Kitty Hawk Wind Energy Area Puts Clean Energy in Outer Banks Future

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

The Beach-Is There One that is the Best on the Outer Banks?

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?

Dare County Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary–History and Culture Will Be Featured

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

3000 Christmas Trees Help Stabilize Outer Banks Dunes

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

Repurposing Christmas Trees on the Outer Banks

It’s such a simple idea it’s amazing that it works. After the holidays are done and all the trimmings come off the Christmas tree, create a new purpose for it. Place it at the base of a sand dune and let nature take its course. Here on the Outer Banks it’s become sort of an … Continue reading Repurposing Christmas Trees on the Outer Banks

A Springlike December Day on the Outer Banks

We seem to be in an almost springlike weather pattern right now on the Outer Banks. Hard to imagine that Christmas just happened and the New Year is almost here. The high today topped out around 60. The winds were so light they were barely noticed and the sea had a beautiful sheen to it. … Continue reading A Springlike December Day on the Outer Banks

Perfect Running Weather Greets Outer Banks Marathon Runners

Just before the weather breaks and becomes bitterly cold with 30 mile per hour winds, we got the Outer Banks Marathon in yesterday. And the weather was a close to perfect as it could have been. There were actually two long distance races on the Outer Banks on Sunday. The Outer Banks Marathon linking Kitty … Continue reading Perfect Running Weather Greets Outer Banks Marathon Runners

Shrimp Cookoff to Support Outer Banks Dolphin Research This Sunday

Eating shrimp for a good cause. Could there possibly be a better plan of action than that? The 10th Annual Shrimp Cookoff is this coming Sunday, November 3 at Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk.  The good cause? The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research. The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research has been gathering data … Continue reading Shrimp Cookoff to Support Outer Banks Dolphin Research This Sunday

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