History of Mount Pilot Drug
Mount Pilot Drug was incorporated in February, 1995. During 1994, Revco Drug Stores had purchased Surry Drug from Joe D. Stone of Pilot Mountain, NC. Joe grew up in Dobson, NC and had a very successful business. Randy Lawson was the Pharmacist-Manager at the Pilot Mountain Revco where two of Joe's employees were assigned after the buyout. Leonard Goins and Sarah Key found that Chain Drug Stores were very different than the atmosphere had been at Surry Drug. Randy was beginning to tire of Corporate Politics and regulations, also. Just before Christmas 1994, the three of them sat down at the Lawsons' kitchen table to discuss the possibility of opening a new independent pharmacy in the community. Working each and every spare moment, the Lawson, Goins, and Key families moved quickly to make a dream of service-oriented business ownership come true. On April 12, 1995, Mount Pilot Drug opened and served its first customer. After becoming grandparents, Leonard and Sarah retired in 2005. Randy was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis shortly after Mount Pilot Drug opened. the condition worsened in 2010 to the point where Randy was unable to continue working. Tim Stevens was hired to be the Pharmacist in Charge in January 2011 and remained on staff until October 2012 when he left to work with his son at an Independent store in Walkertown. Jason Yarbrough came to us in January of 2013 as Pharmacist in Charge from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he worked in the ICU and Emergency Department Pharmacies. Jason left in April 2016 to work closer to home and closer to his sons' baseball games. Rex McGee was hired as Pharmacist in Charge in June of 2016 after working in a multitude of retail settings. Randy still owns and Julie continues to operate Mount Pilot Drug; focusing on prompt, professional prescription services.