Outer Banks: Home to Artists by the Sea

It’s no surprise that such a beautiful paradise as the Outer Banks of North Carolina would attract people with an eye for beauty, but it is amazing how much talent there is in the arts on this beach!  There are many avenues for the artist to display and sell their masterpieces through area art shows and galleries.  One particular place of interest would be the KDH Cooperative Gallery located at 402 S. Croatan Hwy. in Kill Devil Hills.  It is an artist operated gallery featuring local works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, ceramics, jewelry, fibers, furniture, candles, pottery, glass and metal. They have 29 juried members who assist in running the gallery. Each member serves on panels created to hang and display art, jury, organize shows, and assist customers during daily business hours. The gallery’s focus is to feature art made by local artists on the Outer Banks.  They are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., but closed on Sundays.  Check them out or call 252-441-9888 for more information.

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New Approach to Prove Fort Raleigh Existed on the Outer Banks

For decades, solid evidence has been sought after to prove that the vanished colony known as Fort Raleigh truly existed on Roanoke Island in 1587.  To further attempt verification, the First Colony Foundation, through an agreement with the National Park Services, have contracted with Witten Technologies to use an extremely high tech piece of machinery to view ground images as far as 6 feet underground.  Through the images collected from this technology, evidence could possibly be found to finally consummate theory with fact.  The whole imagery process will take a couple of months to implement and finalize; but in the final analysis, the history of these vanished people should be brought to life more now than ever.

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Winter Pastime for the Outer Banks

It’s quiet this time of year, many shops and businesses are closed until March.  As locals here on the Outer Banks, we love the winter season because time slows down so that we can enjoy family and friends more.  From October to May, you can drive on the beaches in many places.  Fishing during this time of year is prime for various species of marine life.  Nor’easters can come and go, but we still plug along, enjoying the nature around us, museums, shoreline, beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

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Easy Being Green on the Outer Banks!

We congratulate the management and employees of Carolina Design’s Realty for joining together to implement steps to conserve energy and our natural resources. A special thank you goes out to those who researched, coordinated and implemented our plan into action!

This is a work in progress that we know will evolve with education and time.  Our current changes include energy efficient light bulbs, programmable thermostats to regulate temperatures, recycling and installing an Energy Star dishwasher. We will keep you informed as we move forward and do our part to reduce, reuse and recycle!

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Longest Running Art Show is on the Outer Banks

The longest running visual art exhibition in the country and in its 30th season, the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show will be displayed at the Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head from January 26th to February 22nd.  Wares from local artists in all mediums from painting, drawing, pottery, sculpture and more are worth the visit.

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