This is a series on major rivers in Eastern NC which run from the Piedmont to coastal locations along the Albemarle Sound, Pamlico Sound, and Atlantic Ocean.
For each article, we hope visitors and travelers to this region of the state will use this resource to discover tourism information and learn more about ecosystems which flourish along these waterways.
The Neuse River flows from the central Piedmont just north of Raleigh through Smithfield Goldsboro, Kinston, and New Bern where it widens significantly before meeting the great Pamlico Sound of the southern Outer Banks. In this article, we explore many opportunities for recreation along this route, including information on agriculture and other employment and industries surrounding this river.
The Tar River is a winding river which flows from just south of the Virginia border through many locations in the northeast part of the state finally terminating in the Pamlico Sound as the Pamlico River. In this article we explore the many natural resources this river supports and creates.Read more