Outer Banks News And Views

Welcome to the Carolina Designs blog. Here you’ll find information about the Outer Banks, what’s going on, and what we hope are some entertaining posts, quizzes and articles.

Excavating the Lost Colony Mystery Book

Excavating the Lost Colony Mystery

February 1, 2024
Excavating the Lost Colony Mystery is a book that was just published. A collection of essays and wri...
Outer Banks Direction and Welcome Sign

The Best Outer Banks Downtown

January 10, 2024
The Outer Banks has a lot that makes it such a wonderful place to live or visit. Fantastic beaches, ...
Tom Midgett harvesting Cranberries Dare County

Unveiling the Hidden Harvest: Dare County’s Cranberry Legacy

December 8, 2023
Cranberries? In North Carolina? Of course—it’s well-known cranberries like colder weather in the...
Outer Banks Cancer Center Rendering

Carolina Designs Helps Build State of the Art Cancer Center

October 9, 2023
The Outer Banks and the Outer Banks Hospital seem like a bit of an out of the way location for a sta...
Outer Banks Boat Hippocampus 2

110 Foot Catamaran Largest Ever Built on the Outer Banks

August 29, 2023
With the launch of a 110’ catamaran back in July, a new record has been set for Wanchese boatbuild...

Manteo Comes Alive

July 27, 2023
Manteo is alive as it never has been before. The town has always been a go-to place for a lot of Out...
Corolla Wild Horse on the Beach

A Wild and Magnificent Treasure—Corolla Wild Horses Update

July 14, 2023
The Corolla Wild Horses may be staging a comeback. Or at least, they’re not quite ready to become ...
Outer Banks Pioneer Theater

100+ Year Old Outer Banks Theater Reopens in Manteo, NC

June 22, 2023
Back in December, when Buddy Creef closed the Pioneer Theater that his family had been running since...
Outer Banks Shipwreck near Albacore ramp in Corolla. Research shows it is not the Metropolis.

Historic Shipwreck Makes an Appearance on Corolla Beach

June 13, 2023
Some new research may give some insights into what really happened during one of the most terrible O...
Outer Banks Native Tshombe Selby

Outer Banks Native Tshombe Selby Makes His Solo Opera Debut at the Met

May 15, 2023
With his solo debut in the new opera Champion at New York’s Metropolitan Opera—the Met, Tshombe ...
Pine Island Outer Banks North Carolina

Fate of Mid Currituck Bridge Still Hangs in the Balance

April 26, 2023
Even after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit upheld a lower court finding on February 23...
Jockey's Ridge Outer Banks Sand Dune

A New Trail for the Outer Banks

March 27, 2023
The state of North Carolina has declared 2023 the year of the trail, so it’s fitting that there’...