The New River is the only river in North Carolina that begins and ends in the same county (Onslow). I spent hours playing in its waters as a child - jumping off shrimp boats, swimming, floating on inner-tubes & learning to clam. Looking back, I realize how lucky I was.
Over time, my relationship with the river has changed. It has became a source of comfort; a place I can go when I need to think or recharge my batteries. It is perhaps my oldest and dearest friend.