store.

Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for their high school equivalency test can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services.

Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $172 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.

Grants made available by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation include funding opportunities for a children’s summer reading program, and funding for public library rehabilitation after natural disasters among others. There are grants that offer funding for adult literacy programs, as well as family literacy programs. Family literacy grants fund education programs that teach importance of parents and children reading together.

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