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The White Oak River, comprising one of North Carolina's smallest river basins, flows fifty miles, passing through several coastal counties on its journey to the sea. Powers discusses this natural treasure and the people who are working to keep it that way.
A paddling tour of Little Rivers and Waterway Tales is mixed with personal experience of Lundie Spence. Spence explores everything mentioned in the book from the 2,000 year old cypress trees to the remnants of timber industry buildings in Eastern North Carolina
New grants due to come in will allow the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation to do more with the creeks and river basins in Eastern North Carolina.
The floodplain of the Roanoke River has one of the mid-Atlantic states' most diverse eco-systems. Protecting the quality of the river is an on-going concern. In 1999, plans to build a paper plant near Weldon and more recently a company's plan to turn eighteen miles of the river into a barge canal were both canceled through citizens' protests. Still, concern exists as to whether that support will continue into the future, especially in an area where industry is needed and jobs are scarce.
Hurricane Matthew’s outer bands hit Eastern North Carolina on October 8th, but the damage from that storm will take months and even years to recover from. The Cape Fear, Lumber, Neuse, and Tar Rivers saw record-breaking flood levels and coastal communities experienced immense storm surges. Many people were displaced, but fortunately FEMA funds will assist with the efforts to find homes for those affected.
The Perquimans River meanders through northeastern North Carolina into Albermarle Sound. Perquimans, meaning “Land of Beautiful Women,” was named by the area’s earliest inhabitants, the Yeopim Indians, a branch of the Algonquins. The river has a rich history, offers diverse wildlife and recreation experiences, and much of the Perquimans is still largely undiscovered.