A hobbyist paces the Dorothea Dix campus in 2014 with his metal detector. In response to reports of “aggressive” metal-detector-wielding hobbyists at the Dix Park property, the Raleigh City Council on Tuesday banned people from excavating any “earth and artifacts” from city properties.
A hobbyist paces the Dorothea Dix campus in 2014 with his metal detector. In response to reports of “aggressive” metal-detector-wielding hobbyists at the Dix Park property, the Raleigh City Council on Tuesday banned people from excavating any “earth and artifacts” from city properties. Travis Long News & Observer file photo
A hobbyist paces the Dorothea Dix campus in 2014 with his metal detector. In response to reports of “aggressive” metal-detector-wielding hobbyists at the Dix Park property, the Raleigh City Council on Tuesday banned people from excavating any “earth and artifacts” from city properties. Travis Long News & Observer file photo

Raleigh to Dix Park visitors: Don’t take our artifacts

January 18, 2017 3:52 PM

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