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First Flight Elementary School student Felicity Lipchak recently raised $113.25 for the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, or N.E.S.T.

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On a Wednesday morning in early April, the gym at Nags Head Elementary School buzzes with the noise and energy of a couple dozen third-graders. They hoist basketballs toward rims, toss soft-sided frisbees, and play ping-pong.

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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.…

  • Donna Gable Hatch, Editor
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The Jolly Roger Restaurant has been part of the Outer Banks landscape since 1972, and for good reason: It’s fun, affordable and unique.

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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.

  • Phil Houseal
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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.

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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.

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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.

  • Mary Ellen Riddle
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Three Outer Banks women have dedicated their lives to helping people find their true self or path, accessing the higher self, physical healing, recognizing their connection to the universe and releasing blocks toward positive progress.

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Residents and visitors alike have an opportunity to explore the latest trends and grandest innovations in home design at the Outer Banks Home Builders Association’s 25th Annual Parade of Homes.

  • Amy Montgomery, senior administrator, Operations, The Outer Banks Hospital
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The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group are fortunate to have three providers who are absolutely passionate about wellness. The truth is, all of our providers would rather see illness prevented or caught early, but three in particular have or are earning additional credentials to keep pac…

  • Amy Gaw
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Getting together with a group of girlfriends is revitalizing. Sharing laughs, insights and even sorrows can lighten the heart and inspire the mind. Sometimes we get so busy, though, that we need to put group gatherings on the calendar, just to make sure they happen.

  • Donna Gable Hatch, Editor
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With Halloween around the corner, there is plenty of fright-filled fun than to have on the Outer Banks — from kid-friendly Halloween activities and events for all ages to parties for those ages 21 and older. Following is a sampling of what’s on tap:

  • James D. Charlet
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Three friends — John Rorer and Duncan and Lorraine MacRae — took circuitous routes from their respective lives to end up on the Outer Banks making wine commercially through their business, OBX Winery and selling it at their winery store, Hop ‘N Grapes OBX.

  • Alan Creech
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According to the National Association of Realtors, single women are the second largest group of homebuyers, trailing only married couples. In 2016, 17% of home purchasers were single women, more than double the number of single men. Why is this?

  • Chelsea Quattrone
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Nichole Spruill wants you to eat your vegetables. She is a farmer. Born and raised in Coastal Carolina. She wants you to know that there is a bounty of food being grown just miles from the beaches of the Outer Banks. Her company, Coastal Farmers’ Co-operative, will bring it to your doorstep.

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Being active is a characteristic of people on the Outer Banks, but being physically fit and healthy are not guaranteed. The Team at Coastal Muay Thai encourages you to embrace the Outer Banks and engage in all the opportunities it offers for healthy living and lifestyle choices. Training and…

  • Donna Gable Hatch, Editor
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and in honor of her late-daughter, Averi, Roxie Valdivieso will host a fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the church fellowship hall at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, 803 W. Kitty Hawk Road, Kitty Hawk.

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When you think of women and literature, who first comes to mind? Virginia Woolf? Laura Ingals Wilder of “Little House” fame? Madeline L’Engle with her award-winning “Wrinkle in Time”? Well, probably JK Rowling —and let’s not forget Jann Brett’s fabulously illustrated picture books.

  • Mary Ellen Riddle
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For nearly half of a century, Glenn Eure has been impacting the art scene on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Colington artist is the heart of the arts in this coastal enclave. From handing out thousands upon thousands of pen and ink watercolor boat pictures to visitors to his Ghost Fl…

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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…

  • Donna Gable Hatch, Editor
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One of the best things about planning a wedding on the Outer Banks is the embarrassment of riches available when it comes to choosing a venue and backdrop for memorable photos.