Six New Navy OLF Sites Released

The Navy is considering six more potential sites in North Carolina for its jets to practice simulated carrier landings.

The Navy backed away from its preferred location in Washington and Beaufort counties after environmentalists and landowners protested. The military asked both Virginia and North Carolina officials to propose more sites.

Virginia offered 10 locations in five counties. North Carolina's additional sites were unveiled this morning at a meeting of a task force created by Gov. Mike Easley.

Here are the six sites proposed by North Carolina:

Hoffman Forest, in Onslow & Jones Counties
Angola Bay, in Pender & Duplin Counties
Sandbanks Road, in Gates & Hertford Counties
Old Railroad Grade, in Perquimans, Gates & Camden Counties
Moyock, in Currituck County--between Moyock & Elizabeth City
Northwest River, in Camden & Currituck Counties.

Rear Admiral David Anderson says he expects Navy Secretary Donald Winter to whittle the choices down to between three and five by Nov. 15.

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  • by Phyllis Location: Plymouth, NC on Sep 18, 2007 at 01:01 PM
    I am in the buyout and I don't understand why Virginia can mark off their community and Washington County citizens can't. The Navy is not treating the people of Washington County as they are the Virginia people. It is time for the Navy to go back to Virginia, that is where the problem is. Don't come here and upset our way of life. Will the Navy ever get the message that they are not wanted in Washington and Beaufort Counties.
  • by Jared Location: Greenville on Sep 18, 2007 at 12:22 PM
    Being from Washington Co and being around the initial OLF setup, I hope that this time around they learn from their mistakes and find out how people in the area feel about an OLF in their community, or else the whole situation that happened here in Washington Co will happen again.

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