Eustace Conway and The Battle at Turtle Island

Turtle Island Preserve To Open For Camp June 14, Clear of Building Codes, Must Now Address Health Department

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 4:39 pm
June 12, 2013. Turtle Island Preserve plans to open for camps on June 14 for the first time since it closed to the public last fall after receiving building and health code violations from the Watauga County Planning & Inspections and Appalachian District Health Department. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Bill Moving Through General Assembly That Could Help Eustace Conway and Turtle Island Preserve

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 11:50 am
June 5, 2013. Eustace Conway of Turtle Island Preserve emailed a letter to supporters about a House Bill, which has support from State Rep. Jonathan Jordan and State Sen. Dan Soucek, that is moving through the General Assembly. Read more...
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Trespassing Charge for Eustace Conway of Turtle Island Preserve Dismissed For Insufficient Evidence

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm
May 2, 2013. Eustace Conway’s second-degree trespassing charge was dismissed on April 30 for insufficient evident after the case was continued multiple times. Conway was arrested in December when Margaret Palms, whose property connects to Conway’s Turtle Island Preserve in Triplett, charged Conway for “unlawfully and willfully” entering Palm’s land. Read more...
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Photos of the Eustace Conway and Turtle Island Preserve Demonstration Near Watauga County Courthouse

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 5:22 pm
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April 23, 2013. Supporters of Eustace Conway and Turtle Island Preserve held a demonstration rally near the Watauga County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. The demonstration was organized by ASU Young Americans for Liberty and is part of a larger 24-hour stand-in at Sanford Mall on the campus of ASU to bring awareness to Turtle Island Preserve's closure due to violating building and health inspections. The stand-in started at 9 a.m. this morning. At about 2 p.m., the group marched downtown to protest in front of the local health department and the Watauga County Planning & Inspections offices. As the group stood at the stoop adjacent to the courthouse, Conway talked to his supporters, many of which were holding signs, for example, that said, "Loss of Property Rights = Tyranny,"No Victim, No Crime," "Free Turtle Island," and "Your Property, Your Discretion." Read more…
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Showing Support for Eustace Conway, Turtle Island: ASU Students To Rally at Planning and Health Departments Tuesday To ‘Put Pressure on County Government’

Published Monday, April 22, 2013 at 4:13 pm
April 22, 2013. Not since The Last American Man was published has Eustace Conway received so much press as of late, and it’s likely he’s received even more publicity for building and health code violations at Turtle Island Preserve than he ever achieved from his biography, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002. Read more...
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ASU Students To Hold 24-Hour Sit-In At Sanford Mall on April 23 With Eustace Conway and Turtle Island

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 9:24 am
April 15, 2013. Students from Appalachian State University will host a 24-hour stand in on Appalachian’s Sanford Mall beginning at 9 a.m. on April 23 to stand in solidary with Eustace Conway and Turtle Island Preserve. Appalachian students and community members supportive of Turtle Island plan to bring grievances to local government officials. Read more...
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In Light of Turtle Island, Eustace Conway’s Plight, State Building Code Staff Visit Boone, To Recommend Code Modifications That Would Address Primitive Habitats

Published Friday, March 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm
March 1, 2013. Last week, staff from the N.C. Department of Insurance Engineering & Codes Division drove up the mountain to meet with members of the Watauga County Planning and Inspections and Appalachian District Health Department to discuss the closure of Turtle Island Preserve. Read more...
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Eustace Conway of Turtle Island Arrested December 2013 For Second-Degree Trespassing on Neighbor’s Property

Published Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9:37 am
Dec. 13, 2012. Eustace Conway of Turtle Island was arrested yesterday afternoon after being served a warrant for second-degree trespassing on a neighbors land in the Triplett community of Watauga County. Read more...
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Eustace of Turtle Island Speaks Before NC Building Code Council, Members Direct Staff to Find ‘Good Solution’

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm
Dec. 11, 2012. Eustace Conway of Turtle Island Preserve spoke before the N.C. Building Code Council on Monday morning hoping to appeal building code violations that were issued by the department of Watauga County Planning and Inspections. Read more...
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The Battle at Turtle Island Continues, Both Sides Stand Firm as Sen. Soucek Could Become Unlikely Mediator

Published Friday, December 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm
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Dec. 7, 2012. Eustace Conway is perplexed, astounded and outraged at the recent events leading to the closure of Turtle Island Preserve, a 1,000-acre primitive refuge offering educational camps and internships, which he founded 26 years ago in the Triplett community of Watauga County. “I am so shocked and hurt and so amazed at what I would call a human rights violation,” Conway said. “It basically started out as a witch hunt and hasn’t changed too much since then.” Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Open Letter to Friends of Turtle Island After Preserve Closes Due To County Building, Health Violations

Published Monday, November 26, 2012 at 10:52 am
Nov. 26, 2012. After Turtle Island Preserve was forced to close in October due to building-code violations from the Watauga County Planning and Inspections Department and Appalachian District Health Department, Turtle Island Preserve released the following two letters seeking assistance from supporters. Read more...
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