North Carolina Icons: Cape Fear River

Newly published this spring at UNC Press, Philip Gerard’s Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina is the perfect compliment for any trip out to the Cape Fear River. Continue Reading North Carolina Icons: Cape Fear River

Interview: Phillip Gerard goes Down the Wild Cape Fear

For me, every story is a journey, so the format was natural: follow the river and pause at each interesting bend to reveal its story—its natural and human history, the way it has shaped our life and politics. Continue Reading Interview: Phillip Gerard goes Down the Wild Cape Fear

Tar Heel Trek: Brunswick County

The following is a guide to Bald Head Island written in the form of a children’s book: One summer we took the ferry to an island.  We stayed in a little house on the beach and watched the ocean move.  We put on suntan lotion and laid towels out on the sand.  We built castles… Continue Reading Tar Heel Trek: Brunswick County