NCWRC is working with McDowell County to potentially build a shooting range off Ashworth Road. McDowell County would operate the range after construction is complete. The range is planned to have a 100-yard rifle range and a 20-yard pistol range with shooting shelters and a series of safety features.
A public meeting was held on February 6th, 2018 at the McDowell Technical Community College to present the project. The Sound Study and Environmental Assessment reports are available for review.