Rite Aid closing leaves Nags Head without a nearby pharmacy

By on April 16, 2018

The store is on the Nags Head-Kill Devil Hills line. (Voice)

The Rite Aid Pharmacy near the corner of South Croatan Highway and Eighth Street in Kill Devil Hills will close May 14, after the chain sold its stores to Walgreens earlier this year.

Pharmacy records will be transferred to the Walgreens at the corner of U.S. 158 and Martin Street, according to a sign posted on the door of the pharmacy, which is in front of Harris Teeter.

The Rite Aid stores in Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills are among 1,932 locations, primarily in the southern and northeastern U.S., that were purchased by Walgreens, which plans to then shutter around 600 of them.

Most of the stores that will close are also near a Walgreens. The Kill Devil Hills store is less than a mile from one.

The closing means Nags Head will not have a pharmacy located in or right next to its borders. The Rite-Aid sits on the Kill Devil Hills side of the town line with Nags Head.

Bear Drugs at the Croatan Center was the last pharmacy in Nags Head until it closed several years ago.

The next closest pharmacies to Nags Head will be the Walgreens and CVS in Kill Devil Hills, which sit across the bypass from each other, and CVS in Manteo.

The Kill Devil Hills building is owned by a California-based property management company. Most major retail chains have either separate or affiliated firms that own the properties where they are located.

Future plans for the Rite Aid in Kitty Hawk next to the U.S. 158/N.C. 12 intersection have not been disclosed, and Walgreens media relations has not responded to a message left Monday morning.

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  • Bud

    But, there are a number of nearby pharmacies. I don’t get it.
    It is northern Hatteras Island the has no nearby pharmacies.

    Thursday, Apr 19 @ 7:03 am
  • Surfer143

    Too bad because it’s the only decent pharmacy on the beach. The employees actually attempt to remember customers, fill prescriptions promptly and correctly. The other ones around here will give a ridiculous wait time no matter what.
    I hope the pharmacists and techs find work close by.

    Monday, Apr 23 @ 2:10 pm
  • longboard

    Geesh, Sam Walker! I remember when the only pharmacy on the beach was Millers on beach road. You could have a fresh orangeade or lemonade while waiting…

    Tuesday, Apr 24 @ 8:40 am