Orange County commissioners selected a rural site along N.C. 54 for a new waste transfer station late Thursday despite the pleas of residents to consider other options.”I don’t like this site,” said Commissioner Steve Yuhasz. “I just don’t see a site that is better.”

Residents voiced concerns about large waste trucks traveling on small, country roads as well as potential environmental damage and a change to the rural character of the area. Some said they’d fight the decision in court. Many asked the board to delay the decision and reopen a site search.

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