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By Erin Smith

The Carroll Poultry plant has been sitting idle in the Bladenboro Industrial Park for several months due to issues with capacity and wastewater discharges. Last week, the Town of Bladenboro officially notified the company they are seeking to revoke its wastewater permit.

The decision to revoke the company’s wastewater permit was made at the town’s October meeting. The certified letter from the Town of Bladenboro to Carroll’s Poultry notifying them of the termination of their wastewater permit was mailed on November 2.

According to Interim Town Administrator Melanie Hester, the company has 30 days from the date they receive the letter to respond. As of today (Thursday, November 8), the town has not received a response, stated Hester.

The town has fined the company three times for violating the permit. Hester said the company is making installment payments on one fine and has not paid anything on two other fines.

“The town is waiting on a response to that letter,” said Hester.

The Bladenboro Town Board will meet on Monday, November 12, at 7 p.m. at the Bladenboro Town Hall.