Sugarloaf Mountain

Andrew Valois, right, is approached by a group of people thanking him after reading what was at times an emotional statement, whereby he announced that his family was withdrawing an application for a special exception to build a gun range near Sugarloaf Mountain. 

A representative for Old Line Arsenal LLC announced tonight his family is withdrawing an application for a special exception to build a gun range near Sugarloaf Mountain.

With that, the public hearing before the Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals, set for a second night of testimony at Winchester Hall, was cut short.

Andrew Valois, the representative for Old Line Arsenal LLC, said: "Choosing this location was not a good idea."

The crowd at Winchester Hall broke into applause after Valois' announcement.

Valois said his family will carry on an agrarian operation at the Thurston Road property.

The family does not plan to relocate the firing range project, he said.

For more, read Wednesday's edition of The Frederick News-Post.

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