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 Connection-Replacement for Bonner Takes Huge Step Forward

There might actually be a replacement for the Bonner Bridge connecting the northern Outer Banks with Hatteras Island ItâåÛåªs hard to imagine a more complete rejection of a lawsuit than the summary judgment issued by NE North Carolina District Judge, Louise Flanagan in finding for NCDOT and against the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). It … Continue reading Outer Banks Connection-Replacement for Bonner Takes Huge Step Forward

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

Unknown History of the Outer Banks

Here it is, just about the end of the summer and we havenâåÛåªt even talked about some of the really neat, little known history of the Outer Banks. The whereabouts of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island fame is still a mystery although there is some circumstantial evidence that the settlers wandered off into the … Continue reading Unknown History of the Outer Banks

Work to Begin on Outer Banks Wright Memorial Bridge

I had to take a trip out of town this weekend and IâåÛåªve got to say that as soon as the car wheels hit the Wright Memorial Bridge, I suddenly felt more relaxed and better about the world. ThatâåÛåªs how youâåÛåªre supposed to feel about vacation–which is what the Outer Banks is all about–but I … Continue reading Work to Begin on Outer Banks Wright Memorial Bridge

Lost Colony–Great Production, Plan for Next Year

TonightâåÛåªs the last night for the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island for the season, and I finally got to go last night. I try to go every year, and IâåÛåªve got to say, the 2013 production seemed a little better than last yearâåÛåªs edition. Last year they threw in a lot of stuff that just … Continue reading Lost Colony–Great Production, Plan for Next Year

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