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NC Success Story

More than 200 years ago, turpentine manufacturing, along with lumber and agriculture, were the primary industries in North Carolina’s Cape Fear River region. In fact, some claim the region’s early history of monstrous rafts of tar, pitch and turpentine barrels lashed together and floated down river to the coastal port just a few miles away eventually gave rise to the state’s moniker, the Tar Heel State.

Today, this agricultural region is still known for “hogs and logs,” and now a thriving commercial blueberry industry. But four of this region’s counties — Bladen, Cumberland, Duplin and Sampson — are becoming known for yet another natural resource – bobwhite quail. In fact, the area boasts some of the highest quail populations in the state …

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