North Carolina’s Wildlife Resources Commission is in the process of developing more public shooting ranges across the state. The first public range opened in 2006, but since 2012, six more have either opened or are in the planning stages. The Commission aims to create safe, readily available ranges for North Carolinians who partake in hunting and shooting sports.
It is time for another Beef Shoot, so named for the prizes of beef, at Cataloochee. Over 100 contestants, men and women ranging from 16 to 80, compete in the marksmanship championship in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains.
Threats of violence on three local campuses raise questions about preparedness, risk and response. A student on Central Piedmont Community College’s Central Campus found a book containing a threatening message about a mass shooting to occur on February 2, 2018. There were also mass shooting threats made by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools middle schooler on February 28 and a University of Charlotte student in March.
Including photographs, poems, a speeches, and quotes, the author describes the annual tradition of firing guns on New Year’s Day. It had been brought over from Germany and taken up by many of the residents in Cherryville, NC.