Fayetteville council supports annexing Fort Bragg
Bringing the base inside the city limits would push the population from 168,000 to about 206,000 and make Fayetteville the state's fifth-largest municipality, passing Winston-Salem. Spring Lake would get 5,000 people on what had been Pope Air Force Base.Posted — Updated
The plan would make 85 percent of Fort Bragg officially part of the city. The remaining part of the post would become part of Spring Lake.
Spring Lake would gain 5,000 residents, a jump of more than 50 percent from its population of about 8,000 in the 2000 census.
The new border would be the same one that historically had divided Pope Air Force Base from the Army post, Fayetteville City Manager Dale Iman said.
The portion of the post that was previously Air Force property would be annexed by Spring Lake; the former Army property is to become part of Fayetteville.