Art Parties on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks has a rich community of artists that live here year round. To bring that year-round talent to local visitors, art parties have started to pop up. We’ve profiled Brad Price from Hang 12 Studios, one of our favorite artists on the OBX. Brad has lived on the …

Art’s Place – Best Outer Banks Burger

Restaurants aren’t often regarded of as a slice of local history and lore, but there are always exceptions. Art’s Place in Kitty Hawk is the exception. Art Glidden opened his Beach Road eatery back in 1978, surrounded by some of the oldest oceanfront homes and businesses in Kitty Hawk. It …

Festival Park on Roanoke Island

Roanoke Island Festival Park Roanoke Island Festival Park is a 25 acre public event center, interactive historic site, museum, and more – all set in a gorgeous backdrop just across a small bridge from quaint Downtown Manteo (about a 20 minute drive from Nags Head). The site includes the Pavilion, …

Watching Maria

Quick Update (9/28/2017 9:15 AM) Dare County announces that unrestricted access to Hatteras Island will resume at 1:00 this afternoon. Read the Press Release. Tropical Storm Maria Final Update (9/28/2017 6:30 AM) All Coastal Watches and Warnings Have Been Dropped Hatteras, Ocracoke Island Visitor Evacuation Remains In Effect At 5:00, …

Watching Jose

Watching Hurricane Jose (9/18/2017 5:00 PM) Jose Will Pass More Than 250 Miles East Of The Outer Banks Dangerous Rip Currents For All Area Beaches Very Rough Surf, Beach Erosion Possible Through Tuesday Strong Winds Tonight Into Early Tuesday Hurricane Jose will be passing well offshore this evening into tomorrow. …

Vernal Pools at Jockey’s Ridge

From the road, Jockey’s Ridge is a huge sand dune, its peaks on a bright day almost painful to look at in their reflected light. From a distance there is no evidence of life, the glistening sandy slopes give the impression of a sterile desert. But the environment is not …

Watching Irma

Watching Hurricane Irma (9/8/2017 5:00 PM) This is our last Irma posting unless something drastic happens that affects our area. The center of Hurricane Irma is forecast to remain several hundred miles south and west of the Outer Banks. The official forecast continues to show Irma making landfall along the …