Amazing Outer Banks Weekend-The Best Yet to Come

What an amazing weekend on the Outer Banks. OK, a bit windy, but it didn’t stop anybody or anything. The Dare County Arts Council had what may have been their best Artrageous ever.That’s the organizations’s celebration of the arts and kids in the community and this year’s theme, The Art of Compassion, came together beautifully. … Continue reading Amazing Outer Banks Weekend-The Best Yet to Come

The Outer Banks, Grapes, and the Lost Colony

There is a grape that is native to the Outer Banks, actually the entire southeastern United States, that is so well adapted to this environment that is will not grow anywhere else in the world. The muscadine grape is absolutely ubiquitous around here–the picture of grapes with this blog was taken this morning along Moor … Continue reading The Outer Banks, Grapes, and the Lost Colony

Slow Going on Wright Memorial Bridge

Ok, worse than advertised. The closure of the outbound Wright Memorial Bridge is going to create some headaches on weekends here on the Outer Banks. Just an unofficial number, but my odometer had traffic backed up 3.5 miles in Kitty Hawk on Sunday afternoon. The maintenance is needed since a ride across the bridge is … Continue reading Slow Going on Wright Memorial Bridge

Outer Banks ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

The ESA Easterns Surfing Championships wrapped up today in what can only be described as a perfect Outer Banks day. Mid 80s, light breeze and for the surfers a nice event break in the surf just south of JennetteâåÛåªs Pier in Nags Head where the annual event is held. ESA stands for Eastern Surfing Association … Continue reading Outer Banks ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

Outer Banks Connection-Replacement for Bonner Takes Huge Step Forward

There might actually be a replacement for the Bonner Bridge connecting the northern Outer Banks with Hatteras Island ItâåÛåªs hard to imagine a more complete rejection of a lawsuit than the summary judgment issued by NE North Carolina District Judge, Louise Flanagan in finding for NCDOT and against the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). It … Continue reading Outer Banks Connection-Replacement for Bonner Takes Huge Step Forward

Outer Banks Schools-Among the Best

  I came across some stories that placed Dare County schools among the elite of the country–really, I kid you not. Depending on which survey you’re looking at both First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills and Manteo High in Manteo are consistently ranked in the top 5-6% nationally. Manteo tends to get mentioned … Continue reading Outer Banks Schools-Among the Best

Manteo’s First Friday

  One of the things that goes into creating a great community are the things that bring people out time and time again. In that sense the Outer Banks is a lot like every other small town in America–although stretched across 90 miles or so of shoreline. There’s this one event in particular that just … Continue reading Manteo’s First Friday