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

Fire at Christmas Mouse in Nags Head

Sad news from the Outer Banks today as fire consumed the Christmas Mouse in Nags Head. As the fire burned, the dark column of smoke was visible from Whalebone Junction in Nags Head to Kitty Hawk. It’s much too early to know what caused the blaze. Luckily no one was in the building at the … Continue reading Fire at Christmas Mouse in Nags Head

John’s Drive In & Tar Heel 2 Open for OBX Season

John’s Drive In and the Tar Heel 2 Produce stand have reopened for the season and all is right in the world of the Outer Banks. The weather is warming, the days are getting longer, traffic is picking up on the Bypass so yes, the natural progression of the seasons is once again on us. … Continue reading John’s Drive In & Tar Heel 2 Open for OBX Season

Kitty Hawk Begins Building Moor Shore Road Living Shore Line

After almost two years of getting the permits and making sure funding was in place, at long last a living shoreline project is moving forward along Moor Shore Road in Kitty Hawk. Moor Shore Road is sort of a forgotten street, a short strip of pavement that off Kitty Hawk Road that runs past some … Continue reading Kitty Hawk Begins Building Moor Shore Road Living Shore Line

Outer Banks New Year’s Eve Celebrations Promise Fun for All

We had a fantastic Christmas here on the Outer Banks and with Christmas past, the next holiday to greet us is New Year’s Eve. It’s kind of nice—the Outer Banks offers our visitors and residents a couple of different ways to celebrate the coming of New Year. For families, check out what’s happening in downtown … Continue reading Outer Banks New Year’s Eve Celebrations Promise Fun for All

Starvin’ Artists Party-An Outer Banks Christmas Gathering

Fun, Food and Wonderful Art Christmas must be getting closer—the 33rd annual Starvin’ Artists Christmas Party is happening tomorrow, Saturday. The gathering is at Cozy Kitchens in Kitty Hawk on Kitty Hawk road from 4-9 p.m. For anyone in the vicinity—come by and check it out. In the past the Starvin’ Artists Party has been … Continue reading Starvin’ Artists Party-An Outer Banks Christmas Gathering

Kitty Hawk Winks to Close after Thanksgiving

A Last Hurrah for a Local Icon Change is inevitable but somehow it seemed the Kitty Hawk Winks was immune to that. Through 65 years it remained open at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and the Beach Road, the perfect beach town convenience store, dispensing food, sandwiches, tee-shirts and cheap souvenirs in equal measure. Change, … Continue reading Kitty Hawk Winks to Close after Thanksgiving

This Weekend Features the Outer Banks Marathon Events

It’s Veteran’s Day Weekend, which means on the Outer Banks it’s also Outer Banks Marathon Weekend. What is now Marathon Weekend began as just the Marathon in 2006 with two goals in mind—get people to the Outer Banks in the off season and help fund the Dare Education Foundation, a local nonprofit that supports the … Continue reading This Weekend Features the Outer Banks Marathon Events

Glenn Eure-Artist and Outer Banks Legend

Glenn Eure, A Life Well-Lived We meet very few truly memorable people in our lives. Glenn Eure was one of them. Anyone meeting him felt immediately as though he would be a friend for life. Glenn was funny, outgoing, irreverent and a remarkably complex man. He passed away this past week, and for the Outer … Continue reading Glenn Eure-Artist and Outer Banks Legend