Airport, transfer station
draw intense interest, ire
by Kirk Ross
CHAPEL HILL —For those living in the roughly 73 square miles that make up southwestern Orange County’s Bingham Township, the next few years seem to promise large and unwelcome changes.
Though sparsely populated compared to central and southeastern Orange, residents of the township, which stretches from the west side of Carrboro, have turned out in numbers at public discussions on a possible new airport and a solid-waste transfer station.
Earlier this month, an airport meeting packed the aging gymnasium at the White Cross Community Center. On Monday, a public hearing at McDougle Middle School on a waste transfer station drew hundreds out to argue against it.