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No Country for Big-Box Stores

Cory Vaillancourt photo

As a little girl, Kelly Sutton sang along to Dolly Parton while dancing on the counters of the Big Creek Country Store. Now the 30-year-old spends her days behind those counters, finding her rhythm as a small business owner. more

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Passing the time

Don McGowan Photo

Before suits in corporate boardrooms determined the cookie-cutter layouts and mass-marketed inventories of literally thousands of department stores, it was the general store that served a community, and no two general stores were ever the same. more

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