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In 2011, Raycom Media donated 77 acres of land and a 2,000 ft. TV tower to the Green Beret Foundation. In 2011, Raycom Media donated 77 acres of land and a 2,000 ft. TV tower to the Green Beret Foundation.

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – In 2011, Raycom Media donated 77 acres of land and a 2,000 ft. TV tower to the Green Beret Foundation.

The tower is the tallest structure east of the Mississippi River and the seventh tallest structure ever constructed by man.

The switch to digital has since made the tower obsolete. Since there is no more use for it, the tower was demolished and the scrap metal will be sold. All proceeds from the metal sales will benefit the Green Beret Foundation.

This will set a new world record for the tallest structure to ever be demolished. Mark Loizeaux is leading the demolition and will break his own record which was set earlier this year in Nevada.

Experts say it took 21 pounds of explosives to take down the 200-ton tower in Bladen County.

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