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simple rules for a better beach

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in get involved, local | Comments Off on simple rules for a better beach

simple rules for a better beach

Common sense, courtesy and knowing the law = better beach experience. Much of what Irene Nolan, writing for the Island Free Press, says about beach etiquette in this column first published last July seems like common sense. Yet all too often what seems obvious to most appears to befuddle many when it comes to using our Outer Banks beaches. Irene passed away in March her voice and writing still resonate. “Years ago, I used to write a summer column on beach etiquette — not every year, but fairly often.  I haven’t done in it in...

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new shrimp regulations = a long battle

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in get involved, local, news | Comments Off on new shrimp regulations = a long battle

new shrimp regulations = a long battle

Opposition grows to proposed shrimping regulations. Opposed by North Carolina fishermen who fear it will destroy their livelihood, the new regulations approved by the NC Marine Fisheries Commission are facing widespread criticism from towns and citizens in coastal North Carolina. Writing for the Outer Banks Voice, Sam Walker explores the regulations that scientists question, but one environmental group supports. “Now that the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has accepted a petition for new rules that could limit shrimp trawling in...

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petition threatens NC shrimp catch

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in get involved, local, news, old school obx | Comments Off on petition threatens NC shrimp catch

petition threatens NC shrimp catch

ACT NOW TO PREVENT THE COLLAPSE OF THE NC SHRIMP INDUSTRY! The North Carolina shrimp harvest has been a consistent bright spot for state fishermen struggling to earn a living. A petition from NC Wildlife Federation would overrule an existing management plan that has been successful, and severely curtail when and how NC shrimpers could harvest their catch according to NC Catch. BUT YOU CAN HELP! You can: Sign the online petition Call Governor Cooper at 919.814.2000 Email commission members and legislators “North Carolina shrimp are...

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first flight elementary hosts “trick-or-treat night”

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in do stuff, get involved, local, news | Comments Off on first flight elementary hosts “trick-or-treat night”

first flight elementary hosts “trick-or-treat night”

 PTO fundraiser hosts haunted house & more at First Flight Elementary This looks like too much fun to miss! Take the kids, take Mom, take Dad–take anyone who knows or remembers what it’s like to be a kid to First Flight Elementary in Kill Devil Hills on Saturday evening. The best thing of all? It’s for a great cause–making sure our kids get the best education possible. “Trick or Treat Night,” to be held at First Flight Elementary School on Saturday, October 29th, is a family friendly fundraising event hosted by the...

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flying kegs + craft beer = obx brewtag!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2016 in do stuff, get involved, local, music, news, videos | Comments Off on flying kegs + craft beer = obx brewtag!

flying kegs + craft beer = obx brewtag!

The 2nd Annual OBX Brewtag is Saturday! You’ll need to keep your eyes to the sky this Saturday, October 22 from 12-6pm at The Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. The inaugural OBX Brewtag event in 2015 was a BLAST (check out the quick recap video below) and this year is primed to be even better! What can beat enjoying a gorgeous fall Outer Banks afternoon of flying kegs, amazing craft beer, live music, local food vendors, kids activities (outdoor rock wall, mechanical shark, arts and crafts) and much more? Here’s the deets:...

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you can help save the salvo cemetery!

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in get involved, local, news, old school obx | Comments Off on you can help save the salvo cemetery!

you can help save the salvo cemetery!

As storms and the rising waters of the Pamlico Sound batter the shoreline, the historic Midgett Cemetery at the Salvo Day Use site is in danger of being lost, but you can help save this piece of Hatteras history. Joy Crist, writing for the Island Free Press weaves a tale of despair and hope.   “Efforts to help repair and save the Salvo Day Use Cemetery – also known as the Midgett Cemetery – are heating up as community members recognize the current dire state of the site, as well as the devastating effects the next major...

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more artificial reefs in obx future?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in get involved, local | Comments Off on more artificial reefs in obx future?

more artificial reefs in obx future?

There may be plans to use the debris from the old Bonner Bridge when it’s demolished. Sam Walker, writing for the Outer Banks Voice, gives a heads up on an upcoming hearing on artificial reefs. “When the current Bonner Bridge is demolished after the new span opens in 2018, plans are already being worked on to add much of the remains of the half-century old span to a series of artificial reefs offshore. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program will hold a public meeting Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Dare County...

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help inspire the island with ocracoke alive!

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in do stuff, get involved, news | Comments Off on help inspire the island with ocracoke alive!

help inspire the island with ocracoke alive!

Got art? Ocracoke Alive’s Arts Partnership Program is seeking guest teachers and sponsors for 2016! Artists and teachers are invited to share their talents with Ocracoke students in exchange for a stipend or housing on Ocracoke for four. In 2015, Ocracoke Alive initiated the Art Partnership Program to bring visiting artists into the Ocracoke School for 17 weeks of creative programming. The students (and staff) had such an incredible time! Last year’s classes included such offerings as painting, basket making, soap, photography, baking,...

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americana beer fest is saturday!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in do stuff, get involved, local, music, news | Comments Off on americana beer fest is saturday!

americana beer fest is saturday!

Celebrate brews for the brave at the Outer Banks’ first beer festival that supports local OBX veterans. From the good folks that brought us the OBX Beer Fest this spring, this fest is offering up seriously great music, food and all the craft beer you care to sample. What’s not to love? This Saturday, honor those who served by enjoying the new Americana Beer Fest. The event features veteran-owned breweries as well as our three local brewpubs, and proceeds will benefit the Dare County Veterans Advisory Council. The Fest will be at...

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obx #6 on list of 10 best US beaches

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in get involved, news | Comments Off on obx #6 on list of 10 best US beaches

obx #6 on list of 10 best US beaches

The coolest thing about this list of best US beaches from US News Travel is not just that the Outer Banks is on it, but that you can vote now to help move the OBX up on next years list! GO OBX! “We’ve narrowed down the field of the diverse and abundant beaches in the United States to help you choose the spot best suited for your next vacation. In addition to user votes and expert opinion, U.S. News considered which beaches boast smooth sand, pleasant waters and high-quality tourist attractions to bring you this list of the best...

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