Outer Banks Party at Big Curri-Shuck

The 2016 version of the Annual Big Curri-shuck? Now that was a great party. The premise of Curri-shuck is simple. Gather everyone together the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Give people all they can eat steamed oysters, crab and pulled pork barbecue, have some great local beers on tap, sample wine from Sanctuary Vineyards the host for … Continue reading Outer Banks Party at Big Curri-Shuck

A Day of Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks

It’s a rainy Thanksgiving here on the Outer Banks, but that’s ok—we need the rain. The holiday, especially on the Outer Banks has in so many way become what it was originally meant to be—a time for family and friends to gather and give thanks for those moment when we can spend some time together. … Continue reading A Day of Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks

Almost Home Cooked Holiday Meal

One of the great traditions on the Outer Banks is gathering for holidays. That’s not just those of us who live here, it also homeowners and visitors coming to stay for a special November treat or to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Tradition holds that someone spends most of the day in the kitchen … Continue reading Almost Home Cooked Holiday Meal

Thanksgiving Start of Outer Banks Holiday Traditions

Thanksgiving is a pretty special holiday on the Outer Banks. It is certainly a family time when many of our homeowners come with their children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters to celebrate the holiday. Of course for the those of us who live here, it’s much the same—a day to treasure time with family and close … Continue reading Thanksgiving Start of Outer Banks Holiday Traditions

Perfect Conditions Greet OBX Marathon Runners

It would be hard to imagine better weather for the 11th running of the Outer Banks marathon. Cool temperatures at the start on Kitty Hawk Road, almost no wind for the entire time and beautiful sunshine.  Blair Teal from Charlotte, North Carolina posted the best time crossing the finish line in Manteo at 2:22. For … Continue reading Perfect Conditions Greet OBX Marathon Runners

Outer Banks Autumn Foliage

Autumn has come to the Outer Banks and even though the climate is not as extreme as the mountains, the fall foliage is still beautiful. Step away from the beach and there is a whole world of color waiting to be explored in the maritime forests of the Outer Banks. Here are three easy paths to … Continue reading Outer Banks Autumn Foliage

Shrimp Cook Off Brings Out Best in Outer Banks

It was certainly crowded in Ocean Boulevard for the 7th Annual Outer Banks Shrimp Cook Off. With 10 restaurant on hand and some great weather, there  seemed to be a lot of folks sampling some great dishes. It’s nice, too, that the event is a fundraiser for the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research. It’s … Continue reading Shrimp Cook Off Brings Out Best in Outer Banks

Clemens Comes to Life in “Whiskey with Twain”

In a show filled with humor and great acting, Ryan Clemens, the three times grandfather’s brother’s son of Samuel Clemens—Mark Twain, brought the thoughts and stories of the great author to life. Clemens performed what was a one man show featuring characters drawn from the short works and novels of his famous ancestor. Clemens and Whiskey with Twain … Continue reading Clemens Comes to Life in “Whiskey with Twain”

5 Reasons to Love Beach Nourishment

Beach Nourishment, the long-standing question and constant struggle of pros and cons.  The one thing we all agree on is that we don’t want to lose our beautiful beaches and want to preserve and protect our community. The coastline on the Outer Banks has been vulnerable for many years. Our tiny sand bar takes an … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Love Beach Nourishment