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    As the official ISA-recognized National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the United States, Surfing America is responsible for holding the USA Surfing Championships event each year and for selecting the official USA Surf Team to compete internationally. This years Prime East will be held in Nags Head at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head May 19-20.

    May 18 -21, we celebrate the world’s oldest, continuous hang gliding competition at the 40th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular. Hang gliding professionals from all over the world come to the Outer Banks to compete and have fun on Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Demonstrations, street dances and awards ceremonies are all features of this spectacular event. Families can enjoy a rock climbing wall, hang gliding simulator, kite making and face painting.

    With its theme, “Keeping the Outer Banks Clean and Green,” the inaugural Earth Fair OBX will be held at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head on Sunday April, 22 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Enjoy activities such as a recycled clothing fashion show by local students, guest speakers, games, crafts and entertainment throughout the afternoon while learning ways to keep our world green and clean!  One of the crafts will include tie-dying T-shirts that sport a cool Earth Day OBX logo, which was designed by a local artist. Many area organizations and businesses will be on exhibit to showcase what they are doing to educate, protect and promote sustainability and the environment. The event is free to the public. For more information, call 252-255-1501, ext. 207.

    How fun is this!  Front Porch Café in Nags Head hosts board gamers every Friday as they go head-to-head on many different kinds of abstract strategy games. These games are in the same vein as chess, but some are obscure, original, and all are quite fun. They have card games like Lost Cities, German games like those from the GIPF project, and beautiful wooden games like Cathedral and Quoridor. Don’t expect to roll dice and press your luck. This is pure strategy, and it is a great opportunity for young people to develop their strategy minds with these brain-burners. Gamers meet between 3 and 5 p.m. on Friday afternoons.

    Front Porch Cafe is located at the Food Lion Plaza in Nags Head at MP 10.5 on Highway 158. Hours are 6 AM – 6 PM year around, and evening hours during the summer. Stop by and enjoy! Call 252-480-6616 for more information.

    Rain or shine in Nags Head on Sunday, March 18th, all Outer Banks visitors and locals alike will line either side of beach road (Route 12 around MP 10.5 to MP 11.5) to experience the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NC travels the greenest mile in the Tarheel state.  Kelly’s 23rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade brings in over 1,500 participants and approximately 10,000 spectators enjoy an afternoon filled with floats, live music, marching bands and creative marching/walking/motorized units.

    This year’s theme is A Healthy Outer Banks! in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Outer Banks Hospital.  You’ll see floats and exhibits for healthy active lifestyles through GREEN SPORTS-Running, Walking, Cycling, Kiteboarding, Surfing, Kayaking, Tennis, Racquetball, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, Football-you get the point-Get Moving!

    Travel recommendation site announced winners of its inaugural 10Besties Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. With 20 nominees in each of 10 categories ranging from Best Beaches and Best Foodie Destinations, to Best Ski Resorts and Best Museums, 10Best’s readers were asked to vote for their favorite locations in each category.

    In keeping with the site’s focus, has announced the 10 winners in each of its travel award categories as determined by its more than one million readers. #1 pick for Best Beaches and #3 pick for Best Active Destination — Outer Banks, NC!

    Save hundreds of dollars by reserving one of our vacation rental homes offering pool heat for just a penny!

    Please call our office to have pool heat added to your lease. Promotion valid for 2012 rentals that are booked between 2/14 – 10/23/2012.

    The Town of Nags Head received final approval for a 2-acre town park planned across the street from Jennette’s Pier using a $75,000 state Parks and Recreation Trust Fund and the Department of Coastal Resources grant as well as monies donated to the town to purchase the property.  The town has set aside $325,000 in town and Dare County Tourism Board money for playground equipment made out of recycled material and stainless steel hardware including slides, ramps, steps and small “rock” climbing walls.  Another component of the park allots for parking up to 72 vehicles, bocci ball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, benches and a walking trail.

    The park’s location is just south of Sam and Omie’s Restaurant and will wrap behind the Duneburger property at the fork of N.C. 12 in Whalebone.

    All of us at Carolina Designs Realty would like to wish you a very happy new year!  There is still good availability for 2012. Please give us a call or visit our web site to see our great selection of premier vacation homes for a family vacation, retreat or personal getaway.

    For over 22 years, Carolina Designs Realty has offered some of the finest beach homes North Carolina’s Outer Banks. We manage homes in Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, and Nags Head.

     We pride ourselves on the quality of our homes and the personal service we provide.  In addition to wireless Internet, all homes are stocked with two sets of towels per bedroom, freshly made beds, and our welcome package of soaps, paper products and gourmet coffee. 

    Please visit our website, for rates and availability or call us at 800-368-3825 to speak with our knowledgeable and friendly reservations staff from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  For the best selection, please contact us soon.  We hope to see you at the beach!

    The first annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival takes place October 5-6, 2012 at Roanoke Island, NC. Make plans now to bring the family for a weekend filled with the twag of some good ole Southern picking in the tradition of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and so many other legendary performers!

    The festival Artists scheduled to perform include Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Dixie Ridge, Stoney Creek Band, Nu-Blu, Drymill Road, The Whiskey Rebellion, Stacy Grubb, The Hillbilly Gypsies, Cumberland River and more.

    Workshops, jamming and more are just part of the excitement of this inaugural festival.

    Tickets and additional information is available at