The purple cylinder glared at me every time I opened my closet. Purchased months ago with good intentions, it is a constant reminder I didn’t follow through on a fitness goal. That rolled up purple cylinder is my yoga mat.
The Outer Banks is home to three national parks — Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial — and a recently formed local group, Outer Banks Forever, wants to make sure people don’t miss them.
Local merchant Bronwyn Thornton feels new energy at Central Square Shopping Center, the pastel-colored buildings on the west side of Route 158 in Nags Head and one of the Outer Banks’ most visible outlets.
Robert Herrera, owner of White Knight Road Side Services in Moyock, says he chose the name of the company based on the response of his customers.
For five days in 2002, author and Colington Harbour resident David P. Hope’s sanctuary became the most dangerous place he had ever been. So he wrote a book about it.
A tree grows in Manteo, hovering high over an old downtown house with a canopy that covers nearly half a city block.
At the age of 13, Averi Valdivieso was so full of life she laid out a detailed picture of her future: She wanted to be a professional chef and live in England. She also wanted to marry a ginger-haired man with a British accent.
It’s that time of year — when year-round homeowners and rental property owners take a look around and decide what needs to be spruced up for the summer season.
Roxanne Weaver Valdivieso has long loved breathing new life into discarded items to create things of beauty to give to friends and family and, occasionally, to sell to the public-at-large.
On Feb. 6, Currituck County residents Florence and Marvin Scaff will celebrate their 75th anniversary, and they have a pretty practical view on how a good relationship works.
Christmas is closing in, and holiday shoppers are bustling throughout the Outer Banks buying last minute gifts, and — in some cases — packing them up to ship off to far-flung friends and family.
With photography having been around for nearly 200 years, it would seem impossible to take pictures from a fresh perspective. Yet, Outer Banks photographer Logan Gearhart manages to create images unlike any seen before.
How do you top a new business’ fantastic first year of offering great coffee and delicious ice cream in a welcoming, family environment? For the gang at Higher Grounds Coffee & Ice Cream Company on Colington Island, you just add a dash of Christmas.
Visitors to the Outer Banks have the opportunity to interface with some of what we residents refer to as “locals.” Most of the interactions are with folks in the “service industries.” Restaurants may be the most prevalent locations where those interactions take place. From servers to chefs t…
The Roanoke Island Historical Association's counsel, Robert Hobbs, recently was presented the Scott Parker Award by the Southeastern Theatre Conference at the National Conference on Outdoor Theatre.
This sweet girl has been at the Outer Banks SPCA since July 17 — and she'd love to spend the holidays and the rest of her life with a family of her own. She is a mixed-breed and just under four years old.If you throw her a few tennis balls, she'll be your best friend forever.
Holidays are a time for gift giving, a tradition that can be traced to the very first Christmas, when three wise kings from the East bestowed tributes to the newborn Son of God.
Currituck County Economic Development reached out to some of the business owners in Currituck County to get their take on the best thing about doing business in the county. Here's what they found out:
When Rose Thompson attended a professional baseball game in 2013, she couldn’t have known how one pitch would change her life. And almost snatch it from her.
Barrier islands are notoriously dynamic environments by mere virtue of their geography and weather. The ability to adapt is key to success on those narrow slips of sand. Julia Taft has proven so with gusto.