Category Archives: Northeast North Carolina

Celebrating the Roots of our North Carolina Garden

A Lesson in Patience I’ve had a quietly satisfying epiphany! After listening to gardeners across the country I began to see how place — geography, environment, climate, soil — defines the character of a garden — and sets the limits. … Continue reading

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Albemarle Sound: Voyage Through the Centuries Part IV

Second Chances, the Albemarle Connection, a Revolt and Noxious Disease Less than a century after the first English families stepped ashore on Roanoke Island,  steady streams of pioneers were betting on hope. They were settling along the north shore of … Continue reading

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Albemarle Sound: Voyage through the Centuries: Part II

Estuaries: Cradle of Life What is an estuary? In simplest terms, it is a place where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the sea. Under quiet conditions, “lighter” fresh water will float atop “heavier” salt water. But … Continue reading

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Albemarle Sound: Voyage through the Centuries Part I

(The first in a series on Albemarle Sound and its rivers in northeast North Carolina) Freshe Water with Great Store of Fishe If you live on the coastal plain in northeast North Carolina you are never very far from a … Continue reading

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