Mountaineer Pawn Shop co-owner Sonya Wheeler prepares to pick up a box of ammo off of a shelf in her store to sell to a customer. The shop’s shelves and cases were stocked with some ammo on Tuesday, Jan. 5 but Wheeler expects it will move quickly, as her ammo does these days. (MNJ photo/Cory Spiers)

World events fueling ammo, gun sales

While many industries and retailers across the nation have struggled to find business during the ongoing pandemic, dealers of ammunition and guns can’t relate.  That’s the story at Mountaineer Pawn of Spruce Pine which, since the onset of the…

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