In the News

Superintendent Named at Haw River State Park

Staff Reports, Greensboro News amp; Record, July 20, 2010

Excerpt: “Kelley Thompson has been named superintendent of  Haw River State Park in Guilford and Rockingham counties, the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation announced today.

Camp Teaches Girls About Business

Jamie Kennedy Jones, Greensboro News amp; Record, June 20, 2010

Excerpt: “The group of 17 girls stayed in cabins with bunk beds for a few nights at The Summit Center at Haw River State Park. During their stay, the teens planned to break into groups and create a company for a service or a product and create a PowerPoint presentation to market their business.”

New Parks Giver Triad Access Closer to Home

Lewis Ledford, Greensboro News amp; Record, June 13, 2010

Excerpt: “The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is a state park unit that will soon figure prominently in Triad recreation and conservation. Corridors for the trail are mapped through the region, and expectations are that the trail will touch at Haw River State Park as well as at property north of Greensboro acquired by the state and managed by Guilford County, and at a riverside site in Alamance County.”

John Young: Parcel Essential for Haw River State Park

John Young, Greensboro News and Record, July 19, 2008

Excerpt: “The primary issue here is not the development of the land but the preservation of the integrity of the Haw River State Park. The parcel in question, which is primarily in Guilford County but also crosses into Rockingham County, is essential for the expansion of the fledgling Haw River State Park; it is also an integral link for the proposed Mountains to Sea Trail. The offer made to the landowners by Bluegreen has now clearly defined the market value of this property, and the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation has sufficient funds set aside to make a comparable offer to the landowners.”

Making Right Argument at Right Time and Place

Justin Catanoso, The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area, Thursday January 18, 2008

Excerpt: ” In retrospect, victory seemed inevitable. The opposition, you could say, had the right arguments at the right time aimed at an opponent with no local ties and no inclination to fight back, at least publicly.”

The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area, Thursday January 10, 2008

Excerpt: “The state of North Carolina will buy 690 acres of private land in northeast Guilford County to expand the 300-acre Haw River State Park after a private developer from Florida agreed to give up on its plans to develop the land into a residential golf course community.”

More Official Support for Haw River State Park Expansion

Laura Youngs, The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area, November 14, 2007

Excerpt: “The town of Summerfield and the Guilford County Parks and Recreation Commission have officially thrown their support behind using the highly contested land in northeastern Guilford County along the Haw River for a state park.”

Rockingham County Leaders Oppose Haw River Subdivision

Michelle Cater Rash, The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area, October 5, 2007

Excerpt: “The mayor of Reidsville and Rockingham County’s Tourism Development Authority have asked the commissioners of Guilford and Rockingham counties to vote against a proposed golf course community that’s proposed for 690 acres straddling the county line.”

A Defining Moment for Guilford County

Ed Cone, Greensboro News and Record, Sunday, September 16, 2007

Excerpt: “Therein lies the choice and the chance to make a decision that will resonate into the future. We can open a vital bit of our vanishing natural landscape for public use, creating a legacy for generations, or we can lock it away for the pleasure of a few, remaking yet another expanse of countryside into suburbia.”

Approval of Golf Community Deals Blow to State Park

Jordan Green, Yes Weekly, August 14, 2007

Excerpt: “The state Division of Parks and Recreation would like to acquire property along the Haw River to create a continuous network of trails and nature preserves. So it came as a blow when on Aug. 8 the Guilford County Planning Board approved the rezoning of a 569-acre tract immediately upstream from the conference center, which the state has long coveted. The rezoning, by a vote of 5 to 2, knocks away another hurdle for Florida-based Blue-Green Corp. to build an exclusive gated golf community straddling the Guilford-Rockingham county line similar to developments further downstream in the Haw River watershed.”


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