Dedication of the New Terminal
IRON STATION – The new terminal at the airport in Lincoln County could draw more visitors and bring in additional revenue, according to Jeff Lynn, airport manager. Lynn and his staff unveiled the 1.5 million dollar project Thursday during an open house and luncheon. The new building includes a conference room open for community use and a large area for people waiting on flight arrivals. Airplane pilots will have new accommodations not available in the past. Facilities now include a snooze room shower and a kitchen. The additions will likely make the Lincoln airport more desirable for corporate and private jets. A new automated weather station will also now run from the airport. The equipment will provide information for the area and includes a GPS system that will aid pilots in landing during inclement weather. The state of North Carolina, the county and the city, Duke Energy and private donations funded the expansion.