The Lost Colony-Great Theater for the Whole Family

The Lost Colony is now into its 82nd year, making it by a considerable margin, the longest running outdoor drama in North America. There’s a good reason for that. The play has everything. Pageantry and wonderful costumes making it a feast for the eyes. But even more important, it’s a great story. The play, The … Continue reading The Lost Colony-Great Theater for the Whole Family

Three Surprising Outer Banks Facts

Summer is here and the Outer Banks is alive and well and filled with guests. With everyone having a great time and enjoying the the sun, sand and surf, it can almost seem as though the Outer Banks just happened one day. That’s not the case, of course, so we thought it might be fun … Continue reading Three Surprising Outer Banks Facts

50th Anniversary of Iconic Apollo Photo of Outer Banks

March 3, 1969, 120 miles above the earth, Apollo 9 circled the globe, its primary mission was to test systems for the upcoming moon landing scheduled for Apollo 11. One of those tests was the first two person space walk ever attempted. But as the spacecraft circled above the Outer Banks the crew snapped a … Continue reading 50th Anniversary of Iconic Apollo Photo of Outer Banks

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

Pamlico Shipwreck Mystery Moves Closer to Being Solved

Pappy’s Lane Shipwreck Yields Clues to Marine ARCHAEOLOGIST For almost 50 years the shipwreck off Pappy’s Lane in Rodanthe has been turning to rust. A forlorn, forgotten husk there was little to suggest it was ever anything other than some rusted barge that had grounded and wasn’t worth the effort to refloat. Clearly visible from the … Continue reading Pamlico Shipwreck Mystery Moves Closer to Being Solved

Coastal Studies Institute Looks at Pamlico Sound Shipwreck

Science on the Sound Looks at Pappy’s Lane Shipwreck From a shipwreck and marine archeology to harnessing the energy of the Gulf Stream, Coastal Studies Institute on Roanoke Island is does very interesting work. That’s why their Science on the Sound series always seems to be so interesting. And the lecture coming up this Thursday, … Continue reading Coastal Studies Institute Looks at Pamlico Sound Shipwreck

Lost Colony Weekend Examines the Evidence

Virginia Pars Map Holds Tantalizing Clues Will the mystery of the Lost Colony ever be solved? Probably not. That, at least, is the consensus of experts who gathered at an international symposium hosted by the First Colony Foundation. As one of the archeologists on hand remarked in an offhand moment, “Unless we find the skeletal … Continue reading Lost Colony Weekend Examines the Evidence

Rogallo Kite Festival at Jockey’s Ridge Saturday & Sunday

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Something for the whole family? If that’s the case, check out the Rogallo Kite Festival at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by Kitty Hawk Kites, the event is a wonderful celebration of a true American hero. Francis Rogallo and His Invention … Continue reading Rogallo Kite Festival at Jockey’s Ridge Saturday & Sunday

Lost Colony Remains Lost

Evidently the Lost Colony is going to remain lost for a bit longer. According to a Smithsonian Magazine article that was published earlier in April, what archeologists had believed was a significant find has turned out to be…well, not very significant. The Original Find In 1998 ECU Archeologist David Phelps found what appeared to be … Continue reading Lost Colony Remains Lost

Grab Your Blanket, The new American Horror Story has arrived!

  The moment we have all been anxiously awaiting is finally here!       “My Roanoke Nightmare” premiered yesterday on FX. Normally, I’m not the biggest fan of scary or haunting TV series but this one mentions one of my absolute FAVORITE places, Roanoke Island. This FX series has been the main topic of discussion … Continue reading Grab Your Blanket, The new American Horror Story has arrived!