79th Season for Lost Colony

Now that’s the way to start the season! The 79th year of The Lost Colony kicked off last night and all the elements for success was there and they didn’t miss. The weather at Waterside Theatre where the play is performed was perfect, the acting was outstanding, the staging compelling and fun to watch and … Continue reading 79th Season for Lost Colony

OBX Summer Is Coming, Event Calendar Fills

Yea for summer! It’s almost here. Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, the weather is getting warmer and there’s lots to do. The Lost Colony kicks off its 79th season this weekend; the Outer Banks Brewfest ups the ante with the Inaugural Outer Banks Craft Beer Week. There’s still a Brewfest—that’s happening next weekend on … Continue reading OBX Summer Is Coming, Event Calendar Fills

Mustang Spring Jam-Great Music in Corolla

The music at Mike Dianna’s Mustang Music Spring Jam—or his fall Mustang Festival—is always great, but honestly the highlight may very well be the kids of the Mustang Music Program who kick things off. Yes—People’s Blues of Richmond, the headliner for the day, is an amazing band . . . so good that they may … Continue reading Mustang Spring Jam-Great Music in Corolla

The Outer Banks, WWII & the Battle for the Atlantic

World War II was fought on the doorstep of the Outer Banks. The Battle for the Atlantic ravaged Allied shipping from the Caribbean to the North Sea and the coastal waters of North Carolina saw some of the heaviest losses. In March of 1942 more than 70 ships were sunk off the coast of North … Continue reading The Outer Banks, WWII & the Battle for the Atlantic

A Special Fundraiser for The Lost Colony

What a great evening at Pamlico Jack’s in Nags Head. Billed as a Night of  Friends, Food & Fine Wine Benefitting The Lost Colony, it was all of that a little bit more. The food was absolutely outstanding. Hard to pick out a favorite, but the bbq bacon wrapped pineapple squares was universally given excellent … Continue reading A Special Fundraiser for The Lost Colony

William Ivey Long and the Lost Colony

Now that we’re in May it’s just a few weeks before the The Lost Colony opens for the season at Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island. Opening night this year is Friday, May 27. This will be the 79th year for the play. First staged in 1937 with the hope that it would last one season, … Continue reading William Ivey Long and the Lost Colony

Mother’s Day 2016-An OBX Delight

Since it first became an official holiday in 1914, Mother’s Day has really focused on two themes—mothers and family. The Outer Banks seems to represent the best part of both of those. That was on full display today along the beach. Families of every sort were enjoying an absolutely beautiful spring day—the temperature was in … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2016-An OBX Delight

Time to Climb-NPS Opens Outer Banks Lighthouses

Now that the weather is getting better, it’s time to think about the view from the top—in this case the top of Outer Banks lighthouses. The two lighthouses that are part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore are ready for climbing. Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses are extraordinary structures; Cape Hatteras in Buxton, opened in 1870 … Continue reading Time to Climb-NPS Opens Outer Banks Lighthouses

19th Annual Mollie Fearing Art Show Looks Great

There are some great traditions on the Outer Banks for artists and it’s always great to see who turns out for the art shows. Sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) the Molly Fearing Art Show is one of the best around. Open to DCAC members and Dare County Residents, it is a wonderful … Continue reading 19th Annual Mollie Fearing Art Show Looks Great