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Selma’s Dewayne’s Receives Industry Appreciation Award

Smithfield NC – On Monday, the Johnston County Commissioners and the Johnston County Economic Development Advisory Board recognized Dewayne’s of Selma for their commitment to Johnston County and community support by honoring the company with the County’s “Industry Appreciation” award. This award is presented quarterly to Johnston County Industries.

“Existing Industries and Businesses are extremely important to the economic strength of Johnston County”, stated Jeff Carver, Chairman of the Johnston County Board of Commissioners. “The retail sector is vital to the overall health of the County and we are extremely honored to recognize Dewayne’s for not only the growth and continued investment in our community, but also being a true example of the entrepreneur spirit that made this country what it is”.

DeWayne & Tina Lee have devoted countless hours over the last 25 years into growing their roadside stand into one of Johnston County’s best known destinations! What began as DeWayne’s Country Garden in 1991 has transitioned through the years to become known as simply… DeWayne’s. It is a destination for shoppers to experience the gift shop, garden center, ladies clothing boutique, menswear & Christmas Land.

“I can’t begin to think of a more deserving establishment or family for this recognition than Dewayne and Tina Lee of Dewayne’s,” expressed Cheryl Oliver, Mayor of the Town of Selma and member of the Johnston County Economic Development Advisory Board. “They are a testament to the potential success other small businesses can have in Selma and Johnston County based on values of hard work and meeting customer satisfaction.”

In 2016 The Atrium at Dewayne’s was completed and home to a state of the art glass greenhouse with seasonal blooms, houseplants, garden décor & unique outdoor accents. Christmas Land was later revealed in the fall of 2016 during the annual Christmas Open House. Today, DeWayne’s provides customers a unique shopping experience in over 40,000 sq ft of specialty retailing.

“Johnston County is where we call HOME so this award is very special to us! We are very blessed to have the gracious support of our community leaders, faithful customers, and talented employees as we have grown from “Pumpkins to Pandora” over the last 26 years,” states Tina Lee, Vice President and Owner. “We have realized that with hard work and determination, dreams do come true! It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s the greatest rewards in life that don’t come easy!”

DeWayne’s came from very humble beginnings…a roadside produce stand. Over the years, many changes have occurred as they invest heavily back into their business. The last 26 years, to their customers, Dewayne’s has become a destination shopping experience featuring a Garden Center, Gift Shop, Christmas Shop, Ladies Boutique and Men’s Shoppe all under one roof.

“We look forward to serving the community for many more years to provide a distinctively different shopping experience,” continues Lee.

For further information about Dewayne’s, visit www.dewaynes.com or follow them via facebook at DeWayne’s.

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Johnston County Economic Development Office
3149 Swift Creek Road, Smithfield, NC USA 27577
Phone: 919-205-1232     E-Mail: econdev@johnstonnc.com