YOUR HOMETOWN — FULKS RUN: Store ‘Like One Big Family’

‘Hardware Convenience Store’ A Throwback To Simpler Time

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Posted: February 7, 2013

Jill Fulk (center) takes an lunch order Friday from Don and Linda Ritchie’s grandson, Caleb Mitchell, 5, at the Valley Land Hardware Convenience Store on Brocks Gap Road in Fulks Run. The nearly 65-year-old store, originally called Criders Brothers Store, sells everything from green beans and country ham pot pie, to hardware staples like nuts and bolts. Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R.
Tom Cooper, co-owner of Valley Land Hardware Convenience Store in Fulks Run, makes change for a customer Friday. Cooper and his wife, Diana, have owned the store for about 20 years. Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R
A list of local deer kills, accompanied by photos of hunters with their take, is posted proudly on the wall of the business. Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R
David Carr of Fulks Run finishes off a pot of coffee at the Valley Land Hardware Convenience Store in Fulks Run on Friday. Like many of the store’s customers, Carr is a regular, coming in for coffee and conversation nearly every day. Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R
FULKS RUN — Valley Land Hardware Convenience Store, a well-known staple in the Fulks Run circle that’s not so widely known outside of it, sported a security camera for a short time.

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