Runners Take Advantage of Great Condition at OBX Marathon

A Beautiful Day Greets Marathon and Half Marathon Runners Combine near perfect conditions with very good runners and the result is some excellent times for the Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon held today–Sunday. The winning time for the Marathon was really fast—2:26:36. That’s an average of 5:35 per mile. To put that … Continue reading Runners Take Advantage of Great Condition at OBX Marathon

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

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

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

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

Joe Lamb, Jr. Outer Banks Review of 2015

  By any standards, 2015 was a good year on the Outer Banks. Final figures aren’t in yet, but unless November and December post a negative number of people coming to the Outer Banks, visitor spending will set new records. The housing market is back on its feet again. There has been steady improvement for … Continue reading Joe Lamb, Jr. Outer Banks Review of 2015