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December 30, 2012

One last presciption

GREENVILLE — Saturday was the last day customers could pick up their perscriptions from the McGughey’s Medicine Chest before it closed its doors after the company was bought by CVS Pharmacy.

“It’s sad to see a propietor go,” Tom Shirey, a Medicine Chest patron said. “Sad to see a local business move.”

Shirey said his family has been going to the Medicine Chest since before he was born, and that although it pains him to see the local business go, he can see why the owner sold.

“I don’t blame him for taking the offer to sell his company,” he said.

H. C. McGaughey and H. S. McGaughey opened the McGaughey Brothers Drug Store in downtown Greenville in 1902. H. C. McGaughey retired 50 years later and left the company to H. S. McGaughey, who in turn presented it to his son, Herbert McGaughey Jr.

For a time, there were two locations; one at Lee and Stonewall Streets, run by George Sutton, and another along Wesley Street, operated by Fred Mehew.

The two stores returned to one operation in 1991, when they moved to the current location at 3001 Joe Ramsey Boulevard.

McGaughey’s had provided untold numbers of deliveries, compounding and hospice services and had likely filled millions of prescriptions in the past 110 years.

The Medicine Chest will move its prescriptions to the CVS Pharmacy located on 5010 Wesley Street.

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