Senator says Cherry Point needs an update

Senator says Cherry Point needs an update

June 01, 2016

Havelock Mayor Will Lewis, US Senator Thom Tillis

by Drew Wilson, Havelock News

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis toured Cherry Point on Wednesday afternoon and later met with base supporters, telling them the base’s infrastructure “needs to be updated.” He went on to say, “we have got to change the culture” with respect to spending and “figure out where the best use of the dollar is.”

He said that 45 percent of the Marine Corps was located in Eastern North Carolina and that the bases here represented “the tip of the spear.”

“If we don’t have them ready, equipped and trained, they can’t protect us,” Tillis said. >>READ MORE