Wawa Opens First Store in North Carolina, Plans 10 Stores in State by Year’s End

by Hayden Spiess

Kill Devil Hills, N.C. — Wawa Inc. has opened its first gas station and convenience store in the state of North Carolina. Located in Kill Devil Hills, the store is the first of 10 Wawa locations scheduled to open in the state by the end of 2024. Stores will be located in Rocky Mount, Elizabeth City, Greenville, Wilson and Goldsboro. Additionally, Wawa plans to open up to 11 stores in 2025, in counties including Robeson, Pitt, Cumberland, Onslow, Johnston, Nash, Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover. Over the next eight to 10 years, the company plans to build and open six to eight stores per year in North Carolina, reaching a total of 90 stores. To build each unit, Wawa will invest more than $7 million per store and employ, on average, 140 contractors and local partners during the construction process.

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