Finding the Uhwarries - CPJW 2011

The Uwharrie Mountains in south central North Carolina are old — very old. They are really more like hills, worn down by passing millennia. But cradled within these ancient hills is a land of forests and lakes, with people whose lives are as rich as the soil they live on. These are their stories.

In the eighth annual Carolina Photojournalism Workshop, UNC students found fascinating characters with wonderful tales to tell. Stories of survival and of death, of caring and family. And of fun — in fishing and four wheeling, movies and cliff jumping. Settle in and enjoy Finding the Uwharries.