Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 41 Issue 6, June 1977
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North Carolina's wild turkey population, currently at 5,000, is the lowest among the Southeastern states. This number exists only because the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission began a project in 1971 to restore the turkey to its old habitats. Waldorf discusses the progress made on this project and what needs to be done to stop habitat destruction.
No one knows how Lake Mattamuskeet in Hyde County originated. The waters are quite shallow, being five feet at their deepest point. At eighteen miles long and six miles wide, it is the state's largest freshwater lake. Total water surface is 40,000 acres. Stevenson discusses the history of the lake and what it is like in the different seasons.
In this second of a series of articles on North Carolina's state parks, Constantino discusses Hammocks Beach State Park. It is the only island park in the state system and is reached by two free passenger ferries that make one round trip each hour. Constantino discusses the park's history and recreational facilities.