Four generations of pharmacy expertise

Caring for your family is part of our history. Dating back to 1902, the Thomas family has owned and operated multiple drugstores in the Carolinas. Every generation boasts a family pharmacist, and every generation brings care and compassion to the communities they serve. Take a look at how we got started.

1902

E. R. Thomas Drug Company opens in Duke, NC.
(The town later changed it’s name to Erwin, NC in 1926)

Thomas Drug Company opens Durham, NC.

Edward Ragland Thomas, R.Ph. (great grandfather) is licensed in pharmacy 1902.

1902

1931

Phillip L Thomas, R.Ph., (grandfather) is licensed in pharmacy.

1931

1937

Thomas & Oakley Drug Store Opens in Roxboro, NC.

1937

1964

Thomas Drugs opens in Shallotte, NC.

1964

1973

Edward R Thomas, III,  R.Ph. (father) is licensed in pharmacy. Sandra Thomas (mother) helps with bookkeeping, and shortly thereafter, becomes a partner.

1973

1982

Seashore Drugs opens in Calabash, NC.

1982

1997

Edward R Thomas, IV,  R.Ph., PharmD, is licensed in pharmacy.

1997

2000

Thomas Drugs is one of the first traditional retail drugstore pharmacies in the Carolinas to remove tobacco products.

2000

2000

Thomas Drugs opens in Oak Island, NC.

2000

2005

Seashore Drugs opens in Little River, SC.

2005

2019

“Thomas Seashore Drugs” is established and the stores begin rebranding to meet the growing customer demand in community health services.

2019

2020

Thomas Seashore Drugs is one of the first retail pharmacies in the Carolinas planning to remove soda and candy from their shelves in an effort to promote nutrition and community wellness.

2020

Stop by our drugstores and become part of our family history today!

100 Years
of Community Care