PLYMOUTH, N.C. (AP) -- Paving has started to lengthen the runway at the town of Plymouth's airport so it can accommodate executive jets as the eastern North Carolina town tries to attract business.
Mayor Brian Roth said Thursday that trucks loaded with asphalt had arrived to start paving to extend the 3,700-foot runway to 5,500 feet at the municipal airport.
Roth said the town also plans to build additional hangars and a maintenance facility and that there is land available for commercial development.
Plymouth already is home to a pulp and paper mill which Domtar Corp. acquired last year from Weyerhaeuser.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.