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Coastal Carolina Regional Airport Receives $4.9M Federal Grant for New ARFF Station

Contact:
Leigh Ann Cook
252.638.8591 x222
lcook@newbernairport.com

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport to Receive $4.9 Million Federal Grant for New Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Station

New Bern, NC, November 22, 2019 – Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) announced today they will be in receipt of a $4.9 million Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant to construct a new ARFF station.

 

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, as well as U.S. Senator Thom Tillis made the announcement today in Asheville, North Carolina.  “The robust economy is enabling more passengers to travel by air so this Administration is investing billions of dollars in America’s airports which will address safer operations, fewer airport delays, and greater ease of travel for air travelers,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

 

This is an additional round of airport funding that the federal government has made available outside of the normal annual AIP funding process.  Airport Director Andrew Shorter mentioned that the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport Authority’s leadership, foresight and willingness to forward-fund the design phase helped EWN compete for this round of grant funding.

 

Shorter noted, “With this news, in a 14-month period we have been awarded three AIP grants totaling more than $11 million.  Add to that the approximately $6 million from the State of North Carolina and we feel justifiably proud that EWN is doing what is required to position this facility to meet the future aviation demands of the residents and visitors to eastern North Carolina while enhancing our $363 million annual  economic impact.”

For more information on future growth, please visit flyEWN.com.

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Leigh Ann Cook

Business Manager

200 Terminal Drive

New Bern, NC  28562

252-638-8591 x222

lcook@newbernairport.com

Holiday Pops with the NC Symphony -December 8, 2019 Temple Church 7pm

Performers

  • North Carolina Symphony
  • Joseph Peters, conductor

About This Performance

Start your season out on the right note! Join the Symphony for a spectacular evening featuring beloved traditional and popular music, including music from The Polar Express and The Nutcracker—plus a sing-along celebration of the season.

Come early to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus before the concert!

Concert Sponsors
Eastern Dermatology & Pathology
Ward and Smith, P.A.

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New Bern, NC 28562

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