High Speed Passenger Service Comes to Ocracoke

They danced a jig and jumped through some hoops, but somehow the Ferry Division of NCDOT managed to get a high speed passenger ferry for the Hatteras/Ocracoke run. When construction began on the Ocracoke Express at US Boatworks in Swansboro in 2017 service was supposed to begin last summer, then in the fall, then this … Continue reading High Speed Passenger Service Comes to Ocracoke

Trashion Show & More Fill Outer Banks Weekend

Weather stopped the first go around of the First Annual Trashion Show, but the rescheduled gala for Friday is looking nothing short of spectacular. The place to be tomorrow, Friday, is at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills at 5:00 p.m. That’s when it all happens. The models walk the runway in … Continue reading Trashion Show & More Fill Outer Banks Weekend

Outer Banks Spring Music Festival Season Is Here

Now that the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival has moved to May, it looks as though this coming week can officially be termed Outer Banks Spring Music Festival Week. With two major music festivals this week, that seems like a good name for it. Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival After Michael wiped out three days of his … Continue reading Outer Banks Spring Music Festival Season Is Here

Fresh Strawberries Ready to Be Picked

Everything is right in the world of the Outer Banks. The weather has been springtime perfect and Mr and Mrs. Malco have opened their strawberry patch for picking once again.  It’s hard to remember from year to year just how good those berries are, but this year’s crop, by acclimation seems to be really, really … Continue reading Fresh Strawberries Ready to Be Picked

SELC Sues to Stop Mid Currituck Bridge

In a move that is probably a surprise to no one who is following the events, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is suing NCDOT to stop construction of the $500 Mid Currituck Bridge. The SELC has been opposed to the bridge since it was first formally proposed in the late 1990s. The span will … Continue reading SELC Sues to Stop Mid Currituck Bridge

Outer Banks Trashion Show-Fun & a Good Cause

A Trashion Show, now there’s a different idea—and that is what the First Annual Outer Banks Trashion Show at the Outer Banks Brewing Station coming up tomorrow, Friday all be. It’s a pretty simple concept—teams get together, go to the beach and gather up as much trash as they can find. Take that trash and … Continue reading Outer Banks Trashion Show-Fun & a Good Cause

Bike Week and More on the Outer Banks

When it’s the Annual Outer Banks Bike Week there is no doubt that it’s happening. Some bikes purr, some rumble, but there is a throaty, pulsating power to a Harley that is unmistakable. And there is no doubt that is the favorite bike of the visitors. If you live on the Outer Banks long enough, … Continue reading Bike Week and More on the Outer Banks

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

OBX Taste of the Beach a Tasty Treat

We’ve had a lot to say about the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach and now that it’s here and gone, it’s time for a recap. There is no perfect way to describe everything that happens over the four days of the event—there is just too much happening. Tapas crawls…we were partial to the Kitty … Continue reading OBX Taste of the Beach a Tasty Treat

50th Anniversary of Iconic Apollo Photo of Outer Banks

March 3, 1969, 120 miles above the earth, Apollo 9 circled the globe, its primary mission was to test systems for the upcoming moon landing scheduled for Apollo 11. One of those tests was the first two person space walk ever attempted. But as the spacecraft circled above the Outer Banks the crew snapped a … Continue reading 50th Anniversary of Iconic Apollo Photo of Outer Banks