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Holly Springs Gets Firing Range

Posted November 17, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— In a 4 - 3 vote, Wake County Commissioners approved a modified plan Monday for construction of a firing range in Holly Springs. The project has been controversial.

Some residents welcomed the idea, others protested saying the range would be too near homes and a school.

But the Planning Department submitted a plan this morning that modified one submitted earlier. Now, 40 people will be able to use the facility at one time; it will be enclosed; and only rifles and pistols will be allowed.

The earlier plan would have allowed up to 60 people, been semi-enclosed and also allowed skeet shooting.

The firing range will be built next to a landfill.