Thai Room – Celebrates 30 Years

If there is a mainstay of the Outer Banks dining scene it may well be Thai Room, located at milepost 8.5 on the beach road in Kill Devil Hills. Talk to most anyone who’s an Outer Banks resident or repeat visitor to our area, and they’ll rave about the Pad …

Hatteras Island-Style Clam Chowder

Here on the Outer Banks we make a unique version of clam chowder. Hatteras Chowder is a simple broth based chowder that is perfect for a cold winter evening when coastal winds are whipping past our windows and the ocean pounds our shoreline. Its origins are lost in the sands …

Dare County Arts Council

The weekend after Veteran’s Day—that’s November 14-16 this year—the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) will be hosting their 2nd Annual Veteran’s Weekend. It includes great music from Nu Blu on Friday evening at The Lost Colony’s Soundstage Theater, but the highlight of the weekend is the Veterans Writing Project presented …

Annual Outer Banks Marathon

The 9th Annual Outer Banks Marathon will be run over Veteran’s Day Weekend which is when it’s held every year. It’s a huge event with approximately 6,500 participants lasting over the course of this weekend. One of the best features of this event is how inclusive it is for a …

Sanctuary Vineyards

Here we are in October, and out at Sanctuary Vineyards they’re just finishing the harvest.  Vineyard Manager, John Wright, says it’s been a good year for growing wine grapes, citing two Bordeaux varietals that he thought did particularly well.  “The Petite Verdot and Cab Franc looked really good this year,” …

Coffee, Pastries and a Good Read

Books or coffee? Coffee or books? Sometimes it is difficult to pick one first, and that may be the key to success for Duck’s Cottage. There is something therapeutic about casually sipping a latte or espresso with an open book in hand while the world rushes by. Duck’s Cottage Coffee …

Carolina Keiki Children’s Store

After almost a year in business, Carolina Keiki has become the prominent retailer of unique children’s clothing and accessories on the Outer Banks. Located in the Waterfront Shops in Duck, NC, Carolina Keiki (Hawaiian for “child”) pedals everything from baby moccasins to swimwear, with a strong focus on local and …