Lodge Ownership Expected To Transfer To State

All it takes now is President Bush's signature. Soon, North Carolina is expected to own the Mattamuskeet Lodge in Hyde County. The U.S. Senate approved a bill Friday to transfer ownership of the lodge from the federal government to the state. The feds have been in control of the lodge because its on a national wildlife refuge. Local folks, as well as lawmakers pushed for a bill to give control to the state, since nothing was being done to restore the building. That's a multi million dollar project. The nearly 70 year old lodge sits on Lake Mattamuskeet, the largest natural lake in North Carolina.