Five Counties Oppose OLF Sites

County commissioners in five northeastern North Carolina counties say "no thanks" to the Navy's outlying landing field.

Commissioners in Camden, Chowan, Gates, Hertford and Perquimans counties unanimously approved resolutions Monday to oppose the new OLF sites the Navy is considering.

Two of the new sites are in Camden County, two are in Gates County, one in Pender County and another in Onslow County.

The Navy wants to build an outlying landing field in a remote area so pilots from Oceana and Cherry Point can practice simulated landings on an aircraft carrier.

The Navy's original site, in Washington & Beaufort counties has received widespread opposition from both the public and some government officials.

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