Onslow County community to meet for discussion on solar farm project

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Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 9:22 AM EST
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ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Concerned citizens are gathering today to discuss a solar farm that is planned for Onslow County.

The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n Bar-B-Q on Yopp Road in Jacksonville.

The solar project is planned to be constructed on land off Five Mile Road. Project organizers have told residents in the Cherry Grove community that zoning permits still need to be obtained from the county.

Concerned citizens we spoke with hope to get questions about whether impact studies have been conducted answered at Wednesday’s meeting.