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finally! Indian food on the obx

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in do stuff, local, news | 0 comments

finally! Indian food on the obx

Masala Bay Grill is a taste of India with a view! One of the things we love about the OBX is our great variety of restaurants. Thanks to Masala Bay Grill we can add Indian cuisine to our already diversified options for excellent eats! “The Outer Banks is in for a real treat as the first authentic Indian cuisine restaurant opens its doors. Located on the northern end of the Wright Memorial bridge, Masala Bay offers locals and visitors a taste of delicious North Indian food on the Currituck Sound. Masala Bay has a beautiful, waterfront...

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shelly island = here today, gone tomorrow?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

shelly island = here today, gone tomorrow?

Experts point to temporary nature of Shelly Island. It’s size has caught experts by surprise, but scientists who study coastal processes doubt if Shelly Island will be around next year. Kip Tabb, writing for the Outer Banks Voice, explores the future of this Outer Banks phenomenon. “At low tide, Shelly Island is now almost attached to the Point, and even at high tide it is accessible by foot. What has happened at Cape Point is not rare, according to oceanographer Dr. Jesse McNinch at the Army Corps of Engineers Field Research...

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obx wedding fest is august 27th!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in do stuff, news | 0 comments

obx wedding fest is august 27th!

Eat, drink + plan to be married! Enjoy a day at the waterfront marina and Pavilion at Pirate’s Cove with members of The Outer Banks Wedding Association to plan your OBX wedding at the OBX Wedding Fest on August 27, 2017!  OBWA is thrilled to present a new wedding planning event designed to leave you satisfied with the convenience of meeting wedding pro’s in one location and ultimately giving you tons of potential savings with booking incentives, the Wedding Fest will ease the stress of planning with its laid back environment during one...

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it’s baaaaaack! obx blackout is OVER!

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

it’s baaaaaack! obx blackout is OVER!

Power has been restored to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands! FINAL Update! Transmission power has been restored to all of Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island. Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative and contracted crews completed all work to construct the new overhead transmission line near Oregon Inlet and have energized the cable. Each of the seven villages on Hatteras Island have been removed from generator power and are now receiving power from the cooperative’s transmission lines. Dare County officials have lifted the mandatory evacuation for...

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hatteras/ocracoke blackout to end in 3-5 days

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

hatteras/ocracoke blackout to end in 3-5 days

Power to Hatteras and Ocracoke to be restored soon! This just in from Sam Walker at the Outer Banks Voice: Working around the clock to restore power to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands seems to be paying off as Cape Hatteras Electric Coop (CHEC) official have moved the timetable up to 3-5 days. The evacuation order for visitors remains in place, and there is still no word on when vacationers will be allowed to return to the islands. The impact of the islands’ blackout has been dramatic from businesses to individuals as Dee Langston writing...

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new bonner bridge takes shape

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

new bonner bridge takes shape

New Bonner Bridge is an engineering marvel! Despite the MAJOR incident last week when the builders accidentally severed power to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, the new bridge is shaping up to be pretty spectacular. Built to last 100 years, the new Bonner Bridge towers over the original span. The lessons learned from the original bridge are being applied, and what is rising above Oregon Inlet is a remarkable engineering achievement, as Jeff Hampton writing for the Virginian Pilot reports. “Bonner Bridge engineer Pablo Hernandez slowly...

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NOT good: power accidentally cut to hatteras + ocracoke

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

NOT good: power accidentally cut to hatteras + ocracoke

Construction company cuts power to Hatteras and Ocracoke, fix could take 2 weeks. At the height of the tourist season, power to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands has been severed by PCL Construction, the contractor for the new Bonner Bridge. Early this morning they accidentally sliced through the cable carrying electricity to everyone from Rodanthe to Ocracoke. Some temporary power is being supplied to the lower villages on Hatteras, but the tri-villages up north are still without. If materials are on hand for repairs, Cape Hatteras Electric...

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ocracoke = unspoiled and affordable

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in local, news | Comments Off on ocracoke = unspoiled and affordable

ocracoke = unspoiled and affordable

Ocracoke takes the #3 spot on this list. Writing for Thrillist, John Marshall sure got it right describing Ocracoke as one of the best unspoiled and affordable beach towns in America. Some of his historic facts are a bit dubious, but there is no question about his description of Ocracoke today. “Too often we hit the beach and find crowded boardwalks, overpriced ice cream, and throngs of thong-wearing loungers. If there’s one thing you want to avoid as a tourist, it’s other tourists. Lucky for you, we’ve hammered out a list of 10 beach...

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obx eateries | who’s new + who’s moving

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in local, news | Comments Off on obx eateries | who’s new + who’s moving

obx eateries | who’s new + who’s moving

Every summer there’s at least two or three new restaurants opening up that are exciting and different and this year is no exception. Check out what blogger Kip Tabb has to say writing for Carolina Designs about who’s moved and who’s new. “Summer is coming to the Outer Banks and it’s sort of a tradition that new restaurants open up, and one or two move. This year—2017, is no exception, and some of the restaurant moves and openings are really exciting! We think some our better-known eateries will have a chance to bring...

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12.5 ft great white shark pinging off OBX

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in local, news | Comments Off on 12.5 ft great white shark pinging off OBX

12.5 ft great white shark pinging off OBX

Hilton the shark is headed north looking for love. One of the most recently tagged Great White sharks, Hilton, has been hanging around Outer Banks coast for a few days now. OCEARCH says he’s probably on his way north for mating season off Cape Cod, late August through November. Check out OCEARCH’s Global Shark Tracker to track Hilton (and other sexy sharks), and you can follow Hilton on Twitter @OCEARCH @HiltonTheShark “The shark, named Hilton by the OCEARCH team who tagged him, has been swimming up and down the Carolina...

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