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.

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 ...
Aerial photo of the Outer Banks oceanside

2022 Outer Banks Vacations Booking Faster Than Ever

May 9, 2022
The Outer Banks has been a popular vacation destination for decades, and that popularity continues t...
COA Ribbon Cutting for New Dare County Campus

COA Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Dare County Campus

April 27, 2022
An Opportunity for Everybody The ribbon-cutting for the new Dare County College of the Albemarle ...
Wanchese Harbor Outer Banks Marina

Wanchese and the History of Outer Banks Fishing

March 21, 2022
Coming from the Outer Banks at the intersection of US64 Business and US64, there are some choices to...
Outer Banks beach aerial

An Outer Banks Moving Primer

March 1, 2022
Maybe it's the weather; maybe it's that commute to work and realizing that almost everything can be ...
Aerial photo of the Outer Banks oceanside

Is the Outer Banks a Real Place?

January 11, 2022
We never thought we would have to write this, but yes, the Outer Banks is a real place. For the 40,0...