PARAGLIDES IN DURHAM COUNTY PARAGliders are back on the streets in Durham County.
The county board voted to allow paragling to resume on public land, which was a long-awaited move.
There are currently fewer than 10 paragliipeds on the county’s 7,200 acres of parrot-friendly land, but it’s a lot of land to take on.
Paraglider deaths have been on the rise in the state of North Carolina.
North Carolina has the nation’s highest rate of paratransit deaths, with more than 11,000 deaths recorded in 2015.
The number of parablers has doubled since 2007, and a recent report showed more than half of all North Carolina paraglenotters are still alive.