Harnett County to receive over $79M in state budget

By RICK CURL
Senior staff writer
Posted 11/23/21

Harnett County was not forgotten in the upcoming North Carolina State Budget, according to District Representative Howard Penny.

Penny told The Daily Record, he helped secure more than $79 million …

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Harnett County to receive over $79M in state budget

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Harnett County was not forgotten in the upcoming North Carolina State Budget, according to District Representative Howard Penny.

Penny told The Daily Record, he helped secure more than $79 million for various projects, capital improvements and municipal facilities. In all, 23 allocations of state funds will be distributed throughout the county.

“This is an unprecedented budget that will greatly benefit the people of North Carolina for years to come,” Penny said. “I am proud to have worked to secure these critical resources for the people of Harnett County.”

In addition to pay raises and bonuses for teachers and state employees, as well as investments in education, infrastructure and health care, the bipartisan budget, which Gov. Roy Cooper signed, the budget includes the following for Harnett County:

  • $30.4 million for Town of Dunn water and sewer.
  • $10 million for Town of Angier water and sewer.
  • $8.8 million for Rhodes Pond Dam.
  • $8 million for Harnett Health System.
  • $6 million for Harnett County regional airport.
  • $3.8 for Harnett County water and sewer.
  • $3.1 million for Town of Lillington water and sewer.
  • $2.7 million for Campbell University.
  • $1.5 million for Crossroads of America- Dunn/Four Oaks job training.
  • $1.4 for Good Hope Hospital.
  • $500,000 for Town of Dunn fuel system relocation.
  • $500,000 for Town of Dunn stormwater repair.
  • $488,325 for Averasboro Battlefield.
  • $400,000 for Town of Angier stormwater repair.
  • $325,000 for Harnett County capital improvements.
  • $325,000 for Harnett County school’s athletic facilities.
  • $275,000 for Town of Lillington downtown facilities.
  • $200,000 for Innovated Court pilot.
  • $150,000 for Town of Dunn volleyball and basketball improvements.
  • $150,000 for Town of Lillington soccer complex.
  • $100,000 for Town of Erwin community center restoration.
  • $70,000 for Town of Coats community building renovation.
  • $66,750 for Harnett Partnership for Children.

Rick Curl can be reached at rcurl@mydailyrecord.com or 901-230-2038.

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