By Renee Sloan
When it comes to jewelry, Michele Tripp Hobson knows what she likes.
“I like the bling,” she said, laughing.
Michele’s love of jewelry likely comes from growing up around showcases full of shiny things. Her parents, Billy and Marilyn Tripp, started Tripp’s Jewel Shoppe in May 1963.
“Believe it or not, Shallotte was a sleepy little town back then,” Michele said.