Lexington’s ‘Pawn Star’ to be given key to city

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"The Old Man" of The History Channel's "Pawn Stars"

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Lexington’s very own ‘Pawn Star’ will be given a key to the city during a ceremony on Tuesday.

Richard B. Harrison, known as “The Old Man” on The History Channel’s “Pawn Stars,” will be presented a key to the city during a ceremony hosted by Mayor Newell Clark.

Harrison will travel back to his hometown to accept the award from the city where his life and career started. H

The ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lexington City Hall, 28 W. Center St.

More information about Harrison from history.com:

“After serving in the U.S. Navy and losing a million dollars in the real estate market, Richard Harrison uprooted his family and moved to Las Vegas in pursuit of a fresh start. Opening the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in 1988, he had to learn a little about a lot really fast. From Rolexes to antique cars, Richard is now armed with the rare skill of assessing the value of anything accurately. With uncanny precision, Richard is the king of purchasing underpriced merchandise, even from archival pawn shops, which has helped turn his initial $10,000 investment into a multi-million dollar business. Disciplined, wise and cunning, Richard drives a hard bargain and is anything but easy to please.”

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