Outer Banks 2018 Year in Review

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to look back over the year and some of the stories that we covered in our Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates blog. There were some tough choices that we had to make about which story to highlight for each month, but here it is—our 2018 recap. January-Two … Continue reading Outer Banks 2018 Year in Review

Outer Banks New Year’s Eve Celebrations Promise Fun for All

We had a fantastic Christmas here on the Outer Banks and with Christmas past, the next holiday to greet us is New Year’s Eve. It’s kind of nice—the Outer Banks offers our visitors and residents a couple of different ways to celebrate the coming of New Year. For families, check out what’s happening in downtown … Continue reading Outer Banks New Year’s Eve Celebrations Promise Fun for All

The Night Before Christmas on the Outer Banks

A Special Gift Keeps Outer Banks Christmas Tradition Alive Twas the night before Christmas on the Outer Banks—which rather mangles the wonderful beginning to Clement Moore’s marvelous A Visit from St. Nicholas. It is, though, Christmas Eve on the Outer Banks, as it is everywhere else and as it is in that classic tale of … Continue reading The Night Before Christmas on the Outer Banks

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens a Holiday Delight

Roasted Marshmallows and Beautiful Lights Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens is one of those Christmas traditions that is a reminder of how special the holiday season can be. Any time of the year is a great time to visit the Gardens, a 10 acre site immediately adjacent to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke … Continue reading Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens a Holiday Delight

New Bonner Bridge Opening Delayed by Weather

Fall Storms Create Construction Delays The ribbon cutting for the new Bonner Bridge that spans Oregon Inlet has been moved back to sometime in January or February next year. NCDOT had hoped to get the replacement span for the aging bridge opened by the end of this year, but a series of storm event have … Continue reading New Bonner Bridge Opening Delayed by Weather

Powerful Winds, Rain and Pounding Surf-OBX Experiences Nor’Easter

The winds are howling, the seas are building to 10-14’ and the rain was coming down in sheets earlier. Thankfully, the rain has let up for the time being, but a curtain call is predicted for tomorrow. All the elements are there for a classic nor’easter—and that’s what this is. This is the same system … Continue reading Powerful Winds, Rain and Pounding Surf-OBX Experiences Nor’Easter

Starvin’ Artists Party-An Outer Banks Christmas Gathering

Fun, Food and Wonderful Art Christmas must be getting closer—the 33rd annual Starvin’ Artists Christmas Party is happening tomorrow, Saturday. The gathering is at Cozy Kitchens in Kitty Hawk on Kitty Hawk road from 4-9 p.m. For anyone in the vicinity—come by and check it out. In the past the Starvin’ Artists Party has been … Continue reading Starvin’ Artists Party-An Outer Banks Christmas Gathering

Outer Banks Holidays Begin with Tree Lightings

This is certainly a great weekend to celebrate the holidays. Christmas is coming—we know that because there were tree lighting ceremonies in Manteo and the Duck—and tonight, Sunday is the first evening of Chanukah. For most of the folks that live here and our visitors, the tree lightings really seem to mark the true beginnings … Continue reading Outer Banks Holidays Begin with Tree Lightings