Walmart plans to build store in Porters Neck area


By Wayne Faulkner

WILMINGTON, NC ( — Walmart said Thursday that it plans to anchor Paramount Development Corp.'s proposed shopping center at 8107 Market St. in the Porters Neck area.

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Walmart and Paramount representatives met with New Hanover County staff Wednesday to review plans for the 182,000-square-foot Supercenter, which will employ 300 people, Walmart said. The Supercenter will offer groceries, a bakery, deli, garden center and drive-through pharmacy.

Walmart spokesman Bill Wertz said the store would help attract other businesses to the area and generate tax revenue for the county.

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