When Rain Goes Away Musicians Come Out to Play

Live Outdoor Music Back on Tap for Upcoming Week We have had a lot of rain here on the Outer Banks over the past week. If the rain gauge at the Dare County Airport on Roanoke Island is accurate—and it’s the official record keeper—it looks like 14” over the past seven days. We’ve had a … Continue reading When Rain Goes Away Musicians Come Out to Play

Rain and The Great Outer Banks Escarpment

Into every life a little rain must fall, but this has been ridiculous. Since this last system moved in on Saturday evening, rainfall has come in around 10”. That’s a lot. For the most part the Outer Banks actually handles a heavy rain like that pretty well. The ground is porous—these are giant sandbars—so the … Continue reading Rain and The Great Outer Banks Escarpment

Fulgurite-Lightning Captured in the Sand

Fulgurite a Delicate, Intricate Shape of Lightning The Outer Banks week is looking like it’s going to be a bit stormy for a couple of days. The forecast doesn’t look too bad toward the end of the week though. With the storms, if there is lightening, comes the possibility of a remarkable phenomenon—fulgurite. Created by … Continue reading Fulgurite-Lightning Captured in the Sand

Joe Lamb, Jr. Founders Honored by Dare County

50 Years of Service to the Community Recognized For 50 years Ann and Joe Lamb have believed in the Outer Banks. They have believed in it as a place to raise their family, grow a business and and welcome visitors to the community they call their home. At the Dare County Commissioner’s meeting this week, … Continue reading Joe Lamb, Jr. Founders Honored by Dare County

Outer-An Excellent Film on Outer Banks Surfing

The Surfing Culture of the Outer Banks Brought to Life Logan Marshall will be a senior at Manteo High School next year, so it’s hard to imagine that he’s already produced to excellent films on surfing on the Outer Banks. His first film was Limitless, a 22 minute short that had its first showing at … Continue reading Outer-An Excellent Film on Outer Banks Surfing

Spectacular Kite Display at 40th Annual Wright Kite Festival

Best Kite Flying Weather Ever, According to Experts Two days of near perfect kite flying weather greeted the 40th Annual Wright Kite Festival this year, and the kite flyers of Kitty Hawk Kites took full advantage of it. The display that was put on at the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills was the … Continue reading Spectacular Kite Display at 40th Annual Wright Kite Festival

Outer Banks Safety Tips for a Great Vacation

For very good reasons the Outer Banks is one of the most popular places for families to visit. Fantastic summer weather, great beaches and the ocean is usually a great place to go swimming. But usually is not always, and there are some days when going in the ocean is dangerous. We call them red … Continue reading Outer Banks Safety Tips for a Great Vacation

The Secret Token-An Amazing Look at What Happened to The Lost Colony

There is a new book out on the Lost Colony and it may be the most comprehensive study of the fate of the 115 colonists that has been published. Andrew Lawler’s The Secret Token, Myth, Obsession and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, is an amazing book that manages to incorporate elements of … Continue reading The Secret Token-An Amazing Look at What Happened to The Lost Colony

First Friday in Downtown Manteo-A Great Celebration

First Friday Wraps Up a Great Outer Banks Week We have a great week coming up on the Outer Banks. There’s the 4th of July, of course, which is always a good time. But close on the heels of Independence Day it’s First Friday in downtown Manteo. First Friday is a great way to get … Continue reading First Friday in Downtown Manteo-A Great Celebration