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

An Outer Banks 4th of July-What to Do

With July 4th coming this Wednesday, plans have to be made about how to observe our nation’s birthday, and with so much to do on the Outer Banks it may be difficult to figure out just what is the best way to celebrate. From the Whalehead Club in Corolla to the town of Manteo, there … Continue reading An Outer Banks 4th of July-What to Do

The OBX Great Dogwood Trail Traffic Experiment

This was the weekend of the great South Dogwood Trail experiment in Southern Shores…the weekend when, working with NCDOTand the town of Kitty Hawk, a left hand turn onto South Dogwood Trail off US 158 was prohibited. Was it successful? That’s hard to say, and there probably will not be anything approaching an answer for … Continue reading The OBX Great Dogwood Trail Traffic Experiment

Navigating Summer Roads on the Outer Banks-Tips and Patience

Be Patient-It Doesn’t Take That Long Now that the summer solstice has officially announced the arrival of summer, our Outer Banks roads are filled with cars—most of them visitors but the locals have to drive as well. What becomes apparent very quickly is getting from point A to point B at this time of the … Continue reading Navigating Summer Roads on the Outer Banks-Tips and Patience

Father’s Day and Fun Fare Mark Beginning of OBX Summer

Summer Season Comes to the Outer Banks The official start of summer on the Outer Banks is simple—Father’s Day weekend. Memorial Day may be the symbolic start of the season, but things don’t really get rolling until schools are out and families can plan on some real time together. So—it’s Father’s Day weekend…the third weekend … Continue reading Father’s Day and Fun Fare Mark Beginning of OBX Summer

Outer Banks Burger Battles Heat Up

Are we having a burger war on the Outer Banks? It’s probably too early to tell if it’s all out warfare, but it does look as though the battle for the best hamburger on the beach is heating up. Always ready to put in a 110% effort for our Joe Lamb, Jr. readers, we have … Continue reading Outer Banks Burger Battles Heat Up

Rogallo Kite Festival Comes to Jockey’s Ridge State Park

      36th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival Has Something for Everyone There is probably no better way to celebrate Francis Rogallo than with the Kitty Hawk Kites Rogallo Kite Festival. Held this coming weekend, June 15-17, at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the 36th annual edition of the festival is a must stop and see part … Continue reading Rogallo Kite Festival Comes to Jockey’s Ridge State Park