Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 1:28pm.

RALEIGH (AP) -- Navy officials said Tuesday they will not build a practice jet landing field near a wildlife reserve in eastern North Carolina, a site widely opposed by local residents, environmentalists and state officials. The site, which straddles Beaufort and Washington counties, was removed when the Navy whittled down its list of finalists from more than 20 to five, which include three in Virginia and two in North Carolina. The area was originally the Navy's preferred site. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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