According to our neighborhood Facebook group, one of our neighbors that has a truck has returned these to Food Lion. Thanks for letting us document this so that the City knows this is a recurring problem in our neighborhood.
There is a capitl project already addressing this issue from Raleihg Oaks shopping center to the Farmer's market. They should start construction this spring. See this post for more details: http://southwestraleigh.com/2012/08/lake-wheeler-road-pedestrian-project-takes-shape/