Annual ESA’s Surf Competition Returns to Jennette’s Pier

The hurricane is behind us. Except for Ocracoke everything on the Outer Banks is open and welcoming visitors and the Eastern Surf Association finals beginning Sunday and running through next week is what back to normal is all about. The ESA is celebrating its 50th anniversary—not quite as experienced in the as Joe Lamb, Jr. … Continue reading Annual ESA’s Surf Competition Returns to Jennette’s Pier

Back to Normal after Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is gone, thank goodness, and the cleanup is going very well. The northern Outer Banks completely opened to visitors this afternoon and hopefully Hatteras Island will follow suit in a few days. Ocracoke, though, is going to take a while to cleanup and get ready for visitors. Initial reports seem to indicate there … Continue reading Back to Normal after Hurricane Dorian

Dorian Is Not a Welcome Visitor to the Outer Banks

As visitors go, Hurricane Dorian is not the kind we like on the Outer Banks. The best we can say for him is he’s not going to hang around for very long. Unfortunately his visit is pretty miserable. Here on the northern Outer Banks where are Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates homes are, we’re getting … Continue reading Dorian Is Not a Welcome Visitor to the Outer Banks

Fall-Surfing Time on the Outer Banks

The waves have been rolling as the surf competitions come to the Outer Banks. Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head is the place to be in September as some of the best surfers around check out the break generated by the sandbar that builds up just south of the pier. The WRV Outer Banks Pro just … Continue reading Fall-Surfing Time on the Outer Banks

Written and Directed by Local Talent, Peanut Butter Falcon Premiers Nationally

Under the heading of “Local Lad Does Good” we present Peanut Butter Falcon. Co-written and co-directed by Tyler Nilson who was raised on Colington Island with Mark Schwartz, Peanut Butter Falcon tells a wonderful story of family, love and the human spirit. The Outer Banks premier was this weekend and we had a chance to … Continue reading Written and Directed by Local Talent, Peanut Butter Falcon Premiers Nationally

Outer Banks Community Celebrates Grand Opening of Jubilee Music Store

Here’s what makes for a great day on the Outer Banks—some music, a great cause to support and helping a friend. Oh…and some free food is always nice. That pretty much sums up what Jubilee Music Store’s Grand Opening and Fundraiser was all about on Sunday. About a month or so ago, Ronnie Swaim, the … Continue reading Outer Banks Community Celebrates Grand Opening of Jubilee Music Store

Dare County Schools Ranked in North Carolina Top Ten

The kids are about to head back to school and just in time for their return to the classroom we got some great news about out schools. Niche, a research company that evaluates places to live, schools, neighborhoods and the workplace ranked Dare County Schools sixth in North Carolina. For those of us who live … Continue reading Dare County Schools Ranked in North Carolina Top Ten

Outer Banks Surfing for Autism a Special Day

Everyone has a certain day or event that they look forward to every year. It’s certainly an individual choice, but honestly the Outer Banks Surfing for Autism that just happened on Saturday at Jennette’s Pier has to be at the top of anyone’s list who has been there. There is nothing quite like it.  For … Continue reading Outer Banks Surfing for Autism a Special Day

Women’s Club Craft Fair This Wednesday & Thursday

The Outer Banks Women’s Club is one of those organization that seems to fly under the radar, yet they keep doing good work over and over again. Founded in 1971, the Women’s Club is one of the oldest if not the oldest charitable organization on the Outer Banks doing the type of work that they … Continue reading Women’s Club Craft Fair This Wednesday & Thursday

Black Bear Central at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Every once in a while we’ll get a notice or something will come across our desk that is a reminder of just how remarkable the world of the Outer Banks is. In this case, it’s not quite the Outer Banks, but awfully close. Right next door at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge, it … Continue reading Black Bear Central at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge