BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- You could soon see fewer people selling things on the side of the road in one area county. Brunswick County is cracking down on roadside stands.
If vendors and produce stands want to do business in the county, they'll have to follow county rules for farmers and flea markets. One roadside vendor said a code enforcement officer threatened to fine him $100 each day he's open. He said he's been growing and selling his produce in Brunswick County for years.
"I just ain't real happy about it," Jim Simpson said. "There could have been notices. I didn't have to go pick all this stuff this morning. I could have left it in the field and let it rot in the field."
Simpson plans to file for unemployment and get food stamps because, he says, he's out of a job.