Umstead State Park

Offices of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority at RDU Airport.
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Park enthusiasts plan to appeal a judge's ruling that paved the way for a new rock quarry near Umstead State Park.

Sign that reads 'Stop RDU Quarry.'
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A court decision on whether to build a contentious rock quarry in Wake County is expected within a week. The planned site for the quarry is a strip of forested land nestled alongside Umstead Park in Raleigh.

Signs opposing the proposed rock quarry on airport land have popped up around Wake and Durham counties.
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To lovers of the outdoors, Tamara Dunn lives on one of the most enviable pieces of property in the Triangle. Her 1.2-acre lot is barely a quarter mile from a bridge over one of the most congested parts of Interstate 40. Yet at the same time, it feels like it's miles away from the Triangle. She walks through her back yard, dodging low hanging branches.