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weird science comes to hatteras island

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

weird science comes to hatteras island

Space junk or science mystery? The latest visitor to the Outer Banks may have begun it’s journey in outer space, drifting with the currents before washing ashore on Hatteras Island! Check out Aaron Moody’s story in the News and Observer. More photos by local photographer Erin Everlee HERE. “The latest Outer Banks anomaly turned up on the beach at Hatteras on Sunday afternoon, and it may have fallen from the sky before it washed ashore. Local authorities and others are generally describing the object as a slab of aeronautical debris. The...

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kelly’s tavern is closing in november!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in local, music, news | 0 comments

kelly’s tavern is closing in november!

Kelly’s Closing Will Be an End of an Era. Since 1985, Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern has been a part of local food and entertainment. With the announcement that Mike Kelly will be closing his flagship restaurant in Nags Head as November ends, an icon of Outer Banks life will become a part of the past. There are still some details to be worked out, as Russ Lay of the Outer Banks Voice reports. “Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern will close sometime between Nov. 26 and Nov. 30, owner Mike Kelly said Wednesday after the Nags Head...

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wanchese village | a step back in time

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in local | 0 comments

wanchese village | a step back in time

Tradition, Fishing, and Village Life Blend in Wanchese. Largely unchanged for the past 50 or 60 years, the village of Wanchese was a hub of fishing activity even before the first Europeans came ashore on the Outer Banks. Images of Wanchese and Emory Rakestraw’s writing tell the story for Only in Your State. “Located on the southern tip of Roanoke Island, archaeological evidence shows that Wanchese was the site of the first fishing village on the island, and has been inhabited for thousands of years. Named after the last known...

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dig it? just don’t on currituck beaches

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

dig it? just don’t on currituck beaches

Currituck County Hopes to Make Beaches Safer. Dangerous to the people who dig them, dangerous to beachgoers and dangerous to emergency responders, the deep pits people dig on Outer Banks beaches may soon be illegal in Currituck County. Aware of the problem, County Commissioners are seeking a way to address the issue according to Jeff Hampton of The Virginian Pilot. “Currituck County officials plan to outlaw digging deep holes on the beach that can cave in and kill. Accounts of head-high excavations in the sand have prompted the Board of...

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currituck plans extensive walking paths

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

currituck plans extensive walking paths

As traffic grows on Currituck County roads, county government is taking steps to protect pedestrians and connect communities. The just-released “Connect Currituck” study envisions multi-use paths along Caratoke Highway on the Mainland and NC 12 on the Outer Banks according to Jeff Hampton of the Virginian Pilot.   “Gabrielle Starboard wanted to buy eggs for a Mother’s Day breakfast, which meant she had to venture across busy U.S. 158 from her Walnut Island neighborhood to reach the supermarket. She waited several...

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how do you solve a problem like Maria?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

how do you solve a problem like Maria?

You evacuate Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, for starters. Moving slowly parallel to the coast, Hurricane Maria will impact the Outer Banks with high surf and ocean over wash. Concerned about visitor safety, Dare and Hyde Counties ordered visitor evacuations for Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands. The evacuations do not apply to the northern Outer Banks. Rob Morris, writing for the Outer Banks Voice, reports. “High wind for up to three days threatens to leave N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island impassable and shut down ferry service to Ocracoke Island...

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30′ wave attacked jennette’s pier? NOPE

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

30′ wave attacked jennette’s pier? NOPE

So, in case you haven’t already figured it out, this image of a 30′ wave about to obliterate Jennette’s Pier is not the real deal. ALEX LEX is well known on the OBX for his photoshopping skills and skewed sense of humor, but some folks out of our area had no idea it was “art” and got pretty worried. Hurricane Jose did bring some good size surf our way, but nothing even close to the wave depicted in the image. Facebook worked it’s magic, the image went viral, and so many thought the image was real that the...

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shelly island is shelly sandbar…for now

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in local, news | Comments Off on shelly island is shelly sandbar…for now

shelly island is shelly sandbar…for now

With just a trickle of seawater at high tide separating Shelly Island from The Point at Cape Hatteras, it may be an island no more. The experts predicted it, but the magic of the newest addition to the Outer Banks continues to draw curious visitors. Jeff Hampton reports for The Virginian Pilot. “Shelly Island may not be an island anymore – for now. The massive offshore sandbar that gained national attention, and a name, after it formed in the spring has continued to grow – it now connects at low tide to Cape Point, which belongs to Cape...

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alien futuro frisco spaceship is otherworldly

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in local | Comments Off on alien futuro frisco spaceship is otherworldly

alien futuro frisco spaceship is otherworldly

Looking like a flying saucer, the Frisco spaceship is actually a Futuro home. Designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the 1960s this one came to earth in 1968. My Home, NC a program of UNC TV have made a great short video that tells the fascinating story of its history and the people who have preserved it.  “Originally sold as a kit in Playboy Magazine, the Futuro House located in Frisco, NC has gained a reputation for the other worldly. The 60s-style structure has been moved around the Outer Banks near Hatteras serving...

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it’s time to get tickets for crabdaddy!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in do stuff, local, news | Comments Off on it’s time to get tickets for crabdaddy!

it’s time to get tickets for crabdaddy!

Crabdaddy Seafood and Wine Festival is happening at Sanctuary Vineyards on September 23rd! If you haven’t been to an event out at Sanctuary Vineyards yet, you’ve been missing it! The grounds are gorgeous, the food is amazing and plentiful, you can shop a bit at The Cotton Gin and those vineyard folks totally know how to have a good time. Crabdaddy Seafood and Wine Festival is a perfect example! Once a year, Crabdaddy emerges from the Currituck Sound, bringing a bounty of fresh seafood for everyone to enjoy. Catch him at Sanctuary...

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