The Transylvania Times -

Busy Black Friday Is Reported


Customers were out and looking for the best Black Friday bargains. Phyllis Norman and Treena Brand said they had checked out the sales papers and made lists before they departed on their shopping expedition. (Times photo by Lenora Moody)

Local retailers reported good sales and busy stores during the Friday after Thanksgiving Day sales.

"We were covered up and that is a good thing," said K-Mart Manager Dean West.

West said his store opened up at 6 a.m. to a crowd of people waiting to get in.

"I was optimistic but still cautious on my expectations for sales for the day," said West.

He said that by 8:30 a.m. the store was already ahead of last year's sales.

"They are buying everything — a lot of electronics as always but more basketball goals and bikes, too," said West.

West said he never minds selling video games to chi...

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