Yet... in North Carolina. Not to say they still aren't trying.
NC offers six more sites to Navy for landing field
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
RALEIGH, N.C. - 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.
Two of the North Carolina sites are in Camden County and two more are in Gates County. Another is on the Jones and Onslow county border and the last straddles the Duplin-Pender line.
Rear Admiral David Anderson says he expects Navy Secretary Donald Winter to whittle the choices down to between three and five by Nov. 15.