Old Christmas on the Outer Banks

Even though the Tri-Villages of Hatteras Island, Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo are the first towns on the road to Hatteras, in many ways they have been the most isolated over the years. They have certainly experienced change and modernization, but there is one tradition that the villages have carried over …

Outer Banks Oyster Season

Good news for oyster lovers—after years languishing near death, the North Carolina oyster is back. Sometimes salty, sometimes slightly sweet and almost buttery, the range of flavors is as varied as the places from which they are harvested. The oysters are almost all farm raised now; at one time North …

Outer Banks Thanksgiving Meals

The family is gathered, there’s kids and maybe some grandkids, perhaps even an uncle or brother or sister. A gathering of the clan is very much a part of holiday traditions. And it’s wonderful, because the truth is, family is what makes holiday memories. Of course, that comes with a …

Outer Banks Graveyards

With modern vacation homes lining the shoreline and the beauty of near perfect vacation getaway, the Outer Banks almost seems to be a place that came into existence 30 or perhaps 40 years ago. Sure, the Wright Brothers came to what was then Kitty Hawk—now Kill Devil Hills—to fly kites …

Mike Dianna

Mike Dianna figured out early on that he enjoyed seeing people smile and that entertainment is an important part of everyone’s life. This may account for why he opened a Corolla restaurant—Mike Dianna’s Grill Room—and is at the core of the reason that he has promoted the Mustang Music Festivals …

Weather Update (10/11/2016)

Local Update (10/11/2016 1:10PM) There is a new update from Dare County Emergency Management. It includes important storm-related information about the Dare County Water Department, Disaster Relief, debris collection, FEMA, food and nutrition services, the National Park Service and the Town of Southern Shores. Click on the link above to read …

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

When the Bodie Island Lighthouse was completed in 1871 there was only one stretch of the eastern US coastline that remained dark—a condition the US Lighthouse Board noted in its 1871 report. “With the completion of the light house at Body’s Island (Bodie Island) there will remain only one important …