A North Carolina Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by local residents opposing the building of a new Sanderson Farms poultry processing operation.
It has been reported that Judge Russell Duke Jr. found no evidence that Nash County violated normal zoning practices in approving the site for Sanderson Farms.
Nearby residents have said the 150-acre tract in southern Nash County should not have been rezoned for industrial use specifically to accommodate the plant.
Sanderson Farms is yet to confirm that it will start building in Nash County, as the project is still on hold due to commodity prices.
It is not yet known if the residents will appeal the judge’s ruling.
Source: ABC News