North Carolina County Sizes up Security Requests

County leaders question expensive homeland security requests, asks whether $50K pick-up truck is necessary


$19,000 for bomb-sniffing dog, Gaston County Sheriff's Office.

$19,000 for dive equipment, Gastonia Police Department.

$17,000 for equipment to complete water monitoring system on Mountain Island Lake for Gastonia and Mount Holly water intakes.

$15,295 for training exercises.

$14,000 for rehabilitation trailer, Gaston EMS and the American Red Cross.

$14,000 for forensic computer, Gaston County, Mount Holly and Gastonia police.

$13,000 for JPS radio interconnect for a mobile command unit, Gastonia Police Department.

$9,000 for gate at Gastonia Municipal Airport.