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.

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Save Our Dunes—The Story of Saving Jockey’s Ridge for Children

June 5, 2024
The 50th anniversary of the official opening of Jockey’s Ridge State Park is just around the corne...
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Boats, and Restaurant

A New and Very Improved Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

May 2, 2024
Offering panoramic views of Pamlico Sound, the Marc Basnight Bridge and Bodie Island Lighthouse, a n...
When Ghosts Made Moonshine Book

New Book Highlights East Lake Outer Banks Moonshine Industry

April 1, 2024
When Ghosts Made Moonshine, Prohibition in the Albemarle is a just published book by local author Ch...
Sea Turtle Swimming off the Outer Banks Coastline

Sea Turtles, Artificial Light at Night and What the Public Thinks

March 2, 2024
Artificial light at night—ALAN is its acronym—is something every beach community deals with. Abo...
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...