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hurricane creates oregon + hatteras inlets

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in old school obx | Comments Off on hurricane creates oregon + hatteras inlets

hurricane creates oregon + hatteras inlets

Witness to history | September 1846 storm creates new inlets. A violent coastal storm, heroic efforts to save a ship after the captain is swept overboard…just one of the stories of fear and wonder when Hatteras and Oregon Inlets were born. Check out the story from Kip Tabb in the Coastal Review Online for the details. “For a brief period in North Carolina’s early history, the only passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the sounds protected by North Carolina’s Outer Banks was through Ocracoke Inlet, an entry that supported small but...

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shell castle island = lost in obx history

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in local, old school obx | Comments Off on shell castle island = lost in obx history

shell castle island = lost in obx history

When the world called upon Shell Castle Island. At one time, Shell Castle Island, a small man made island in the middle of Ocracoke Inlet, was a center of international trade. Kip Tabb, writing for the Coastal Review Online, tells the story of human ingenuity and a surprisingly sophisticated marketing strategy. “About two and a half miles north of Portsmouth Island, Shell Castle Island barely manages to rise above the waters of Pamlico Sound. Now owned by the Audubon Society, except for some nesting seabirds, there isn’t much there. The...

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kelly’s tavern has closed its doors

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in local, music, news, old school obx | Comments Off on kelly’s tavern has closed its doors

kelly’s tavern has closed its doors

After 32 years as a part of OBX life. Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern has been an important part of Outer Banks life for 32, but as November ended the iconic gathering place for locals closed its doors. This blog from Carolina Designs tells a marvelous of what Kelly’s meant to the OBX and why. “Sometime near the end of November, Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern in Nags Head shuttered its doors for the last time. There have been other places that have closed over the years that are iconic Outer Banks institutions, but...

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currituck watermen + the big curri-shuck

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in local, old school obx | Comments Off on currituck watermen + the big curri-shuck

currituck watermen + the big curri-shuck

Family traditions continue on the Currituck Sound. It takes a lot of oysters and crabs to feed the hungry hordes at The Big Curri-Shuck but two strong Currituck characters, Hunter Stuart of I Got Your Crabs and John Wright of  Sanctuary Vineyards manage to pull off the feast year after year. Check out this great video from Our State Magazine (presented by Currituck Outer Banks) that examines the deep family history of Hunter and Currituck watermen — it ties in perfectly with a story about The Big Curri-Shuck by Kip Tabb, writing for the...

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wash woods cgs | the past repurposed

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in local, news, old school obx | Comments Off on wash woods cgs | the past repurposed

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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