30th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Outer Banks Marches along the Beach Road The Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is about as Outer  Banks as it gets. Sure it’s also a celebration of all things Irish with lot of green and and all the trimmings.  But really, what the Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is, is the Outer Banks … Continue reading 30th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

30th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade This Sunday

A Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade that actually falls on St. Patrick’s Day? Unheard of…unprecedented…and yet it is happening. The 30th Annual Mike Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be this Sunday, March 17. The Parade is always held on the Sunday closest to March 17 so evidently 30th time is the charm. Marching along … Continue reading 30th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade This Sunday

Record of Decision Moves Mid Currituck Bridge Project Forward

Maybe, just maybe the Mid Currituck Bridge will be built. On Friday the Federal Highway Administration approved the project’s Record of Decision. With the federal government’s approval in hand, the long-awaited bridge connecting the Currituck Banks with the mainland has just gotten a huge boost. Record of Decision & What It Means A Record of … Continue reading Record of Decision Moves Mid Currituck Bridge Project Forward

Outer Banks Taste of the Beach Coming Soon

Spring is almost here and that means the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach cannot be far behind. There are a lot of places that do a “Taste of…” but no one does it as well as the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach. Think of it as a combination amazing culinary adventure and a … Continue reading Outer Banks Taste of the Beach Coming Soon

New Oregon Inlet Bridge Opens-Bonner Bridge Officially Closed

Suddenly the new Oregon Inlet bridge is open. No announcement, no huge fanfare, just a quick notice press release from NCDOT with a headline reading: “New Bridge Over Oregon Inlet Opens to Traffic” on Monday. Honestly, it doesn’t matter. Sure there is an official ribbon cutting scheduled for April 2, but that will probably be … Continue reading New Oregon Inlet Bridge Opens-Bonner Bridge Officially Closed

Shakespeare on the Outer Banks Stage

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” offers a different theater experience for Outer Banks audiences. Brought to the stage by the Theater of Dare, it is a theatrical classic done right. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is silly, absurd, fun and very funny. It is also one of Shakespeare’s most accessible plays. The language is the classic … Continue reading Shakespeare on the Outer Banks Stage

Ashley’s Espresso Parlour Now Open in KDH

There’s a new coffee shop on the Outer Banks and it’s worth checking out.  Ashley’s Espresso Parlour is something special. It’s on the ocean side of the intersection of Helga Street and the Bypass in Kill Devil Hills, although it’s so close to Kitty Hawk that some people might say it’s there. Ashley of Ashley’s … Continue reading Ashley’s Espresso Parlour Now Open in KDH

Cajun Occasion at Sanctuary Vineyards

The Cajun Occasion, the name says it all. Coming Saturday, March 2 to Sanctuary Vineyards up in Jarvisburg. That’s about 15 minutes north of the Wright Memorial Bridge. Since the official Mardi Gras is on March 5 this year, we can probably call the Cajun Occassion a pre-Mardi Gras party. One thing we do know, … Continue reading Cajun Occasion at Sanctuary Vineyards

Walkers, Bikers Cross Bonner Bridge Replacement

Cold, windy and spectacular. There is no other way to describe what it was like to walk across Oregon Inlet on the replacement span for the Bonner Bridge. NCDOT has not opened the new bridge yet to traffic. They have indicated that is coming later this month, but on Saturday they opened the bridge to … Continue reading Walkers, Bikers Cross Bonner Bridge Replacement

Larry Sabato and His Crystal Ball Comes to the Outer Banks

Larry Sabato is a pretty interesting guy. At least on stage he is when he’s talking about elections, the electorate and all things political The Bryan Cultural Series brought Larry Sabato and his Crystal Ball to the Outer Banks on Wednesday night and what he said was a welcomed relief from some of the discourse … Continue reading Larry Sabato and His Crystal Ball Comes to the Outer Banks