Rock removed, Chimney Rock reopens

A boulder that’s been teetering above the main road through Chimney Rock State Park finally came down last Thursday. The rock had drawn safety concerns which have had the park closed since April 10, “That rock took a lot of work … to get it down,” said Dayna Regerro, an event planner for the park. “They used an expansion agent, they chipped away at it with various tools large and small, and they used a little bit of dynamite on it as well.”