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  • Mustang Sallie Sep 4, 3:57 p.m.

    driverkid3... I would take that bet! Let's be realistic... over 1,000 jobs would be filled with "undocumented immigrants"...really? What is your objection...? Do you not like undocumented immigrants? Exactly what would happen if there were 1,000 undocumented immigrants working there? You need to tell me more. Are you saying the plant in Kinston has 1,000 undocumented immigrants working there? Kinston seems VERY happy about the chicken processing plant they have...?

  • superman Aug 29, 3:43 p.m.

    If the plant is so bad how are they in business. Someone must be buying the chickens. As an American we get to make our own choices but does that mean we get to pick and choose our neighbors. If so I like to get rid of two families that live close to me. Hire a contractor and anyone else and see how many illegals show up to work. You getting a good deal and when you getting the benefit the tune kinda changes. It is only when someone else benefits from the illegals that you complain.

  • driverkid3 Aug 29, 12:57 p.m.

    @ Mustang Sallie for this:::If it means helping to bring a steady paycheck into my family... I would be glad to work one of the jobs

    I'd bet dollars to donuts if you are an American citizen you would not be able to get one of those jobs as they will be using "undocumented immigrants." That has been my main objection to this business locating in the county.

  • lessismore Aug 29, 9:11 a.m.

    People should visit a chicken slaughter house, it's horrible, disgusting, unsanitary. Chicken feet, feathers, heads, intestines are conveyored outside on a cement slab.....rolling with magots in the hot sun. A front-end loader runs continuiously filling trailors that haul it off, or dump it into the river when they get too far behind....it's cheaper to pay the fine for river dumping than haul it away.....The pugnant stinch is so strong employees and nearby residents actually get sinus infections from the smell..... Thanks Nash County....I have visited a slaughter house. Leaders of Nash County would have you believe you can have a pic-nik on a blanket on at the river where their waste is disposed.

    Proximity of I-95 and a river is the only reason this facility is being built. It just happens that it is near housing communities that will lose the value of their homes and properties.

  • lessismore Aug 29, 9:01 a.m.

    "Supporters say the plant would create more than 1,000 jobs in an area where the unemployment rate was 12.4 percent in July."

    However, 90% of these jobs will be given to illegals......
    Where will Sanderson Farms find 1000 people who would rather work and give up their welfare and entitlements? Government pays more than minimum wage. Here comes another 1000 illegals from surrounding areas. This plant will do nothing to help Nash county, and it won't lower the unemploymet rate. Who elected the people that made this decision?

  • djofraleigh Aug 28, 7:58 p.m.

    producing chickens is a real product, and not a service industry!

  • southernstranger Aug 28, 7:57 p.m.

    Nash County is ranked among the top ten mot impoverished areas in the US. They should be happy to get any jobs at all, especially the ones that do not depend on the government. It's a pitiful area that needs all the help they can get, regardless of how bad the jobs are............

  • djofraleigh Aug 28, 7:57 p.m.

    If chicken plants are too dangerous, then the others in the state should be closed, shouldn't they?

  • See Chart Aug 28, 6:56 p.m.

    I wonder in a huge rainstorm or Hurricane how Sanderson Farms
    will keep the reservoirs that hold chicken waste products from
    overflowing and ruining the water supply of Nash & Wilson counties?

  • stix16 Aug 28, 6:12 p.m.

    A lot of community would jump at the chance to attract a company that is going to create over 1000 jobs with the economy in the shape it is. With the response that speculates on who would fill these jobs is all because we as Americans think that we are to good to do this type of work and have been raised with a silver spoon in our mouths. If you would take the time to get to know some one and maybe walk in there shoes you may just understand.

  • dsalter Aug 28, 6:00 p.m.

    There are a lot of immigrants in both poultry and meat plants. A lot of the people here simply don't want to work there and as long as they keep extending unemployment benefits....they won't. I cannot see how South Carolina keeps landing plants like Boeing, Bridgestone, Amazon and other major companies...but wait...Nascar is back in Rockingham with one race with their lesser series and they're getting ready to build a chicken plant in Nash County! We should be thrilled!

  • wildpig777 Aug 28, 5:54 p.m.

    you people think bev perdue cares about you? make me laugh. bev perdue gonna put yall back in chains.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Aug 28, 5:42 p.m.

    I'm speechless that people would use the go to argument "on the environment" to try to keep a upstanding business from expanding and creating jobs. I guess they don't want the economy to recover.

    kmengineer08
    August 28, 2012 3:53 p.m.


    Recover...???
    How would this benefit the citizens of this town... I think we all know, WHO will be working in this plant. It's not helping OUR economy when the wages THEY make, are sent "HOME"...

    It'll be interesting to know who is actually hired to work at this plant.

  • dsalter Aug 28, 5:41 p.m.

    Just bring it on down to Robeson County. We'll make room for it. It's about the only thing the state will back for this place.

  • trekkie13 Aug 28, 5:34 p.m.

    katzpauz stated: "LOL...create jobs? For who? Illegals and Migrants? Might as well not have it....all you're doing is destroying your county's culture....."

    Well stated.

  • YeaOh Aug 28, 4:53 p.m.

    Another burden to an economically disadvantage area.

  • joejolly30 Aug 28, 4:53 p.m.

    these counties need this much needed employment they should be happy

  • Mustang Sallie Aug 28, 4:45 p.m.

    Supporters of this should take/work some of the "jobs" at that plant that need to be protected, be given one of those lovely homes on the Tar River in the area, and then drink the water every day. TooMuchDrama

    If it means helping to bring a steady paycheck into my family... I would be glad to work one of the jobs, I really do not care about the lovely homes on the "Tar River" as long as I can keep my home from going into foreclosure that is a little more important than the scenery, and I guess since I live in Nash County I will be drinking the water. Forget about who is getting rich and forget about all the "too good for others" in Nash County... I care about families getting a paycheck, families keeping their homes, and families having a home with a sink to drink Nash County water. Typical snotty people in Nash County, get over yourself, folks need jobs to work. Not everyone is as privileged as the owners of the "lovely homes"!

  • iwannareply Aug 28, 4:11 p.m.

    Dear Nash-Rocky Mount,
    Siler City will take your rejects.
    We know what happens to town when business leaves.

  • murtle Aug 28, 4:08 p.m.

    In the job starved Nash/Edgecombe area this is a blessing, not a curse.

  • TooMuchDrama Aug 28, 4:07 p.m.

    Supporters of this should take/work some of the "jobs" at that plant that need to be protected, be given one of those lovely homes on the Tar River in the area, and then drink the water every day. Maybe Gov. Perdue could take a job with the plant in January 2013? She could take her cronies with her too, along with the fat cats trying to get rich on the Nash County Board of Com.

  • bcandjc Aug 28, 4:03 p.m.

    There are pros and cons about Sanderson Farms locating in Nash County. First - If every community decided against a chicken processing plant, there would soon be no chicken at fast food restaurants. Secondly - All the land owners that are upset about this, if they had the opportunity to have sold their land to the company would have jumped at the money.

  • 12-21-12 Aug 28, 3:59 p.m.

    jobs created in a really needy area. Good luck getting more than minimum wage

  • kmengineer08 Aug 28, 3:53 p.m.

    I'm speechless that people would use the go to argument "on the environment" to try to keep a upstanding business from expanding and creating jobs. I guess they don't want the economy to recover.

  • Dethklok Aug 28, 3:50 p.m.

    Should have got the folks from Oak Level involved. They know how to get it done.

  • Mustang Sallie Aug 28, 3:49 p.m.

    Welcome Sanderson Farms. Good to see you and those 1,000 jobs.

  • swst04 Aug 28, 3:40 p.m.

    Why couldn't this firm locate at Siler City, where an existing plant (Townsend) that has been closed might meet their immediate needs, while a new plant could be built. I expect that Siler City would welcome the plant's re-opening, and there should be an abundance of people available experienced in working in the chicking processing industry. There doesn't seem to be that great of logistical benefits of locating in Nash County vs. Siler City.

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