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04/30/10 — Mount Olive christens long-awaited runway extension at Yeager Field

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Mount Olive christens long-awaited runway extension at Yeager Field

By Catharin Shepard
Published in News on April 30, 2010 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/MITCH LOEBER

Mount Olive Mayor Ray McDonald, right, speaks at the dedication of the new 5,000-foot runway at the Mount Olive Municipal Airport Thursday as NCDOT Division of Aviation representative Rick Barkes looks on.

Scissors flashed and the yellow ribbon parted Thursday at a special dedication ceremony for the new Mount Olive airport runway extension. The town held the original dedication for Yeager Field 40 years ago this month. When it was first created,...

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