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Head of Army base in Va. opposes resort, mine plans

Wednesday - 1/23/2013, 4:26pm  ET

BOWLING GREEN, Va. - The commander of an Army base in Caroline County is expressing security concerns over plans to build a small resort, and mine for sand and gravel, near the military training site.

Lt. Col. Peter E. Dargle wrote a letter to county officials opposing the plans near Fort A.P. Hill, saying it could lead to increased traffic, noise and lighting that could interfere with training.

The Free Lance-Star reports ( http://bit.ly/11RuIOo) that the Silver Cos. is proposing to build a 12-room lodge with a dining area, meeting spaces and other amenities off U.S. 17. They are also proposing to allow a Maryland company to mine sand and gravel on a portion of the property.

Company officials say the plans won't interfere with the base's activities and the installation should not be concerned.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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