Jug Handle Bridge at Rodanthe Is Taking Shape

If all goes as planned, sometime next year, probably close to summer, the Jug Handle Bridge that will by pass the S Curves just north of Rodanthe will have its ribbon cutting. The S Curves, just north of Rodanthe, is one of the most dynamic areas of Pea Island. There have been one or two … Continue reading Jug Handle Bridge at Rodanthe Is Taking Shape

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

Nor’easters Create Perfect Conditions for Big Surf Waves

Amazing Conditions Greet Surfers on Wednesday Maybe it was the back to back nor’easters that created the perfect conditions for the waves that rolled in on Wednesday. Maybe it was the wind shifting just enough to the west to stack those massive waves, so they were no longer an unreadable swirl of currents. Whatever it … Continue reading Nor’easters Create Perfect Conditions for Big Surf Waves

Pamlico Shipwreck Mystery Moves Closer to Being Solved

Pappy’s Lane Shipwreck Yields Clues to Marine ARCHAEOLOGIST For almost 50 years the shipwreck off Pappy’s Lane in Rodanthe has been turning to rust. A forlorn, forgotten husk there was little to suggest it was ever anything other than some rusted barge that had grounded and wasn’t worth the effort to refloat. Clearly visible from the … Continue reading Pamlico Shipwreck Mystery Moves Closer to Being Solved

A Different Tradition-Rodanthe Old Christmas

Every place that celebrates Christmas has some kind of tradition that is their own, but when it comes to being different, it’s tough to beat Old Christmas down in the Hatteras Island village of Rodanthe. Residents, family and offspring gather from all over the world on the first Saturday after the New Year to make … Continue reading A Different Tradition-Rodanthe Old Christmas

Groundbreaking for Much Delayed Bonner Replacement

Three years from now and a few hundred million dollars later, a replacement span for the Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet will finally be in place. Today marked the official beginning of the process as politicians came from Raleigh and Washington, DC to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new bridge. The weather was about as … Continue reading Groundbreaking for Much Delayed Bonner Replacement