Danny Hooley

Embattled Gun Range Warned to Comply with Environmental Laws

An embattled outdoor shooting range in Chatham County is facing more than just the threat of a lawsuit from neighbors who call it a “nuisance.” The owner of Range 2A, located just outside of Pittsboro, has also been warned by Chatham County officials of possible civil penalties and criminal charges for failing to comply with a local soil ordinance. Mark Atkeson, the owner of Range 2A on Silk Hope Gum Springs Road, told WCHL on Friday that he expects to meet the latest deadline of Sept. 19 to comply with the ordinance. It’s the second deadline extension he’s been...

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