Who would dare take on the task of compiling a visual history of Ocracoke? It’s a story that stretches back to the European settling of the Americas, through the age of piracy, shipwrecks, sea battles, killer storms, and, today, a vacation paradise. An epic saga by any standard.
No one disputes visiting the Outer Banks is wonderful. The panoramic view, the beach scene, the people, the arts, the food, and more attract residents, whether year-round or otherwise.
I met Dorothy Grandy at her Rose Tree Gift Shop, with its stretch of grassy land that Dorothy’s been known to cut by herself on her riding lawn mower, next to the Grandy Greenhouse & Farm Market.
Brenda Thacker appeared almost puzzled by the question, as if it needn’t be asked because the answer was obvious. Why is she passionate about helping those who struggle with addiction and substance abuse?
It seems more and more communities are coming up with ghost stories to help attract visitors. Ocracoke resident Amy Howard has no need to make up stories–she is part of a legendary tale that goes back 300 years to the time of Blackbeard and the very settling of Ocracoke Island.
Ashley Forbes wanted her final Girl Scouts project to endure, to inspire, and to use one of her favorite words, to empower girls and young women. Oh, and it had to be enjoyable — something that girls would want to do.
Peggy Saporito, who retired to the Outer Banks from Wisconsin, is a woman who has dedicated the last two decades to serving the Outer Banks community and beyond.
Chef Amanda Sprinkle, with her sweeping, sharp instinct for flavor, warm and sisterly disposition, and steady drive for hard work, is a quiet collision of femininity and grit.
Cheryl Blankenship and Heather Geoghegan of Island Acupuncture& Massage are on a mission to serve the Outer Banks community with the healing power of acupuncture, as well as other healing modalities, including guasha, cupping, herbal remedies, dry needling, and massage.
The Well Yoga Co-Op, at milepost 5.5 in Kill Devil Hills, was conceived by Laura Martier, and spearheaded by seven Outer Banks residents who saw a need to set up a structure that was inherently different from the typical yoga studio model — for participants and instructors alike.
Payton Joseph Cavallo parlayed a fascination with fantasy and mystery, a love of storytelling, and self-discipline into the first of what he hopes are many books.
Rhonda Koon is on a mission to make organic, healthy food affordable, and accessible to everyone. Opened in May of this year, and located in the Kinakeet Shops in Avon on Hatteras Island.
Five years ago, we were sailing home from St. Petersburg, Florida, and stopped in Venice for the night. A brand new 50’ sailboat was in the slip next to us, and I commented to the proud owner about the awesome shine of his teak bright work. He said, “It’s not teak, its faux teak. It is a pro…
Tim Neal likes to know he is “putting beauty into the world,” even if is one small piece at a time.
Kill Devil Hills resident Kathi Neal doesn't just do fitness, she lives fitness. With nearly 20 years in the fitness industry, she is a certified personal trainer and certified group exercise instructor with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Aerobics and Fitness Associat…
If you head to the Outer Banks through Currituck County, you’re likely to spot a thrift store in Barco that deserves a stop: Brother's Keeper.
During the hot summer months, we've all felt the negative effects of dehydration. Whether we are experiencing the headache and nausea from a few too many the night before, the foggy, exhausted feeling you get after a few too many hours spent in the sun, or the groggy jet lagged feeling you c…
Linda Salamone can tell you precisely where she was when her life changed — soaring 8,000 feet above Prescott Valley, Arizona, strapped to a hang glider.
Hay Point Live Culture Foods went into business in the winter of 2018, but Owen Sullivan's passion for fermented foods started years ago, in his college apartment kitchen. He was an art school student at East Carolina University by day, but at home found a love for another kind of art — the …