The Town of Erwin welcomed its newest business last week. The Erwin Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Law Office of Adam Lane Gregory PLLC, which is located at 102 E. H St., in the former downtown offices of retired lawyer Mac Hunter. The ceremony was followed by an open house with assorted refreshments.
Mr. Gregory, a Johnston County native, now lives in Harnett County, outside Coats, with his wife, Rachel, and their 11-month-old daughter, Lilly. The Gregorys are expecting a son at the end of September.
Mr. Gregory is the son of Dr. Lane and Teresa Gregory of the McGee’s Crossroads community. They are the owners of Lane Seafood and Gregory Vineyards.
A large crowd of well wishers came out for the event, including family, friends, town officials, chamber officers and members. Among those was Mr. Hunter, who Mr. Gregory recognized as being a big help and a huge mentor to him. Before his retirement last December, Mr. Hunter served as the Town of Erwin’s attorney for 33 years. He lived in Erwin for over 44 years. He now lives in Wrightsville.
Mr. Gregory thanked everyone for coming out and gave a special thank you to his wife and family for their support.
Town Manager Snow Bowden also thanked everyone for being there and extended thanks to Mr. Hunter for bringing Mr. Gregory to Erwin. Mayor Patsy Carson also welcomed the business owner.
“We’ve got the old going out and the new coming in and that’s a good thing,” said Mr. Hunter, when he was asked to give remarks.
Erwin Chamber Administrator Carla Blackmon recognized town officials along with chamber ambassadors, officers both past and present, along with other special guests. Dr. Curtis Pritchard, who maintains offices next door to the law office, gave the invocation.
Mr. Gregory said he feels good about coming to Harnett County and opening his practice in Erwin. “Everybody has been very kind and have all welcomed me with open arms,” Mr. Gregory said.
The law practice, which opened in January, offers such services as assisting with traffic tickets, personal injury and estate planning.
Adam Gregory earned his Juris Doctor degree in May 2017 from the Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.