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Aviation Hub in Currituck County

Officials in Currituck County announced today they are building a Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center. The area is surrounded by several aviation-type businesses and the U-S Coast Guard in Elizabeth City.  Dan Scanlon is the Currituck County Manager.  He says this is a great opportunity for northeastern North Carolina.

Dan Scanlon:  "We’re right next door to the Hampton Roads area which has a large military presence and a shipyard building presence.  And it’s a part of a niche economy that we think is a growing economy and certainly one that we feel we can step up and compete in."

The aviation training center is a joint project between Currituck County and the College of the Albermarle. The center will feature a FAA certified curriculum that would allow students to get jobs in the inspection and maintenance of aircraft engines.

Leoneda Inge is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Leoneda has been a radio journalist for more than 30 years, spending most of her career at WUNC as the Race and Southern Culture reporter. Leoneda’s work includes stories of race, slavery, memory and monuments. She has won "Gracie" awards, an Alfred I. duPont Award and several awards from the Radio, Television, Digital News Association (RTDNA). In 2017, Leoneda was named "Journalist of Distinction" by the National Association of Black Journalists.
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