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.

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’...
Dare County Outer Banks GIS Map

Dare County GIS Maps – A different way to explore the Outer Banks

March 12, 2023
It’s not often that there’s a chance to say, “Check out this government website. It’s really...
Lindsay C Warren Alligator River DrawBridge Section

Lindsay C Warren Bridge (Alligator River Bridge) Replacement

February 24, 2023
Now that it’s reached retirement age, the Alligator River Bridge may finally give way to a younger...
Matthew Quick Outer Banks Author

Best Selling Author Matthew Quick Debuts “We Are the Light” on Outer Banks

November 3, 2022
Matthew Quick, the bestselling author of Silver Linings Playbook, has a new book out. Living on the ...
Outer Banks Marathon Runners

There’s a lot Happening on the Outer Banks

October 7, 2022
There was a time, not really all that long ago, when Labor Day came, and the Outer Banks rolled up i...
Sanctuary Vineyards Currituck

Aging Well — Sanctuary Vineyards Celebrates 20 Years of Winemaking

September 21, 2022
It’s a typical afternoon in the summer or even on a weekend in the off-season, and there are about...
Our Family, Its History, Their Boats

Our Family, Its History, Their Boats | Outer Banks Boat Building

September 7, 2022
Tracing the History of Outer Banks Boatbuilding It was just after the Civil War that George Wash...
Suzanne Tate Crabby Lady

The Crabby Lady Suzanne Tate

August 16, 2022
It’s possible that Suzanne Tate will never slow down. Sure at 92 years of age, her reflexes have s...
Jug Handle Bridge in Rodanthe, NC - Outer Banks Bridges

Outer Banks Jug Handle Bridge Opens

August 5, 2022
The Jug Handle Bridge on Pea Island opened to traffic on Thursday (7/28/22). There was no notice say...
Greg Smrdel and Ami Hill of the Outer Banks Laughing Gull Comedy Club

Time to Laugh — Laughing Gull Comedy Club Brings Comedians to OBX

July 6, 2022
For the Laughing Gull Comedy Club, the early signs are laughable, which in the world of comedy clubs...
Outer Banks Kite Flying

Outer Banks Events Summer 2022

May 12, 2022
The summer of 2022 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting we have seen for years on the Outer ...