Coastal Carolina Airport gets $4.9 mllion grant for construction project

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Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) in New Bern has received a $4.9 million federal grant for the construction of a new aircraft rescue fire fighting station.

The money is part of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). It is one of three grants EWN has been awarded in the last 14 months totaling over $11 million, New Bern Sun Journal reports citing Coastal Carolina Regional Airport Director Andrew Shorter.

EWN serves Craven, Pamlico, Carteret, and Jones counties.

The new building will be constructed at the location of the rental car section. Construction is expected to begin next year.

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