WASHINGTON D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                          Date of Report: June 19, 2003

                 Date of Earliest Event Reported: June 19, 2003

                            DOLLAR TREE STORES, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                         COMMISSION FILE NUMBER: 0-25464

                        VIRGINIA                      54-1387365
               (State or other jurisdiction of     (I.R.S. Employer
               incorporation or organization)      Identification No.)

                                500 Volvo Parkway
                              Chesapeake, VA 23320
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (757) 321-5000

Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 19, 2003, Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. issued a press release regarding the
results of its Annual Meeting of Shareholders and its participation in the
upcoming William Blair & Company Growth Stock Conference. A copy of the press
release is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein
by this reference.

The information contained in this item is being furnished to the Securities and
Exchange Commission pursuant to the Commission's Regulation FD. Such information
shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and
Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section.
The information shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any
registration statement or other document filed pursuant to the Securities Act of
1933, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 7:  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

        (c)     Exhibits

Exhibit #       Description

99.1            Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.'s press release issued June 19, 2003.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

DATE: June 19, 2003

                                    DOLLAR TREE STORES, INC.

                                    By: /s/ Frederick C. Coble
                                            Frederick C. Coble
                                            Chief Financial Officer