Swansboro welcomes new Walmart

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Hundreds of Eastern Carolina residents have new jobs Wednesday morning with the opening of a new Walmart Supercenter.

A brand new Walmart is opening in Swansboro Wednesday morning. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the store's location, 1109 W. Corbett Avenue, to officially mark its opening.

The store will employ up to 300 full and part-time workers to cover the store's 24-hour schedule.

"We are proud to be a part of the Swansboro community," said Store Manager Aljeana Staples. "We look forward to opening and providing area residents with Walmart's everyday low prices in our convenient shopping location."

A "family celebration" is set for this weekend at the store. It will include free food samples, giveaways and activities for the whole family Saturday and Sunday.