Candy Bomber to Come to Dare County Airport

Halvorsen and His C54 Return for 18th Time Sometimes we need reminders of how good people can be, and when that is the case, think of Lt. Colonel Gail Halvorsen—the original Candy Bomber, who will be returning to the Dare County Airport for the 18th time, flying his C54 and dropping candy parachutes to hundreds … Continue reading Candy Bomber to Come to Dare County Airport

Manteo Is the Place to Be This Weekend

With Dare Days and First Friday on tap, Manteo is the place to be this weekend. Making it even better, the Outer Banks weather is looking great for Friday and Saturday. First Friday First Friday is the Manteo celebration of small town life the first Friday of the month from April through October. What makes … Continue reading Manteo Is the Place to Be This Weekend

Beach Nourishment Begins in Duck

The first 200’ of the Dare County Intra-Local Beach Nourishment project has been competed in Duck. Crews been working last week and made good progress in spite of some thunderstorms that rolled through the area. The schedule is pretty aggressive so crews are working seven days a week. A Construction Zone Beach nourishment calls for an … Continue reading Beach Nourishment Begins in Duck

OBX Beach Nourishment a Go for 2017

Beach nourishment is back on track and will begin in the spring of 2017. Originally scheduled to begin for the towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills in April of this year, initial bids were $4 million over estimates and were rejected. A number of officials expressed the view that the dredging companies … Continue reading OBX Beach Nourishment a Go for 2017

Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade-An OBX Tradition

The 27th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade did not disappoint. Of course, Mike Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration never seems to disappoint. In so many ways it’s the epitome of Outer Banks entertainment . . . a little bit whack, a lot of fun, but very much designed as something the whole family can … Continue reading Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade-An OBX Tradition

OBX Nourishment Delayed

Delayed but still on the horizon, beach nourishment will be a part of the Outer Banks future. Participants in an Intralocal Agreement between Dare County and the towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills had hoped to begin nourishing local beaches this summer. However, when the bids were opened, they were about 20% … Continue reading OBX Nourishment Delayed