Prices Creek General Store is owned and operated by Yancey County native Max Ballew.  He grew up in the store business, helping his dad in a small rural grocery store when he was eleven years old.  Max has been in business since 1971, as he started out selling groceries and gas from his own store.  He opened Prices Creek in 1980, gradually building up a small grocery store to the highly successful general store that it is today.  Now, over 30 years, five children, and eleven grandchildren later, Max sells everything from clothing to feed.  On any given day you’ll find him at the store, ordering merchandise and answering customer’s questions.  His spare time is spent on the golf course and with his ever-growing family.

At Prices Creek General Store you won’t find high department store prices. That’s because there are no frills. Our motto is that “If We Don’t Have It, You Don’t Need It.” Our store doesn’t spend money on lots of advertising and we certainly haven’t fancied up the building.  That way, we can offer you the highest quality merchandise at the lowest prices. Come by and compare.

Prices Creek General Store Is owned and operated by Max Ballew, a Yancey County Native.

Max Ballew

Max isn’t the only one running the store, you’ll also find his son Dustin there managing the operations.

Dustin Ballew

Many of Max’s family have worked at Prices Creek on occasion. Max’s daughters Aimee, Emily, and Aleisha, have worked at the store from time to time, and his daughter-in-law Kim continues to work there.

Max also has help from his grandchildren, most of whom have worked once or twice.

There are also several dedicated employees who work long and hard hours. Our regular employees are Mona, Barbara, Rachel, Kenitra, Casey, Jennifer, Alan, Kim, Emily, Chris, Jalyn, Logan, and Caelan. They are the hardest working people any general store could have.