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  • By Susan West, contributing writer
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Outer Banks storytelling traditions and digital technology have joined together in Coastal Voices: Linking Generations, a collaborative project that has transformed access to interviews with Hatteras and Ocracoke residents.

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In 2015 Manteo resident Quinn Capps started an event called Project Glam Girls with the goal of helping local teens get free clothes and accessories needed for a special prom night experience. This is a popular offering for teens, and we wanted to know more.

  • Contributed by N.C. Coastal Federation
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A fleet of boats crewed by 72 commercial watermen spread out along the North Carolina coast in January and collected 4,270 lost crab pots as part of the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project, which is a statewide effort to remove lost crab pots from North Carolina coastal waters.

  • By Tanya Young, RIFP
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Roanoke Island Festival Park has several volunteer opportunities available including costumed interpreters in the Settlement Site, the American Indian Town, the Adventure Museum, porch and special programs greeters, Museum Store customer service support, and Elizabeth II volunteer crew membe…

  • By Amelia Boldaji, Contributing writer
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Although the Outer Banks is now well known as a vacation destination, that wasn’t always the case. For a long time these islands were considered just an isolated stretch of sand on the easternmost edge of North Carolina. That began to change once the Wright Memorial Bridge was constructed in…

  • by Amelia Boldaji, Contributing writer
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Rodanthe’s Old Christmas in January is a unique Outer Banks holiday tradition that has lasted for at least 100 years.

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What makes a certain holiday event or tradition stick in your mind for years to come? We asked a few tried and true Outer Bankers to share their favorite holiday memories and learned that most often it’s something simple and has nothing to do with material objects.

  • By Jose Valle, Contributing writer
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Naomi Collins Hester did more than make a difference. She left a legacy.

  • By Michelle Wagner Contributing writer
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It takes months for staff and volunteers to prepare The Elizabethan Gardens for the festive spectacle that is WinterLights.

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  • By Amelia Boldaji Contributing writer
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Nearly everyone who has even the slightest bit of history on the Outer Banks has heard about the Nags Head Casino. But few know about the blue collar beginnings of the building that housed the coastal dance hall.

  • By Amelia Boldaji Contributing Writer
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Blackbeard is perhaps the most well known pirate in history. Made famous by early accounts of his exploits in the Caribbean and along the shores of colonial North America during the 18th century Golden Age of Piracy — not to mention the legions of books and films his life continues to inspir…

  • By Laura Martier Contributing writer
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Overcoming naysayers and self-doubt, Heather Geoghegan has built a life that balances her love of travel with her chosen career.

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Knotts Island is hard to reach and there’s not much to it. And that’s why should go there.

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Colington’s tight-knit sailing community is fueled by friendly competition and camaraderie.

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In the early 1970s developers threatened the future of Jockey’s Ridge — until one woman came up with a plan.

  • By Jeff Hampton Staff writer, The Virginian-Pilot
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Cape Hatteras is one of the best places in the world to stargaze, experts say

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A record-breaking number of sea turtle nests have been laid on the Outer Banks beaches this summer.

  • By James Charlet Contributing writer
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The Salvo Day Use Area Cemetery is in dire need

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Virginia Dare’s 350th birthday celebration on August 18, 1937, was a historic milestone that not only captured President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s attention but also set the stage for the country’s most long-lasting outdoor drama.   

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For nearly three decades a showboat that’s still best known as the James Adams Floating Theatre traveled throughout our region’s waterways bring entertainment to the masses.

  • by Michelle Wagner Contributing writer
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Tucked away on the south end of Roanoke Island, Wanchese is worth seeking out.

  • By Jeff Hampton Staff writer, The Virginian-Pilot
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Famous N.C. fishing spot Cape Point opens early to vehicles despite near record turtle nests

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By the end of the Civil War, a small Nags Head chapel called All Saints was dismantled to build housing for the freedmen’s colony on Roanoke Island. A half-century later it was reborn as St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea.

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North Carolina Coastal Federation is an advocate for the state’s coastal waters.

  • By Jordan Salama Contributing writer
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A visitor’s perspective on the life cycle of an Outer Banks vacation.

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Erosion is hardly a new issue on the Outer Banks – in fact, sand-fixation efforts date back to the 1930s when a few of President Roosevelt’s New Deal programs provided the manpower needed to create a protective line of oceanfront sand dunes from Corolla to Ocracoke.

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What makes Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo different from the rest of the Outer Banks?

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Before nighttime entertainment became routine on the Outer Banks, the Circus Tent drew impressively large seasonal crowds of all ages for two decades of fellowship and family-friendly fun.

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Coastal North Carolina — and the Outer Banks in particular — has become a hotspot for surfers from all over the world. But unlike other celebrated surfing destinations such as Hawaii, the early history of the sport in this area wasn’t well documented until recently.

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Six places to find relief from the summer sun.

  • By Jeff Hampton Staff writer, The Virginian-Pilot
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Outer Banks lifesaving story told each Thursday in Rodanthe

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Corolla village is making a name for itself as one of the hippest places on the Outer Banks.

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With their 37th book in the Children’s Nature Series, Suzanne Tate and James Melvin keep feeding children’s curiosity about the natural world.

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More than a century ago this August, the Outer Banks was unexpectedly hit by one of the worst Atlantic hurricanes in recorded history — leaving a wide swath of coastal North Carolina so devastated that some areas never recovered.

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The first hotel in Nags Head was a social center for fashionable visitors until their largely decadent way of life began to decline after the American Civil War.