Hiking Beech Bluff Trail at Occoneechee Speedway

Veering slightly off trail, I came to a steep ridge, about forty feet high, dropping straight down to the Eno River. And there ahead of me, through a canopy of trees unfurling their spring foliage, was a view that never ceases to amaze me. … More Hiking Beech Bluff Trail at Occoneechee Speedway

Exploring Occoneechee Speedway, a Landmark of Stock Car Racing

For twenty years, it hosted stock car racing events that featured such names as Richard Petty, Fireball Roberts, and Tim Flock. Then, in 1968, protests from local clergy–who were tired of parishioners being absent from their pews on Sunday, the official race day–led to the eventual closing of the track. … More Exploring Occoneechee Speedway, a Landmark of Stock Car Racing