About Us

Pawn South, Inc. is a family owned company that began in Chadbourn, NC in 1989 as City Pawn. The original location was in a historic building built in 1930 by Houston and Haley Barnes’ great-great grandfather, George W. Dove.

City Pawn next opened a store in Elizabethtown in 1993 and in 2002 continued to grow by opening in Lumberton under the name Pawn South. Since then Pawn South has expanded to Conway, SC (2003), Whiteville (2006), Tabor City, Bladenboro (2007), Wilmington (2008), and Hope Mills (2017).

In 2006, Pawn South dropped the name City Pawn in Chadbourn and Elizabethtown. The business currently operates ten Pawn South locations and proudly serves the residents of Southeast North Carolina and Northeast South Carolina!

In 2019, the Barnes family launched the Pawn Shopping Network TV show and the online store.

“The whole world is hungry to see what a real pawn shop is like.┬áNothing is more real than pawnbrokers buying and selling real merchandise live on TV and on the internet.”

– Kenny Barnes

We now have 3 ways to shop.

  1. 10 Brick and Mortar Locations
  2. Pawn South Zero, our ECommerce Website-www.pawnsouth.com
  3. PSN TV Show-Live by Phone 1-844-641-PAWN (Toll Free)

“I’ve been doing live radio commercials on local stations for over 25 years. I’ve found I love to entertain, love to give folks a great deal, and love to make people happy. Now I’ve discovered a way to do that outside of our little small town.”

-Kenny Barnes

map-image-300x110[1]We have 10 locations to serve you in the Carolinas!


Tabor City, NC Pawn South Location