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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
For some, the arrival of a new year may mean exercising more and eating better. For others, it might be time to commit to getting out of debt and saving for retirement. Or it could even be a time to learn something new and exciting, like painting or scuba diving.
Dare County Arts Council announces a new program called the Power of Art, serving special groups in need or with limited access to arts programming and education.
The Ephraim Williams was a 491-ton barkentine with a cargo of lumber leaving Savannah, Ga., and bound for her homeport of Providence, R.I., in mid-December of 1884.
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.
RODANTHE, N.C. – Ben and Debbie Huss drove the long road through the Outer Banks toward the house made famous by the movie “Nights in Rodanthe.”
More than 4,600 residents in Dare County don’t have access to a sufficient amount of nutritious food. Of those, 1,600 are children.
I watched something the other day on TV that totally baffled me. A well-known college, I won’t say the name, seemed extremely proud of the 5,000 helium balloons they released before a football game. With the school colors brightly imprinted on each, the balloons flew towards the sun like a f…
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.
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…
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.