Kitty Hawk Looks to Restore Soundside Shoreline

Last month a storm blew into the Outer Banks from the west. As Outer Banks storms go, it wasn’t particularly memorable. The wind blew hard from the west; there was about a half inch of rain and temperatures hovered around 50 degrees. What the storm did do, though, what push water into Kitty Hawk Bay—that’s … Continue reading Kitty Hawk Looks to Restore Soundside Shoreline

Best OBX Restaurants by Category

A local newspaper—the Virginian Pilot, which is somewhat local—recently wrote an article listing their five favorite Outer Banks restaurants. It was a good article and the restaurants listed were all very good. Anything chosen in an article like that is, of course, subjective, but it’s hard to find fault with the selections. The problem, though, … Continue reading Best OBX Restaurants by Category

2017 Taste of the Beach Best Yet

Now that was a Taste of the Beach to remember…perfect weather, great food, fun crowds. As the 2017 Outer Banks Taste of the Beach goes into our memory banks, we can look back on it as an example of what happens when things go right. What Went Right There’s no doubt that the weather helped … Continue reading 2017 Taste of the Beach Best Yet

Southern Shores Approves Beach Nourishment

Town Council Agrees It’s Needed After months of debate and hesitation, beach nourishment is coming to the town of Southern Shores. After Hurricane Matthew devastated the shoreline in front of Pelican Watch, just north of Kitty Hawk Pier, residents asked the town council if it would be possible to piggyback on the Kitty Hawk portion … Continue reading Southern Shores Approves Beach Nourishment

Meetings Highlight Outer Banks Beach Nourishment

With beach nourishment scheduled to begin in May in the towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills–and maybe Southern Shores, the contractor for the project, Coastal Engineering held a series of informational meetings Wednesday and Thursday. Traveling with Coastal Engineering was a representative from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, the company that will be … Continue reading Meetings Highlight Outer Banks Beach Nourishment

OBX Sunset and the Day After the Super Bowl

It’s the day after the Super Bowl and here on the Outer Banks it’s a beautiful day. Temperatures got to the mid 50s, the sun was out all day and there was a light breeze. Best of all, it looks as though it’s going to be like that for the next few days. Like the … Continue reading OBX Sunset and the Day After the Super Bowl

Southern Shores and Beach Nourishment

Is Southern Shores moving toward nourishment for its beaches? The Town Council has not taken a vote yet, but if public sentiment is any indication, about a half mile of beach on the southern end of the town where it borders on Kitty Hawk will be nourished. That is the sentiment that seemed to emerge … Continue reading Southern Shores and Beach Nourishment

Dog Friendly Rules for Enjoying OBX Beaches

Along with being a family-friendly place the Outer Banks is also dog-friendly. For our visitors Joe Lamb Jr., & Associates offers a great selection of pet friendly homes, and for visitors and residents Outer Banks beaches and towns offer plenty of opportunity to take four-legged family members to the beach. There are some restrictions and it’s … Continue reading Dog Friendly Rules for Enjoying OBX Beaches

Perfect Conditions Greet OBX Marathon Runners

It would be hard to imagine better weather for the 11th running of the Outer Banks marathon. Cool temperatures at the start on Kitty Hawk Road, almost no wind for the entire time and beautiful sunshine.  Blair Teal from Charlotte, North Carolina posted the best time crossing the finish line in Manteo at 2:22. For … Continue reading Perfect Conditions Greet OBX Marathon Runners

Clemens Comes to Life in “Whiskey with Twain”

In a show filled with humor and great acting, Ryan Clemens, the three times grandfather’s brother’s son of Samuel Clemens—Mark Twain, brought the thoughts and stories of the great author to life. Clemens performed what was a one man show featuring characters drawn from the short works and novels of his famous ancestor. Clemens and Whiskey with Twain … Continue reading Clemens Comes to Life in “Whiskey with Twain”