969 x 120

Photos of the Eustace Conway and Turtle Island Preserve Demonstration Near Watauga County Courthouse

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=39556
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.”
BY JESSE WOOD

Read more

Showing Support for Eustace Conway, Turtle Island: ASU Students To Rally at Planning and Health Departments Tuesday To ‘Put Pressure on County Government’

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.
BY JESSE WOOD

Read more

The Battle at Turtle Island Continues, Both Sides Stand Firm as Sen. Soucek Could Become Unlikely Mediator

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=39556
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.”

BY JESSE WOOD
Photo by Jesse Wood

Read more