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Fayetteville Walmart limits hours

Posted March 7, 2011

— A Fayetteville Walmart is cutting back from a 24-hour schedule in order to keep employees and customers safe. 

The store, at 1550 Skibo Road, will no longer be open between midnight and 6 a.m.

“We feel it's in the best interests of safety for our customers and associates to close the store at midnight. We'll re-open at 6 a.m. each day. This will be effective this coming Friday,” a spokesman said on Monday.


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  • JDPike Mar 10, 2011

    slappy, I would consider this to be the police departments fault for not patrolling the area more and Walmart's fault for not prosecuting people for loitering. Anytime you have a store that has over 200 calls for police ranging from groups of people fighting in the parking lot to rape, you would think the police would see this as an area that needed more "policing". I really don't see anything wrong with the store once you make it to the door, but getting through the parking lot is the big challenge.

  • _Graysons_Mommy_ Mar 9, 2011

    This is GREAT news1 That is the WORST Walmart in Fayetteville!

  • jgordonfan Mar 8, 2011

    It would be nice if the Rocky Mount Walmart did this also. It is just not safe to be out shopping by yourself after sunset anymore.

  • grilled chesus Mar 7, 2011

    oh sweet! now local hardware stores can open from midnight to 6 and actually get business!

  • slappy Mar 7, 2011

    kbarefoot, which part is the police department's fault?

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Mar 7, 2011

    Nothing good happens after 10 PM at night. That's when a large percentage of crime occurs.

  • mikeyj Mar 7, 2011

    Let us go back to the days when sidewalks were rolled up at 2200. Let's put out an order of enforcement. After midnight on foot on the street shoot on sight save the stray dogs and cats of course.

  • kbarefoot Mar 7, 2011

    I live in Fayetteville and I know that crime is bad in this area. Part of it is the fault of the residents, part the fault of the police department, and part of it is the fault of Walmart itself... The parking lot is poorly lit and unkept even for a Walmart. The employees scare me as much as the people 'shopping' there. Remember that stabbing (shooting?) there a few months back? Employees... So while I do think it's a good thing that they're closing at night, I also think they need to see what part they have played in the lead up to this decision.

  • NamVet68 Mar 7, 2011

    Walmart offered up what caused this decision to be made but did not offer up the who caused this decision to be made.

  • NoObamaCare Mar 7, 2011

    This is a sad day when businesses are closing with this economy because of crime. I guess the 2 truly follow hand in hand.