Washington County, NC is finally safe. The migratory birds and Red Wolves are finally safe. The families and neighbors of Washington County are finally safe. They're all finally safe from the threat posed by the U.S. Navy. Safe from the threat of noise, the threat of pollution as well as the threat of loss of their property and their livelihoods. The United States Navy is finally giving up their plan to locate an outlying landing field in Washington County.
Before we start to celebrate, there are two more locations in North Carolina and three locations in Virginia that are under consideration. The Charlotte Observer doesn't have the full story posted yet, but while I'm hunting that down maybe Parmea will stop by and bring us that information.
We've celebrated small victories along the way just to have a wrench thrown in to muck things up. Finally, it looks like Washington County is off the table. I wonder what other pristine piece of paradise the Navy wants to ruin?