New Oregon Inlet Bridge Opens-Bonner Bridge Officially Closed

Suddenly the new Oregon Inlet bridge is open. No announcement, no huge fanfare, just a quick notice press release from NCDOT with a headline reading: “New Bridge Over Oregon Inlet Opens to Traffic” on Monday. Honestly, it doesn’t matter. Sure there is an official ribbon cutting scheduled for April 2, but that will probably be … Continue reading New Oregon Inlet Bridge Opens-Bonner Bridge Officially Closed

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

Kitty Hawk Winks to Close after Thanksgiving

A Last Hurrah for a Local Icon Change is inevitable but somehow it seemed the Kitty Hawk Winks was immune to that. Through 65 years it remained open at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and the Beach Road, the perfect beach town convenience store, dispensing food, sandwiches, tee-shirts and cheap souvenirs in equal measure. Change, … Continue reading Kitty Hawk Winks to Close after Thanksgiving

Goodbye to Hurricane Florence, Outer Banks Welcomes Our Visitors

All Travel Restriction Lifted for Outer Banks Hurricane Florence stayed well to the south of the Outer Banks and as of Sunday, all evacuation notices and travel restrictions pertaining to northern Dare and Currituck Counties have been lifted. NCDOT is working feverishly to clear the road at the S Curves just north of Rodanthe and … Continue reading Goodbye to Hurricane Florence, Outer Banks Welcomes Our Visitors

Glenn Eure-Artist and Outer Banks Legend

Glenn Eure, A Life Well-Lived We meet very few truly memorable people in our lives. Glenn Eure was one of them. Anyone meeting him felt immediately as though he would be a friend for life. Glenn was funny, outgoing, irreverent and a remarkably complex man. He passed away this past week, and for the Outer … Continue reading Glenn Eure-Artist and Outer Banks Legend

Waveriders Coffee, Pub, Deli Reopens after July Fire

Favorite Outer Banks Gathering Place Reopens after Fire Waveriders in Nags Head has reopened and a sigh of relief has made its way around the Outer Banks. The coffee shop, pub and deli was gutted by a fire back on July 30—the fire probably beginning in an espresso machine—and for a month, one of the … Continue reading Waveriders Coffee, Pub, Deli Reopens after July Fire

Last Girder Placed in Bonner Bridge Replacement Span

NCDOT Predicts a December Opening Fifteen years after its expected lifespan, the Bonner Bridge is finally about to be replaced. They placed final connecting girder on the replacement project last week and if all goes a hoped, NCDOT is planning on a December ribbon cutting for the new bridge. The original Bonner Bridge connecting the … Continue reading Last Girder Placed in Bonner Bridge Replacement Span

Reports Indicate Mid Currituck Bridge Project Moving Forward

40 Years Since Project Was First Discussed If recent reports are accurate, the Mid Currituck Bridge may be back on track. The long-planned but always delayed project is seen as the best alternative to reduce weekend traffic woes during the Outer Banks summer season. The project was first envisioned in 1978, but NCDOT planning for … Continue reading Reports Indicate Mid Currituck Bridge Project Moving Forward

Village Table and Tavern Opens in Town of Duck

After 6 Months the Doors Are Open It seems like Village Table and Tavern in Duck has been under construction forever—but at long last it’s open! For visitors who have been driving up to Corolla, that’s the building that’s been under construction at the Nor’Banks Sailing Center since February. Was it worth the wait? A … Continue reading Village Table and Tavern Opens in Town of Duck

Joe Lamb, Jr. Founders Honored by Dare County

50 Years of Service to the Community Recognized For 50 years Ann and Joe Lamb have believed in the Outer Banks. They have believed in it as a place to raise their family, grow a business and and welcome visitors to the community they call their home. At the Dare County Commissioner’s meeting this week, … Continue reading Joe Lamb, Jr. Founders Honored by Dare County