Water Water Everywhere Exhibit at Dare County Arts Council

Sometimes we luck into something special. That was certainly the feeling when we checked out the Water Water Everywhere exhibit at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo this evening. Curated by artist Carol Willett, the  show featured art from a wide variety of Outer Banks artists. All of the works were themed around water … Continue reading Water Water Everywhere Exhibit at Dare County Arts Council

Government Mule Sunday At RIFP

There is so much to celebrate on the Outer Banks during the summer that it can almost seem overwhelming. Yesterday it was the 4th of July and what a great day it was. The weather held and the celebrations were magnificent. We started the day at the Town of Duck’s annual parade, which is one … Continue reading Government Mule Sunday At RIFP

Living Shoreline Takes Shape along Moor Shore Road

Living shorelines are becoming the new wave of shoreline protection. On the Outer Banks we’re seeing more and more of them being put into place. They are not as quick, easy or cheap to install as a bulkhead, but they have some significant advantages over hardened structures. Mostly, they don’t wear out. More than they … Continue reading Living Shoreline Takes Shape along Moor Shore Road

An Outer Banks Sanctuary Takes the Lead

The Pine Island Hunt Club is now the Donal C. O’Brien Audubon Center in Corolla. At one time it was one of the premier hunting lodges on the Currituck Sound, it’s holdings stretching from the Currituck Sound to the Atlantic Ocean. Before NC 12 connected the Currituck Banks with the rest of the world, to … Continue reading An Outer Banks Sanctuary Takes the Lead

Outer Banks 4th of July an All Day Affair

On the Outer Banks the 4th of July is pretty much an all day affair. There’s a parade; there’s a street fair—two of them, really. And of course fireworks. Spectacular fireworks. One of our favorite ways to start our Independence Day celebration and really get us in the mood for the rest of the day … Continue reading Outer Banks 4th of July an All Day Affair

The Lost Colony-Great Theater for the Whole Family

The Lost Colony is now into its 82nd year, making it by a considerable margin, the longest running outdoor drama in North America. There’s a good reason for that. The play has everything. Pageantry and wonderful costumes making it a feast for the eyes. But even more important, it’s a great story. The play, The … Continue reading The Lost Colony-Great Theater for the Whole Family

Jubilee Music Store Move-Short Distance, Big Change

As moves go, Jubilee Music Store in Kill Devil Hills, the distance was not far. But when it comes to what the new store looks like and what it has to offer—well, that’s a completely different story. The old location was kind of crammed into the a store on at the end of plaza. It … Continue reading Jubilee Music Store Move-Short Distance, Big Change

Second Outer Bean Opens in Village of Duck

Outer Bean in Kitty Hawk has always been one of our favorite places. Great coffee, excellent smoothies, wonderful sandwiches and lunch specials—made with organic ingredients when owner Necla (Nay-schlah) Rader can get them. The help is always friendly and the feeling is very much a European cafe, where you can sit and sip an espresso … Continue reading Second Outer Bean Opens in Village of Duck

Three Surprising Outer Banks Facts

Summer is here and the Outer Banks is alive and well and filled with guests. With everyone having a great time and enjoying the the sun, sand and surf, it can almost seem as though the Outer Banks just happened one day. That’s not the case, of course, so we thought it might be fun … Continue reading Three Surprising Outer Banks Facts

Two Great Bands Coming to Festival Park

The live music scene on the Outer Banks is pretty amazing, but this summer it looks like it just went to another level. There are two bands that will be performing at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo in the next few weeks that, for good reason, are nationally recognized talent. It would be hard … Continue reading Two Great Bands Coming to Festival Park