Navigating Summer Roads on the Outer Banks-Tips and Patience

Be Patient-It Doesn’t Take That Long Now that the summer solstice has officially announced the arrival of summer, our Outer Banks roads are filled with cars—most of them visitors but the locals have to drive as well. What becomes apparent very quickly is getting from point A to point B at this time of the … Continue reading Navigating Summer Roads on the Outer Banks-Tips and Patience

Father’s Day and Fun Fare Mark Beginning of OBX Summer

Summer Season Comes to the Outer Banks The official start of summer on the Outer Banks is simple—Father’s Day weekend. Memorial Day may be the symbolic start of the season, but things don’t really get rolling until schools are out and families can plan on some real time together. So—it’s Father’s Day weekend…the third weekend … Continue reading Father’s Day and Fun Fare Mark Beginning of OBX Summer

Outer Banks Burger Battles Heat Up

Are we having a burger war on the Outer Banks? It’s probably too early to tell if it’s all out warfare, but it does look as though the battle for the best hamburger on the beach is heating up. Always ready to put in a 110% effort for our Joe Lamb, Jr. readers, we have … Continue reading Outer Banks Burger Battles Heat Up

Rogallo Kite Festival Comes to Jockey’s Ridge State Park

      36th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival Has Something for Everyone There is probably no better way to celebrate Francis Rogallo than with the Kitty Hawk Kites Rogallo Kite Festival. Held this coming weekend, June 15-17, at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the 36th annual edition of the festival is a must stop and see part … Continue reading Rogallo Kite Festival Comes to Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Four Outer Banks Microbreweries Offer Great Tasting Possibilities

And now we are four—four locally owned microbreweries  on the Outer Banks, that is. The Northern Outer Banks Brewing Company in Corolla just joined the mix this spring, and that brings the number of microbreweries on the Outer Banks to four. Or maybe five if 1718 Brewing down in Ocracoke is included…although we think that’s … Continue reading Four Outer Banks Microbreweries Offer Great Tasting Possibilities

Manteo’s Dare Day Highlights Welcomes Summer to OBX

Celebration Brings Food, Fun, Music to Manteo If Norman Rockwell were alive today, he would travel to Manteo to paint the perfect picture of small town life. Saturday’s 43rd Annual Dare Day was about as ideal a day to throw a part welcoming summer as there could be. The weather was wonderful—a little warm, but … Continue reading Manteo’s Dare Day Highlights Welcomes Summer to OBX

First Weekend in June Brings Summer Celebration to Outer Banks

The calendar may say late spring, but it sure felt like summer today on the Outer Banks. And just in time for the summer feel, the weekend event calendar is filled with lots to do. Two big events are must see and must do. On Saturday the 43rd Annual Dare Day takes over the Manteo … Continue reading First Weekend in June Brings Summer Celebration to Outer Banks

Beach Permit Now Required for Parking on Carova Beach

Permit Required for Parking on Beach Only Heading to the Carova area of the Currituck Banks? If so, be sure to get a permit before parking on the beach. Beginning this weekend—Memorial Day—a permit is required for anyone who is parking on the Carova beach. The very important word in that sentence is parking. In … Continue reading Beach Permit Now Required for Parking on Carova Beach

Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Project Gains National Recognition

Intra-Local Effort Recognized for Multiple Community Benefits What does a couple of years of planning and $38.5 million earn? When it comes to beach nourishment, recognition as one of the best projects in the nation. The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) which is a trade organization for companies engaged in nourishment, recognized the Intra-local … Continue reading Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Project Gains National Recognition

Mustang Spring Jam-Great Music & a Great Time in Corolla

Marcus King Band Rocks the House Sunday’s Mustang Spring Jam in Corolla may have been the best yet, and that’s really saying something because there have been some amazing  shows in the past. But there was something about this one—maybe it was lucky seven—since this was the 7th annual show. Or may it was just … Continue reading Mustang Spring Jam-Great Music & a Great Time in Corolla