Energy Forum at Jennette’s Pier

Coastal North Carolina is at the center of an energy goldmine. Listening to a panel of experts at a Outer Bank Chamber of Commerce luncheon today—Thursday—that message came amidst all the talk of renewable and alternative energies. Jim Bennet, Chief of the Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), was on … Continue reading Energy Forum at Jennette’s Pier

Dare County Art Show Highlights Student Creativity

One of the most remarkable facets of life on the Outer Banks is how strong the art community is and how much a part of everyday life artists, musicians and writers seem to be. This past Sunday there was a great example of that at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head where Glenn … Continue reading Dare County Art Show Highlights Student Creativity

Unprecedented-Cold Stunned Sea Turtles on Outer Banks

  We sure had a warm December on the Outer Banks. Then suddenly earlier this week, temperature plummeted, we had a dusting of snow and a whole day where the temperatures struggled to reach the freezing mark. Inconvenient and a little bit miserable for us warm blooded animals, but for for cold blooded animals—especially sea … Continue reading Unprecedented-Cold Stunned Sea Turtles on Outer Banks

Joe Lamb, Jr. Outer Banks Review of 2015

  By any standards, 2015 was a good year on the Outer Banks. Final figures aren’t in yet, but unless November and December post a negative number of people coming to the Outer Banks, visitor spending will set new records. The housing market is back on its feet again. There has been steady improvement for … Continue reading Joe Lamb, Jr. Outer Banks Review of 2015

Winter is Wow on the Outer Banks

Now that winter has officially settled on the Outer Banks things will slow down, but that slower pace does not mean there’s nothing to do. Actually there is almost as much to do on the Outer Banks in the winter a there is in the summer, although we will admit that not too many people … Continue reading Winter is Wow on the Outer Banks

Merry Christmas From Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates

  The winter solstice is upon us here on the Outer Banks and evening comes early, although the darkness of the winter night is pierced everywhere by the sparkling lights of Christmas decorations that line the streets and neighborhoods. The younger kids are getting excited, hoping that fat jolly old elf will remember the first … Continue reading Merry Christmas From Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates

A New Outer Banks Author Comes to the Scene

Cover of Creatures of Imagination by Carol Willett. Outer Banks authors are a diverse lot writing everything from children’s books—Suzanne Tate and her Nature Series; to history—David Stick; mystery—Joseph Terrell, and even a best selling novelist who has settled here. That would be Matthew Quick, author of Silver Linings Playbook and his latest novel, Love May Fail. … Continue reading A New Outer Banks Author Comes to the Scene

The Wright Brothers Stuff

Wilber Wright flying in France, 1908  It’s December 17, 2015, an important day on the Outer Banks, and to commemorate the 112th anniversary of the Wright Brothers Flight, here are three lesser known facts about the famous duo. Wilbur had no front teeth. When he was 17 he was high sticked in a hockey game … Continue reading The Wright Brothers Stuff

Duck Crab Pot Christmas Tree a Holiday Highlight

Christmas Carolers from First Flight High School performing in Duck on Saturday. Here on the Outer Banks we know the holiday season is officially here when the Village of Duck lights its crab pot Christmas Tree on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The capper to a weekend filled with Christmas traditions and a small town feel, … Continue reading Duck Crab Pot Christmas Tree a Holiday Highlight