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Eastern Petroleum Corp. Named NCACS Retailer of the Year
September 5, 2003

ENFIELD, NC -- Eastern Petroleum Corp. received the 2003 L. W. Locke Retailer of the Year Award from the North Carolina Association of Convenience Stores (NCACS) during the NCACS annual convention in Hilton Head, S.C.

Audrey Shearin, president of Eastern Petroleum Corp. and a NCACS Board member, accepted the award, which recognizes a NCACS member company for excellence in community service. Shearin is the daughter of the award's namesake, L. W. Locke, who was the founder of Eastern Petroleum Corp.

Enfield, N.C.-based Eastern Petroleum Corp. has provided assistance to communities in which its stores operate by helping families impacted by floods or fires, rewarding students for academic achievement, and supplying athletic uniforms to local teams, reports the Commonwealth Progress.

The company has also donated funds to the United Way, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Boys and Girls Club, Special Olympics and local fire departments. It also has helped foster economic development through donations to Halifax Horizons and Carolina Gateway Partnership. It also raised more than $20,000 for the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce.

Together with Exxon, Eastern Petroleum Corp. has contributed educational grants surpassing $9,000 to local schools for reading programs or to fund the construction of additional educational facilities.

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