Jay Crawford is one of the lucky ones: He found a way to unleash his inner Jimmy Buffet and make a living doing it.
The door to new adventures recently opened for students across the state. Field trips, programming, and outreach opportunities became easier for teachers in North Carolina’s Title I schools thanks to the Aquarium Scholars grant program. More than $69,000 were distributed to teachers across t…
Currituck County residents are invited to participate in an online flooding survey that will help officials in future planning, management and monitoring of flood hazards.
Although “going green” trends surfaced years ago, staff at Jennette’s Pier continues to take strides to educate the public about conservation. In addition, our Green Team initiatives include monthly beach sweeps for litter, stepped-up recycling efforts and educating anglers about fisheries s…
Each winter, Megan Lambert and her family shelve their surfboards and skimboards and turn their attention north and west. They travel to snow-covered mountains and indulge their passion for gliding along smooth surfaces.
Each Dec. 17, as temperatures drop and winter fast approaches, the aviation world waves a wing at a small strip of land in Kill Devil Hills where men first achieved powered flight.
Gazing out across the emerald waters, the turbines quietly churning away, the air seems to have a different feel. Whispers of cooler days to come, mornings with the promise of favorable winds, ideal surf and — along with it —those who seek to gain all that the sea has to offer.
Breakdown any and every material and cure what ails you all in the same breath. But that’s how it goes on this little slice of heaven we call home. She gives us of her bounty and, like a scorned lover, can take it all away within the blink of an eye.
The year was 1951, and as summer began to slowly drift away like a late morning fog, five friends set out from Scarborough’s Garage in Nags Head for walk a to the beach.
The Outer Banks has long attracted nature lovers — and birders, in particular — because it is a key stop along the Atlantic Flyway bird migration route, which follows along the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains through U.S. and into Canada.
Anne Groff never got to see the house that she and her husband, Jim, envisioned when they bought a plot of land on the Outer Banks in 1981. She passed away in 1995, following a bout with cancer after 36 years of marriage.
The ocean, beaches and all things related are obvious draws to the Outer Banks. Less apparent, but equally compelling for many, is the lure of 18 holes in an attractive setting.
Attention seafood lovers: Day at the Docks — a celebration of the Hatteras Village community, heritage and living traditions of local waterman — is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, in Hatteras Village on Hatteras Island.
As a surfer you meet heaps of people. With some people you stay connected in the water, and with some the experience is more fleeting. And then there are those who stick with you no matter where you go. Mickey McCarthy was one of those people. At the mere mention of his name, a smile broaden…
When it comes to surfboards, these days the options are as varied as the flavor of potato chips. Seriously. There are shortboards, longboards, step-ups, big wave boards, fun shapes, twin fins, quads, some with more rocker, some with none, some for traveling, others just for fun.
The Surfalorus Film Festival will bring an eclectic array of local, regional, national, and international surf films to the Outer Banks when it returns for its sixth year September 21-23.
Some call it a lifestyle — days lived in accord with the sea, the tide, the wind. Other days, it feels disjointed and chaotic, with howling winds shearing the crest of each wave and along with it any hopes of catching “just one more.” Sometimes your efforts are in vain, while other days the …
The OBX Wedding Fest is set for Sunday, Aug. 27, in Manteo, and brides from all over will descend on the Outer Banks to check out all the area has to offer to make their special day as special as possible.
Jennette’s Pier is the longest public pier in North Carolina. It stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean 1,000-feet.More than 185,000 customers enjoyed fishing, sightseeing, an educational class or wedding reception visiting in 2016.Anglers have the opportunity to target plenty of different At…
Earlier this month, volunteers with Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) stood on a Nags Head beach to ensure the about-to-hatch baby sea turtles in nest #1 safely made their way to the Atlantic Ocean.
On Monday, Aug. 21, the Great American Eclipse will capture the attention of millions of Americans — an estimated 12.2 million people live in the path of the total solar eclipse.
There’s something about the smell of the waterfront. The brine of the sea, sun-baked into the docks, fusing with the diesel from the boats, the likes of which have seen countless hours offshore. Co-mingle that with fresh cut bait, a hot basket of hush puppies, and the result is somehow intox…
Manteo’s 15th annual One-Design regatta, which took place Saturday, July 29. The regatta was hosted by the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum and sponsored by the Town of Manteo, SailNC and The Front Porch Café.
Dennis Pohl, president of Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, says he joined the nonprofit organization in 2010 because of the energy and commitment exhibited by the organization’s volunteers.
They’ve been on the earth for more than 100 million years. They’ve survived catastrophic meteor strikes and mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs — but they might not survived humanity.
Nineteen aquariums across the United States — including of all three N.C. Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier — have joined forces and created a new Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) to address one of the gravest threats facing ocean and freshwater animals: plastic pollution.
A dredging company has scooped up way more sea turtles than expected during a summer-long beach nourishment project on the Outer Banks.
The National Park Service has approved a plan submitted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to construct improvements to support a Hatteras-Ocracoke Passenger Ferry.
As the steam rises from the pavement like a cobra from its basket a double arched rainbow graces the summer sky. With their eerie allure, bioluminescence dances across the crest of each ocean wave, as if to welcome visitors to her shores. Ghost crabs scurry to and fro like dancers on a stage…