Santa Claus, Tree Lighting and the Spirit of Chrismas

Annual Event Welcomes Santa and the Holiday Season Tomorrow night, Friday, is the night…the night that jolly old elf, Santa Claus comes to town in Manteo. In what may be one of the most amazing small town Christmas celebrations anywhere, the town of Manteo lights the giant fir tree on the waterfront and welcomes Santa … Continue reading Santa Claus, Tree Lighting and the Spirit of Chrismas

All Along the Outer Banks Watchtower

Iconic All Along the Watchtower Leads to Celebration Fifty years ago on November 22, 1968 Bob Dylan released “All Along the Watchtower,” one of his most celebrated songs. To mark that event the Dare County Arts Council featured the work of artist Janet Stapelman. Stapelman’s took each line of the song and created a cotton thread … Continue reading All Along the Outer Banks Watchtower

A Happy Thanksgiving Wish from Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates

Thanksgiving, we have decided, has a very good case for being our favorite holiday. The requirements are simple—spend time with the people we care about the most and eat a lot of food, and be thankful that those people are in our lives. As a requirement for a successful holiday, it doesn’t get much simpler … Continue reading A Happy Thanksgiving Wish from Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates

The Big Curri-Shuck…the Perfect Way to End Thanksgiving Weekend

The Big Curri-Shuck is the perfect post Thanksgiving celebration. Thanksgiving is all about food, family and just enjoying the day without worrying about eating too much or really anything. The Big Curric-Shuck is pretty much the same thing with some live music thrown in. Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving at Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg on … Continue reading The Big Curri-Shuck…the Perfect Way to End Thanksgiving Weekend

Kitty Hawk Winks to Close after Thanksgiving

A Last Hurrah for a Local Icon Change is inevitable but somehow it seemed the Kitty Hawk Winks was immune to that. Through 65 years it remained open at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and the Beach Road, the perfect beach town convenience store, dispensing food, sandwiches, tee-shirts and cheap souvenirs in equal measure. Change, … Continue reading Kitty Hawk Winks to Close after Thanksgiving

Runners Take Advantage of Great Condition at OBX Marathon

A Beautiful Day Greets Marathon and Half Marathon Runners Combine near perfect conditions with very good runners and the result is some excellent times for the Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon held today–Sunday. The winning time for the Marathon was really fast—2:26:36. That’s an average of 5:35 per mile. To put that … Continue reading Runners Take Advantage of Great Condition at OBX Marathon

This Weekend Features the Outer Banks Marathon Events

It’s Veteran’s Day Weekend, which means on the Outer Banks it’s also Outer Banks Marathon Weekend. What is now Marathon Weekend began as just the Marathon in 2006 with two goals in mind—get people to the Outer Banks in the off season and help fund the Dare Education Foundation, a local nonprofit that supports the … Continue reading This Weekend Features the Outer Banks Marathon Events

DCAC Reopens with Spectacular Daniel Pullen Photo Show

Centerpiece of downtown Manteo Looks Great after Repairs It was great to see the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) reopened just three weeks after flood waters from Tropical Storm Michael got inside the building. By the time Michael got to the Outer Banks it was a day of wind and intermittent heavy rain showers. It … Continue reading DCAC Reopens with Spectacular Daniel Pullen Photo Show

An Outer Banks Halloween-Kids, Costumes and Fun

Magic Happens at an Outer Banks Halloween For kids Halloween is magic…and maybe for adults as well. On the Outer Banks that is certainly the case. There was a full slate of activities and parades leading up to the big All Hallow’s Eve celebration and even on Halloween there’s a bit of fun and fright. … Continue reading An Outer Banks Halloween-Kids, Costumes and Fun