A nonscientific sampling of Laurel residents appears to be OK with having Wal-Mart come to town.
Meanwhile, Evelyn Pyburn blames federal regulations for the success of big box stores.
I'm always reluctant to mention this, for fear some federal bureaucrat will come along and point out all the paperwork I haven't been doing, but my own eight years running a business hasn't proved terribly burdensome in terms of paperwork. No doubt it's worse for some businesses.
But I always wonder if the burden of regulation isn't a bit exaggerated, especially for tiny businesses that are exempt from some of the more burdensome requirements.