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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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forgotten history=colington island

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in news | 0 comments

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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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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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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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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hurricane irma impact on obx = minimal

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in news | Comments Off on hurricane irma impact on obx = minimal

hurricane irma impact on obx = minimal

Dare County Emergency Management personnel are warning against complacency, but all the tools the National Hurricane Center use to predict hurricanes show Irma making landfall Sunday morning at the tip of Florida. Sam Walker reports for the Outer Banks Voice. “The latest forecasts for record-breaking Hurricane Irma keep the strongest winds and heaviest rainfall well inland, with the Outer Banks only getting high surf into next week and some gusty showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday. But local officials still warn that residents and...

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