Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Waxhaw Road Rage Over Wal-Mart

Talk about a protest that makes a point!

Opponents of a proposed Union County Wal-Mart SuperCenter (176,000 sq. ft. of discounted toilet paper and cat food!) staged a traffic jam on Hwy 16 to demonstrate the sort of congestion a new big-box store will bring to Waxhaw.

Apparently, the Waxhaw Planning Commission got the message. The board voted NOT to make a decision last night on Wal-Mart's requested conditional use permit, bumping it to the Waxhaw Town Council. Ah, the American civic tradition of passing the buck! But eventually, SOMEBODY is going to have to stand up and be counted.

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