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  • shemontay Sep 27, 3:18 p.m.

    This has nothing to do with water supply.(BACK room Reasoning)..I dont care what this plant will do for the Nash/Edgecombe job market. "I have a job" says MR.man.. let them find jobs else where or do like they have in the past ...just dont threaten my home value..im far too important for this to happen. LOL..!

  • markevankidd Sep 26, 7:20 p.m.

    PLEASE COME TO SILER CITY! WE HAVE RED CARPET READY!!!!

  • edbuck51 Sep 26, 4:56 p.m.

    this means jobs and tax money for the local community, doesn't it?

  • Reformed Liberal Sep 26, 1:17 p.m.

    They can put it in my backyard just as long as I get free chicken for life.

  • Reformed Liberal Sep 26, 1:13 p.m.

    Bring on the jobs and bring on the chicken! We are going to have a BBQ! Those opposed to this plant are not invited and are banned from eating chicken till further notice.

  • storchheim Sep 26, 12:49 p.m.

    Pinball wizard, very astute of you to see that angle. Hope someone pursues it.

  • free2b Sep 26, 12:30 p.m.

    If the shoe fits - "we Nash folks would welcome Raleigh lawyers and Raleigh courts involved. The good ole boy system is alive and well in Nash Co......"

    Well contrary to what you apparently think, you, Mr Barnes and Mr Strickland aren't the only citizens of Nash County and not all us "Nash folks" welcome Raleigh lawyers/courts involved in this. I say this as a resident of southern Nash County. Yes the good ole boy system may be alive and well here in Nash and you have thrown your hat in with some of the biggest ones of the bunch. Some of the ones protesting this so strenuously now weren't against it when they stood to gain from selling their land for the plant, it was only when a different location was chosen that they became such staunch opponents to the idea.

  • Bartmeister Sep 26, 12:18 p.m.

    Oh sure, complain now but don't let me see you at Chick Fil La this weekend................

  • ligonmaterial23 Sep 26, 11:31 a.m.

    Kinda sounds like the deal Boss Hog tried to make when he wanted to strip mine hazard county lol

  • Coolbreeze Sep 26, 11:21 a.m.

    Those who yell no chicken plant the loudest usually do so from the drive thru at KFC of Bogangles....

  • dontstopnow Sep 26, 11:13 a.m.

    I hate commercial chicken operations as much as anyone but the same people complaining now will be complaining later if they can't get the chickens in the grocery store to cook. Folks, they have to raise them somewhere to feed the population so where would you suggest?

    I raise my own chickens so don't care about any of this but just curious for those who depend on these farmers to bring the chickens to their tables.

  • exador7 Sep 26, 10:04 a.m.

    We are too good for a chicken processing plant these days.. We done got unrural. And too much pride.

  • awood2 Sep 26, 9:41 a.m.

    Another fine example of why Nash County is falling under and Wilson is rising up. Wilson is growing and caring about their citizens, while Nash cares about the dollar and doesn't care how low the city goes to get it.

    Wilson County was against it too!

  • If the shoe fits.... Sep 26, 9:39 a.m.

    This chicken plant is poised to sit all but atop Rocky Mount's reservoir. The plant's wastewater will be piped to sprayfields 6 miles away, and those will drain into two of Wilson's watersheds.
    Chicken waste is toxic with arsenic, antibiotics, and organic matter that necessitates extra treatment, if the contaminants can be removed even then. Our drinking water is a precious resource, not to be sold out for any dollar amount - or promise of jobs or added tax base.
    Sanderson can make many promises about how environmentally clean they are. Still, it is what it is, a poultry processing plant that consumes 1.5 million gallons of water daily and puts waste out the other end. How would you like this sitting next to or draining into your drinking water supply?

  • Sound Tech Sep 26, 9:28 a.m.

    Another fine example of why Nash County is falling under and Wilson is rising up. Wilson is growing and caring about their citizens, while Nash cares about the dollar and doesn't care how low the city goes to get it.
    halfpint1552
    September 26, 2012 8:53 a.m.
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    If Wilson county is doing such a wonderful job why did they submit to have this plant built in Wilson county and only started screaming on how bad Sanderson Farms is once their proposal was rejected. And as for Nash County it is doing just fine with the exception of the cesspool called Rocky Mount. I have followed this story for a long time and it seems the only people against it are Wilson County and the home owners in Nash County that are located close to where the plant is to be built.

  • wynnediii Sep 26, 8:54 a.m.

    Siler City will gladly take your chicken plant. The town and community of farmers are dying since Townsends shut down.

  • halfpint1552 Sep 26, 8:53 a.m.

    Another fine example of why Nash County is falling under and Wilson is rising up. Wilson is growing and caring about their citizens, while Nash cares about the dollar and doesn't care how low the city goes to get it.

  • dieselsmoke Sep 26, 8:47 a.m.

    "Ah yes, not in my back yard." whatelseisnew.

    Thank you for your profound thoughts on the matter.

  • whatelseisnew Sep 26, 8:19 a.m.

    Ah yes, not in my back yard. Have no fear, you can raise your own chickens, pigs, and beef cows and plow your own fields. You best purchase some draw-horses or oxen for that plow. Soon you will be banned from using fossil fuel powered vehicles and once all the fossil-fuel electric is banned, you best crank up those whale oil lanterns at night. Poor whales.

  • pinball wizard Sep 25, 7:52 p.m.

    I wonder if Mr. Barnes is worried about losing immigrant workers to the poultry plant. His 14,000 acre FarmPak operation requires a lot of labor. Also, back when the INS. did raids, they removed almost 190 illegals workers from farms owned by Mr. Dale Bone and Mr. Barnes. Lastly, he has been accused of housing workers in deplorable conditions.

  • peterpepper Sep 25, 7:37 p.m.

    I live not too far from a chicken plant such as this and will soon be exposed to fracking when it happens.
    Give me a chicken plant anyday over fracking but good luck with your battle !

  • If the shoe fits.... Sep 25, 7:17 p.m.

    This whole Sanderson Farms-Nash Co. arrangement - and that is what it has been - an arrangement - has been a back-door deal from the get-go. More than chickens stink here. We Nash folks would welcome Raleigh lawyers and Raleigh courts involved. The good-ole-boy system is alive and well in Nash Co., but this time the stakes are too high to let the good-ole-boys win. Times are a-changing. Thank you Mr. Barnes and Mr. Stickland for taking a firm stance. Go get 'em!

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