Bears, free negroes and wild cats.

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Goldsboro Messenger, 4 February 1886.

[Sidenote: South Creek flows into the Pamlico River several miles before the river empties Pamlico Sound. Located northeast of New Bern, it is not hard to imagine that this area of Beaufort County¬†was isolated and difficult to reach in the 19th century. — LYH]