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In the town of Washington, on the Pamlico estuary, everything begins and ends with the water. Washington has a rich history and resilient citizenry. The town offers its visitors unique experiences with its downtown charm, waterfront park, and boating activities.
The Rest Haven church near Bath, NC and its unique setting and congregation are detailed. The outdoor church is on the banks of the Pamlico River and was founded in 1950. The congregation takes turns giving sermons and leading the service. Stories and memories are shared of the church and its place in the lives of the local residents.
Legendary East Coast surfer Jo Pickett travels the world surfing. But she makes her home in Wilmington, where North Carolina’s swells remind her of family and the importance of living fearlessly. Pickett started the Crystal South Surf Camp in Wrightsville Beach, which is also the location of the Wahine Classic Surfing Competition.
Film producer and journalist Robyn Yigit Smith details the journey she and her sister Karen made to the Cypress Grill along the Roanoke River. The Cypress Grill is only open January through April and serves old-fashioned pies that helped the reputation of this small establishment grow.
Wayne Hussey of Randolph County embraces the traditional mule and plow method of tilling his farmland. North Carolina was one of the last states to employ the use of mules until 1950, when tractors replaced most of the farm labor. But Hussey has kept his mules working the fields and going on the road to showcase in competitions.
Once a ubitquitous sight in the North Carolina countryside until the 1960s, mules have been mostly supplanted by tractors and mechanization. But Wayne Hussey's mules are still talk of the town at Benson's Mules Days, which celebrates its 68th anniversary.