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Protests rising over state plan to open a shooting range near Lake James, at the foot of Burke County’s rugged and renowned Linville Gorge Wilderness

posted Apr 8, 2015, 5:05 AM by Lonnie Crotts

Charlotte Observer, April 6, 2015:

Protests are rising over a state plan to open a shooting range near Lake James, at the foot of Burke County’s rugged and renowned Linville Gorge Wilderness.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article17456687.html

The petition opposing the shooting range on the Linville Tract ( http://chn.ge/1qw4SMa ) is now at 1,564 signatures!  Next goal is 2,500.  Most recently the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail group has announced their opposition to the location as well as Foothills Conservancy, the Burke County Tourism Office and the Burke County Planning Director.

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