Airport partners with local car rental agency

The North Carolina General Assembly approved the 2022-2023 state budget on Friday, July 1, according to a joint press release from Rep. Jamie Boles, Rep. Allen McNeill, and Senator Tom McInnis.

The vote in the House was 85-27 and in the Senate, 38-9.

The $27.9 billion budget has now left the legislature and is waiting for the governor’s approval.

The 2022 Appropriations Act includes investments in education, teacher and state employee raises, infrastructure, economic development, school safety, water and sewer improvements, and much more.

Below are many of the benefits included in the budget for Moore County, according to the press release:

Moore County Airport – $2.5 million for capital improvements or equipment;

Eastwood Fire Department – $100,000 for capital improvements or equipment;

Eagle Springs Fire Department – $300,000 for capital improvements or equipment;

Moore Free and Charitable Clinic, Inc. – $200,000 in support of dental services;

Moore County Partners in Progress – $1.2 million for economic development opportunities;

Pinehurst Historic Harness Track – $50,000 for capital improvements and equipment; and

TIDES, Inc. – $100,000 for outpatient treatment to pregnant women with opioid use disorder.

Together, these economic development and infrastructure projects bring $4,450,000 to Moore County.

Feature photo: Moore County Airport is receiving $2.5 million from the state budget for capital improvements or equipment. Photo by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer Melissa Schaub.


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