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April Program – “Abandoned or Neglected Cemeteries: NC State Laws and Current Practices in Buncombe County”, by Betsy Couzins

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this hour long program, Couzins will examine North Carolina state laws regarding the responsibilities of landowners towards cemeteries considered abandoned or neglected. Using examples from WNC and especially Buncombe County, the legal difference between “abandoned” and “neglected” will be discussed. Various current practices among landowners and real estate developers including preservation and relocation will be investigated. Past cases of contention between families and landowners and their resolutions will be discussed. There will be a visual presentation, an informational handout to take home and a time for questions.


April 13
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm