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County Officials And Choices


Last updated 5/25/2020 at 11:37am

In late 2019 Transylvania County officials and staff learned of a proposed Dollar General Store on U.S. 276 and Becky Mountain Road. Public outcry was immediate and substantial, yet the county chose to disregard them, pleading “our hands are tied.” They ignored us, a pandemic hit and Dollar General Store apparently chose to fast-track the project.

Those holding leadership positions are expected to serve their citizens’ best interests. The environmental concerns of a flood-prone area alone should have triggered a red-flag with this store’s approval. Why did no one from the count...

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