The Lost Colony-Great Theater for the Whole Family

The Lost Colony is now into its 82nd year, making it by a considerable margin, the longest running outdoor drama in North America. There’s a good reason for that. The play has everything. Pageantry and wonderful costumes making it a feast for the eyes. But even more important, it’s a great story. The play, The … Continue reading The Lost Colony-Great Theater for the Whole Family

The Lost Colony Ghost Tour-History & Fun

Do the spirits of the first English colonists roam the forest of Roanoke Island? Are there, in fact, ghosts wandering about The Lost Colony? For the next two week, there is a chance to discover for yourself if it’s true or false. The Lost Colony is offering their annual Ghosts of the Lost Colony tour, … Continue reading The Lost Colony Ghost Tour-History & Fun

Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens a Holiday Delight

Roasted Marshmallows and Beautiful Lights Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens is one of those Christmas traditions that is a reminder of how special the holiday season can be. Any time of the year is a great time to visit the Gardens, a 10 acre site immediately adjacent to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke … Continue reading Winter Lights at Elizabethan Gardens a Holiday Delight

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

Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival on Tap for This Weekend

Great Wine, Great Food and a Great Time The 2nd Annual Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival is here. Last year was great time with over 100 wines available to try and some local microbrews on tap. All of it in one of it at The Lost Colony on the north end of Roanoke Island. … Continue reading Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival on Tap for This Weekend

New Pea Island Bridge Named for Richard Etheridge

New Bridge Opens on Pea Island Even though it opened for traffic a little while ago, the Richard Etheridge Bridge down on Pea Island had its official naming yesterday. When Hurricane Irene created a new inlet just north of New Inlet on Pea Island, NCDOT moved quickly to get a temporary bridge in place. Yes, … Continue reading New Pea Island Bridge Named for Richard Etheridge

Coastal Studies Institute Looks at Pamlico Sound Shipwreck

Science on the Sound Looks at Pappy’s Lane Shipwreck From a shipwreck and marine archeology to harnessing the energy of the Gulf Stream, Coastal Studies Institute on Roanoke Island is does very interesting work. That’s why their Science on the Sound series always seems to be so interesting. And the lecture coming up this Thursday, … Continue reading Coastal Studies Institute Looks at Pamlico Sound Shipwreck

Finding the Holiday Spirit on the Outer Banks

Thanksgiving is almost here and that, of course means the Holiday Season is just around the corner. Sometimes it takes just a bit of effort to get into that Christmas spirit, so in the interests of promoting goodwill and cheer among all our visitors to the Outer Banks and local residents, here are two Thanksgiving weekend events … Continue reading Finding the Holiday Spirit on the Outer Banks

80th Anniversary for The Lost Colony

Tony Award Winning Play Gears Up for 2017 Season When Paul Green wrote the script for The Lost Colony in 1937 he probably didn’t expect the play to run for 80 years. But that is what has happened. Last night, Friday, Many 26 when the lights went up at the Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island … Continue reading 80th Anniversary for The Lost Colony

Greg Hahn Comes to Lost Colony

Comedian Greg Hahn Brings His Special Madness to Roanoke Island A little bit of mayhem, a little bit of madness and a lot of laughter comes to the Outer Banks this Friday when Greg Hahn takes the stage at the Soundstage Theater at The Lost Colony on April 7. Think of an energizer bunny making … Continue reading Greg Hahn Comes to Lost Colony