Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) is seeking $100,000 in pledges from the community that could lead to direct-flight service from New Bern to Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.

EWN is applying for $1 million grant from the Department of Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) Grant. Background here.

The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 24, with $11,500 to go to reach the pledge amount.

The airport has received 13 pledges so far totaling $88,500, with pledges coming from businesses, citizens, and counties.

  • CarolinaEast Health Systems
  • North Carolina Department of Transportation/Aviation
  • Visit New Bern
  • Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Gault Appraisals
  • Hampton Inn New Bern
  • Lee & Associates
  • SpringHill Suites New Bern
  • Talbert & Bright
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Leahy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eric Litchfield
  • Pamlico County

A total of 49 neighbors, cities, chambers of commerce, economic development groups, and elected officials support more air services

  • U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy
  • State Sen. Norman Sanderson
  • State Rep. Steve Tyson
  • City of Havelock
  • City of New Bern
  • Emerald Isle Commissioners
  • Town of Minnesott Beach
  • Town of Pollocksville
  • Town of Vandemere
  • Carteret County Economic Development Department
  • Jones County Economic Development Commission
  • Allies for Cherry Point
  • CarolinaEast Health System
  • Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
  • Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority
  • D2 Government Solutions
  • ElectriCities
  • Emerald Isle Realty
  • Enterprise Rental Car
  • Fisher Oil
  • Hampton Inn New Bern
  • Havelock Chamber of Commerce
  • Havelock Regional Development Corporation
  • Island Express Ferry
  • Lee & Associates
  • NCSE
  • New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Pamlico Chamber of Commerce
  • Pamlico Community College
  • Real Estate and Vacation Rental
  • SpringHill Suites New Bern
  • Tarheel Building Systems of New Bern, Inc.
  • The Epiphany School of Global Studies

More information here.

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