Burlington Coat factory's EBT decision causing controversy - myfoxcarolinas.com

Burlington Coat factory's EBT decision causing controversy

Posted: Updated:
For the last six months, Burlington Coat Factory has accepted a new form payment – EBTs. But not everyone’s accepted it.

“I am a single mother. I never had assistance.  If you don’t need it you shouldn’t be on it. If you do get it you shouldn’t be at Burlington buying clothes,” said Shawn Whaley.

“I found pizza places accepted EBTs and now the clothing stores?” asked Ashley Merritt.

“Some people are just shopping for themselves not their kids,” said Whaley.

“I don’t get the easy way out to live out of the government,” said Merritt.

Ashley Merritt used to receive assistance but didn’t use it for clothes.

“I used it at the grocery store for my family,” said Merritt.

“I work hard to put food on my table," Whaley said. "Some of these women are abusing the system.  It’s hard to see this for women like me."

“Their prices are expensive for someone on EBTs,” said Merritt.

“It’s not about the price – it’s the principle,” said Whaley.

Shoppers say those who use EBT cards should stop at consignment stores.

“It’s crazy to go to Burlington to go shopping. It’s crazy,” said Whaley.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

    A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:59:50 GMT
    A bowl full of coffee and a hash made with locally sourced purple potatoes. It's all part of the culinary scene at a new breakfast and lunch spot in Myers Park called Littlespoon.
    A bowl full of coffee and a hash made with locally sourced purple potatoes. It's all part of the culinary scene at a new breakfast and lunch spot in Myers Park called Littlespoon.
  • Border Wars: North and South Carolina

    Border Wars: North and South Carolina

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:38:04 GMT
    North and South Carolina have a battle over the border going on. Where Gaston County, North Carolina meets York County, South Carolina is up in the air. The Ourfalian family lives just on the edge of that boundary. They have two addresses.
    North and South Carolina have a battle over the border going on. Where Gaston County, North Carolina meets York County, South Carolina is up in the air. The Ourfalian family lives just on the edge of that boundary. They have two addresses.
  • Smelly Sewer Issue in Gastonia

    Smelly Sewer Issue in Gastonia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:10:05 GMT
    Residents say the sewer line leaves their neighborhood smelling foul. They've sent their complaints to Two Rivers Utilities about the spills and odor
    Residents say the sewer line leaves their neighborhood smelling foul. They've sent their complaints to Two Rivers Utilities about the spills and odor
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices