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”

Goodbye Hermine

It looks as though we have another day of high surf battering the Outer Banks as Tropical Storm Hermine spins away out in the Atlantic. All sign point to her meandering a bit and then moving out to sea, but it does look as though tomorrow, Monday, is not going to be a good beach … Continue reading Goodbye Hermine

A Different Side to the Outer Banks

Back in 1584, Arthur Barlowe, who was part explorer and part public relations agent for Sir Walter Raleigh looked out over the Outer Banks and wrote when he returned to England, “Under the banke or hill whereon we stoode, we behelde the vallyes replenished with goodly Cedar trees . . .” It’s a little difficult … Continue reading A Different Side to the Outer Banks

Mother’s Day 2016-An OBX Delight

Since it first became an official holiday in 1914, Mother’s Day has really focused on two themes—mothers and family. The Outer Banks seems to represent the best part of both of those. That was on full display today along the beach. Families of every sort were enjoying an absolutely beautiful spring day—the temperature was in … Continue reading Mother’s Day 2016-An OBX Delight

OBX Beach Nourishment a Go for 2017

Beach nourishment is back on track and will begin in the spring of 2017. Originally scheduled to begin for the towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills in April of this year, initial bids were $4 million over estimates and were rejected. A number of officials expressed the view that the dredging companies … Continue reading OBX Beach Nourishment a Go for 2017

OBX Nourishment Delayed

Delayed but still on the horizon, beach nourishment will be a part of the Outer Banks future. Participants in an Intralocal Agreement between Dare County and the towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills had hoped to begin nourishing local beaches this summer. However, when the bids were opened, they were about 20% … Continue reading OBX Nourishment Delayed

Dark and Stormy Night Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday

“It was a dark and stormy night . . .” pretty much describes the Outer Banks weather this Superbowl Sunday. Actually the following phrase of Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s line—the author of that phrase—seems apt as well. “. . . except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind. . . “ … Continue reading Dark and Stormy Night Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday

The Wright Brothers Stuff

Wilber Wright flying in France, 1908  It’s December 17, 2015, an important day on the Outer Banks, and to commemorate the 112th anniversary of the Wright Brothers Flight, here are three lesser known facts about the famous duo. Wilbur had no front teeth. When he was 17 he was high sticked in a hockey game … Continue reading The Wright Brothers Stuff