Neighbors, businesses push back on new home for underserved in Waynesville


A house on a busy street in Waynesville will soon provide services to the homeless and those battling drug issues. It's a needed service, but some who live nearby said it doesn't belong in their neighborhood.

Folks developing the Bethel Resource Center said it will serve the underserved population. Business owners and residents along South Main Street in Waynesville said it will bring in problems, along with the homeless and folks with drug issues the agency aims to serve.

“I have found needles on the ground,” said Jonnie Cure, who lives three houses down from Bethel Resource Center.

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