North Carolina Building Codes Council: Alter NC building codes to exempt structures at Turtle Island Preserve.
Dec 9, 2012 — Eustace Conway, Reality TV Show Star, Faces North Carolina Board
In Effort to Save Non-Profit Org and Avoid Criminal Charges
Eustace Conway, famously documented in Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller “The Last American Man”, and Turtle Island Preserve occupy 1000 acres of prime Blue Ridge Parkway real estate in the North Carolina mountains and have recently been featured prominently on a hit cable reality series. Conway, a founder and Director of Turtle Island Preserve for the last 26 years, is threatened with criminal charges and has been forced to close the non-profit traditional living and natural skills educational farm.
After operating as a public facility for over two decades, local authorities have recently targeted the center, executing a search warrant and issuing a report that recommends the buildings be condemned. Turtle Island Preserve maintains that their structures are safe and that “trying to force a modern framework around a facility that is specifically d