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It is inspiring to realize it was a little over 100 years ago that Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air machine in this stretch at Kill Devil Hills. The Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center that celebrates that accom…

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The Corolla Wild Horse Fund is celebrating the birth of the fifth foal of 2018. A healthy filly was born in Swan Beach on the morning of Aug. 22. The new baby is the half-sister of Castano, a colt born on Mother’s Day of this year.

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Through Sept. 4, guests at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island can wander into prehistory to find five species of life-sized dinosaurs along the winding paths of the aquarium’s Nature Trail. They move, they roar, and they’re ready to meet you.

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The barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina are dotted with quaint towns and villages, each with its own individual character and charm — but Duck has one thing no other Outer Banks community can claim: A Soundside Boardwalk.

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Join the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island for some exciting, hands-on educational outdoor activities led by the education special activities staff. Participants can learn something new, expand their skills or create special memories with family and friends.

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The barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina are dotted with quaint towns and villages, each with its own individual character and charm — but Duck has one thing no other Outer Banks community can claim: A Soundside Boardwalk.

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Some of the top surfers on the East Coast and beyond will converge on the south beach for the annual WRV Outer Banks Pro presented by Pacifico surf contest starting this Wednesday, Aug. 29 and rolling right into Labor Day weekend.

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The barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina are dotted with quaint towns and villages, each with its own individual character and charm — but Duck has one thing no other Outer Banks community can claim: A Soundside Boardwalk.

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Overall, the fishing from the past week has been slow to down right dismal. Things are slowly getting back to normal after the monsoon of late-July. The Outer Banks had around 20 inches of rain in less than two weeks. Between the wind and the rain, it has knocked our fishing for a loop. Thin…

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The month of August offers super fishing and beach conditions as the ocean heats up and the beaches sizzle. Peaking water temperatures sometimes lure in offshore species, such as dolphin and sailfish.

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Surf’s up for campers at Jennette’s Pier this month. Our week-long adventure camps get children out and about enjoying the best activities the Outer Banks has to offer especially surfing.

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Always with a friendly smile, yet strong and patient, with nerves of steel and unshakable dedication. They provide military service, waterway security, assist with maritime transportation, hazardous materials shipping and are even on the scene as pollution response. Did we mention that as we…

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What do you like to eat for lunch? Fish? Sure! Clams? Perhaps! What about mice? Hmmm….maybe not! But for the animals at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, mice or other creatures found in the wild are part of a regular healthy menu. Each day, guests can watch staff feed animals at the aquari…

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Late July is the beginning of the dog days of summer. Just because it is hot, the fishing does not stop. Dolphin and billfish should be available to all offshore fisherman. There are a few blues and Spanish for boats fishing along the beaches. Pier and surf fisherman are at the mercy of the …

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Currituck County offers a treasure trove of spots that should not be missed. Visitors to the Outer Banks should not miss the opportunity to check out some of the highlights.

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Late-July and early-August offer both super fishing and beach conditions as the ocean heats up and the beaches sizzle. Peaking water temperatures sometimes lure in offshore species such as dolphin, sail and even squirrel fish.

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Calling all watermen, fishermen and sirens! Join us on our beautiful Soundside Pier at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island to practice your fishing skills to reel in a big one and learn about Actinopterygii, or ray-finned fishes, that swim around the Outer Banks.

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Currituck County offers a treasure trove of spots that should not be missed. Visitors to the Outer Banks should not miss the opportunity to check out some of the highlights.

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Through Sept. 4, guests at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island can wander into prehistory to find five species of life-sized dinosaurs along the winding paths of the aquarium’s Nature Trail. They move, they roar, and they’re ready to meet you:

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The ocean, beaches and all things related are obvious draws to the Outer Banks. Less apparent, but equally compelling for many, is the lure of 18 holes in an attractive setting.

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Well, July is here, and for the most part, the fishing forecast will remain fairly constant. It is not the summer doldrums but steady mid-summer fishing. Find some time and enjoy it.

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Swing by Jennette’s Pier this week to find out all of the neat things you can do at this state-of-the-art, oceanfront fishing pier. Families can go fishing, sight-seeing or stroll the beach.

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Dropping beneath the surface the all too familiar serenity settles in like a warm blanket on a cold winter’s night. There are no sounds aside from the rhythm of your breath, a marine mammal echo-locating somewhere off in the distance and perhaps the occasional whir of a boat engine passing above.

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There are plenty of free events offered by the National Park Service that allow visitors to get to know Ocracoke. Following is a sampling:

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An iconic Outer Banks business — The Bird Store & Outer Banks Wildlife Art Gallery in Kill Devil Hills — is a paradise for lovers of wildlife. Inside, shoppers will find bird feeders, bird puzzles, bird books and all things birds. It boasts an exceptional collection of antique and new, l…