Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 17, 2012

New hangar dedicated at Tazewell County Airport

CEDAR BLUFF, Va. — Local pilots, airport authority officials and community leaders gathered Thursday afternoon to dedicate a new hangar at the Tazewell County Airport.

The Horn/Hunter Hangar at the Tazewell County Airport was dedicated in honor of two men who helped facilitate the expansion and creation of the new structure. The late Louis Hunter, a member of the airport authority, and Clyde “C.J.” Horn, who helped construct the hangar, were honored during the dedication ceremony for their contributions to the airport.

Wilma Sayers, chairperson of the Tazewell County Airport Authority, said both men’s contributions to the airport were above and beyond the call of duty.

“Louis Hunter had been on the airport authority since it was founded 30 years or so ago,” Sayers said. “He has been an inspiration for us. Anytime we needed funding, he was out there raising money for us. Mr. Horn has been very interested in the airport and without him it would have been impossible to build this hangar. Mr. Horn used the crane and put these beams up himself. They are both such wonderful gentlemen.”

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