A Perfect OBX Day of Oystoberfest

It would be hard to imagine a more perfect day for the inaugural Outer Banks Oystoberfest on Saturday. The weather was perfect, the beer wonderful and the oysters sublime. A part of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association’s annual fall Restaurant Week, the festival did everything right to make the day special. Held at Southern Shores … Continue reading A Perfect OBX Day of Oystoberfest

Fall in love with Halloween on the OBX

Fall on the OBX is filled with many family friendly fun events. Make sure you don’t miss out on all the kid-friendly activities that the Outer Banks offers. One fall favorite you can’t miss is the pumpkin patch at Island Farms. Grab yourself a Charlie Brown worthy GREAT pumpkin! Don’t forget get to carve it … Continue reading Fall in love with Halloween on the OBX

Exec Director of Corolla Wild Horse Fund Retires

Measuring the impact that Karen McCalpin, the Executive Director of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, has had on the Outer Banks and Corolla in particular is tough. Not because there hasn’t been any, but because the impact is so huge. For the people who have gotten to know her and the passion and love for … Continue reading Exec Director of Corolla Wild Horse Fund Retires

BrewTag-Fun with Flight in Nags Head

BrewTag-Proving That Beer Can Fly The 2nd Annual BrewTag was held at the Event Site in Nags Head yesterday—Saturday—and it proved conclusively that “Yes! Beer can fly!” The premise to BrewTag is simple: strap a 1/6 keg of beer to a glider, toss it off a 25’ tower and see if it can fly. Usually … Continue reading BrewTag-Fun with Flight in Nags Head

Outer Banks Matthew Recap

Hurricane Matthew is almost two weeks gone and we’re still dealing with the lingering effects here on the Outer Banks. Everything is open and there is plenty for our visitors to do, but look around and evidence of its passage is not hard to find. Large puddles still cover some parking lots and lower lying … Continue reading Outer Banks Matthew Recap

Outer Banks Seafood Festival Delivers

The 5th Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival at Nags Head on Saturday was a great reminder about what the Outer Banks is all about. And it feels so good to put Hurricane Matthew in the rearview mirror. There’s still cleanup to do, some damage to assess, but it sure did feel good to have a … Continue reading Outer Banks Seafood Festival Delivers

Outer Banks Seafood Fest-Expect a Great Time

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is coming at just the right time. Gates open at 10:30 on Saturday and the food and entertainment keeps going until six. The setting at the Nags Head Event Site is perfect with Roanoke Sound as a backdrop and helping to create what looks like an ideal day, the forecast … Continue reading Outer Banks Seafood Fest-Expect a Great Time

The – AfterMatthew –

A State in disarray but a community united. Hurricane Matthew was a force to be reckoned with beginning with devastating results in Haiti and working its way through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The effects from this storm will be felt for months. Harsh winds, heavy rains, flash flooding, storm surges and complete … Continue reading The – AfterMatthew –

Hurricane Matthew-An Unwelcome Surprise

Hurricane Matthew was an unwelcome and unpleasant surprise. We knew it was going to rain a lot; we knew the winds were going to be strong, but the Outer Banks seemed to get more than expected. Perhaps most surprising is that the forecast track of Matthew changed at the last moment. From Wednesday through Saturday … Continue reading Hurricane Matthew-An Unwelcome Surprise

OBX Matthew News-This Weekend and Beyond

Even though it looks as though Hurricane Matthew is going to pass well to the south of the Outer Banks as it heads out to sea, we’re still feeling some of the effects of the storm. Nothing at all like Florida is experiencing—and Georgia and South Carolina after that, and we really hope coastal residents … Continue reading OBX Matthew News-This Weekend and Beyond