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The region's hard rock meets the soft sediment of its eastern neighbor at an area known as the "fall line," or "fall zone," which is the site of many rapids and waterfalls. The coastal plain is North Carolina's largest geologic region, accounting for about 45 percent of the state. During the Mesozoic era, the coastal plain was a broad sloping region well above sea level. Its loose soil continually eroded from rains and streams flowing toward the ocean.

During the Cenozoic era and occasionally the Mesozoic era, the ocean covered the lowland and then subsided repeatedly, creating terraces each time. In the modern coastal plain, rivers and streams deposit sediments and sedimentary rocks originating in the mountain region; the sediment becomes deeper and denser near the coast. The movement of rivers is also responsible for shaping the coastal plain's gradual downward slope toward sea level.

The region is rich with sand utilized in industries such as glass-making and clay; limestone and phosphate North Carolina's most important mineral resource are also mined in quantities. Wright Horton Jr. Zullo, eds. Mary-Russell Roberson and Kevin G. Geological Survey, U. Department of the Interior. Laney, Francis Baker. Bibliography of North Carolina geology, mineralogy and geography, with a list of maps.

Raleigh, E. Buol, S. The different parts of North Carolina's geology. Image from the N. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Is that true? Thank you for visiting NCpedia and asking a question. I am forwarding your question to the Office of State Archaelogy. I live in Lake Wylie area south of Charlotte where a lot of dirt is being moved to make room for new home construction.

I noticed the large amount of big rocks being removed from a hilly area to flatten out the area. Appalachian Loves Stories is a storytelling project that started at the Stay Summer Institute in and has expanded into a campaign focused on making space for the stories of young people in Appalachia who may have no other space to tell their story. We are talking about love as a choice, like how we choose to love Appalachia and how we choose to stay even when it might be easier to leave.

We are talking about love as an intersectional movement for and by youth that for ten years has been building towards regenerative and inclusive communities in Appalachia; communities where all young people are able to thrive and grow. We are talking about love as physical space where young Appalachian folx are allowed to exist in community as their whole selves; like how each summer the STAY Project holds the STAY Summer Institute, an autonomous youth space where young folx around the region are able to gather, connect, and share knowledge together.

We are talking about how love is celebrating and honoring our culture and traditions but also how love is a commitment to dismantle the parts of our culture that uphold white-supremacy and the narratives that erase queer, indigenous, black, and brown histories and current realities from Appalachia. May 04, Mary rated it really liked it. My first religious publisher imprint. I was about a third of the way through, went to pick the book up, and saw the Zondervan icon on the back, and if I weren't enjoying the book so much, would've stopped at that, like a vampire faced with a head of stinky garlic.

I'm glad I kept reading. Berkheimer has created a lively, warm homage to her Pentecostal grandparents, who raised her and her sister and brother in East Beckley, WVA while their widowed mother was employed in NYC as a Rosie the Ri My first religious publisher imprint.

Berkheimer has created a lively, warm homage to her Pentecostal grandparents, who raised her and her sister and brother in East Beckley, WVA while their widowed mother was employed in NYC as a Rosie the Riveter. I was especially taken with all those old-timey food descriptions. So much so that I sent away to Missouri for some special pole beans just so I can make Leather Breeches dried green beans, which are soaked and boiled for hours.

Like I have all this time to do this! Great stories, nothing new here, just a wonderful energetic writer. Her descriptions of her grandparents made me think of one of my great uncles and his wife. I've been handing this book out to my old ladies at the library, must be getting talked around.

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All the copies are out, maybe we should buy more. Good luck to Berkheimer. View 2 comments. Oct 23, Stacy rated it it was amazing. Berkheimer has a gift for a yarn and her touches of humor in the childish interpretations she had of everyday life were truly hilarious. The family and friends she paints a picture of are larger than life and so lovable the reader will want to revisit them in later readings.

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Hopefully Berkheimer has more memories she can share in a future book. A fun and humorous read with a lot of heart. Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Sep 01, Connie D rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorite , family , memoir , southern , appalachia , west-virginia , coming-of-age. I loved the voice of this memoir about a childhood living with pentecostal grandparents in West Virginia during and after WWII.

The story is told from the author's childhood perspective, but with the added humor of an adult looking back on the craziness and sweetness of life. The details of life in a "simpler" time are quickly and beautifully included; mostly this is about a child learning about herself and relationships and an adult returning to her roots.

This book snuck up on me -- it's certa I loved the voice of this memoir about a childhood living with pentecostal grandparents in West Virginia during and after WWII. This book snuck up on me -- it's certainly not action-packed, but absolutely held my attention and heart. I recommend listening to it. Excellent narrator. View 1 comment. Jun 23, Kate rated it it was amazing.

Completely heartwarming. Takes you down a red dog road into 's West Virginia and treats you to grandparents and an upbringing that will bring snippets of your own childhood back and the rest will make you smile. Written as a story about the love of her family and her upbringing, she wrote this for her grandchildren and great grandchildren but luckily, let us have a glimpse as well. Mar 31, Kathleen Rodgers rated it it was amazing. Every once in a while, a voice comes along that makes you yearn for a childhood you never lived.

Author Drema Hall Berkheimer invites you to skip along with her, big sis Vonnie, and best friend Sissy into the coal mining hills and hollers of West Virginia, at a time when gypsies and hobos were as common as doctors who made house calls. My husband is a longtime fan of Drema's work. I fell in love with this book the moment she started reading those early chapters in critique.

Kathleen M. Rodgers, award-winning author of Johnnie Come Lately Nov 09, Carol rated it it was amazing Shelves: nonfiction , memoir-biography. The time period caused memories to tumble into my heart. Not saying anything about the switch cut from the apple tree Feb 15, Gina rated it it was amazing Shelves: history , memoirs-biographies-autobiographies , favorites , nonfiction. I absolutely loved this book.

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Drema Hall Berkheimer has written a treasure with this publication. Drema's life during the 's in the Appalachians is not an easy one. Her father is killed in the mines, where nearly every man works. Drema was all of 5 months old. Working in the mines was, as we know, extremely dangerous and the miners' safety was not always a priority. No one questioned if this was fair; it just was.

Iva used I absolutely loved this book. Drema's mom must find work to put food on the table. Drema is left in the care of her extremely religious grandparents. She was a spirited child to say the least that would test their Pentecostal sensibilities at time. Explaining why they called it Red Dog Road, Drema writes: "Mining companies piled trash coal in a slag heap and set it ablaze. The coal burned up, but the slate didn't. Grandma said, Don't you go running on that red dog road. It's a wonderful read and a book I highly recommend.

Put simply, I adored this book. Reading this book, I felt like my Put simply, I adored this book. There is quite a bit of subtext regarding class, gender, fear of or prejudice toward outsiders, and so forth. However it is only seen in glimpses through the eyes of a sheltered little girl from a relatively comfortable middle class white family.