5/29/2013 8:55 PM
by Courtney Rosemond
MT. HOPE - The first Belk store opened across state lines in Monroe North Carolina on this day in 1888. Wednesday stores across the south are celebrating more than a hundred years in business.
Jerry Rice has been working for Belk since 1983, that's two years after the store opened it's Raleigh County Location, and he says "he enjoys his job, it changes everyday, so it's exciting"
Even customers said the enjoy coming to the store and they've enjoyed shopping there since it's been open.
For 31 years the store has had a presence in Southern West Virginia, but Wednesday Belk marked a bigger milestone considering the economy over the last 125 years.