Here’s the press release from North Carolina News Service; click the link at the bottom of this page to hear the podcast:
Beech Mountain, NC – A wildlife sanctuary and former home to dozens of wild animals has claimed a small win in its fight against Beech Mountain. A judge has ruled its 30-year lease with the town is valid. Genesis Wildlife Sanctuary operated on Buckeye Lake in Watauga County since 1999. Town officials forced a 2011 closure of the facility, claiming Genesis was in violation of its lease. When that approach was unsuccessful, the town then argued the 30-year lease wasn’t valid.