NC: Horace Williams Airport to Close After Years of Debate

May 9, 2018

CHAPEL HILL Horace Williams airport will close to the public on May 15 and a solar energy project will be built on the land, UNC-Chapel Hill officials said Tuesday.

The news was sent in an email to Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger and Town Manager Roger Stancil by Jonathan Pruitt, UNC's vice chancellor for finance and operations.

The closure is not a surprise. The Board of Trustees passed a resolution in November authorizing the university-owned airport to shut down.

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