Perfect Beach Days on the Outer Banks

We have had a series of perfect beach days here on the Outer Banks, and today was no exception. And, the good news is, there doesn’t seem to be anything out there that will change that for the next three or four days. What constitutes a perfect day for the beach? First—there has to be … Continue reading Perfect Beach Days on the Outer Banks

New World Festival of the Arts This Week in Manteo

A Wonderful Reason to Check out a Picturesque Downtown The 37th Annual New World Festival of the Arts is Wednesday and Thursday this week and if ever there was a great excuse to stroll along the Manteo waterfront this is it. Featuring over 75 exhibitors from up and down the East Coast as well as … Continue reading New World Festival of the Arts This Week in Manteo

Jockey’s Ridge State Park-An Outer Banks Hidden Gem

Discover the Unexpected at Jockey’s Ridge State Park There are, throughout the Outer Banks unexpected finds–a hidden gem, if you will. Places that may be a bit more difficult to get to, but getting there is worth every bit of the effort. Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head is one of those places. There … Continue reading Jockey’s Ridge State Park-An Outer Banks Hidden Gem

Village Table and Tavern Opens in Town of Duck

After 6 Months the Doors Are Open It seems like Village Table and Tavern in Duck has been under construction forever—but at long last it’s open! For visitors who have been driving up to Corolla, that’s the building that’s been under construction at the Nor’Banks Sailing Center since February. Was it worth the wait? A … Continue reading Village Table and Tavern Opens in Town of Duck

When Rain Goes Away Musicians Come Out to Play

Live Outdoor Music Back on Tap for Upcoming Week We have had a lot of rain here on the Outer Banks over the past week. If the rain gauge at the Dare County Airport on Roanoke Island is accurate—and it’s the official record keeper—it looks like 14” over the past seven days. We’ve had a … Continue reading When Rain Goes Away Musicians Come Out to Play

Rain and The Great Outer Banks Escarpment

Into every life a little rain must fall, but this has been ridiculous. Since this last system moved in on Saturday evening, rainfall has come in around 10”. That’s a lot. For the most part the Outer Banks actually handles a heavy rain like that pretty well. The ground is porous—these are giant sandbars—so the … Continue reading Rain and The Great Outer Banks Escarpment

Fulgurite-Lightning Captured in the Sand

Fulgurite a Delicate, Intricate Shape of Lightning The Outer Banks week is looking like it’s going to be a bit stormy for a couple of days. The forecast doesn’t look too bad toward the end of the week though. With the storms, if there is lightening, comes the possibility of a remarkable phenomenon—fulgurite. Created by … Continue reading Fulgurite-Lightning Captured in the Sand

Joe Lamb, Jr. Founders Honored by Dare County

50 Years of Service to the Community Recognized For 50 years Ann and Joe Lamb have believed in the Outer Banks. They have believed in it as a place to raise their family, grow a business and and welcome visitors to the community they call their home. At the Dare County Commissioner’s meeting this week, … Continue reading Joe Lamb, Jr. Founders Honored by Dare County

Outer-An Excellent Film on Outer Banks Surfing

The Surfing Culture of the Outer Banks Brought to Life Logan Marshall will be a senior at Manteo High School next year, so it’s hard to imagine that he’s already produced to excellent films on surfing on the Outer Banks. His first film was Limitless, a 22 minute short that had its first showing at … Continue reading Outer-An Excellent Film on Outer Banks Surfing

Spectacular Kite Display at 40th Annual Wright Kite Festival

Best Kite Flying Weather Ever, According to Experts Two days of near perfect kite flying weather greeted the 40th Annual Wright Kite Festival this year, and the kite flyers of Kitty Hawk Kites took full advantage of it. The display that was put on at the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills was the … Continue reading Spectacular Kite Display at 40th Annual Wright Kite Festival