Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 74 Issue 11, Nov 2010
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The wall in the title refers to the area in North Carolina where the soft sedimentary rock of the Coastal Plain meets the hard crystalline rock of the Piedmont. Such a meeting causes river rapids, such as Smiley's Falls in the Cape Fear River. For merchants and farmers living upstream in the 19th-century, the rapids blocked commercial traffic and goods from getting to market. Earley describes North Carolina's effort to overcome the rapids and open the river to traffic.
Now in its fourteenth year, the Wings Over Water Festival, held in November Manteo and up and down the Outer Banks, brings bird watchers together with the local community. Field trips to the Outer Banks, Lake Mattamuskeet, and Alligator River provide good opportunities for wildlife viewing.