Opposition continues to mount to a proposed CSX rail hub in the Four Oaks community. Nearly 200 people gathered for a meeting at the Four Oaks Town Hall on Monday night. Now, opponents are planning a larger event at the Four Oaks Elementary School gymnasium on Monday, April 18th at 7:00 PM.
Randy Johnson, one of those who is fighting against the terminal, said the meeting will be held to educate the public on the impacts the terminal would have on Johnston County, regardless of the location.
Johnson and others are concerned the project is back on track after the State of North Carolina ruled this week the terminal met all the criteria to receive $100 million in funds from the Strategic Transportation Improvement Project.
Previously, CSX said if the $100 million in incentives were not available, the project would not be able to move forward.
Four Oaks town leaders have been pushing for the project, however CSX railroad has not commented on the site, nor have they publicly said if a location near Micro is still under consideration.