The holiday season is over so give your Christmas tree a much needed beach vacation! Every year on the Outer Banks recycled trees are taken away and put on the beaches by the *Boy Scouts and a few other organizations. This event will stimulate sand dune grass growth. Through scooping and shoveling sand on the … Continue reading Recycled Christmas Trees Help Fight Beach Erosion on the Outer Banks
There is energy production in the Outer Banks future. Clean energy, actually. Not oil, but a known resource just waiting to be exploited. It’s wind energy. Twenty-seven miles off the coast of the northern Outer Banks there is an area called the Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area (WEA). Looking at it on a map, it … Continue reading Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area Puts Clean Energy in Outer Banks Future
People are always asking us, “What is your favorite Outer Banks beach?” It’s a tough question to answer, because the truth is, we don’t have one. When it comes to the beach, or at least an Outer Banks beaches, all of them have a some characteristics in common. From Carova to Ocracoke all of our … Continue reading The Beach-Is There One that is the Best on the Outer Banks?
Welcome to the Outer Banks where, as the saying goes, we live on island time…except we don’t really live on islands. More like sandbars that have managed to rise from the sea. That really is what a barrier island is and the Outer Banks are barrier islands and like all barrier islands they are not … Continue reading Home Sweet Sandy Home–Life on a Barrier Island
The 150th anniversary of the founding of Dare County happened just a few days ago. There will be a full year’s worth celebrations to mark the event. When it was created there wasn’t much here, which has a lot to do with why Currituck, Hyde, and Tyrrell counties were willing to give up small pieces … Continue reading Dare County Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary–History and Culture Will Be Featured
If all goes as planned, sometime next year, probably close to summer, the Jug Handle Bridge that will by pass the S Curves just north of Rodanthe will have its ribbon cutting. The S Curves, just north of Rodanthe, is one of the most dynamic areas of Pea Island. There have been one or two … Continue reading Jug Handle Bridge at Rodanthe Is Taking Shape
Held the last weekend of January every year, the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is one of the must see and do events on the Outer Banks. The 2020 show marks the 42nd annual Frank Stick Show and for some time it was held at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head. But the … Continue reading Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Sets Record for Artists and Attendance
If it’s late January, almost February, on the Outer Banks, it must After Dark at All Saints Episcopal Church. Every February for at least the past 10 years All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores has been offering its classes on everything from food to music to art. There is something for everyone in the … Continue reading After Dark at All Saints Offers Something for Everyone
Thanks to a some generous help from some Virginia Beach friends and some really hard work on the beach in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, a lot of the sand dunes along the beach are looking better than ever. Donny King chef/owner of Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk got a friend of his up in … Continue reading 3000 Christmas Trees Help Stabilize Outer Banks Dunes
The weather finally turned cold today. Honestly with that northeast wind blowing at around 25, bitterly cold is properly how it could be described. It’s been a while since it has been this cold on the Outer Banks. It certainly has saved on heating bills, but the truth is, it is January and it is … Continue reading Are Harbor Seals Bypassing the Outer Banks This Year?