John’s Drive In & Tar Heel 2 Open for OBX Season

John’s Drive In and the Tar Heel 2 Produce stand have reopened for the season and all is right in the world of the Outer Banks. The weather is warming, the days are getting longer, traffic is picking up on the Bypass so yes, the natural progression of the seasons is once again on us. … Continue reading John’s Drive In & Tar Heel 2 Open for OBX Season

Marc Basnight Bridge Over Oregon Inlet Dedicated

It was a heck of a day to dedicate the replacement span for the Bonner Bridge. There was a cold driving rain. The wind was from the northeast and the weather was deteriorating. It was, as North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said, ”The perfect day because it shows the resilience and the determination of the … Continue reading Marc Basnight Bridge Over Oregon Inlet Dedicated

OBX Taste of the Beach a Tasty Treat

We’ve had a lot to say about the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach and now that it’s here and gone, it’s time for a recap. There is no perfect way to describe everything that happens over the four days of the event—there is just too much happening. Tapas crawls…we were partial to the Kitty … Continue reading OBX Taste of the Beach a Tasty Treat

First First Friday-Fun in Downtown Manteo

The first official First Friday of the year is coming up and in Manteo and there is so much to do, it’s hard to see how it will all fit into one evening. Next Friday, April 5 is that first Friday we’re talking about. Two really interesting events worth checking out are side by side … Continue reading First First Friday-Fun in Downtown Manteo

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

30th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Outer Banks Marches along the Beach Road The Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is about as Outer  Banks as it gets. Sure it’s also a celebration of all things Irish with lot of green and and all the trimmings.  But really, what the Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is, is the Outer Banks … Continue reading 30th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

30th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade This Sunday

A Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade that actually falls on St. Patrick’s Day? Unheard of…unprecedented…and yet it is happening. The 30th Annual Mike Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be this Sunday, March 17. The Parade is always held on the Sunday closest to March 17 so evidently 30th time is the charm. Marching along … Continue reading 30th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade This Sunday

Record of Decision Moves Mid Currituck Bridge Project Forward

Maybe, just maybe the Mid Currituck Bridge will be built. On Friday the Federal Highway Administration approved the project’s Record of Decision. With the federal government’s approval in hand, the long-awaited bridge connecting the Currituck Banks with the mainland has just gotten a huge boost. Record of Decision & What It Means A Record of … Continue reading Record of Decision Moves Mid Currituck Bridge Project Forward

Outer Banks Taste of the Beach Coming Soon

Spring is almost here and that means the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach cannot be far behind. There are a lot of places that do a “Taste of…” but no one does it as well as the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach. Think of it as a combination amazing culinary adventure and a … Continue reading Outer Banks Taste of the Beach Coming Soon

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