The measure of a community is reflected by how they treat one of their own when one of their own is in need; That’s where the rubber meets the road.
Outer Banks Antiques & More — a 3,000-square-foot shop at 108 Sir Walter Raleigh St., in the heart of Manteo’s Waterfront District — is a shopper’s paradise.
George Mazza is the owner of Sweet Rides, an electric bicycle rental service. For the past year, Sweet Rides has been offering visitors and residents a unique way to experience the Outer Banks. To take your own Sweet Ride, you can book a bike online and George will deliver a two-wheeler righ…
Julie Christian is the owner of Mermaid Permanent Cosmetics. She opened for business this month and offers a variety of permanent cosmetic services including microblading eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner and color, as well as re-pigmentation of areolas for women who had breast cancer, camouflag…
Billie Steese is rarely at a loss for words when it comes to women’s fashion and style, having devoted more than three decades to helping people look and feel their best. However, the co-owner of Lady Victorian paused when asked how she would describe the longtime Duck boutique to the uninitiated.
Throughout the Outer Banks, friends and family gathered to mark the nation's 242nd birthday with picnics, parades, patriotic concerts and fireworks.
An iconic Outer Banks business — The Bird Store & Outer Banks Wildlife Art Gallery in Kill Devil Hills — is a paradise for lovers of wildlife. Inside, shoppers will find bird feeders, bird puzzles, bird books and all things birds. It boasts an exceptional collection of antique and new, l…
Downtown Books, located in the heart of the historic district of Manteo, is a go-to place for all those who love the written word.
Dare County Arts Council is now accepting applications for its 6th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop, which is returning to the Outer Banks Nov. 10-11.
Hatteras Yoga is devoted to instilling inner peace and wellness through its myriad classes, which range from beginning yoga for people with little- to know experience to those who have been engaged in the ancient practice and meditation for decades.
Travis Cope is the owner of Outer Banks Power Washing LLC. His company power washes roofs, all types of siding, flat work, pool decks, and wooden decks. They serve individual homeowners, rental companies, and commercial businesses located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Northern Virginia.
Charlie Most’s days are occupied with steel beams and joists and construction projects worth tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars. His leisure time is filled with pirates and shipwrecks, an obsessive modern-day architect and a long-dead female adventurer with whom he connects.
Island Bookstore is one of those places that makes living on a barrier island in the winter seem a little less isolated, and makes lounging by the water on a warm, sunny day even more blissful.
Megan Gwin is the founder of Learn & Love CPR, LLC. Her business provides basic life support (BLS) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training (as well as first aid and bloodborne pathogens training) for local small businesses, healthcare providers and members of the community who w…
Michelle Warren, owner of Love n’ Life Arts & Crafts in Manteo, is a creative force, and she wants to help others channel their inner muse, too.
Hatteras resident Christina Deneka is a master at formulating the perfect blend of essential oils and botanicals to create personal care products, including European-style, handcrafted Castile soap and natural skincare products.
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…
Eleven-year-old Felicity Lipchak is all about turtles. Sea turtles, box turtles, snapping turtles, bog turtles, spiny softshell turtles, chicken turtles, diamondback turtles, mud turtles — it matters not.
Outer Banks musician Christian Benedi is having a busy summer — and that’s OK by him. Throughout the year, he can be found performing up and down the beach — Fish Heads, Hurricane Mo’s, Trio, Outer Banks Brewing Station — as well as REAL Watersports on Hatteras Island, “but it slows down on …
Anthony Kugler is the president of Coastal Carolina Water and has owned the business for 11 years. Coastal Carolina Water is a one stop water shop offering the only locally bottled water in the northeastern corner of North Carolina. The business offers 5- and 3-gallon jugs, jug-less water co…
Stacy Justice is the co-founder, CEO and president of Bluewater Restoration Inc, a specialty licensed general contractor that handles emergency indoor environmental property losses, such as water and fire damage, as well as general contracting for both residential and business needs.
Whichard’s Farm Market & Seafood offer locals and visitors to the Outer Banks fresh North Carolina-grown in-season produce and “straight off the boat” North Carolina seafood.
With the intense seasonality of tourism affecting a variety of industries, Outer Banks residents are no strangers to holding multiple jobs and keeping long hours to make the most of the busy summers.
The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, Currituck County Economic Development, Northeastern Workforce Development Board and the NCWorks Career Center will host the OBX Success Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Richard A. Brindley Sports Center in Corolla, and from 10 a.…
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 871,300 small businesses in North Carolina. That’s almost 1 million people who created something from nothing.
According to the results of a recent Coast Facebook poll, 59 percent of the 290 respondents have received a vaccine to protect against the influenza viruses this flu season.
Is there anything more important than education? Teachers spend more time with our children during most days than we do, they love what they do, and they certainly don’t do it for the money.
Outer Banks singer-songwriter Chuck Larson had moved beyond trying to “make it” in the music business when he was rewarded with a payoff from an unexpected direction: A song he copyrighted in 1971 was chosen by rapper Ice Cube to promote a video game — released nearly six decades later.
When local entrepreneur Terry Bell decided to open The Spice & Tea Exchange of Duck, she knew she wanted it to be more than a place to buy quality products: She wanted it to be a must-stop destination for people who find joy in cooking, just as she does.
As dawn illuminates New York City, the streets are dotted with bagel shops, their windows heavy with steam as droplets of condensation offer passersby visions of the goodies tucked in baskets inside.
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.
Holidays are a time for gift giving, a tradition that can be traced to the very first Christmas, when three wise kings from the East bestowed tributes to the newborn Son of God.
We’re all familiar with the story of the first Christmas and the birth of a child in a stable in Bethlehem more than two millennia ago — but this was no ordinary birth.
It’s no secret that the Outer Banks offers countless opportunities to get outside and exercise. Between the beaches, trails, sea and sounds, the options are endless.
An Outer Banks treasure is hoping old friends and new will join him for a special celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of The Christmas Shop, 621 US-64, in Manteo.