News Brief: County preserves land near air station

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Development rights and conservation easements on two pieces of land near the Marine CorpsAir Station Beaufort have been purchased in a partnership betweenthe U.S. Department of Defense and Beaufort County government.The two rural sites include a ten-acre parcel in the middle of the McLeod Farm and a .33 acre site at the intersection of Hwy 21 andDetour Road adjacent to McLeodFarm and the site of a planned public park. The total cost of both parcels is $50,000, with the county and the DOD each paying half. They are owned by Halbrook Sanders.