15th Annual Chefs Auction at Duck Woods Country Club

The food was so good it defies description; the auction items were amazing; the evening of the 15th Annual March of Dimes Chefs Auction at Duck Woods Country Club a wonderful memory. It was also, though, a chance to reflect on the miracle of birth and what it mean to families when something goes wrong—and … Continue reading 15th Annual Chefs Auction at Duck Woods Country Club

OBX Nourishment Delayed

Delayed but still on the horizon, beach nourishment will be a part of the Outer Banks future. Participants in an Intralocal Agreement between Dare County and the towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills had hoped to begin nourishing local beaches this summer. However, when the bids were opened, they were about 20% … Continue reading OBX Nourishment Delayed

Winter on the OBX-Still Lots to Do

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean the Outer Banks has ceased to exist. For a lot of people, winter is the best time of the year to be here—it’s uncrowded, the pace of life has slowed down, a walk on the beach is a great time to spend time with just yourself or someone special. … Continue reading Winter on the OBX-Still Lots to Do

Great Evening of Music on the Outer Banks

Some of us sing pretty well, some of us not so well and everyone is rock star in their car. But last night at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills we witnessed something wonderful and marvelous—music that was transcendent. Traveling from Connecticut, the Naugatuck High School Chorale combined with the Manteo and First … Continue reading Great Evening of Music on the Outer Banks

Looking Forward to Spring OBX Events

Now that we’re halfway through the month of February, it’s time to start looking forward to some of the springtime events coming up on the Outer Banks. The big springtime event is the Taste of the Beach, which, with restaurants from Corolla to Manteo participating, is as much an exploration of the area as it … Continue reading Looking Forward to Spring OBX Events

OBX Snow Day

It was a snow day today on the Outer Banks. Away from the beach the snow falls in gentle white patterns, cushioning the sound of cars as they drive by, yet somehow carrying even farther than usual the shouts of joy of the kids in the neighborhood. On the beach though it’s a different story—the wind … Continue reading OBX Snow Day

Dark and Stormy Night Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday

“It was a dark and stormy night . . .” pretty much describes the Outer Banks weather this Superbowl Sunday. Actually the following phrase of Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s line—the author of that phrase—seems apt as well. “. . . except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind. . . “ … Continue reading Dark and Stormy Night Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday

Outer Banks Evening Entertainment

After Dark at All Saints is a reminder of how wonderful winter can be on the Outer Banks. There is nothing earth shattering or headline making about what happens throughout the month of February at the Episcopal Church in Southern Shores—it’s just community at its best. Started seven years ago as a way to bring … Continue reading Outer Banks Evening Entertainment

Energy Forum at Jennette’s Pier

Coastal North Carolina is at the center of an energy goldmine. Listening to a panel of experts at a Outer Bank Chamber of Commerce luncheon today—Thursday—that message came amidst all the talk of renewable and alternative energies. Jim Bennet, Chief of the Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), was on … Continue reading Energy Forum at Jennette’s Pier