In Today’s Herald: BRAC

In Tuesday’s edition of The Herald, Jon Owens reports from Monday’s BRAC update meeting…

– 40,000 new residents to N. C.
– 6,100 new residents to Lee County
– 2,200 new homes here
– 1,000 new jobs

Owens writes that “an influx of new residents with the military’s base reloca­tion and closure efforts at Fort Bragg is sure to cause some strains to Lee County.” But he quotes retired Brig. Gen. Paul Dordal, the director of the BRAC Regional Task force, as saying that Lee County is in a great position to reap a bounty of rewards from the expansion of Fort Bragg as well.

Read the full story in Tuesday’s Herald…

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