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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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the outer banks drifts west

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in local, old school obx | Comments Off on the outer banks drifts west

the outer banks drifts west

The fascinating geologic history behind life on a sandbar. The shifting sands of the Outer Banks are doing more than just shifting beneath our feet. This blog from Carolina Designs does a great job of telling the story behind the westward drift of the Outer Banks. “As land masses go, the Outer Banks is a pretty recent addition to the earth’s geology. There are a number of theories about how and why they formed, but no consensus. There is consensus, however, on their age— estimates put their formation somewhere between 4000-5000 years...

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manteo = small town perfection

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in do stuff, local, old school obx | Comments Off on manteo = small town perfection

manteo = small town perfection

What the locals know–Manteo is an adorable small town! With a wonderful invitation to visit Manteo, listing many reasons why, Southern Living writer Valerie Luesse hits the nail on the head. She covers just about everything, from its perfect small town feel to Poor Richards and Lost Colony Brewery to lots of other reasons for checking out the other side of the Outer Banks. “If Manteo got any closer to the water, it would be taking a dip. Skirting Shallowbag Bay on the eastern side of Roanoke Island, it has a walkable downtown,...

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a new home for an old treasure?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in local, news, old school obx | Comments Off on a new home for an old treasure?

a new home for an old treasure?

A rare maritime forest may be key to preserving Beachcomber Museum. There’s a patch of land in Nags Head that’s about to be auctioned off. It is a small but remarkable property, although from the Bypass it doesn’t look like much; some scrub pine, sand and beach grass is all that is seen. Eight auction blocks, right around three acres. The property is just to the south and west of the Nellie Myrtle Pridgen Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum, and Chaz Winkler, who with Dorothy Hope, operates the museum in Nags Head is searching for a way to move...

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documentary to honor edward greene!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in local, old school obx, the stories | Comments Off on documentary to honor edward greene!

documentary to honor edward greene!

Now retired, Edward Greene looks to documentary to tell the story of his life. If Edward Greene retired after selling the Christmas Shop and Island Gallery in Manteo, it’s not apparent. At 91, as Neel Keller’s Outer Banks Sentinel article makes clear, he is filled with energy, insight and memories that will create the perfect documentary film. “I’ve never been shy,” Eddie Greene said in a moment of serious understatement during a shooting session in his Roanoke Island home with documentary director Bryan Jones...

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history in hatteras | burrus red & white

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in local, old school obx, the stories | Comments Off on history in hatteras | burrus red & white

history in hatteras | burrus red & white

Over 150 years of service to the Hatteras community. For visitors or residents of Hatteras Village, Burrus Red & White grocery store is as much a part of life as the people and place. Writing for Our State Magazine, Lane DeGregory perfectly captures the feeling of small town life and a store that has been part of the village since 1866. “Every morning before the sun crawls out of the Atlantic, before fishermen untie their trawlers and ferry workers descend on the docks and tourists begin to blanket the beaches, Allen Burrus, 62,...

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kelly’s st. pat’s parade = 28 years of OBX fun

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in do stuff, local, old school obx | Comments Off on kelly’s st. pat’s parade = 28 years of OBX fun

kelly’s st. pat’s parade = 28 years of OBX fun

Wild & whacky-Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is aways worth the trip! Sunday is looking cold and blustery, so bundle up, bring your hand warmers and warm beverages, but don’t miss the 28th Annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There’s a lot of history behind the OBX’s favorite parade, and Russ Lay does a great job of chronicling all the fun in this great piece on the Outer Banks Voice. “When Mike Kelly announced last year that Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern was entertaining a...

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nags head + a tale of whalebone junction

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in local, old school obx | Comments Off on nags head + a tale of whalebone junction

nags head + a tale of whalebone junction

The story of Whalebone Junction parallels the story of the Outer Banks Whalebone Junction is an important intersection in Nags Head, but at one time there wasn’t much there at all. Michell Wagner, writing for the North Beach Sun, tells the history of the roads and how the intersection got its name. “At one time, it was simply referred to as “the end of the road”—a sandy intersection where several roads merged together at the southern end of Nags Head. It was long before milepost markers were placed in the sandy soil to put this...

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obx favorite country deli moving

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in local, news, old school obx | Comments Off on obx favorite country deli moving

obx favorite country deli moving

Country Deli Moving to Kill Devil Hills For 41 years the Country Deli has been serving massive sandwiches with a heaping side of attitude from their Nags Head Location. Matt Haskett writing for the Outer Banks Voice gives the inside scoop on their upcoming move to KDH. “One thing that nearly all Outer Banks residents have in common is that we all have a relationship with the Country Deli. Our stories vary and range from the mundane to treasured memories. Some may just grab a quick take-out lunch there, but it’s also where many of us...

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“ghostship” still a mystery after all these years

Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 in local, old school obx | Comments Off on “ghostship” still a mystery after all these years

“ghostship” still a mystery after all these years

Will the mystery of the Carroll A. Deering ever be solved? Ninety-six years after it ran aground at Diamond Shoals, the mystery of the Carroll A. Deering lives on. Learn the full story of the mystery, the facts we know and the theories of the crews’ disappearance in Jeff Hampton’s article for The Virginian-Pilot, written on the 96th anniversary of the event. “A five-masted schooner slammed into shoals off Hatteras 96 years ago today with sails fully engaged – and not one soul on board. Only a healthy six-toed cat greeted the...

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