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outer banks dolphins take center stage

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in local, the stories | 0 comments

outer banks dolphins take center stage

Dolphin, the Outer Banks, and a perfect job. Bottlenose dolphin, surprisingly numerous in the waters of the Outer Banks, have fascinated Jessica Taylor of the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research for years. This blog written for Carolina Designs by Kip Tabb tells her story and the tale of the dolphins.   “Jessica Taylor has her dream job. As President and founder of the nonprofit Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research, she is often on the water researching a marine mammal that fascinates her. “I think they’re so interesting....

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grand theft auto: ocracoke style

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in local, news, the stories | Comments Off on grand theft auto: ocracoke style

grand theft auto: ocracoke style

What was she thinking? If you’ve ever been to Ocracoke, you already know how this story ends. A woman takes what is alleged to be a stolen car to an island where the only way on or off is via ferry, then takes the police on a high speed chase. Check out this article in the Ocracoke Observer and enjoy the story that gave islanders something to talk about for years to come.   “A Carteret County woman is in custody following a high-speed chase on Ocracoke Island Saturday afternoon. Tara E. Cranmer, 34, of Gloucester, was held in...

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giant squid on portsmouth island

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in news, the stories | Comments Off on giant squid on portsmouth island

giant squid on portsmouth island

Now thats a big squid! Portsmouth Island, just south of Ocracoke, is known for being a unique place, but a 40 pound live squid on the beach? That takes unique to a whole new level. As Brad Rich reports, writing for the Coastal Review Online, some creative thinking and great detective work revealed the answer to what kind of giant squid was found. “It’s not every day you see a big red squid alive on a beach in Carteret County. If it were, folks might be a bit alarmed. They are, uh, different-looking when they’re big. Maybe not the...

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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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obx mourns surf photog mickey mccarthy

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in local, news, old school obx, the stories | Comments Off on obx mourns surf photog mickey mccarthy

obx mourns surf photog mickey mccarthy

The Outer Banks has lost one of the good ones. Mickey McCarthy was a happy constant in the local surfing world, his love of his craft apparent in the photos that he took and the smile that he always seemed to be wearing. Eastern Surfing Magazine, which has published thousands of his photos, pays a heartfelt tribute to Mickey in this story online. The featured photo of Mickey is by Daryl Law. “ESM is heartbroken to report that true East Coast legend and iconic Outer Banks lensman Mickey McCarthy passed away on December 23rd, 2016. Mickey...

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a convenient history = kitty hawk wink’s

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in local, news, old school obx, the stories | Comments Off on a convenient history = kitty hawk wink’s

a convenient history = kitty hawk wink’s

Old school meets new school at the Wink’s in Kitty Hawk There’s a wonderful feeling of stepping back in time when entering the Wink’s in Kitty Hawk, but along with nods to the past, you’ll find some deliciously updated ideas. Amelia Boldaji perfectly captures the feel of history and place in this story for the North Beach Sun. “There’s a shallow cardboard box behind the counter of Wink’s in Kitty Hawk that’s filled with old keys. Most are still attached to key chains marked with numbers or family surnames. One...

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obx beachcomber museum hopes to open year-round

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in local, news, old school obx, the stories | Comments Off on obx beachcomber museum hopes to open year-round

obx beachcomber museum hopes to open year-round

Crowd-funding effort hopes to keep this OBX museum open all year Nellie Myrtle Pridgen’s store on the Beach Road in Nags Head has been closed for decades, but her remarkable collection of beach glass and odds and ends live in the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum. These treasures the ocean washed ashore create a history of the Outer Banks like no other. In this piece for the Coastal Review Online, local writer Catherine Kozak does a beautiful job of sharing the museum’s story and the quest by owners to preserve it. A crowd-funding...

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kelly’s closing would be the end of an era

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in local, music, news, the stories | Comments Off on kelly’s closing would be the end of an era

kelly’s closing would be the end of an era

The iconic Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern may close by the end of the year. Ending months, or even years of speculation, Outer Banks restauranteur Mike Kelly confirmed to Russ Lay of the Outer Banks Voice that he may be selling the Nags Head property that houses his iconic Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern. It’s hard to imagine an OBX without Kelly’s; there aren’t many locals that haven’t dined in that restaurant (the sweet potato biscuits!), spent some time on that dance floor or...

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irene: 5 years gone but not forgotten

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in local, news, the stories | Comments Off on irene: 5 years gone but not forgotten

irene: 5 years gone but not forgotten

No OBX local could forget that Hurricane Irene rolled over the Outer Banks in August of 2011. TD8 probably wouldn’t have any significance attached to it under most circumstances… a minimal tropical system just off the OBX that’s not even going to make landfall—but this is the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Irene, a storm many of us would rather forget. Irene was not the most powerful hurricane to ever strike the Outer Banks; it did not have the highest winds or most rain. What it did have though was the most troublesome tracking, with the eye...

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