3000 Christmas Trees Help Stabilize Outer Banks Dunes

Thanks to a some generous help from some Virginia Beach friends and some really hard work on the beach in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, a lot of the sand dunes along the beach are looking better than ever. Donny King chef/owner of Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk got a friend of his up in … Continue reading 3000 Christmas Trees Help Stabilize Outer Banks Dunes

Are Harbor Seals Bypassing the Outer Banks This Year?

The weather finally turned cold today. Honestly with that northeast wind blowing at around 25, bitterly cold is properly how it could be described. It’s been a while since it has been this cold on the Outer Banks. It certainly has saved on heating bills, but the truth is, it is January and it is … Continue reading Are Harbor Seals Bypassing the Outer Banks This Year?

The Cookie Crumbles at New Cookie Bakery Crumbl in Southern Shores

It’s that wonderful scent of freshly baked cookies that that seems to reach out and beckon to the unwary. And even the wary. It doesn’t seem to matter. Crumbl, the new cookie bakery that opened just a couple of months ago in Southern Shores is doing a lot right. And one of the things they … Continue reading The Cookie Crumbles at New Cookie Bakery Crumbl in Southern Shores

Repurposing Christmas Trees on the Outer Banks

It’s such a simple idea it’s amazing that it works. After the holidays are done and all the trimmings come off the Christmas tree, create a new purpose for it. Place it at the base of a sand dune and let nature take its course. Here on the Outer Banks it’s become sort of an … Continue reading Repurposing Christmas Trees on the Outer Banks

Rodanthe Old Christmas – 250 Years of Tradition Keeps Colonial Customs Alive

They’re celebrating Old Christmas at the Village of Rodanthe today. It’s a tradition that goes back at least 250 years. Maybe even a bit longer, it’s hard to say. It all depends on when a group of isolated villagers in Colonial times along the Outer Banks were told that England had adopted the Gregorian Calendar—the … Continue reading Rodanthe Old Christmas – 250 Years of Tradition Keeps Colonial Customs Alive

A Springlike December Day on the Outer Banks

We seem to be in an almost springlike weather pattern right now on the Outer Banks. Hard to imagine that Christmas just happened and the New Year is almost here. The high today topped out around 60. The winds were so light they were barely noticed and the sea had a beautiful sheen to it. … Continue reading A Springlike December Day on the Outer Banks

40 Years of Lighting the Outer Banks Sky – The Poulos Family Christmas Lights

In the darkest of nights, which is what the winer solstice is, the beauty of Christmas lights have a power beyond the decorations of the season. A lot of homes and businesses take the time to create Christmas scenes with their lights, but, there are two places on the Outer Banks that take that whole … Continue reading 40 Years of Lighting the Outer Banks Sky – The Poulos Family Christmas Lights

Colonel Halvorsen – the Candy Bomber – Honored at Wright Brothers Memorial on First Flight Anniversary

It’s nice when the good guys win, and with his induction into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine at the Wright Brothers National Memorial on December 17, Colonel Gail Halvorsen proved that nice guys really can finish first. He’s 99 years old, still very engaged with the world, energetic, and seemingly optimistic.  Get him … Continue reading Colonel Halvorsen – the Candy Bomber – Honored at Wright Brothers Memorial on First Flight Anniversary

Candy Bomber Drops Candy for Hundreds of Outer Banks Children

As the C54 Spirit of America came in low over the trees at the Dare County Regional Airport, anticipation on the ground grew. Would this be the pass when the Candy Bomber dropped its load. The first pass, just a few parachutes with candy attached floated to the ground, as the flight crew assessed the … Continue reading Candy Bomber Drops Candy for Hundreds of Outer Banks Children

Big Currishuck, Great Food, Great Music and a Great Good Time

If it’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving it has got to be the Big Currishuck at Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg. It’s just a little ways north of the Outer Banks. Close enough that we can still call it the Outer Banks. This is the seventh or eighth version of the annual event and it always seems … Continue reading Big Currishuck, Great Food, Great Music and a Great Good Time