Welch opposes Wal-Mart at Civil War battlefield

Congressman Peter Welch was at Wilderness Battlefield Monday expressing opposition to a plan by Wal-Mart to build a super store on the historic Virginia site. The battlefield is where Confederate General Robert E. Lee first met the Union’s Ulysses S. Grant.

Morning Newscast: October 6, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Hundreds of people in Franklin County say they want a new Wal-Mart store built in St. Albans; Housing advocates say Vermont has pioneered a way for families to finance a home purchase — and to keep the house forever affordable. It’s done through a nonprofit land trust. One of the oldest land trusts in the country is in Burlington, and its work is being recognized by the United Nations.

Proposed St. Albans Wal-Mart granted land-use permit

A plan to build a 160,000-square foot Wal-Mart store in St. Albans has been given the state land-use permit it needs to begin construction. The most recent effort to build a Wal-Mart in St. Albans goes back four years, but the giant retailer has been eyeing the community as a location for one of its stores for more than a decade.