• 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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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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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Sweaty palms, aching muscles and an adrenaline rush await climbers at aerial adventure parks in Nags Head and Corolla.

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Residents of downtown Manteo love their combination of urban living and small-town life.

  • By Jeff Hampton Staff writer, The Virginian-Pilot
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Types of sand become a tricky, vital part of storm protection in Outer Banks beach nourishment

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Students with the UNCW chapter of the Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. are working to establish Cape Hatteras as a Hope Spot and reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean.

  • by Michelle Wagner Contributing writer
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Currituck native and Kitty Hawk dentist Dr. Gunther Heyder has founded a nonprofit that brings dental care to the world’s unserved populations.

  • By Michelle Wagner Contributing writer
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Could northeastern North Carolina’s natural resources be the key for boosting the region’s economy?

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A family of seasoned mountain campers discovers seaside camping on Portsmouth Island.

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With brides and grooms coming from all over the country and a new market of same-sex couples, the Outer Banks’ wedding industry shows no signs of slowing down.

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Social media both helps and hinders the work of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund.

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

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Staging the battle scenes at “The Lost Colony” requires more behind-the-scenes work than the audience might imagine.

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Local photographer Jay Wickens is perfecting the craft of night-sky photography.

  • By Jeff Hampton Staff writer, The Virginian-Pilot
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Carolista Baum stood before a bulldozer in the summer of 1973, defying the driver to keep scooping sand from Jockey’s Ridge for a planned condo complex.

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Croataon Archeological Society is committed to uncovering Hatteras Island’s history and sharing its finds with the community.

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A historic preservationist puts the finishing touches on the Wash Woods Coast Guard Station in Carova.

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The Coastal Carolina Voices oral history project records the stories of Hatteras, Ocracoke and Down East North Carolina.

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Local groups work to keep bicyclists and pedestrians safe on the local roadways.

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The STAR on Roanoke Island provides accommodations for helping injured or ill sea turtles – and allows the public to see it happening.

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The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research focuses on the dolphins of Roanoke Sound.

  • By Gee Gee Rosell Contributing writer
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“North Carolina’s Amazing Coast, Natural Wonders from Alligators to Zoeas”  by David Bryant, George Davidson, Terri Kirby Hathaway, Kathleen Angione. Illustrations by Charlotte Ingram. A lavishly illustrated nature guide for all ages. Organized around the alphabet, we are given a glimpse of …

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Corolla’s wild horses are a focal point of wildlife managers, a fascination of visitors, an intense passion of horse lovers and an integral part of the area’s past, present and future.