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You found the home you want and your offer was accepted. Now what? To find out if the house you want is everything you think it is, a home inspection is highly recommended.

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Most women hate putting on a swimsuit, so shopping for one is, most likely, in the Top 2 things they hate to do — unless they stop by Shore-Fit Sunwear in Kill Devil Hills.

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A new business is on the beach, and its owner is as serious about his operation as the infamous pirate who once roamed the Banks was about his chosen vocation.

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Turquoise, blue and green waves undulate across the walls. Bright colored wooden sea creatures float in these summery seas. Every coastal icon the mind can imagine has a presence in This Little Cottage Crafters, a new shop in Frisco on Hatteras Island. Not far from the sea itself, the galler…

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Southern Shores residents Laura Martier and her husband Dan Martier are known for their musical gifts — she is a gifted vocalist. He is a a drummer and percussionist held in the highest regard.

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The process of buying and selling real estate can vary from state to state, and it’s important for buyers and sellers to know the facts when it comes to real estate transactions in North Carolina.

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One question Realtors are frequently asked is, “when is the best time to sell my home?” The answer lies in the economic law of supply and demand; when supply is low prices increase. According to The Outer Banks Association of Realtors June statistics inventory of homes on the market is down …

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Phongkrit Pok Choeichom (Pok) and Art Maliyam have opened a new restaurant in Nags Head, Single Fin, but their first venture is closer to home, in Kitty Hawk, so I popped by recently for take-out from Pok’s Art Asia Fusian Kitchen.

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Singer-songwriter Jamie Trent said music helped him reconnect to the world after being discharged from the U.S. Navy.

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The Cottage Shop embodies the breezy style of Outer Banks living — from coastal-inspired clothing and accessories to home décor and colorful outdoor furniture — and its merchandise is as unique as the Outer Banks itself. Inside you will find whimsical and artful dishtowels, accents and wall …

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He has a librarian look, is a brainiac and can be deadly serious. It’s a perfect foil to another side of Stuart Parks, an archivist at the Outer Banks History Center. Parks is one funny guy. Quick witted and creative by nature, he channels the absurdities in life and turns them into written …

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Artists who call the Outer Banks home find inspiration in the ocean, sounds and beaches, the stars, the wildlife, and, well, everywhere. Anglers look at the water and think about fish, and dinner.

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Deja New, a charming cottage-style shop in the Dunes Shops in Kitty Hawk, boasts an eclectic mix of repurposed, distressed furniture and home décor items, handmade art and more. The space is warm and colorful, and it reflects the personality of the woman behind Deja New: Donna Morgan Hollowe…

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Megan Scott rubs a pork butt with a mixture of paprika and sea salt, while her mother, Terry Bell, experiments with fresh herbs from her garden in grilled dishes and sauces. That’s pretty much a typical Thursday for the foodies, who own The Spice & Tea Exchange in Duck.

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The 80th season of “The Lost Colony”— a combination of history, drama, laughter, song and dance — opens May 26 at Roanoke Island's Waterside Theatre.

The award-winning symphonic play was penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green, a native of North Carolina, and commemorates Sir Walter Raleigh’s doomed colony on Roanoke Island, the first English settlement in North America.

The play made its debut before a sold out crowd on July 4, 1937. It was intended to be a one-summer run, but after President Franklin D. Roosevelt attended a performance on August 18, 1937, its future was brighter than anyone expected.

In 2013, “The Lost Colony” was awarded a special Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre by the American Theatre Wing. After eight decades, it’s still going strong.

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A Pennsylvania transplant, Bob Kissell knows what it's like to be a visitor to the Outer Banks and count the days until the next vacation rolls around. Now living his dream as an OBX resident, Kissell and his wife Nina created Outer Banks Box, a home-based business that ships a box of specially curated, locally produced non-perishable Outer Banks products four times a year to the company's subscribers.

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When the keeper of the Pea Island Life-Saving Station lost his job in the 1878 overhaul of the United States Life-Saving Service, a surprising thing happened. The new keeper selected for the Pea Island Station was a local surfman from the nearby Bodie Island Life-Saving Station. His name was…

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The hula hoop might seem like a relatively new product, something that twirled into the Pop Culture scene in the 1950s. But hoops have been used to exercise since the days of Cynisca of Sparta, the first woman to win at the ancient Olympic Games, and Chionis of Sparta, one of the towering fi…

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Fire is one of Mother Nature’s four basic elements — air, water, earth and fire —without which life would not be possible.

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Kirsten, Brenda and their gang of ladies (a close-knit group of mothers, daughters and in-laws) have been attending Taste of the Beach since 2008. Like a lot of groups that come to the Outer Banks just for this annual foodie festival, they carefully plan out multiple events each day to maxim…

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Meet the women who work hard to make us feel beautiful.

  • By Laura Martier Contributing writer
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The possibilities for change are endless no matter your age or circumstances.

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As the oldest cast member, Della Basnight brings a personal history and a family legacy to The Lost Colony.

  • By Molly Harrison Editor
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A 7-year-old’s dream to bring cheer to others comes to life with the help of his grandmother.

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Good business sense, knowledgeable staff and loyal customers have kept Miss Lizzie’s on the fashion forefront for more than 14 years.

  • By Fran Marler Contributing writer
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After a well-rounded career in dance, Outer Banks philanthropy and 48 years as owner of The Christmas Shop, Eddie Greene is ready to retire.

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Lou Browning of Frisco has spent a decade helping ill and injured wildlife return to their natural home.