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Customers visiting Muse OBX Original gallery in Kitty Hawk stand in front of an interior window that looks into the glass blowing studio of David Pipkin. Visitors can watch the 37- year- old Outer Banks artist create hand-blown art that is for sale in the gallery.

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is named in honor of the thousands of shipwrecks that have sunk in the waters off North Carolina’s coast, and is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state’s maritime history and culture with an emphasis on shipwrecks.

On tap this winter at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo is the tried and true Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. It’s an homage to Stick, a magazine illustrator, who had work published in “Saturday Evening Post,” Ladies Home Journal” “Country Gentleman, “St. Nicholas,” and “Field and Stream…

Theatre of Dare's 28th season continues Jan. 11-20 with a thoughtful drama, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” an autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and his relationship with Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after g…

When you walk into Sue and Perry Freeman’s Roanoke Island home, you can’t help but notice the art on the walls and a huge living room wall covered in strips of multicolored wood. The art and the wall are creations by Sue Freeman, a local artist who was a recent award winner in the Molly Fear…

I’ve always had a hard time figuring out how I should celebrate Columbus Day. I always come up short and end up buying a pizza and raising my slice to Christopher. But since I’ve moved to the Outer Banks, I’ve discovered the town of Duck has it all figured out for me. Better yet, they’ve mad…

Author signings and special events are on tap at Ducks Cottage and Downtown Books throughout October. All events are free and open to the public, and books for all signings will be available for purchase on-site. Following is a schedule of events:

I woke up this morning and wanted to tell my friend Glenn Eure that I had taken my “pretty pills” because he always suggested that I had every time he saw me. I know he said this to all the women that came into his Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head, but I believed him because Glenn said it wi…