Outer Banks Whale Watch

It’s not every day that whales pass this close to the Outer Banks. These are the big guys, too–humpback whales–not the wonderfully playful dolphins and porpoises that we usually see. They’re mostly gone now, or at least probably gone. Superstorm Nemo took care of that, churning the waters up and …

Creative Outer Banks Weddings

Have you considered making your Outer Banks destination wedding more unique?   Meet designer Margaret Miller, Outer Banks Beach Glass, who specializes in custom designed beach glass jewelry and bridal bouquets.  Margaret meets with brides in advance to understand individual tastes and wedding styles before creating authentic personalized pieces. If you …

Mid-Currituck Bridge Update

I had the opportunity to attend a recent NCDOT presentation on the Outer Banks.  According to Division Engineer, Barry Hobbs, who is Project Manager for the northeastern North Carolina division, the NC assembly may not provide ongoing funds for the project.  Hobbs made his remarks at a Chamber of Commerce …

Outer Banks X Factor

Recently I was having lunch in Raleigh with my oldest son, Andy, who is a freshman at NC State University.  We were discussing his economics class and he commented that economics and the law of supply and demand seemed to be common sense.  If you have a lot of something, …

Outer Banks Wedding Vendors

An exciting and experienced collection of vendors are available and at your service for your Outer Banks wedding – from Corolla to Nags Head and all areas in between- Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Duck and Roanoke Island. Depending on the size of the wedding, professionals are available to help …

Outer Banks Winter Beauty

Winter has slowly arrived on the Outer Banks, bringing with it a peaceful and stark beauty. Live oaks and pine trees, that are so much a part of our barrier island landscape, take on a richer shade of green when cast against the surrounding leafless trees. The Atlantic takes on …

Hurricane Sandy Becoming Outer Banks Memory

Gone, but certainly not forgotten, Hurricane Sandy left its mark on the Outer Banks.  Fortunately, nothing like our northern neighbors are experiencing, but there is still ongoing cleanup.  NC 12 may be one of the most exposed coastal highways anywhere and major storm events remind us of that fact. Here’s …

Outer Banks Earth Fair

With its theme, “Keeping the Outer Banks Clean and Green,” the inaugural Earth Fair OBX will be held at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head on Sunday April, 22 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Enjoy activities such as a recycled clothing fashion show by local students, guest speakers, games, crafts and …

Fitness Opportunities on the Outer Banks

Monteray Shores, located in Corolla along the northern Outer Banks, is nestled among the pines along the banks of the Currituck Sound. For all guests staying in vacation homes in Corolla, Monteray Shores offers half court basketball, fitness center and tennis courts, regardless of whether your home resides within the …