Oak Island, NC
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.
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.
Phillip L Thomas, R.Ph., (grandfather) is licensed in pharmacy.
Thomas & Oakley Drug Store Opens in Roxboro, NC.
Thomas Drugs opens in Shallotte, NC.
Edward R Thomas, III, R.Ph. (father) is licensed in pharmacy. Sandra Thomas (mother) helps with bookkeeping, and shortly thereafter, becomes a partner.
Seashore Drugs opens in Calabash, NC.
Edward R Thomas, IV, R.Ph., PharmD, is licensed in pharmacy.
Thomas Drugs is one of the first traditional retail drugstore pharmacies in the Carolinas to remove tobacco products.
Thomas Drugs opens in Oak Island, NC.
Seashore Drugs opens in Little River, SC.
“Thomas Seashore Drugs” is established and the stores begin rebranding to meet the growing customer demand in community health services.
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.