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September features all the best things these Outer Banks barrier islands have to offer — great fishing, potential for perfect waves and warm ocean temperatures.

Peaking Atlantic Ocean water temperatures this month provide excellent opportunities to catch prized species such as king mackerel, dolphin fish and small sailfish.

Need a break from the busy summer traffic and crowds? Enjoy the tranquil beauty of Nags Head Woods Preserve, which is located at milepost 9.5 in Kill Devil Hills. The preserve boasts more than eight miles of hiking trails, which wind through 1,400 acres of ponds, wetlands and sanddunes withi…

Science is full of questions, and one of the most interesting questions I have found about dolphins is why they form and maintain their social bonds. As we spend more time out on the water each summer studying the dolphins in Roanoke Sound, we learn more about who likes to hang out with who,…

The fishing remains good in all areas, despite the heat wave in mid-July.

The Outer Banks has experienced excellent weather in the last couple weeks, which has allowed anglers to explore all the diverse fishing the areas has to offer.

Once, maybe twice a year, visitors enjoy a rare sighting of a summer guest — a manatee swimming near the pier. Just hang over the rail, and watch its huge body being propelled by big, paddle-like flippers.

Upon leaving the beaches of the Outer Banks, most of us will do one of two things — head directly over the Wright Memorial Bridge towards Virginia, or do the bridge hop onto highway 64 towards Raleigh.

It is four bells (2 p.m) as I stand in the summer sun waiting to experience what ocean rescue was like in the late-1800s. Volunteers from all parts of the Outer Banks gather at this time on Thursdays in the summer to demonstrate how it was done when radios, cell phones, radar, and high-power…