New Walmart Express Opens In Oriental

Despite many residents of Oriental protesting its building, Walmart Express has arrived in Pamlico County.

Many may recall the plan for a Walmart Express to be built in Oriental becoming a hot topic in September.

Plenty of people protested at town council meetings as the store was just in the planning phase.

According to The New Bern Sun Journal, the 12,000 square foot mega chain will open along Highway 55 in Oriental.

The New Bern Journal reports Walmart Express will have features including an 8-station gas facility and a pharmacy.

The paper also reports the store will be bringing about 30 new jobs to town.