Living Shoreline Takes Shape along Moor Shore Road

Living shorelines are becoming the new wave of shoreline protection. On the Outer Banks we’re seeing more and more of them being put into place. They are not as quick, easy or cheap to install as a bulkhead, but they have some significant advantages over hardened structures. Mostly, they don’t wear out. More than they … Continue reading Living Shoreline Takes Shape along Moor Shore Road

An Outer Banks Sanctuary Takes the Lead

The Pine Island Hunt Club is now the Donal C. O’Brien Audubon Center in Corolla. At one time it was one of the premier hunting lodges on the Currituck Sound, it’s holdings stretching from the Currituck Sound to the Atlantic Ocean. Before NC 12 connected the Currituck Banks with the rest of the world, to … Continue reading An Outer Banks Sanctuary Takes the Lead

Outer Banks 4th of July an All Day Affair

On the Outer Banks the 4th of July is pretty much an all day affair. There’s a parade; there’s a street fair—two of them, really. And of course fireworks. Spectacular fireworks. One of our favorite ways to start our Independence Day celebration and really get us in the mood for the rest of the day … Continue reading Outer Banks 4th of July an All Day Affair

Second Outer Bean Opens in Village of Duck

Outer Bean in Kitty Hawk has always been one of our favorite places. Great coffee, excellent smoothies, wonderful sandwiches and lunch specials—made with organic ingredients when owner Necla (Nay-schlah) Rader can get them. The help is always friendly and the feeling is very much a European cafe, where you can sit and sip an espresso … Continue reading Second Outer Bean Opens in Village of Duck

Two Great Bands Coming to Festival Park

The live music scene on the Outer Banks is pretty amazing, but this summer it looks like it just went to another level. There are two bands that will be performing at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo in the next few weeks that, for good reason, are nationally recognized talent. It would be hard … Continue reading Two Great Bands Coming to Festival Park

Dare Day a Perfect Outer Banks Celebration

Dare Dare is one of those all-American celebrations that helps to make the Outer Banks such wonderful place to live and visit. We just had our 44th Annual Dare Dare on the waterfront in Manteo on Saturday, and this years event was as good as it ever was. The weather certainly helped. A front passed … Continue reading Dare Day a Perfect Outer Banks Celebration

Dare Day Comes to Manteo This Saturday

Dare Day is about as much a family friendly, small town festival as there could be. There’s games, rides and entertainment for kids. There’s food. There’s live music. And even a blue ribbon food contest featuring homemade goodies from Outer Banks Residents. That is what the 44th Annual Dare Days in on the waterfront in … Continue reading Dare Day Comes to Manteo This Saturday

A Perfect Weekend to Greet an Outer Banks Summer

It doesn’t get much better than this. Our Outer Banks beaches were filled, and no wonder. The weather this Memorial Day weekend has been as close to perfect as could be. Memorial Day…well, Memorial Day weekend…is the unofficial start of summer. For those who are sticklers for detail, June 21 is the first day of … Continue reading A Perfect Weekend to Greet an Outer Banks Summer

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