Disabled Youth Deer Hunt

The LandTrust is partnering with Hands of a Sportsman to sponsor a youth deer hunt on September 24th on our Springer Home-Gallery-Two-300x300property in Davie County (approximately 1374 Point Rd, Mocksville, NC 27028). The hunt time is TBD but will be early morning.

Hands of a Sportsman is an organization that promotes education, friendship, and confidence-building opportunities for youths and the physically disabled. Participants redefine what it means to be “able” and transcend their disabilities through a filmed hunt with an experienced mentor. Hunts are shown on the Pass’n It On Outdoors television program on the Hunt Channel.

We are seeking a mix of disabled/challenged children and able bodied youth hunters to participate in the September 24th hunt. Participants must be 8-15 years old. To apply, please visit www.handsofasportsman.org and fill out an application at the link at the bottom of the page. Details regarding the day’s schedule will be given to selected applicants.

Questions regarding the hunt can be directed to Membership Director Michael Nye at michael@landtrustcnc.org or 704-647-0302.

Join Us On Our 2016 Paddle Series

2016 paddle series

Join The LandTrust as we paddle the most outstanding water resources of the central Piedmont!

All participants must RSVP for each paddle. Boat reservations are for single kayaks only and include a life jacket. All floats will take approximately 3-4 hours. We recommend you bring water, sunscreen, a dry bag, snacks/lunch, and shoes that can get wet (not flip flops!).

If you are able to assist with shuttling from take-out to put-in, please contact Alicia at alicia@landtrustcnc.org.

July 29 Rocky River Paddle: Put-in is approximately where Riverview Rd and Hwy 52 meet south of Norwood. We will be on the water at 8:30 AM. Click here to RSVP

September 17 Uwharrie River Paddle FALLS RESERVOIR: Due to low water on the Uwharrie River, this paddle has changed to the Narrows/Falls Reservoir float on the Yadkin River. The put-in is at the end of Falls Rd south of Badin in Stanly County. We will be on the water at 9:00 AM. Click here to RSVP

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RiverDance 2016

Title: RiverDance 2016
Location: Salisbury Historic Train Depot
Description: Be sure to mark your calendars for August 20th for RiverDance 2016! Plans are being made for what has become The LandTrust’s signature, end-of-summer celebration. As in years past, this benefit for The LandTrust has welcomed members, new and long-standing, to this annual celebration of our conservation efforts across our 10-county region. While music, food, refreshments and, of course, dancing are the hallmarks of RiverDance, we are making plans for the silent auction and other opportunities to raise awareness and funds for our important land protection work. If you’d like to participate as a sponsor, host, or planning committee member, please let us know! Contact Crystal at crystal@landtrustcnc.org or 704-647-0302. Look for more information about RiverDance as we get closer to the summer months!
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2016-08-20
End Time: 24:00

New Sarum Brewing Company Grand Opening and LandTrust BBQ Fundraiser

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina is partnering with our friends and new neighbors at New Sarum Brewing Company, conveniently located on Depot St next door to our Salisbury office innew sarum 2 the Gateway building, for their grand opening on April 16th from 1:30 PM until about 9 PM.

The folks at New Sarum Brewing get it.  The LandTrust has worked to protect over 1,000 acres on the Yadkin River, immediately adjacent to the in-take facility that supplies drinking water to Salisbury and parts of Rowan County. The narrow sliver of land between the South Yadkin and Yadkin Rivers is affectionately known as “The Point” – a permanently protected open space. This conserved property helps provide clean water for municipal consumption and, of course, for making good beer!

Shakerag BBQ will be on hand to prepare wood-smoked, North Carolina-style BBQ as a fundraiser for The LandTrust.  Pitmaster Seth Morris, a former LandTrust intern and current UNC-Chapel Hill law student, practices the fine art of traditional, slow roasting locally-sourced pork over firewood coals from hickory and oak. It is good stuff!

In addition to great food and local brew, the grand opening event will feature a line-up of several bands and tours of the impressive brewery facility. Make plans to stop by and have a cold one and some ‘cue to benefit The LandTrust!

If you would like to volunteer to help us talk up the LandTrust (and get some barbecue out of the deal!) please sign up here or email Alicia at alicia@landtrustcnc.org.

John Hart’s Redemption Road!

Meet the author at this special pre-release event

Saturday, April 30th, 7:00 PM

Rowan Museum, Salisbury

JohnHartNative son and New York Times best-selling author John Hart has generously offered the occasion of the pre-release of his new novel Redemption Road to benefit The LandTrust for Central North Carolina. As a former LandTrust board member, John has long been a supporter of our conservation mission. Many of his best-selling thrillers are set in the familiar geography of the North Carolina Piedmont and reflect his immense knowledge of local history and the natural environment. John Hart has done it again with Redemption Road, creating for his characters, on paper, a landscape of the imagination that resembles the places we North Carolinians love and live. The LandTrust is proud and humbled to be part of this extraordinary opportunity.

The event will be held beginning at 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 30th at the Rowan Museum in downtown Salisbury (202 N. Main St., Salisbury, NC), which was originally built as a county courthouse—the perfect setting for a Southern mystery with legal twists and turns! Special guest D.G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch, will be the master of ceremonies.

In addition to spectacular Southern culinary delights by Divine Appetit, guests will receive a signed copy of Redemption Road. Tickets for this event are $150 per couple and $85 per individual. Additional books are $30 each.


Buy Event Tickets

Coming in from out of town? We have a great overnight package opportunity! 

If you stay overnight in a Salisbury-Rowan County hotel or B&B for the “Evening with John Hart” event, you will receive an autographed copy of Redemption Road and a raffle ticket for a chance to win the naming of a character in John’s next book. You will then be able to purchase tickets to the event at a reduced rate! Overnight package event tickets are $120 per couple and $55 per individual. To redeem this special overnight offer, you must make your Salisbury-Rowan County hotel or B&B reservation first and then call The LandTrust at (704) 647-0302 with your hotel/B&B reservation confirmation number to complete the package booking process and event ticket purchase. The deadline to take advantage of this special offer is Thursday, April 28 at 5:00 PM.

The Plot Thickens…

Where were  you?

Could you be John Hart’s next hero or villain? Here’s your chance!

Join our Character Naming Raffle for the opportunity to have your name (or the name of someone you would like to honor) featured as a character in John Hart’s next book!

Tickets are $20 each. Enter as many times as you like! All proceeds benefit The LandTrust for Central NC.

The winner will be drawn at the pre-release event on April 30.  You do not have to be present to win.

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More About Redemption Road

Redemption_RoadThe wait is now over. In Redemption Road (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press; May 3, 2016), John Hart delivers what book critics and avid fans have come to expect—brilliant writing, complex and compelling characters, and a gripping plot packed with stunning twists and family secrets – plus more. Set in small town North Carolina, this eagerly anticipated novel features Hart’s first female protagonist: Elizabeth Black, a dedicated, driven, and deeply troubled detective. A preacher’s daughter, even though she’s estranged from her father, Liz has always been respected for her instincts, judiciousness and restraint. That is, until a brutal shooting – and doubts from her past – shake her up and turn her edgy, dark, and unpredictable. Liz is torn between her fierce protectiveness for a 14 year old boy set on avenging the death of his mother and her unsettling feelings for the cop who was convicted of killing her. For thirteen years, Liz has kept her faith in Adrian Wall’s innocence. Why is she so drawn to this tormented ex-con? To find answers, Liz must face her demons – and a monster. Deep in the forest, on the altar of abandoned church – the church where her father once preached – a young woman is experiencing the unthinkable….

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor GlobalContactServices21654FinalLogoD7L1

Global Contact Services

Platinum Sponsors

Fred & Alice Stanback

Peter W. Hairston

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Gold Sponsor

Vulcan Materials Company

Silver Sponsors

Woodson Sayers & Attorneys Woodson Law Form logo

Owen & Elizabeth Norvell

Joe & Pam Morris

Thanks to New Sarum Brewing Company for delicious craft beer, Divine Appetit for mouthwatering Southern foods, and our media partner, Miller Davis Studio.









All questions about An Evening with John Hart can be addressed to Joe Morris at joe@landtrustcnc.org or (704) 647-0302.