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.

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...

Outer Banks Covid-19 Information

By Ryan
December 1, 2021
The statewide mask mandate in North Carolina expired on July 30th, 2021. Masks became optional in mo...
Outer Banks Point

Diamond Shoals, the Heart of the Graveyard of the Atlantic

October 21, 2021
Diamond Shoals—the name fills mariners with dread. With the advent of GPS, depth finding devices, ...
Freedman’s Colony Outer Banks road sign

Why is the Sign by the Road – The Story Behind the Signs

August 18, 2021
We pass highway markers all the time, those footnotes to history that North Carolina has placed alon...
Two Roads Tavern Kill Devil Hills Bar

Best Burgers and Delis Summer 2021

July 29, 2021
It seems as though everyone does a best of list, and those lists serve an important purpose. Especia...
Arts Place Kitty Hawk Bar & Restaurant

Outer Banks Live Music, Smaller Venues

July 26, 2021
Live music and the bars and restaurants that feature the musicians come in all styles and sizes. The...