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NC Board Of Transportation Approves $29 M For Airport Upgrades

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More than $29 million in grant funding was awarded to 13 airports across North Carolina for safety and improvement projects.  $5.3 million will go to Hyde County Airport for pavement rehabilitation on the runway, replacement of navigational aids, and construction of turnarounds. Michael J. Smith Field in Carteret County will receive $400,000 for runway rehabilitation. $350,000 will fund the removal of buildings within the runway approach at Dare County Regional Airport.  Projects in Martin, Duplin, and Robeson counties were also approved for funding. According to a news release, airports and avaiation-related industries contribute more than $61 billion to North Carolina’s economy each year, support 373,000 jobs, generate more than $2.5 billion in state and local tax revenue and provide more than $15 billion in personal income. 

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.