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New park master plan offers reminder of Hammocks Beach property-rights win

John H. Hurst (pictured here in 2015) and his sister Harriet Hurst Turner finally should see their vision of land at Hammocks Beach State Park come to pass. (CJ photo by Don Carrington)
John H. Hurst (pictured here in 2015) and his sister Harriet Hurst Turner finally should see their vision of land at Hammocks Beach State Park come to pass. (CJ photo by Don Carrington)
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From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 764: Two years after the final resolution of a long-running court fight between a North Carolina family and state government over ownership of property near Hammocks Beach State Park, there’s a footnote: a new master plan for the park’s expansion. Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson reminds listeners about the newspaper’s role in bringing the story to light. He also discusses former Gov. Pat McCrory’s role in resolving the dispute to ensure the state paid the family for its property.