Crowded room in Swansboro over Walmart concerns

SWANSBORO, NC (WNCT) – People crowded in the Swansboro Town Hall on Wednesday evening to address their concerns with the proposed Walmart.

Mayor Scott Chadwick broke with budget-meeting tradition and allowed a leader of the opposed group address the town board of commissioners.

The Swansboro Area Citizens for Responsible Economic Development Organization, also known as S.A.C.R.E.D, stood united at the meeting.

“Everyone wore white shirts and this was just a symbol of opposition to this Walmart,” said Frank Tursi, member of S.A.C.R.E.D.

Laurent Meilleur shared with the council a petition of over 400 signatures of people who want the Walmart to be relocated.

“I was quite ecstatic with the turnout, The Town of Swansboro I think spoke and the community spoke,” said Meilleur.

On Tuesday, the town will be meeting once to hold a public hearing on changing the building ordinance.

It will be at 6 P.M. at the Town Hall on June 16.

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