Havelock is home to the 29,000-acre Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, which is poised for unprecedented growth and impact on the New Bern area.
It is the largest marine air station on either coast and only one capable of operating 24/7, 365 days a year.
“To just start talking about the vital importance of Cherry Point marine base, you know, I essentially don’t know where to start and where to stop,” said Mayor Dana Outlaw of New Bern. “It’s unimaginable to think what New Bern and Craven County would be without the airbase.”
In 2019, Cherry Point had a total population of 39,364 and an economic footprint of more than $2 billion in the region. >>READ MORE