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Almost a million dollars of federal money is soaring its way into Wilmington International Airport. ILM directors were presented with a check for more than $900,000. The grant money, from federal funds, was presented by Congressman Mike McIntyre. Airport directors say the money will go toward repairing miles of the air carrier apron where airplanes roll in. Cracked and broken concrete will be replaced. Officials say more than 800,000 passengers flew through ILM last year and repairing the apron will only enhance the travel experience. "We need to maintain the airport to ensure that we can continue to provide that level of service as well as continue our growth and this check will help us maintain and in some cases repair the commercial apron out behind me,” said John Lennon, an airport authority board member. ILM was awarded the grant money from a pool of nation wide airports. Congressman McIntyre says the grant money will continue to help ILM grow and boost our local economy.

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Mike McIntyre is the typical politician

He votes for these enormous spending bills which put the screws to the taxpayer, and then thinks we are stupid enough to fall for his sugar daddy act when he redistributes OUR wealth. I hope someone decent runs against him in the next election. We can't take anymore of his two-faced, big spending ways.

Hot air from another politician

"The grant money, from federal funds, was presented by Congressman Mike McIntyre." >Call it what it is...taxpayer money. "...repairing the apron will only enhance the travel experience." >I can't begin to tell you how many times I've heard fellow passengers say "Wasn't that a wonderful experience when the plane taxied over the apron!" "Congressman McIntyre says the grant money will continue to help ILM grow and boost our local economy." >No, what he's hoping for is that giving us our own money back will help get him re-elected.

Mike thinks he is giving us his money not ours...

This is typical of politicians. They try to make us think they did a great job by bringing money home and mike is so arrogant that he put his name on the fake check. I wish the media did fall for this show every time. I wish they would call him out on this instead of accepting it.

Reduce airfares

They need to take the money and figure out a way to reduce airfares charged by USAir and Delta. I drove to Raleigh to save $1200 on a ticket last month. Please bring in SouthWest..