Video: Pleasant Hill Grocery & Grill's Owners Rodney and Rod Smith
"It's like a bomb went off in here," said Rodney Smith. The Pleasant Hill Store & Grill is considered a landmark for many at the Jones and Lenoir County line. Each family that's run the store has added their own style and maintained a family atmosphere for locals to gather. Watch as Rodney Smith and his son Rod tell the story of Hurricane Florence's impact to the store. The high water mark nailed to the front door frame by the United States Geological Survey shows 51 3/4" of water. The Smith family is working on plans to rebuild the grocery and grill a short distance away on Highway 258.