Porters Neck residents upset over proposed Walmart

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PORTERS NECK, NC (WWAY) — Monday evening a community open house meeting is being held about a proposed retail center with a Walmart superstore in Porters Neck.

We went around the area where it will be built to see what people think. Porters Neck residents say they are not happy about a Walmart in the area because there is one close by. One resident says traffic will be terrible with people coming from Hampstead and other areas.

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“I just don’t think we need that many that close together and I think that it’s so residential back there that it would not be helpful for all the children and the value of the properties,” a resident Jolene Gunnell says.

Gunnell says it might be convenient for some, but it is not for the people that live in the area or their kids. She says it is not going to be safe for the kids that play outside with the increased traffic. Gunnell says she will be at the meeting and is spreading the word for others to attend.

The meeting is set for Monday at 5 at the Northeast Library.

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