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

BrewTag 2018-Beer, Wind and Flight on the Outer Banks

A Possible Nor’Easter Can’t Keep Beer from Flying Somehow, flying into the teeth of a brisk northeast wind, the BrewTag competitors proved conclusively that beer can almost fly. The weather was iffy on Saturday, but that didn’t keep the aeronautical engineers who created the Flying Chicken and other wonders of the imagination of flight from … Continue reading BrewTag 2018-Beer, Wind and Flight on the Outer Banks

Seafood Festival a Celebration of Outer Banks History and Culture

Great Food & a Great Time at the Outer Banks Seafood Festival Now that the 2018 Outer Banks Seafood Festival is history we can safely say that it was a blast. There was a little bit of rain but nothing an umbrella or rain jacket couldn’t handle, and the rain was on again, off again, … Continue reading Seafood Festival a Celebration of Outer Banks History and Culture

7th Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival Promises a Great Time

Seafood Festival Is One of Our Favorites Bring your umbrellas and a little bit of humor, but by all means bring yourself to the 7th Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival held at the Outer Banks Event Site in Nags Head. The annual affair celebrating the amazing heritage and history of our Outer Banks watermen who … Continue reading 7th Annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival Promises a Great Time

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

Waveriders Coffee, Pub, Deli Reopens after July Fire

Favorite Outer Banks Gathering Place Reopens after Fire Waveriders in Nags Head has reopened and a sigh of relief has made its way around the Outer Banks. The coffee shop, pub and deli was gutted by a fire back on July 30—the fire probably beginning in an espresso machine—and for a month, one of the … Continue reading Waveriders Coffee, Pub, Deli Reopens after July Fire

Fall on the Outer Banks-An Event for Everyone

Fall is the best time to be on the Outer Banks. Summer is wonderful, but when fall arrives the magic happens. The days are still warm but the summer heat has backed off a bit; ocean water temperature is very manageable and there aren’t quite as many people here as the summer, but still enough that … Continue reading Fall on the Outer Banks-An Event for Everyone

Jockey’s Ridge State Park-An Outer Banks Hidden Gem

Discover the Unexpected at Jockey’s Ridge State Park There are, throughout the Outer Banks unexpected finds–a hidden gem, if you will. Places that may be a bit more difficult to get to, but getting there is worth every bit of the effort. Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head is one of those places. There … Continue reading Jockey’s Ridge State Park-An Outer Banks Hidden Gem

Rain and The Great Outer Banks Escarpment

Into every life a little rain must fall, but this has been ridiculous. Since this last system moved in on Saturday evening, rainfall has come in around 10”. That’s a lot. For the most part the Outer Banks actually handles a heavy rain like that pretty well. The ground is porous—these are giant sandbars—so the … Continue reading Rain and The Great Outer Banks Escarpment

Fulgurite-Lightning Captured in the Sand

Fulgurite a Delicate, Intricate Shape of Lightning The Outer Banks week is looking like it’s going to be a bit stormy for a couple of days. The forecast doesn’t look too bad toward the end of the week though. With the storms, if there is lightening, comes the possibility of a remarkable phenomenon—fulgurite. Created by … Continue reading Fulgurite-Lightning Captured in the Sand