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Once Bustling NC Airport Looks To Forge Revival

It has been nearly 10 years since a once-bustling central North Carolina airport had regularly scheduled passenger service, and while there are those who would like to see a return to those days, some officials say it's not likely.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that in 1963, Smith Reynolds Airport had 130,000 takeoffs and landings.

Passenger service ended at the airport in early 2000.

Last month, the airport lost its director and a subcontractor complained that it hadn't been paid by the prime contractor.

An airline suspended operations on Sept. 17 and its owner was arrested last week and charged with failing to pay health-insurance premiums.

Officials say the airport also is hampered by a lack of space to expand


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