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Budget boosts Johnston projects

The Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center is among the beneficiaries of the new state budget. Howell Woods photo

From staff reports

The new state budget steers $47.57 million to Johnston County.

Here are the recipients and how they plan to spend the money:

Town of Clayton — $25 million for the town’s new sewage-treatment plant.

The I-95/I-40 Crossroads of America Economic Development Alliance — $12.3 million. That money will help build a workforce training center in Four Oaks and renovate an old school in Dunn.

Town of Princeton — $1.5 million for sewer improvements and $50 for fire department needs.

Johnston Community College — $2.97 million for the firearms range at Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center and $100,000 for a digital course-scheduling pilot.

Johnston Regional Airport — $3 million to build a hangar.

Eastern Triangle YMCA — $100,000 for capital needs and equipment.

County of Johnston — $50,000 for the Clerk of Court’s office to improve information technology.