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 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...
Outer Banks Brewing Station Outdoor Seating

Outer Banks Music Scene – Improved Outdoor Venues

July 23, 2021
The past year and a half that COVID had us adjusting our lives were pretty tough on the restaurant b...
Roadside Backbar Music Yacht Dogs

An Evening of Music in Duck

July 20, 2021
As cities go, the Village of Duck isn’t one. But one thing the village has going for it that will ...
A Ernest Mills Outer Banks Shipwreck

A Ernest Mills Outer Banks Shipwreck

June 25, 2021
Terror on the High Seas The Atlantic Ocean off the shoreline of the Currituck Banks was calm on t...
Lost Colony Brewery Beer Tasting

Outer Banks Day trips- A Day of Microbrewery Beer Tasting

June 20, 2021
Outer Banks Day trips-A Day of Microbrewery Beer Tasting In the world of day trips, there are fam...
The Pony and the Boat Outer Banks Restaurant

New/Updated Outer Banks Restaurants For 2021

June 15, 2021
There is no denying that the past year has been a difficult one, especially for restaurants. On the ...
Lost Colony Queen

Forced off the Stage for a Year, The Lost Colony Reopens with Changes and Energy

June 9, 2021
Back for its 84th year, The Lost Colony is on stage again. It feels great to know that the oldest co...
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Bears

Outer Banks Day Trip: The Wild Side

June 6, 2021
After visitors orient themselves to the Outer Banks, they almost invariably comment on how close to ...
Hatteras Inlet Aerial Ferry Service

Outer Banks Road Trips South

June 2, 2021
Outer Banks Road Trips South Getting to the Outer Bank is only part of the journey. The most impo...