Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens a Holiday Delight

Roasted Marshmallows and Beautiful Lights Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens is one of those Christmas traditions that is a reminder of how special the holiday season can be. Any time of the year is a great time to visit the Gardens, a 10 acre site immediately adjacent to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke … Continue reading Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens a Holiday Delight

New Bonner Bridge Opening Delayed by Weather

Fall Storms Create Construction Delays The ribbon cutting for the new Bonner Bridge that spans Oregon Inlet has been moved back to sometime in January or February next year. NCDOT had hoped to get the replacement span for the aging bridge opened by the end of this year, but a series of storm event have … Continue reading New Bonner Bridge Opening Delayed by Weather

Powerful Winds, Rain and Pounding Surf-OBX Experiences Nor’Easter

The winds are howling, the seas are building to 10-14’ and the rain was coming down in sheets earlier. Thankfully, the rain has let up for the time being, but a curtain call is predicted for tomorrow. All the elements are there for a classic nor’easter—and that’s what this is. This is the same system … Continue reading Powerful Winds, Rain and Pounding Surf-OBX Experiences Nor’Easter

Starvin’ Artists Party-An Outer Banks Christmas Gathering

Fun, Food and Wonderful Art Christmas must be getting closer—the 33rd annual Starvin’ Artists Christmas Party is happening tomorrow, Saturday. The gathering is at Cozy Kitchens in Kitty Hawk on Kitty Hawk road from 4-9 p.m. For anyone in the vicinity—come by and check it out. In the past the Starvin’ Artists Party has been … Continue reading Starvin’ Artists Party-An Outer Banks Christmas Gathering

Outer Banks Holidays Begin with Tree Lightings

This is certainly a great weekend to celebrate the holidays. Christmas is coming—we know that because there were tree lighting ceremonies in Manteo and the Duck—and tonight, Sunday is the first evening of Chanukah. For most of the folks that live here and our visitors, the tree lightings really seem to mark the true beginnings … Continue reading Outer Banks Holidays Begin with Tree Lightings

Santa Claus, Tree Lighting and the Spirit of Chrismas

Annual Event Welcomes Santa and the Holiday Season Tomorrow night, Friday, is the night…the night that jolly old elf, Santa Claus comes to town in Manteo. In what may be one of the most amazing small town Christmas celebrations anywhere, the town of Manteo lights the giant fir tree on the waterfront and welcomes Santa … Continue reading Santa Claus, Tree Lighting and the Spirit of Chrismas

All Along the Outer Banks Watchtower

Iconic All Along the Watchtower Leads to Celebration Fifty years ago on November 22, 1968 Bob Dylan released “All Along the Watchtower,” one of his most celebrated songs. To mark that event the Dare County Arts Council featured the work of artist Janet Stapelman. Stapelman’s took each line of the song and created a cotton thread … Continue reading All Along the Outer Banks Watchtower

A Happy Thanksgiving Wish from Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates

Thanksgiving, we have decided, has a very good case for being our favorite holiday. The requirements are simple—spend time with the people we care about the most and eat a lot of food, and be thankful that those people are in our lives. As a requirement for a successful holiday, it doesn’t get much simpler … Continue reading A Happy Thanksgiving Wish from Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates

The Big Curri-Shuck…the Perfect Way to End Thanksgiving Weekend

The Big Curri-Shuck is the perfect post Thanksgiving celebration. Thanksgiving is all about food, family and just enjoying the day without worrying about eating too much or really anything. The Big Curric-Shuck is pretty much the same thing with some live music thrown in. Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving at Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg on … Continue reading The Big Curri-Shuck…the Perfect Way to End Thanksgiving Weekend

Kitty Hawk Winks to Close after Thanksgiving

A Last Hurrah for a Local Icon Change is inevitable but somehow it seemed the Kitty Hawk Winks was immune to that. Through 65 years it remained open at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and the Beach Road, the perfect beach town convenience store, dispensing food, sandwiches, tee-shirts and cheap souvenirs in equal measure. Change, … Continue reading Kitty Hawk Winks to Close after Thanksgiving