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shelly island = newest obx landmark

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in local, news, old school obx | 0 comments

shelly island = newest obx landmark

New island attracts fishermen and the curious. Dynamic, beautiful, ever changing–all of that is on full display as a new island is forming off the Point at Cape Hatteras. Writing for the Virginian Pilot, Jeff Hampton gives the details and tells the story. “The Outer Banks has a new attraction this summer: an island. It’s a mile long and three football fields wide and it’s just off the tip of Cape Point, the world-famous surf-fishing site near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. “Yeah, isn’t it crazy?” visitor Janice Regan said. “It was...

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80 years great theater=the lost colony

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

80 years  great theater=the lost colony

A beautiful setting and great acting make for a perfect night of theater. The pace is a bit faster for modern audiences, the special effects are more special, but playwright Paul Green’s The Lost Colony has stood the test of time remarkably well. Writing for the Outer Banks Voice, Kip Tabb reviews the play, examining the compelling moments that create great theater. “The fate of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island may never be known, but the telling of its story makes for great theater. When Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul...

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nourishment plan rearranges schedule

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

nourishment plan rearranges schedule

Kill Devil Hills then Kitty Hawk in new beach nourishment plan. Not all dredges are created equal and two of the three dredges that will be pumping sand from the ocean to Outer Banks beaches will be available earlier than anticipated. Dodge Island and Padre Island operate better closer to shore, so Great Lakes Dock and Dredge, the contractor flipped the Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk nourishment schedules, according to Sam Walker writing for the Outer Banks Voice. “The contractor for the $38.5 million beach nourishment project along...

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cause & effect=zoning and the obx

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in news | 0 comments

cause & effect=zoning and the obx

With Lidl, the newest grocery chain about to purchase Mike Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern for the land, four major chains will soon be vying for local dollars. The reason? In one of the best written articles we’ve seen on the subject, Russ Lay, writing for the Outer Banks Voice lays out how past decisions are effecting the Outer Banks future. “There’s a certain delicious irony surrounding the proposed sale of restaurateur Mike Kelly’s eponymously named restaurant to Lidl, a German-based grocery chain. Since the Voice and other...

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high speed passenger ferry for ocracoke

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

high speed passenger ferry for ocracoke

NCDOT awards contract for Hatteras-Ocracoke passenger ferry! Ocracoke Village is ideal for walking around town, riding a bike or maybe renting a golf cart. But the only way to get there (excepting flying or boating) has been to take the car ferry and get off at the docks, ten miles from the village. That’s about to change. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has committed to a high speed passenger ferry directly connecting Hatteras and Ocracoke at Silver Lake. Details are in this press release from NCDOT. Contract Awarded...

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100 years=outer banks surfing history

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

100 years=outer banks surfing history

Did Hawaiians bring surfing to the Outer Banks? Who was the first surfer to ride the waves on the Outer Banks? Now one is sure, but the history goes back almost 100 years and maybe more as Jeff Hampton writes in the Virginian Pilot. “Outer Banks surfing bloomed in the 1960s and flourishes today, but its start goes back almost 100 years , with a direct link to Hawaii. Two curators with the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort have compiled a history in words and pictures of North Carolina surfing. One of the authors, Ben Wunderly,...

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navy solves case of trash on obx beach

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in local, news | 0 comments

navy solves case of trash on obx beach

U.S. Navy moves quickly to find why garbage from USS Whidbey Island came ashore in KDH. When smelly compressed plastic discs filled with garbage began washing up on the beach in Kill Devil Hills, it was apparent it had come from a naval ship. As the Navy Times reports, the Navy investigated and found a sailor serving on the USS Whidbey Island, an island-class dock landing ship commissioned in 1985, was the culprit. “The residents of a small North Carolina beach town were less than amused when foul-smelling plastic disks of the...

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amazing night: time-lapse video of obx

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Featured, news, videos | 0 comments

amazing night: time-lapse video of obx

Motion time-lapse captures the OBX night sky. Daniel Lowe with Star Mountain Media created this captivating time-lapse video nearly 10 years ago, but it is timeless. It’s an heart-stopping look at one of the Outer Banks’ best features: a night sky uninhibited by skyscrapers or light pollution. It features the Cape Hatteras light in Buxton, a wildfire burning in Stumpy Point and Jennette’s Pier, and you also get a zippy trip across Oregon Inlet. [be sure to click on the four arrows in the right hand corner to view the video...

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once more for the gipper, er, beach road?

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in local, news | Comments Off on once more for the gipper, er, beach road?

once more for the gipper, er, beach road?

Here’s hoping that beach nourishment does its job. With beach nourishment scheduled to begin along the Kitty Hawk beach in late June, NCDOT’s latest foray into dune maintenance will– hopefully –be their last along the Beach Road. That’s the conclusion Sam Walker comes to writing for the Outer Banks Voice and it’s what we hope will happen as well. “For what many hope is the last time for years to come, truckloads of sand are being brought in from Currituck County to rebuild the chronically washed out...

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obx summer traffic : some suggestions

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in local, news | Comments Off on obx summer traffic : some suggestions

obx summer traffic : some suggestions

When getting there is half the time… It’s no secret that the last 10-15 miles of road on a summer journey to the Outer Banks can take almost as long as the rest of the trip. There are some ways that might help, and the folks at Outer Banks Blue have taken the time to write about some of them, and even include a few maps! “Anyone who has driven to the Outer Banks on a Saturday knows how bad the traffic can be during peak season. Every year we hear reports saying the traffic was backed up 20 miles behind the Wright Memorial...

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