30 January 2011
BY CHASE PURDY
The News Virginian

DOOMS -- There is no one “most interesting” person in Dooms, but the place to find a character is East Side Grocery.

The small, unassuming building sits along Route 340 at the end of a sparse row of country stores — relics of years past where solitary gas pumps were gobbled up by road expansion and shifts in commerce.

The products have changed, too. A collection of 20 or so lottery dispensers hangs in the foreground of an array of cigarettes and chewing tobaccos (even the new kind; no spitting necessary).

And sitting in the middle of it, looking over his dozen or so shelves of product, Wayne Clark cocks his head to the left as one of his regulars swings open the screen door.

The hinges creak.


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