Fire Destroys the Original Cotton Gin

The original Cotton Gin on the Currituck Mainland has been so much a part of Outer Banks life that it’s hard to imagine what it will be like without it. After Saturday’s blaze the left only charred remains of the store, we’ll have to face that reality. We don’t know yet what caused it or … Continue reading Fire Destroys the Original Cotton Gin

Works on Paper at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery Will Challenge Artists

Here’s something different to do on the Outer Banks this week. Or if not this week, there’s the rest of the month to check it out. The 2019 Invitational Exhibition Works on Paper at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in nags Head, offers a little seen glimpse into the creative process of artists.  Sponsored by … Continue reading Works on Paper at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery Will Challenge Artists

Duck Jazz Festival Coming October 12 & 13

It’s never too early to start thinking about the Duck jazz Festival.  Yes it’s free, so there’s no need to buy tickets, but if there is one Outer Banks music festival to check out the Duck Jazz Festival Held Columbus Day Weekend every year, the man events are on Sunday beginning at 11:00 a.m. and … Continue reading Duck Jazz Festival Coming October 12 & 13

For The Lost Colony Third Time Is Truly the Charm

For the The Lost Colony Grand Tasting third time’s the charm evidently, although we have to admit the first two times were awfully nice. But the Saturday wine tasting at the the SoundStage Theater certainly seemed like the best yet. Maybe it was the weather, with that gently breeze blowing off Croatan Sound; or the … Continue reading For The Lost Colony Third Time Is Truly the Charm

Edward Greene Documentary Tells the Tale of a Remarkable Life

Edward Greene is a very interesting guy. One of the icons of who and what the Outer Banks has become, he’s 93 now, needs a walker to get around but the mind and memories are as sharp as ever. He’s probably best known to most people as the founder of the Christmas Shop and Island … Continue reading Edward Greene Documentary Tells the Tale of a Remarkable Life

CrabDaddy-Steamed Crab, a Perfect Day & Family Time

Here’s the basic concept behind CrabDaddy, the annual celebration of crab and other things at the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg— Eat a lot of crab. Drink some wine from Sanctuary Vineyards, or beer from the taps of the local brewery that are on hand. Bring the family—any event at the Cotton Gin is very kid … Continue reading CrabDaddy-Steamed Crab, a Perfect Day & Family Time

CrabDaddy Reappears at Sanctuary Vineyards

All is well on the Outer Banks as CrabDaddy makes his annual appearance this Saturday on the north lawn of the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg on September 21. That’s this coming Saturday. Who, the uninformed may ask, is CrabDaddy, not realizing that CrabDaddy is a what as much as a who. What he, or is … Continue reading CrabDaddy Reappears at Sanctuary Vineyards

Annual ESA’s Surf Competition Returns to Jennette’s Pier

The hurricane is behind us. Except for Ocracoke everything on the Outer Banks is open and welcoming visitors and the Eastern Surf Association finals beginning Sunday and running through next week is what back to normal is all about. The ESA is celebrating its 50th anniversary—not quite as experienced in the as Joe Lamb, Jr. … Continue reading Annual ESA’s Surf Competition Returns to Jennette’s Pier

Back to Normal after Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is gone, thank goodness, and the cleanup is going very well. The northern Outer Banks completely opened to visitors this afternoon and hopefully Hatteras Island will follow suit in a few days. Ocracoke, though, is going to take a while to cleanup and get ready for visitors. Initial reports seem to indicate there … Continue reading Back to Normal after Hurricane Dorian

Dorian Is Not a Welcome Visitor to the Outer Banks

As visitors go, Hurricane Dorian is not the kind we like on the Outer Banks. The best we can say for him is he’s not going to hang around for very long. Unfortunately his visit is pretty miserable. Here on the northern Outer Banks where are Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates homes are, we’re getting … Continue reading Dorian Is Not a Welcome Visitor to the Outer Banks