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for Carolina Country Vol. 35 Issue 11, Nov 2003
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Burke County native Eddie Bridges has been involved with the outdoors all his life. He served on the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission for twelve years and also on the Game Law Revision Committee. He has worked with Ducks Unlimited and was behind state legislation enacting the Wildlife Endowment Fund. He has received many awards, including the Chevron Conservation Award and the Governor's Award for Conservationist of the Year in 1993. This year he is one of only four nominees nationwide for the prestigious 2004 Budweiser Conservationist of the Year Award.
Two giant hangars were built in Weeksville, Pasquotank County, in 1941, to house blimps used in anti-submarine warfare during World War II. One was the largest wooden structure ever built. The other hangar measured 960 feet in length and had two clamshell doors that weighed 420 tons apiece. House recounts the history of the blimps and their huge hangars from World War II to the present.