OUR STORY

The Beginning of Kirk Tours:

Kirk Tours and Transportation was started by Marva Kirk in 1990 and has been family-owned ever since.

After a visit to the Moore and Randolph county potters, she told her husband it was a shame that more people didn’t have the opportunity to visit “Pottery Country.” That spark ignited Marva’s business vision: To help visitors and residents discover the array of wonderful things right here in our backyard. Now, 14 years later, Kirk Tours offers premiere, customized tour services and transportation to both local and adjoining regions –. Additionally, Kirk Tours offers pre-planned “designer” tours such as an upcoming, 3 days-2night “Washington, DC Trip”.

Not long ago, a prospective client, who was responsible for the activities of a large group of non-golfing visitors, asked Marva if people ever hugged her at the end of their tours. When Marva said, “Yes, all the time,” the woman told her, “You have my business!”

The Tar Heel Toast

Here’s to the land of the Long Leaf Pine,

The summer Land where the sun doth shine,

Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great,

Here’s to “Down Home,” the Old North State!

Here’s to the land of the cotton bloom white,

Where the scuppernong perfumes the breeze at night,

Where the soft southern moss and jessamine mate,

“Neath the murmuring pines of the Old North State!

Here’s to the land where the galax grows,

Where the rhododendrons rosette glows,

Where soars Mount Mitchell’s summit great,

In the “Land of the Sky,” in the Old North State!

Here’s to the land where maidens are fair,

Where friends are true and cold hearts rare,

The near land, the dear land, whatever fate,

The blest land, the best land, the Old North State!

Officially adopted as the State Toast of

North Carolina by the General Assembly of 1957.

(Session Laws, 1957, c. 777)

Company Bios

A long time resident of Aberdeen, Marva and her husband Tommy are the parents of four children, Nathaniel, twins Heather and Holly, and Emiline. She has the distinction of serving as the first female Deputy United States Marshal in North Carolina. Marva was a member of the US Army Reserve, and is tireless in church and community service.

Marva remarked that her only problem is that the word “No!” is not her in vocabulary. Coupled with her optimistic outlook and caring nature, her “can-do” attitude may explain why she is so successful!