BEAUFORT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A series of implosions is all it took to bring down 48 radio towers that have been a part of U.S. history for over 50 years.
It happened Monday morning at the old Voice of America Site A in Beaufort County.
Not used since 2006, the VOA site was sold to Beaufort County as surplus U.S. property.
Environmental Holdings Group of Morrisville teamed up with Controlled Demolition Incorporated to implode and haul off the 48 towers.
It took less than a minute for it all to come down.
Voice of America still broadcasts from Site B to Latin America, Cuba, the Caribbean, and Africa.
If you hear a loud boom over the next week, it may be the demolition of radio towers.
From Monday through April 4th, crews will be removing towers and structures on the VOA site on Cherry Run Road in Washington with controlled explosives.
Demo crews are warning residents in the area that they may hear unusually loud noises for a brief period of time.
The North Carolina Wild Life Resources Commission voted last August to acquire the property.