Frisco Pier to be Demolished

Most of what we write about here at Joe Lamb is about the northern Outer Banks, but sometimes news filters up from Hatteras Island that catches our attention. This is one of those times. Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier, usually just Frisco Pier, is the southernmost of the Outer Banks fishing piers. ItâåÛåªs been around for … Continue reading Frisco Pier to be Demolished

Outer Banks Seafood Fest

Some things just keep getting better and better, although after just two years, it is a bit difficult to predict just how big and good the Outer Banks Seafood Festival will become. There is no doubt though, that the festival has become the biggest single autumn draw on the Outer Banks. ItâåÛåªs all centered around … Continue reading Outer Banks Seafood Fest

The Outer Banks, Loggerheads and Other Things

Working with the turtle rehab center at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island N.E.S.T. released two more turtles into the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday morning. Loggerheads this time–at the end of July it was a KempâåÛåªs Ridley. This is a good way to lead into what's happening on the Outer Banks with the Federal Government … Continue reading The Outer Banks, Loggerheads and Other Things

Autumn Perfection on the Outer Banks

  An amazing weekend here on the Outer Banks. The weather is ideal–really . . . low to mid 80s, very scattered clouds, low humidity. It contains all the reasons we keep telling people fall may be the best time of the year to visit. But more than that, there is so much to do … Continue reading Autumn Perfection on the Outer Banks

Amazing Outer Banks Weekend-The Best Yet to Come

What an amazing weekend on the Outer Banks. OK, a bit windy, but it didn’t stop anybody or anything. The Dare County Arts Council had what may have been their best Artrageous ever.That’s the organizations’s celebration of the arts and kids in the community and this year’s theme, The Art of Compassion, came together beautifully. … Continue reading Amazing Outer Banks Weekend-The Best Yet to Come

Slow Going on Wright Memorial Bridge

Ok, worse than advertised. The closure of the outbound Wright Memorial Bridge is going to create some headaches on weekends here on the Outer Banks. Just an unofficial number, but my odometer had traffic backed up 3.5 miles in Kitty Hawk on Sunday afternoon. The maintenance is needed since a ride across the bridge is … Continue reading Slow Going on Wright Memorial Bridge

Outer Banks ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

The ESA Easterns Surfing Championships wrapped up today in what can only be described as a perfect Outer Banks day. Mid 80s, light breeze and for the surfers a nice event break in the surf just south of JennetteâåÛåªs Pier in Nags Head where the annual event is held. ESA stands for Eastern Surfing Association … Continue reading Outer Banks ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

Outer Banks Schools-Among the Best

  I came across some stories that placed Dare County schools among the elite of the country–really, I kid you not. Depending on which survey you’re looking at both First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills and Manteo High in Manteo are consistently ranked in the top 5-6% nationally. Manteo tends to get mentioned … Continue reading Outer Banks Schools-Among the Best

Manteo’s First Friday

  One of the things that goes into creating a great community are the things that bring people out time and time again. In that sense the Outer Banks is a lot like every other small town in America–although stretched across 90 miles or so of shoreline. There’s this one event in particular that just … Continue reading Manteo’s First Friday

Peak Season (Almost) on the Outer Banks

Now that summer’s just about gone, it’s time to think about what there is to do on the Outer Banks in the coming months. And there is a lot–sort of a subset of the Peak Season. Actually there’s so much to do we’ll just hit a couple of highlights and then put a few links … Continue reading Peak Season (Almost) on the Outer Banks