Monday, June 24, 2024

State forest service relocates to $7M aviation complex in Duplin County

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — The Duplin County Airport Commission and Economic Development Commission companies welcomed the North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) Eastern Aviation Hub last week. 

NCFS relocated its 10-member aviation staff from Kinston to a new $7 million aviation hangar complex at Duplin County Airport. State funding was distributed by the N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation for the construction of the complex.

NCFS provides, detects and suppresses forest fires across the state in areas such as national forests, national parks and military installations. The NCFS also assists with statewide forest management, pest control, water quality initiatives, emergency and land management tasks.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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