More than 200 residents and history enthusiasts filed into Currituck Middle School last June for an event celebrating the 150th anniversary of the building of the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal.
The event was such a success that Barbara Snowden, Currituck’s official historian, and the Currituck County Historical Society have arranged a display of 19th century “then and now” images of Long Point Island at Currituck Public Library in Barco.
Also, the Piedmont Review highlights a nice article on the region’s two best attractions: the wild horses and the wine.
Rows of corn stand alongside Cabernet vines, and migratory snow geese nestle among the Sangiovese, part of the acres of grapes in Sanctuary, home to an amazing assemblage: Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier, Norton and the classic Muscadine. These grapes, according to Wright, ripen in the intense summer heat, tempered by cooling ocean breezes. The ancient sand dunes provide drainage and unique flavor to the fruit.
Click here for a PDF of the article.