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Lowe's plans special events for Sanford, N.C., reopening

Lowe’s of Sanford, N.C., which was devastated by a tornado on April 16, is planning a special reopening ceremony Thursday, Sept. 8.

Joining local and corporate officials at the site will be Nascar driver Jimmie Johnson, gospel music singer and radio host Yolanda Adams and music legends Chairmen of the Board.

Also on hand will be Mike Hollowell, the store manager who was credited for his clear leadership during the disaster. 

“As we look to reopen the doors of our Sanford store, this day is possible because of the dedication of our employees and the support Lowe’s neighbors in Sanford and nationwide have shown us during the past 145 days,” said Hollowell, in a prepared statement. “Communities across the country are rebuilding post-disaster, and the Sanford grand reopening offers a message of resilience, strength and perseverance for all those affected by natural disasters nationwide.”

The store is described as a 103,000-sq.-ft. store with a 34,000-sq.-ft. garden center.