ATLANTA -- Acting on the last day of North Carolina's 1991 legislative session, lawmakers yesterday approved a bill creating an airport authority that could eventually issue over $600 million of bonds for a giant cargo facility.

The North Carolina Air Cargo Airport Authority Act, which was strongly supported by Gov. James Martin, was passed after Senate and House conferees ironed out some minor differences, according to Ernest Pearson, the state's assistant secretary for economic development.

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