Branson Saves Best News for Last at Prison Farm Meeting

Scott D. Yost, County Editor Thursday, October 29, 2015 12:54 AM Guilford County Commissioner Alan Branson dropped a bombshell at the end of a Saturday afternoon, Oct. 24 outdoor meeting of concerned citizens at the Guilford County Prison Farm: The company behind a large new industrial project that the City of Burlington and Alamance CountyContinue reading “Branson Saves Best News for Last at Prison Farm Meeting”

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Guilford County Commissioner: Alamance County walking away from prison farm site

Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 4:38 pm By Joe Gamm joe.gamm@greensboro.com GREENSBORO — Alamance County apparently is not going to buy a 111-acre parcel of the Guilford County Prison Farm, Guilford County Commissioner Alan Branson said Saturday. “Late Thursday, I learned that Alamance County was wanting to walk away,” he told about 50 people gatheredContinue reading “Guilford County Commissioner: Alamance County walking away from prison farm site”

Call to Action: SAVE the Guilford County Prison Farm

Call to Action: SAVE the Guilford County Prison Farm Prevent Proposed Sale of 111 Acres of Guilford County Farm for Factory. The proposed county to county sale does not have to go out for bids, so it could happen fast. According to the Rhino and other sources a vote this Thursday is not impossible thoughContinue reading “Call to Action: SAVE the Guilford County Prison Farm”

Letters to the editor regarding the Prison Farm.

Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:00 am By Anne Cassebaum “The people of Guilford may not know it, but they own some of the most beautiful land in the county.” That’s what News & Record’s Susan Ladd wrote last year in the midst of sometimes secret and abrupt decisions about what to do with theContinue reading “Letters to the editor regarding the Prison Farm.”

Guilford Co. Prison Farm Gives Away Thousands Of Muscadines

GIBSONVILLE, N.C. — The Guilford County Prison Farm is gave away thousands of muscadine grapes for free on Sunday. Guilford County Sheriff Barnes took over the farm in 1997 as a way to provide work programs and classes for inmates. Now, according to Eddie Bridges, founder and director of the North Carolina Wildlife Association, theContinue reading “Guilford Co. Prison Farm Gives Away Thousands Of Muscadines”

Report from the Rhino on the behind closed doors proposed sale of 111 acres of the Guilford County Farm.

Guilford County May Sell Some Prison Farm Land To Burlington Scott D. Yost, County Editor Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:07 AM The City of Burlington is in talks to buy 111 acres of land from Guilford County for use by a giant aircraft parts production facility in Alamance County.  The company is said to beContinue reading “Report from the Rhino on the behind closed doors proposed sale of 111 acres of the Guilford County Farm.”

Workshop: Farmland Preservation Workshops to be held across state

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014 CONTACT: Dewitt  Hardee, director NCDA&CS  Farmland Preservation Programs 919-707-3069 Farmland  Preservation workshops to be held across the state RALEIGH – The N.C. Agricultural  Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund will hold six workshops across  the state for those interested in protecting local agricultural lands. The ADFP  Trust FundContinue reading “Workshop: Farmland Preservation Workshops to be held across state”