Dare County Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary–History and Culture Will Be Featured

The 150th anniversary of the founding of Dare County happened just a few days ago. There will be a full year’s worth celebrations to mark the event. When it was created there wasn’t much here, which has a lot to do with why Currituck, Hyde, and Tyrrell counties were willing to give up small pieces … Continue reading Dare County Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary–History and Culture Will Be Featured

Jug Handle Bridge at Rodanthe Is Taking Shape

If all goes as planned, sometime next year, probably close to summer, the Jug Handle Bridge that will by pass the S Curves just north of Rodanthe will have its ribbon cutting. The S Curves, just north of Rodanthe, is one of the most dynamic areas of Pea Island. There have been one or two … Continue reading Jug Handle Bridge at Rodanthe Is Taking Shape

Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Sets Record for Artists and Attendance

Held the last weekend of January every year, the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is one of the must see and do events on the Outer Banks. The 2020 show marks the 42nd annual Frank Stick Show and for some time it was held at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head. But the … Continue reading Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Sets Record for Artists and Attendance

After Dark at All Saints Offers Something for Everyone

If it’s late January, almost February, on the Outer Banks, it must After Dark at All Saints Episcopal Church. Every February for at least the past 10 years All Saints Episcopal Church in  Southern Shores has been offering its classes on everything from food to music to art. There is something for everyone in the … Continue reading After Dark at All Saints Offers Something for Everyone

3000 Christmas Trees Help Stabilize Outer Banks Dunes

Thanks to a some generous help from some Virginia Beach friends and some really hard work on the beach in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, a lot of the sand dunes along the beach are looking better than ever. Donny King chef/owner of Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk got a friend of his up in … Continue reading 3000 Christmas Trees Help Stabilize Outer Banks Dunes

Are Harbor Seals Bypassing the Outer Banks This Year?

The weather finally turned cold today. Honestly with that northeast wind blowing at around 25, bitterly cold is properly how it could be described. It’s been a while since it has been this cold on the Outer Banks. It certainly has saved on heating bills, but the truth is, it is January and it is … Continue reading Are Harbor Seals Bypassing the Outer Banks This Year?

The Cookie Crumbles at New Cookie Bakery Crumbl in Southern Shores

It’s that wonderful scent of freshly baked cookies that that seems to reach out and beckon to the unwary. And even the wary. It doesn’t seem to matter. Crumbl, the new cookie bakery that opened just a couple of months ago in Southern Shores is doing a lot right. And one of the things they … Continue reading The Cookie Crumbles at New Cookie Bakery Crumbl in Southern Shores

Repurposing Christmas Trees on the Outer Banks

It’s such a simple idea it’s amazing that it works. After the holidays are done and all the trimmings come off the Christmas tree, create a new purpose for it. Place it at the base of a sand dune and let nature take its course. Here on the Outer Banks it’s become sort of an … Continue reading Repurposing Christmas Trees on the Outer Banks

Rodanthe Old Christmas – 250 Years of Tradition Keeps Colonial Customs Alive

They’re celebrating Old Christmas at the Village of Rodanthe today. It’s a tradition that goes back at least 250 years. Maybe even a bit longer, it’s hard to say. It all depends on when a group of isolated villagers in Colonial times along the Outer Banks were told that England had adopted the Gregorian Calendar—the … Continue reading Rodanthe Old Christmas – 250 Years of Tradition Keeps Colonial Customs Alive

Manteo New Year Celebration Perfectly Outer Banks

There is something so perfectly small town life about the Manteo New Year’s Eve Celebration that once it is experienced it almost always becomes an annual tradition. Maybe it’s the 8:00 countdown and ball drop for the kids; maybe it’s the street fair atmosphere with food trucks and local charities serving hotdogs, hamburgers, Reuben sandwiches … Continue reading Manteo New Year Celebration Perfectly Outer Banks