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Proposed changes at the Crossnore School & Children's Home

Childrens Home entrance     Crossnore sign
A major change is being proposed for the "Crossnore School & Childrens Home' (which used to be "The Chilrens Home" which was supported by the United Methodsit Church).  The Piedmont Land Conservancy has worked out a deal with the Crossnore School & Children’s Home to purchase a conservation easement from Crossnore that would permanently preserve 92 acres of the Children’s Home farm property from development.  Crossnore would still own the 92 acres on the northwest side of the institution’s holdings on Reynolda Road, but the easement would set the stage to create walking trails in what the land conservancy calls an “urban sanctuary.” The conservation easement would not affect another 100 or so acres where Crossnore has its buildings and operates its programs.
There have been four November, 2019 front-page articles about this is the local newspaper.