Many of us can't even fathom it, but 89-year-old Bobby Mitchel has been doing just that as a barber, the only one in Columbia in Tyrrell County. He went to barber school in Norfolk, Virginia in 1935, barbered through his two year stint in the Navy and built his shop in 1937. After 71 years in business, his shop has become somewhat of an institution, a place to of course get a quick trim, but also hear the talk of the town. Bobby and his wife Marilyn, who have been married 67 years, run the place so they pretty much know everyone who walks in for a cut. Bobby will celebrate his 90th birthday on January 2.
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