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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Group battles against proposed landfill

Fight the Forsyth Stokes Dump wants Stokes officials to reject project

By Blair Goldstein
Winston-Salem Journal

Twice a month for almost two years, Wayne Morton has met with his neighbors to organize against a dump.

His house is about a mile from a proposed 433-acre demolition landfill that would straddle the Stokes-Forsyth county line.

Though the spotlight on the landfill has faded since Forsyth County approved it last year, Morton and about 20 other neighbors continue to meet regularly to brainstorm over ways to keep the landfill out of their backyards. Morton said that a dump would make for more truck traffic and would lower property values in his neighborhood.


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