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'Hope and change' no longer thrills young Americans
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Topic - Tim Potter
If the sign on the building didn't say Wal-Mart, you might mistake it for Bloomingdale's.
Officials from two Southwestern Virginia counties say a project vital to the area's economic development has been held up for years because of a dispute with federal regulators over what is an airport and what is a coal mine.
"We really had not had a Black Friday in Grundy," said Tim Potter, property manager and project coordinator for the Grundy Industrial Development Authority. "Back before the town was torn down and all you could literally on Black Friday stand in the middle of the road and you wouldn't see anybody, nobody shopping, nothing. That's not the case now."
Mr. Potter said the project has brought more than 300 jobs to Grundy.