By Jean A. Flanagan
Third generation grocers Tom and Herb Hawse have found a way to succeed in business with stiff competition and ever-changing markets. Their Shop ‘n Save Grocery Store is a fixture in the community and draws shoppers from surrounding counties.
Hawse Shop ‘n Save is the Hardy County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year for 2014.
“Our grandfather, Thomas J. Hawse, started the business, a grocery store in Needmore/Rock Oak area, in the 1890s,” Tom said. In 1945, Tom and Herb’s father, Thomas Jr., came to Moorefield and from a small storefront on Main