Updated December 10, 2011.
KNOTTS ISLAND BAY
May 2, 2010 From Adell Carroll Eden
December 12, 2011. PUNGO STORES From Rod Mann.
There was a Munden's and Brock's in Pungo and they both had Knotts Island connections. I think Allan Brock ran the old store at the corner that is in that 1931 Downtown Pungo postcard photo. His brother Nelson Brock became Pungo Realty. Nelson's wife was Mabel Capps of the Harold Capps family of Knott's Island. Her maternal grandparents were Mundens and the Mundens had stores on Knotts Island.
Munden's store is the big gray building now closed
at the Pungo intersection. I remember when there was a post office
station in there and possibly a telephone exchange. It was owned by the
Kermit Land Family whose
grandaughter sold it. Kermit Land bought the Knotts Island telephone
The stores in Pungo were right across from each other and had
a lot of character. The Brock's store was sold or rented to a lady
named Penny, I think in the early 80's who turned it into an old timey
general store, but with a twist. It had handmade items and herbal
things mixed in. She called it the Pungo General Store. It seems like
it only lasted a couple years and shortly after that the building was
torn down and the gas station/convenience store went up called The Red
Barn. The Pallett's Store was on the corner where Henley's Farm Stand
is now. In it's last years it was really just a bar. Probably should
have been called Pallet's Bar. The photo of the Munden store was done
in Dec 2008 by Tim Gilliam of Knotts Island Market.