A River Runs Through It: Water Recreation Builds NC Economy


Hundreds of thousands float the New River in Ashe County ever year. (New River Conservancy)

WEST JEFFERSON, N.C. — For thousands of North Carolinians and visitors, the weekend undoubtedly included a float on one of the hundreds of miles of rivers in the state. North Carolina is home to 17 major river basins, including the oldest river in the nation and second-oldest in the world: the New River in Ashe County. Read more…


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