Interim director gets promotion at Onslow County airport

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An interim Eastern Carolina airport director now has the job full-time.

Onslow County today named Mitch Sprunger as airport director at Albert Ellis Airport.

Sprunger has been the interim airport director since September after Chris White retired.

Before that, he was the deputy director for the past five years.

“I’m excited to lead Albert. J Ellis into the future,” said Sprunger. “We have a number of major projects on the horizon such as a runway extension that will make OAJ the airport of choice for travelers in coastal North Carolina because when you fly at OAJ, you fly at home.”

Before coming to Onslow County, Sprunger was deputy airport director at the San Angelo Regional Airport in Texas.