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alligator river bridge to close 1/10-1/17

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in news | 0 comments

alligator river bridge to close 1/10-1/17

Traffic will be detoured to N.C. 94, U.S. 264, U.S. 17, and U.S. 158. In need of extensive repairs, the Alligator River Bridge will close for 10 days in January. Detours will add substantial drive time to anyone traveling from the Outer Banks to Columbia or Williamston. According to NCDOT the closure will last one week. Full text of NCDOT press release below: The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close the Alligator River Bridge between Tyrrell and Dare counties to all vehicle traffic and boat navigation for one week in...

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“small” great white shark hanging around obx

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

“small” great white shark hanging around obx

This great white went across the Pamlico Sound! Bruin, a great white shark, at 5.5′ and 101 pounds is still small by the standards of his species but he sure gets around. Tagged off the eastern tip of Long Island by Ocearch in August, he has traveled over 1300 miles and recently pinged near the Swan Quarter Ferry Terminal according to the News & Observer.”A great white shark has now been detected three times near the North Carolina coast this week, and each time it has been closer to the mainland. The tagged shark, named...

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nags head | center stage in SLR debate

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

nags head | center stage in SLR debate

What will the future hold for Outer Banks beach towns? As sea levels rise, beach towns like Nags Head will increasingly have to deal with legal and economic issues. Court battles over property rights along East Seagull Drive in the town are a tip of the iceberg as the future unfolds. Nicholas Kusnetz writes an in depth piece for Inside Climate News. “This hurricane season, Lance Goldner harbored an unusual wish: that his beach house on North Carolina’s scenic Outer Banks would collapse in a storm. Goldner bought the property with...

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ocracoke firefighters save pirate’s chest!

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

ocracoke firefighters save pirate’s chest!

Ocracoke Volunteer Firefighters quick work saves the day. It really does take a village, so when Pirate’s Chest Gift Shop reported a fire, the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department sprang into action. The damage to the building was significant but it could have been much worse as the Ocracoke Current reports.   “This is why Ocracoke loves the women and men of the volunteer fire department. The 9-1-1 call went out at 1:20pm on Wednesday, November 29th: Pirate’s Chest gift shop was on fire! Smoke and flames from the attic...

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wash woods cgs | the past repurposed

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in local, news, old school obx | 0 comments

wash woods cgs | the past repurposed

Preserving the past and looking to the future at Wash Woods in Carova. A remarkable past has become a part of the future as the Wash Woods Coast Guard station is restored and repurposed. Jeff Hampton writing for The Virginian-Pilot tells the story of who was involved and how it happened. “Over the years, lives were saved by crewmen at the Wash Woods Coast Guard station set among the Currituck County dunes. But the station itself has escaped some close calls, too. This year, people who lived and worked in the building are celebrating its...

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kill devil hills = best surf town

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

kill devil hills = best surf town

Best tubes on East coast? Good ole Kill Devil Hills. Telling the world what local surfers already know, Surfer Magazine has rated Kill Devil Hills as one of the 10 best surf towns in the US–mostly because of near perfect conditions that come ashore every winter. “The thin strip of land far off the coast of North Carolina known as the Outer Banks can feel very, very removed. That’s precisely because it is. Rustic beachhouses are perched on stilts with hightides nearly at their doorsteps. Sea oats dance on the coastal dunes....

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the best of the obx :: in a box!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

the best of the obx :: in a box!

Here at HOBX there is nothing we like better than a great idea, so we had to tell you about the Outer Banks Box; a fresh new way to keep feeling the OBX love all year round! If you love the OBX or know someone who does, it really is the next best thing to an actual visit here. You can purchase a single Box (think PERFECT OBXmas gift, if you order by the end of this month) or a subscription. The folks at Outer Banks Box work 365 days a year to find the coolest assortment of items for each of their boxes, and mail four times a year… one for...

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shuck em if you got em in currituck!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in do stuff, local, music, news | 0 comments

shuck em if you got em in currituck!

Best way to recover from Thanksgiving? Eating oysters and dancing that turkey off at The Big Curri-Shuck at Sanctuary Vineyards and Winery in Jarvisburg on Saturday, November 25th from 12-5pm. All you can eat steamed oysters are the main attraction, along with steamed crabs from I Got Your Crabs and BBQ while they last. Of course they’ll have local wine and beer sampling, loud country music and a signature wineglass that is yours to keep. Wanna know what the vibe is like at The Big Curri-Shuck? Check this out! Tickets are $40 for adults...

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after the blackout :: hatteras island

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017 in local, news | Comments Off on after the blackout :: hatteras island

after the blackout :: hatteras island

Hatteras Island Power Outage Story Still Unfolding. Months after a construction crew working on the new Bonner Bridge severed the power cable to Hatteras Island, financial uncertainty remains a part of life for island businesses and residents. First Flight High School graduate Molly Weybright, writing for the UNC School of Journalism Media Hub, does an outstanding job of exploring the concerns of the people who live there. “The power was out when Jane Metacarpa woke up on July 27. It was early, still dark, and after flicking the light...

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forgotten history = colington island

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in local, news, old school obx | Comments Off on forgotten history = colington island

forgotten history = colington island

Early attempt to farm Colington Island failed. Colington Island, residential and away from the faster paced life of the Outer Banks beach communities, has played a surprising role in the story of North Carolina. Check out this story from Kip Tabb, writing for the Coastal Review Online, and discover a piece of forgotten history. “The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island has gotten all the press, but it was not the only failed attempt to tame the Outer Banks by the English. Colington Island is perhaps one quarter the size of Roanoke Island....

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