Progress is being made at the Northampton County shooting complex.
Construction is expected to be complete in early winter of 2019.
On June 5, 2017 The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission held an informational meeting at 6 p.m. on June 14 to discuss the construction of a multipurpose area on the Odom Prison site in Northampton County. The meeting was held at the Northampton County Recreation Department & Cultural and Wellness Center at 9536 N.C. 305 in Jackson.
The multipurpose area would include a boating access area and a public shooting range. The proposed boating access area will provide access to the Roanoke River, bridging a large gap between two existing boating access areas. The boating access area would include a two-lane ramp with floating courtesy docks and approximately 40 parking spaces. A planned shooting range would feature a 100-yard rifle range, a 20-yard pistol range and a 50-yard rifle/pistol range. The site for the project was provided by the N.C. Division of Prisons.