The Lost Colony

Now in its 80th season, the production of The Lost Colony is a remarkable tale of its own. First staged in 1937, the play was a part of the nation’s battle against the Great Depression. Waterside Theatre, where the play is still performed, was built with funds from the Civilian …

H2OBX Waterpark

In the quest to ensure that our CDR guests have the best information available when visiting the Outer Banks, we stopped by the just opened H2OBX in Powells Point to try some of the rides and make sure they meet our high standards of fun! H2OBX is geared toward families, …

Shelly Island

Photos courtesy of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Life on a sandbar can be pretty interesting at times. And that’s what the Outer Banks essentially are—giant sandbars. There isn’t anything that really anchors them in place. Humans have done a remarkable good job of stabilizing them, but it’s still a …

Still Moving After All These Years

As land masses go, the Outer Banks is a pretty recent addition to the earth’s geology. There are a number of theories about how and why they formed, but no consensus. There is consensus, however, on their age— estimates put their formation somewhere between 4000-5000 years ago. Originally, they were …

Northern Outer Banks Inlets

It’s standard knowledge that the Outer Banks is a dynamic strip of sand. Since the 1930’s, it has been largely stabilized by the dunes built by the Works Project Administration, Roosevelt’s initiative to put unemployed Americans to work during the Great Depression. Yet even with the sand dunes in place …

Kellogg’s Cottage Shop

Bettie Kellogg learned to drive a truck before she ever drove a car. Her dad, Gordon Kellogg (who founded Kellogg Supply Company 70 years ago) perhaps erring on the side of caution, declined to let his daughter drive the family car. “I wanted to learn how to drive and my …

Outer Banks Airports from WWII

It’s been noted a number of times that the Outer Banks was ground zero for the Battle of the Atlantic in WWII. German wolf packs, preying on shipping off the coast, took a horrific toll on allied shipping, and the United States was initially slow to respond. Once the response …