Smith’s Drugs of Forest City began as City Cut Rate Drug in 1939 as a partnership of pharmacists, one of them being L.D. Shuford. The nation was still in the grasp of the Great Depression and this is suspected to have played a role in the closing of City Cut Rate Drug in early 1940. A new partnership was made with L.D. Shuford, E. A. Moffett along with J.M. Smith to form Smith’s Cut Rate Drug. A newly remodeled store opened in the same location on Thursday March 28, 1940. Ever since then, Smith’s Drugs has been a staple in downtown Forest City, NC. Current owners John and Stephanie Higgins continue to make improvements in the store and business models to keep Smith’s Drugs of Forest City an integral part of our community and the services it provides to our residents.

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"This is Progressive Rutherford County"

A film commissioned by merchants groups of Forest City, Rutherfordton and Spindale, NC.

*"Smith's Drugs portion starts at 10:51 in video"*