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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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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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as shelly island grows, hatteras inlet shrinks

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in local, news, old school obx | Comments Off on as shelly island grows, hatteras inlet shrinks

as shelly island grows, hatteras inlet shrinks

Hatteras Inlet and Shelly Island part of shoreline changes. Dynamic and ever-changing, as the Hatteras Island shoreline grows at The Point, navigating Hatteras Inlet become more hazardous. Writing for the Coastal Review Online, Cate Kozak does a great job of describing the forces at work and this piece includes fascinating Google Earth timelapse of changes to Hatteras Inlet and Cape Point from 1984-2016. “Whatever mysterious forces crafted the new, crescent-shaped island at Cape Point is at the same time steadily gulping down the south...

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a ghost story from ocracoke!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in local, old school obx | Comments Off on a ghost story from ocracoke!

a ghost story from ocracoke!

Is Ocracoke the nexus of Outer Banks hauntings? Continually occupied since the late 17th century, the village of of Ocracoke has experienced life and death for 350 years. Do the spirits of the departed walk come more frequently to the village? You be the judge in this tale of the unexplained from Sara Chauhan writing for the Ocracoke Current. “I lived in the Lighthouse Neighbor during the summer of 1988 and again part-time in the summer of 1995. The house has a family cemetery plot adjacent. It is located, of course, next to the...

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moving history

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in news, old school obx | Comments Off on moving history

moving history

Possible new location for Beachcomber Museum. Sporadically open but fascinating, the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum in Nags Head has been hoping to find a way to open their doors more often. As Kip Tabb reports, writing for the Outer Banks Voice, that hope may finally be coming true. “Located on the Beach Road in Nags Head, the Mattie Midgette Store has been a part of Outer Banks life since 1932. Now home to the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum, the building houses a treasure trove of sea glass, fulgurite and flotsam that its original...

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saying goodbye to frisco pier

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in local, news, old school obx | Comments Off on saying goodbye to frisco pier

saying goodbye to frisco pier

Requiem for an Outer Banks landmark. For 55 years Frisco Pier has been a part of the Outer Banks shoreline, but time, storms and the ocean have combined to seal the pier’s fate. Writing for the Island Free Press, Cate Kozak writes a moving and powerful column about the loss of an icon. Even in its wretched, storm-battered state, the teetering Frisco Pier is still an Outer Banks celebrity, with photographs of it all over the Internet, and Facebook pages dedicated to it. But by the end of the year, the remains of the iconic 55-year-old...

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rodanthe shipwreck = mystery revealed

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in local, news, old school obx | Comments Off on rodanthe shipwreck = mystery revealed

rodanthe shipwreck = mystery revealed

Long-time belief that the wreck was a barge has been disproven! Close to the Rodanthe shore and in the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound, the rusting remains of a sunken ship were thought to be a barge. Closer examination reveals a different story and the mystery deepens. The Coastal Review Online digs for the facts in their story. “A team of East Carolina University graduate students led by Nathan Richards, head of the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute’s Maritime Heritage Program, has identified the Pappy’s Lane...

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john’s drive-in = 40 years of obx tradition

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in do stuff, local, old school obx | Comments Off on john’s drive-in = 40 years of obx tradition

john’s drive-in = 40 years of obx tradition

For 40 years John’s Drive-in has been serving the best fried food ever! This is food for the soul, not necessarily for the heart, but it’s always fresh, tasty and wonderful, as Jane Stancill writing for The News and Observer reports.   “Cruising down the beach road in Kitty Hawk, you’re likely to encounter a traffic jam around lunchtime near Milepost 5, where there’s a clamor for parking spaces in front of John’s Drive In. Locals and tourists flock to the classic beach shack for homemade food at one of a dozen or so...

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100 years = outer banks surfing history

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in local, news, old school obx | Comments Off on 100 years = outer banks surfing history

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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shelly island = newest obx landmark

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in local, news, old school obx | Comments Off on shelly island = newest obx landmark

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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