Currituck, N.C. Hopes Airport Upgrades Land More Revenue

Currituck officials hope the complex of about 530 acres will become an attraction to high-paying industries that serve aviation and need services for corporate aircraft.

Currituck battled the state for about a year over ownership of the airport until court proceedings and action by the General Assembly declared in April the county should own the airport and the property around it.

Blackwater USA announced plans in July 2004 to move aviation operations to Currituck and bring 25 jobs, but it backed off the deal while Currituck battled the state for ownership. Blackwater officials would not comment Tuesday on the Currituck plans, spokeswoman Anne Duke said .

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