WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Is the sale of Airlie Gardens really a possibility? The New Hanover County Commission Chair says in his book it is.
We sat down with Jason Thompson after we found some of his e-mails in which he supported the sale of the gardens. Thompson says he knows he's not part of the majority on this issue. Commissioners Jonathan Barfield, Bill Caster and Ted Davis confirmed with us they do not support selling Airlie.
Thompson says the fact is that someone has to pay for places like Airlie Gardens.
"For me it's a possibility, but I'm just one vote," Thompson said. "I'm not going to tell the citizens of this community, 'Yes I'm going to promise you everything, but I'm not going to pay for it.' That's not reality."
Coming up at six we'll have more on our sit-down with Thompson, and see how he feels about the e-mails he's received from citizens and the Airlie Foundation.